Anthem Quick Play broken / not working bug not fixed in latest Feb 28 ‘loot’ and ‘tethering’ update
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Developers of popular game Anthem announced a new update yesterday. The patch includes multiple fixes, including those related to loot and tethering. Without further ado, let’s jump directly to the change log for the update:
The tethering timer for missions has been increased. Players should now have more time to catch up to their Squad before seeing a countdown timer
The Swarm Tyrant encounter in the Tyrant Mine Stronghold can no longer be reset by the entire Squad exiting to the main menu and rejoining the session in progress
Players are no longer able to reopen chests that had already been looted in Strongholds
Items will no longer have inscriptions on them that are not appropriate for that specific item. NOTE: This only applies to items obtained after the patch. Items obtained prior to the patch will still have the same inscriptions they had before
Masterwork crafting costs have been reduced from 25 -> 15 Masterwork Embers. The amount of plants, metal and parts required for crafting a Masterwork item have also been reduced
Anthem Global Community Manager Jesse Anderson, who goes by @Darokaz on social media platforms, also shared the news on Twitter and Reddit:
— Jesse Anderson (@Darokaz) February 28, 2019
While it’s good to see Anthem developers taking care of common issues and bugs, one particular problem has been plaguing the game for a long time now and is yet to be fixed. It’s related to the QuickPlay mode, and yes, even the latest update doesn’t fix it.
Following are some reports explaining the issue:
When joining the quickplay options in Anthem you get loaded into Maps they’re already running and it causes it to glitch out in the enemies just keep spawning and spawning and spawning and spawning one of the really bad ones is clear the path in escape the Dawn Fortress that one every time I load into it on quick play you have to leave it and it messes it up for the people that are already running it for the first time so you guys might want to take a look at that because that’s an ongoing issue that keeps happening a lot you load into stuff and it doesn’t trigger when people leave in it’s just locked you up in the quick play options
Repeatedly getting put into broken lobbies at the minute. Repeatedly landing in missions that cannot be progressed. So far: 2 instances of “Destroy scar caches” once 4 out of 5 were destroyed, the HUD wouldn’t direct you into the area of the 5th and the mission would just hang. 1 instance of “Hunt the beast” but the beast isn’t spawned the mission just hangs there and can’t be completed. 3 instances of joining a mission that has an objective marker to head towards, but every time you try to head towards it, it tells you you’ve gone out of the mission area and teleports you back to your original starting point. I’ve spent about 2ish hours trying to grind out Quickplay for the Trial, so far I’ve managed to complete 2
Here are some reports related to this issue on Twitter that were shared after the latest February 28 update:
Dear @EA and @OriginInsider why the hell would you update @anthemgame and not do anything about the crap servers or the fact that your quick play modes glitch out and the missions just don’t proceed at all?
— Keng Chris Yang (@KengChrisYang) March 1, 2019
@anthemgame are there any plans to fix quick play? I keep getting sent to missions where that current mission is glitched and I’m forced to quit.
— chris perez (@chrispe15313128) March 1, 2019
Same here. Something wrong with quick play. I join them to not have the quest activate and i have to leave. Happened 2 out of 2 tries tonight.
— Edward Keefe III (@KeefeIII) March 1, 2019
Not sure what you consider fixed but the same problems are still occurring, missions not progressing, connection issues, loot drop issues, quick play not working due to missions not progressing, I could go on but twitter only allows so many letters per message
— Joseph latulippe (@Infamous_Jay87) March 1, 2019
— Justin Roberts (@JDRobTheGreat) March 1, 2019
@EAHelp @anthemgame ur quick play random mission still has tons of bugs. If not getting stuck in 95% loading screen, I’m getting summoned in missions where doors are locked and can’t really proceed with mission. C’mon man!!! Sheesh!
— wolvinegrey (@wolvinegrey) March 1, 2019
Anthem developers haven’t shared the reason behind the delay in fixing this problem, although they did confirm recently that the issue is being looked into.
This is on our radar, we’re looking into it!
Sadly, players don’t have any other choice at the moment than to avoid the Quick Play mode completely. However, rest assured, we are keeping an active tab on the matter, and will update the story (or let you know through a new one) whenever the Anthem QuickPlay bugged issue gets fixed.
Until then, you are encouraged to share your experience with others through our comments section below.
Meanwhile, the issue involving Anthem Legion of Dawn armor / skins missing or not showing up is being investigated. Jesse shared a tweet from EA Help where-in the company says those missing their Legion of Dawn items in Anthem should provide info to help in investigation of the problem.
Missing your Legion of Dawn items in #AnthemGame? Add your info to this thread to help us investigate what’s happening: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues/Request-for-Info-Missing-Legion-of-Dawn-Content-All-Platforms/m-p/7596258#M15794
— EA Help (@EAHelp) February 28, 2019
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