Anthem

Anthem Review

BioWare has delivered its Anthem, and it's a huge disappointment.

Latest Anthem Guides

Anthem Legionnaires Challenges - Fastest Way to Open all Four Tombs

There’s a rather pesky quest you’ll need to complete in order to progress the story in Anthem. Here’s how to complete the Legionnaire’s Challenges.

Anthem Chest Locations

Every Anthem chest that we’ve found so far.

Anthem Essential Tips - Beginner's Guide, Javelin Classes Explained, Story Primer

Here's everything you need to know about BioWare's Anthem, including the demo dates, javelin classes, gameplay, and more.

Anthem Transitions to Seasonal Updates as Future Looks Murky

A new update from BioWare makes Anthem's future seem up in the air.

Anthem Slides Into the EA Access Vault Less Than a Year Post-Launch

The loot-shooter is looking for an influx of players.

Anthem's Lead Producer Departs BioWare

The producer is moving on, just after the launch of Cataclysm.

Anthem's Cataclysm Update Just Stealth Launched

Anthem players got a surprise this morning.

The Developers Who Never Gave Up

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Stories of ongoing or aspiring success from studios big and small that had rough starts on games such as Fallout 76, No Man's Sky, and Anthem.

After a Rough Fiscal 2019, EA Executives Give Up Their Bonuses

After struggling with Anthem and Apex Legends, EA's top execs lose their bonuses.

Anthem's Cataclysm is a Storm of Negative Opinions During Testing

Anthem still has problems and the long-awaited Cataclysm doesn't seem to be fixing them.

BioWare Reveals Highly Anticipated Score-Based Cataclysm Event

The eight-week event brings some welcome loot changes as well.

Anthem is Noticeably Absent From EA Play's Stream Lineup [Update]

Looks like BioWare is getting out their news ahead of the big show.

Anthem Falls Off Microsoft's Most Played List, Losing to Games Like Borderlands 2 and Fallout 76

Anthem has gone dormant, and the player numbers reflect that.

Starting Screen | Why 2019 Has Thus Far Been an Underwhelming Year for Games

After being spoiled for two solid years, we've hit a major lull. Will it get better in the second half?

BioWare Still "100% Committed to Anthem" After Key Devs Leave to Work on Dragon Age 4

Anthem remains a focus for BioWare, even as Dragon Age 4 development begins.

"[Crunch] Is Killing People. Something Has to Change"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Once again, gaming headlines are dominated by the industry's shabby treatment of its workers.

BioWare Delays Major April Updates for Anthem to Prioritize Overall Health of the Game

Cataclysm gets delayed so BioWare can focus on core issues.

How the Frostbite Engine Became a Nightmare for EA in General, and BioWare in Particular

DICE's engine finds a rough reception at other EA studios.

"We Have a Saying: At Ubisoft You Always Have a Second Chance"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | What lesson should we take from the shooter-looter's dysfunctional creation, how does Ubisoft deal with failure, and why are used games suffering?

BioWare Admits Toxic Workplace Problems "Are Real" Following Damning Anthem Development Report

After days of silence, BioWare admits to problems at its studio to employees.

BioWare Only Added Flight to Anthem to Impress an EA Executive

Anthem nearly canned its best feature.

Anthem is February 2019's Best-Selling Game and BioWare's Second Best Launch Ever

The reception might have been rough, but the sales weren't.

Anthem's Latest Update Boosts Loot Drops in Higher Grandmaster Levels

BioWare continues to patch over Anthem's loot problem.

Starting Screen | Games Have Never "Just Worked," but They Were Better Than This

There's no reason major titles should be bricking consoles.

Anthem Reportedly Causing Serious PS4 Crashes, Sometime Resulting in Bricked Consoles [Update]

This issue seems to only be affecting PS4 and not Xbox One players.

Anthem's Latest Patch Turns Freeplay into an Empty Theme Park [Update]

A hotfix breaks more than it fixes.

Anthem Legionnaires Challenges - Fastest Way to Open all Four Tombs

There’s a rather pesky quest you’ll need to complete in order to progress the story in Anthem. Here’s how to complete the Legionnaire’s Challenges.

Anthem Chest Locations

Every Anthem chest that we’ve found so far.

Anthem Essential Tips - Beginner's Guide, Javelin Classes Explained, Story Primer

Here's everything you need to know about BioWare's Anthem, including the demo dates, javelin classes, gameplay, and more.

Anthem Voice Actors - Here’s the Voice Cast For Anthem

There are a bunch of familiar voices in Anthem. We’re here to help you put a face to all of them.

Anthem Server Status - All Anthem Error Codes, Are Anthem Servers Down?

Here's the latest information on the server status for Anthem, and a list of all major bugs and issues currently affecting BioWare's game.

Anthem Loot Inscription Overhaul Should Make Masterwork Grinding Better

Loot is a major problem in Anthem, but BioWare's starting to fix it.

Anthem Max Level: What is the Max Level in Anthem, Pilot Level Rewards

There’s a fair bit of content to battle through in Anthem. There is a ceiling though, here’s the max level for Anthem.

How BioWare Can Save Anthem Before It's Too Late

Electronic Arts and BioWare need to commit to getting Anthem into a better state.

Diablo 3 Designer Has Some Ideas on How to Fix Anthem

Dauntless developer Travis Day offers BioWare a few tips to improve Anthem's loot game.

Axe of the Blood God Reviews Anthem, Wonders About BioWare's Future, and Says Farewell to Reggie

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | BioWare's latest is finally here, and there's a lot to discuss.

Starting Screen | The Steady Decline of BioWare

Charting BioWare's decline from hits like Knights of the Old Republic to disappointments like Anthem.

Anthem Producer Confirms Hidden Change to Loot Drop Rate

Players surmised that the drop rate for loot in Anthem had changed, and they were right.

What's The Most Disappointing Game You've Ever Played?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Anthem is another rough launch for BioWare. What other games did you think would be better than they ended up being?

YouTuber's Pulled Anthem Review Puts EA's Content Partnership Under Scrutiny

This is what happens when the lines between original content and advertising blurs.

Anthem's 90-Day Roadmap Promises New Events, More Loot, and the Cataclysm

Anthem might have a rough first step, but BioWare has plans.

Anthem's Worldwide Launch Beset by Low Twitch Viewership, Price Cuts

Anthem hits some turbulence.

Anthem Ember Piece Locations - Where to Get Ember, Farming

You’ll need Ember to Craft Gear in Anthem. Here’s where to get it.

Anthem Review

BioWare has delivered its Anthem, and it's a huge disappointment.

How to Switch Weapons in Anthem

Anthem doesn’t do a great job at explaining its gameplay systems, right down to the controls. Worry not though, here’s how to switch weapons.

Anthem Combos Explained - Primers, Detonators, Bonuses

If you want to take on some of Anthem’s tougher enemies, you’ll need to combo effectively. Here’s what you need to know.

We Return to the First Anthem Trailer: Comparing What Was Promised Versus What We Got

Two years later, we see how Anthem stands up to its E3 reveal trailer.

Anthem Reviews Roundup - Pre-Order Bonuses, Full Release Date, 4K/60FPS Details

BioWare's Anthem is a brand new IP, and we've got all the release date, gameplay, and platform details you need for the title right here.

BioWare Lays Out Its Plan for Fixing Anthem's Most Pressing Problems, From Broken Quests to Stronghold Loot

Despite a rough start, BioWare wants to make Anthem the best it can be.

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

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

EA Should Call Anthem's Premier Access Period What It Is: A Beta Test Gamers Pay For

A test flight nobody agreed to sign up for.

Anthem Doesn't Have an Excuse for Repeating the Mistakes Destiny Made Five Years Ago

Anthem isn't alone and it shouldn't be treated like it is.

BioWare Prioritizing Fixes for Anthem's Troublesome Loading Screens

Trying to lighten the load.

Starting Screen | How Anthem's Terrible Loading Times Let You Appreciate BioWare

Use that dead time to look back at the good years full of great games and fun times.

It Looks Like Anthem Avoided an Early Microtransaction Controversy

Reports of Anthem's microtransactions were greatly exaggerated.

How Anthem Can Avoid the Mistakes of Star Wars: The Old Republic

Anthem isn't the first time BioWare has tried to launch an MMO...

Anthem's Endgame Roadmap Appears to Tease Future Story Developments Among Other New Info

Here's what to do in Anthem once you complete the main story.

In-Depth With Anthem's Endgame, Which EA Promises is Really Good

EA showed us what awaits at the end of Anthem. Here's what we thought.

BioWare: Anthem Public Demo Players "May See Recurring and New Issues"

Let's get ready for round two.

BioWare Reveals a List of Anthem Fixes Ahead of the Public Demo This Weekend

Hopefully there's no repeat of last week's Anthem VIP demo.

Discussing the Kingdom Hearts 3 Review and Anthem's Potentially Fatal Flaw

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Will we get another Kingdom Hearts? Does Anthem have a potentially fatal flaw? We ponder these questions and more in the latest episode of the RPG podcast.

Anthem VIP Demo Inaccessible After Servers Immediately Hit Max Capacity [Update]

Update: EA says Anthem VIP demo issues are resolved on PS4 and PC. Xbox One still facing issues.

Anthem Added an Online Social Hub Because Fans Asked For It

BioWare flexes its live-service muscles.

Anthem is the Stompy Robot Equivalent of Dynasty Warriors

Anthem passes at least one major test. But is it enough?

Anthem Officially Goes Gold

Get ready for Anthem when it comes out in February.

Anthem Demo Now Available to Pre-Load on All Platforms

Get in early and avoid the 44GB PC download later.

Anthem Reveals New Characters and Villain in Big Story Trailer

The Game Awards gave us the best look at Anthem's lore yet.

Anthem Closed Alpha Begins Next Week, Here's How to Sign Up

Sign up to test Anthem today.

Anthem is Getting Slick Mass Effect Armor

Looking good.

Bioware Promises Mass Effect Isn't Dead: "The Future is Bright"

Xbox One X patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda goes live today.

Anthem Interview: How BioWare's Live Service Action Game Will Evolve to Meet Player Demands

Whether you want more action, or more story BioWare plans to give players the content they want.

BioWare: Video Game Subscription Services Will Diversify Triple-A Games

The Netflix model helps diversify games, says BioWare.

BioWare Sets a Date for VIP Anthem Demo

BioWare revealed when an exclusive demo for Anthem will be coming out.

Veteran BioWare Designer, Having Worked on Baldur's Gate and KOTOR, Leaves After 22 Years

Another prominent member of BioWare's old guard hits the road.

Anthem Graphics Analysis Shows the Frostbite Engine Being Taken to New Heights

Digital Foundry does a deep breakdown of Anthem's recent demo.

Anthem and Sekiro Lead Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2018 Nominees

These were the best playable games at E3 2018.

Will Anthem's Multiplayer Focus Stop BioWare's Storytelling Strengths From Shining Through?

BioWare tells good stories, but Anthem might not be an ideal proving ground.

Anthem Color Choices Are "Just the Tip of the Iceberg" in Terms of Customization

You'll be able to make your Javelin look like more than just the four starting models.

Anthem's Open World is Completely Seamless

It's one big Bioware world for you to explore.

BioWare Says Anthem's Single-Player Hubs are First-Person Only for "Immersion"

Your Anthem story is always told from your viewpoint.

Anthem Will Not Have PvP at Launch According to BioWare

No battling your fellow Freelancers.

Anthem Pre-Order Bonuses Announced, Two Retail Editions With In-Game Bonuses

Here's what you'll get with your Anthem pre-order.

There Are No Romances in Anthem, Just Friendships

What is love? Anthem won't show me~

EA Play E3 2018 Press Conference Recap—Games, Trailers, and Announcements

From Anthem to Unravel 2, here's all the big reveals and trailers from E3 2018's EA Play Live.

Anthem Release Date Revealed at E3 2018, No Randomized Loot Boxes

Here's when Anthem is coming out.

New Anthem Trailer Finally Reveals the Story of BioWare's New World

Here's the newest E3 trailer for Anthem.

Here's Six Seconds of Anthem Before E3 2018 [Update: We Also Have a New Poster]

They can't show you the whole thing yet.

BioWare Testing New Storytelling Approach for Games Like Anthem, Dragon Age

You can play Anthem in multiplayer, or single-player.

EA "Conservative" About Anthem's Launch Forecast

The new IP is being treated as such when the game releases in Q4 2019.

EA: Star Wars Battlefront 2 a "Learning Opportunity" as Company Readies Respawn's Star Wars Game for 2020, New Battlefield in October 2018

Star Wars Battlefront 2 pushed 9 million sales. Players will be able to get their hands on a new Battlefield game in October.

Anthem Officially Pushed Back to 2019, EA Confirms

Just don't call it a delay, okay?

Washington State Senator Introduces Bill to Investigate if Video Game Loot Boxes are Gambling

"It is unacceptable to be targeting our children with predatory gambling masked in a game with dancing bunnies or something."

EA Stock Tumbles After Rumors of Anthem Delay

Anthem might be pushed back into 2019, and investors aren't pleased.

BioWare All-In on Anthem as Game Slips Into 2019

All of BioWare is focused on delivering Anthem, even as pressure and anxieties mount.

EA Motive's Action-Adventure Game is Targeting a Fiscal Year 2021 Release Date

EA Motive is still cooking something secret in Canada. It's just years away.

Ex-BioWare Developer Says Anthem is an Example of EA's Monetization Plans

"It's not a traditional-looking BioWare game, right?"

EA All But Announces the Visceral Star Wars Game Will Become a Games-as-Service Title

The narrative driven adventure game will become a "broader" experience.

If Mass Effect Comes Back, It Has to be 'Fresh and Exciting'

EA's VP talks the future of BioWare's Mass Effect franchise at Gamescom.

Mass Effect Andromeda Studio Merged with EA Motive

BioWare Montreal has been combined with EA's other Montreal studio.

BioWare General Manager Steps Down, Mass Effect Director Takes His Place

Anthem director Aaryn Flynn leaves BioWare as Casey Hudson returns.

The New Dragon Age is Too Distracting for BioWare to Consider Making Jade Empire 2

BioWare is gearing up for a new Dragon Age, at the expense of other potential ideas.

Bioware's Anthem is Like Star Wars, Don't Think Too Hard About The Science

Anthem finds another common thread with Bungie's Destiny.

The Xbox One X's Expensive Reveal, the Beyond Good & Evil 2 Megaton, and More From the First Two Days of E3 2017

STARTING SCREEN | The defining moments from the first two days of E3 2017.

The Xbox One X Doesn't Have Nearly Enough Exclusives to Justify its $499 Price Tag

Ori and the Will of the Wisps? Forza? Playerunknown's Baettlegrounds? It's not enough.

EA Gives the First Look at BioWare's Ambitious New IP, Anthem

Anthem is BioWare's new sci-fi IP.