Fair to say that Anthem has, so far, been one of 2019’s major disappointments. BioWare’s highly-anticipated loot-shooter landed with what can politely be called a thud six months ago, and it wasn’t long after launch that the studio essentially scrapped its post-launch roadmap and hunkered down to rethink things. Now it seems BioWare is finally gearing up for the Cataclysm, an in-game event that was meant to change Anthem’s landscape and add more to do for end-game players.
A new set of ‘Pre-Cataclysm’ challenges are available to play in Freeplay mode now, and these all have to do with crystals. You can find them under the heading ‘The Oncoming Storm’ in the challenges tab in the menu. One has you destroying crystals scattered around Bastion, another wants you to complete three ‘Crystal World Events,’ and another requires you to defeat crystallized enemies.
Players who complete these challenges will earn some coin and some limited-time decals to use on their javelins. All in all, not a massive addition to the game, but these are supposedly just a two-week prelude to the main event, the Cataclysm.
Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/anthem/pre-cataclysm-missions