One of Anthem‘s most requested adjustments to the game is being updated to the game soon. Loot has been a bit of a thorn for most Freelancers playing the game and even more so when trying to build the perfect Javelin. In any looter-shooter, this can make or break a game depending on how it is implemented.
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— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) February 28, 2019
Ben Irving, the lead producer for Anthem, took to Reddit to explain the adjustments. These adjustments include the frequency and quality of drops as well as the inscriptions associated with the masterworks. The update was stated to be pushed out either February 28th or March 1st, base on his assumptions. Some of the adjustments are as followed:
- Inscriptions are now better for the items they are on
- This applies to new items earned in Anthem (not existing ones in your Vault)
- If an inscription applies only to the item it is on (gear icon), it will be useful to that item. Otherwise the inscription will provide a Javelin wide benefit
- For example, an Assault Rifle will not have an item specific +pistol damage inscription. It may have a +electric damage suit wide inscription (cool for a lightning build)
- Some more information below
- Removed uncommon (white) and common (green) items from level 30 drop tables
- This was a highly requested change and we agree, so that’s that.
- We have reduced the crafting materials needed to craft a masterwork from 25 masterwork embers to 15 masterwork embers
- As you salvage or harvest, you should be able to craft more masterwork items to get the inscriptions you are looking for
- Now that inscriptions are more relevant to their item, this should yield better results for players
These adjustments should be proven to be very beneficial for anyone still looking to build their Javelin in the way they see fit. Previously, you might find a masterwork auto-rifle that gave added benefits to a pistol, rendering the inscription completely useless. While this won’t affect your current rolls on weapons and seals, you can expect an increase in the frequency of better drops, especially after you hit level 30.
This is a good step in the right direction as the team at BioWare are navigating through the rocky launch of Anthem. While there are still a lot of adjustments needed to ease the player base, it is a good indication to see the development team respond to the community so quickly.