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Anthem update 1.6.0 brings Icetide Season, freeplay time trials and more

Anthem update 1.6.0 brings new challenges, hidden collectibles and cosmetic items.

  • Updated: December 12, 2019 7:04 PM IST
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Canadian video game developer Bioware has released a new update for Anthem. Anthem update 1.6.0, according to the release notes, brings the Icetide Season. With the update, players can expect new challenges, hidden collectibles and cosmetic items. The Icetide update also introduces Freeplay Time Trials where players can now join and race through eight time trials found in Bastion. Players also have the option to explore the region to find new story entries to add to their Cortex. Also Read - PUBG Mobile launches ‘Dosti ka naya Maidan’ original webseries, aims to expand beyond gaming

In addition to Icetide, this new update also brings Seasonal Themed Strongholds. Each week a different featured seasonal Stronghold will unlock for players and it will now include leader-boards as well. Origin will download this patch the next time you launch its client. The full release notes show entire changes coming to the game with the new update. In the release note, Bioware notes that holiday lights shine throughout Fort Tarsis where the bright colors sparkle on blankets of snow. Also Read - Best gaming smartphones under Rs 15,000 for playing Call of Duty Mobile and PUBG Mobile

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There is also a new legendary World Event called Icetide Coolant Harvesting. This event will help the arcanist harvest precious coolant resources while fighting off the outlaw forces trying to steal it from the player. Players will be able to explore the challenges to see vanity rewards, gain new armor sets and special time trial wraps. There are also new hidden collectables and legendary loot drops on Grandmaster 3 with +5 gear score. Also Read - Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop Review: Made with the pricing in mind

Other changes coming with this update include new tomb of Legionnaires offering where new Guardians’ Tokens are granted through daily and weekly challenges. There is also new short stories and seasonal cosmetic items available through Featured Store. This update also brings bug fixes and improvements and adds new options to disable various parts of the UI. It also resolves an issue causing the Forge Menu to not appear while in the Forge Screen.

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  • Published Date: December 12, 2019 5:56 PM IST
  • Updated Date: December 12, 2019 7:04 PM IST

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