Anthem Day One Patch Improves Xbox One X Performance But Load Times Are Still An Issue

Anthem has received a day one patch that aims to improve the load times and performance of the game. This seems to hold true for the Xbox One X version but the load times are still an issue in the game.

Digital Foundry has made a new technical analysis on Anthem in which they talked about the performance of the game before and after the installation of the new update. Anthem’s day one update was released on all platforms on February 21.

Anthem is confirmed to run at native 4K on the Xbox One X. It is a different story for the Xbox One S where it apparently runs at 900p resolution but suffers from a strange performance issue. This issue can happen randomly when you boot the game and leads to the frame rate dropping as low as 10 to 15 fps on average. The resolution also drops down to 720p with a terrible performance on top of it.

The performance of the game was bad before the day one update on both platforms. After the update was released, the load times are slightly shorter but not by much so they still pose a big problem. There are multiple load screens that you encounter and not just with fast travel. It is a terrible game design that unfortunately Anthem suffers from despite the different demos released by Bioware.

Digital Foundry hasn’t managed to take a look at the PS4 version, which performed better than the Xbox One in the early demo, but they will release another new video covering all platforms soon.

Anthem is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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