Anthem Update 1.5.0 Adds Season of Skulls, Mass Effect Armor Sets

Halloween decorations in the hub and Mass Salvage for loot are also here.

Posted By | On 17th, Oct. 2019 Under News


Anthem Season of Skulls

BioWare has a new update for Anthem which adds the first “season” of new content. Season of Skulls essentially sees the Cataclysm return but with some ghostly effects and the central hub done up for Halloween. Once again, you’ll be grinding out seasonal currency to spend at the seasonal store for rewards.

Fortunately, it may be worth the effort. New armor sets have been added that invoke past races from Mass Effect. The Interceptor gets the Quarian set; the Colossus receives the Krogan set; the Storm can look like an Asari; and so on, like some neat bone armor. Other neat features include mass salvage and increased Legendary drop rate by 250 percent (though War Chest prices have also increased).

There’s also a Legendary-only War Chest in the seasonal store in case you want to focus your farming efforts. The update brings various other fixes for auto loot and stability along with changes to tons of weapons. Check out the full patch notes here.

Anthem is currently available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC and contrary to belief, it hasn’t done too shabby in sales. The NPD Group recently reported that it was 2019’s fifth best-selling title in the United States as of August end.

Anthem 1.5.0 Patch Notes

New Features

  • The Cataclysm is back with updates for the Season of Skulls. The higher your score, the more seasonal currency you’ll be awarded to spend at the seasonal store.
  • New Season of Skulls Freeplay events. Successfully finish three of these events in one Freeplay session to spawn a boss encounter.
  • Learn more about Season of Skulls lore through a scavenger hunt and new data archives.
  • Mass Salvage is now available on all inventory management screens.
  • The Legendary drop rate and price of war chests has increased 250%
  • A Legendary-Only War Chest has been added to the Seasonal Store

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed various crashes for stabilization.
  • Auto-loot now works for all high-rarity loot drops in a game session.
  • When flying into obstacles, javelins now automatically go into hover mode instead of crashing to the ground
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