Players of Anthem discover removing gear makes you more powerful, and how to have infinite health

Players of Anthem discover removing gear makes you more powerful, and how to have infinite health

It has been zero days since Anthem’s last hilarious, bug—only game-breaking this time players have discovered two. It is a double feature! Over on the subreddit of Anthem, two of the more popular threads today involve a pair of two bugs. One involves some bad math on the way Anthem calculates actually how much damage your abilities do, while the other bug lets your Storm javelin have infinite health.

After 1.0.3 patch of Anthem on Saturday, which players are quite angry about because it fixed a bug which made loot drops far more common, the redditor named Gaidax discovered that unequipping very low-level gear somehow makes you much more powerful. In their post, Gaidax explains that the new patch measures the damage of your melee hits and abilities based on the average level of all your items and products, which makes a certain amount of sense. The issue is that if you remove an item and leave that slot completely empty, the game does not count that as a zero and instead just removes that product from the calculation altogether.

So if we have two level 40 items and a level 20 item and we remove that level 20 item, my damage would not scale as if our overall item level was 33.3. Instead, the game Anthem would mistakenly believe our item level is 40, which is a big boost in power.

This is only feasible with the support gear of Anthem where items equipped inability slots or component are quite necessary to stay alive and attack all the enemies. But if you have a support item which is low level, you can freely ditch it and enjoy a much bigger and heavier boost in damage to your combo damage, ultimate ability, and melee attacks. Theoretically, you could even ditch all your products or items and just equip your most powerful Legendary weapon and do insane damage, though you will be sorely lacking in HP.

The second bug, which gives an infinite supply of health, is even much easier to exploit and far more game-breaking. “I abused the crap out of it and did not tell anyone, because I wanted to abuse it to farm the gear,” explains redditor named ‘MustacheSwagBag.’ “I do not play Anthem anymore, though, so those of you masochists out there still playing the game, Enjoy!”

How it works is quite simple, when playing the Storm javelin, all you have to do is swap your current weapon a split second after triggering your one ultimate ability which you are using. Yes, this will cancel your ultimate, but it will also restore your health and shields to full, and reset the cool down on your jet pack rocket. You can do this various multiple times, as long as your ultimate meter is completely charged. Sure, it means you cannot use an ultimate, but hey, any time your health goes down you can quickly perform this bug trick and be back in fighting shape. No more waiting for your battle teammates to revive you.

We tried the glitch to see how easy it was to pull off and, well, it is very easy. You do not need particularly good timing. You can watch the full gameplay trailer video on youtube to see it in action.

Robert Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, malware, social engineering, Games, internet and new media. He writes for Netgear Router products at .

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