Like most shooter games, Anthem requires a lot of grinding, working through the same missions again and again to get better guns and better loot. We are used to it. It’s an important part of these games. That’s why a recently-discovered bug is threatening the entire gameplay system. Player YeetLordSurpreme revealed that the game’s level 1 rifle is actually the strongest weapon in the entire Anthem universe and developer BioWare has confirmed this error.
In a Reddit post, YeetLordSurpreme said that their level 1 Defender Rifle, the standard starter gun, was killing Scar enemies easier than the level 45 Ralner’s Blaze rifle. That’s a problem. A bullet from the level 45 gun registered 1184 damage on an enemy and the starter rifle registered just 286, it took just four bullets to kill the enemy with the Defender, compared to six with the Ralner’s Blaze.
“I have tested this with various weapons and enemies, and while the numbers vary, the results are always the same: the level 1 defender rifle is by far the most effective weapon in my inventory,” they wrote. “It melts literally fucking everything!” Other players have similar tales.
Anthem’s community manager Andrew Johnson responded to the Reddit thread, saying that he has “confirmed with the team that this is in fact a bug related specifically to the default items on a loadout in combination with higher level gear you have equipped. It’s not functioning as intended and the team is working on it for an upcoming fix.”
Abuse it while you can since a fix is coming.
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