Anthem's "Day One" Patch is Actually Coming Today

Anthem's "Day One" Patch is Actually Coming Today

The litany of improvements to Anthem are actually coming two days early.

BioWare's Anthem is currently playable on EA's Access subscription services, with its full release coming February 22 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Players were also expecting a Day One patch on that day, fixing some of the issues that popped up in the Early Access period. Well, in a stream today, BioWare developers revealed the patch is actually coming early. As in, today.

"We're actually going to deploy the patch here in a few hours. We're going to do it with zero downtime. We'll issue some comms for people to log out of the game, get the patch, and go back in. We're excited to get that out ahead of worldwide launch," says Anthem lead producer Ben Irving.

According to Anthem lead producer Mike Gamble, the patch is "roughly" 6GB. The planned timetable for the patch's launch is in 4-6 hours, so starting around 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. BioWare already released the full patch notes in a post on Reddit. The team also said that the next patch is coming in a few weeks.

We already have review impressions up for the early hours of our time with Anthem. In addition, we've responded to the idea that Anthem should be free from criticism, since it's launching in a better state than the original Destiny or Division. Finally, EA's Access subscription service is supposed to be a way to play full games earlier than launch, but with Anthem it's looking more like a paid beta test. It's been a rough first week for Anthem, but maybe the Day One patch will be the medicine it needs.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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