Patch coming March 12.
An Anthem bug was recently discovered by players which causes basic guns to do more damage than higher level weapons. Developer BioWare has said it is working on a fix for the problem.
The bug was originally discovered by Reddit user YeetLordSupreme who completed tests to find that their default Defender Rifle was more successful at taking out enemies than their level 45 masterwork Ralner’s Blaze rifle.
The redditor reported that, despite higher damage numbers showing up for the higher level weapon, fewer bullets were required to take out the same target when using the basic gun.
Later, a BioWare community manager commented on the thread confirming that this was a bug related to the default loadouts when combined with higher level gear and that the team is working on a fix. Lead producer on Anthem Ben Irving also confirmed via his Twitter that the Defender fix should be a part of the upcoming March 12 patch.
Defender fix should be part of March 12th patch also.
— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) March 7, 2019
This won’t be the first patch for Anthem, with a loot update released last week which attempted to address fan-requested changes to the loot system.
It certainly hasn’t been smooth sailing for Anthem with some PlayStation 4 players experiencing total shutdowns while trying to play the game. EA also seems to be banning players for exploiting glitches and other seemingly harmless exploits.