Anthem drop rates and Elysian Caches to be tweaked in patch tomorrow

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Tomorrow, an Anthem (opens in new tab) patch will "greatly reduce" your chances of finding components for javelins you aren't using, according to the game's global community manager, Jesse Anderson.

The patch, which rolls out tomorrow morning, will also make loot you earn from an Elysian Cache show up immediately after a Stronghold finishes. 

Apparently, players should rarely receive loot for javelins they aren't using, but a bug was making it happen more often than intended. "It should be very rare now, if you’re playing Storm you should almost always get Storm components or Universal components," Anderson said on Twitter (opens in new tab).

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It was a busy week for Anthem news: an eye-opening Kotaku report revealed that the game got a name change just days before its E3 2017 reveal (opens in new tab), and that Dragon Age 4 development was rebooted to help fix Anthem (opens in new tab). BioWare criticized the report (opens in new tab), but studio boss Casey Hudson admitted in an internal memo (opens in new tab) that the company's problems "are real".

Thanks, VG247.

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.