I don’t see us getting bored anytime soon
Anthem is pretty much knocking on our doors at this point. After two demos, across the PS4, Xbox One and PC, just about everyone I’ve spoken too is looking to jump into the game. However, I do keep hearing a common question – “What’s up with the endgame content?”.
A question that definitely needs to be asked, especially since we’ve seen this song and dance before. Many of which ended in a sour note, leaving gamers wanting more and sadly, there was no more to be had. So, in this instance, what is Bioware to do to ensure that there’s plenty of stuff to do? Well, if you’re them you put your money where your mouth is and you show your cards. Which is exactly what they have done.
In a newly released video and blog post, Bioware talks about Anthem’s endgame content. Once you hit level 30, which is the current max level. The final three levels of difficulty, Grand Master, Grand Master 2 and Grand Master 3, are unlocked. Beat the story and you’ll be able to start to open up the game, taking on previous missions with these harder tiers. The harder they are, the better the loot is as well.
In addition to that, Bioware ensures there will be plenty of daily, weekly and month quests to undertake. You’ll also find more contracts, including legendary ones, that will reward you handsomely if you complete them.
Then there are the strongholds, or raids, which will challenge you and your time. Longer than other missions, these will feature stronger enemies, a narrative and focus you and your team to work together.
There’s so more to read up on, so definitely check out the blog post here and check out the video as well.
As for me, I’m happy regarding what Bioware has in store. I’ve played my fair share of loot based shooters, MMO’s and various other games that promised an engaging endgame. Many of which fell flat. And while I’m not 100% sure that what is planned for Anthem will be enough. At the very least, I can see what they’re trying to do and that offers an experience that will entice gamers to keep playing long after the main story is over and done. Honestly, that’s all any developer can do and that’s all I can ask for, as a gamer.
Now, if only the PC performance is better than what we’ve seen in the demos, then I’m all aboard. However, that remains to be seen.
Anthem releases on February 22, 2019, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.