In Anthem, you'll grow stronger with every mission you complete and every monster you destroy. But your journey may offer surprising gifts that allow you to progress and grow in different ways. So let's cover the basics of progression in the world of Anthem.
Pilots and Javelins: The Basics
In Anthem, you play as a pilot who can use an arsenal of Javelins to complete their missions. But you'll also be able to have several pilot profiles on a single game. So don't worry if you share a game console at home, you won't have to share your progress as well. Your pilots and Javelins are both individually upgradeable and customizable. What does that mean? Well, your pilot has its own level, and each of your javelins has a unique collection of equipment. As you progress and level up, your pilot will receive points to upgrade and your javelin will collect new equipment, giving greater power and more options to your loadout.
Pilot progression applies to every Javelin your pilot uses, and focuses on those aspects of being a pilot that aren't tied to a specific Javelin. You can put points into flying for longer periods of time without overheating, allowing for greater mobility during combat, and fewer stops when traversing long distances, for example.
As your pilot gains experience operating a specific Javelin, you'll collect lots of equipment of differing abilities and rarities. You might want to equip components to reduce the cooldown of your Ranger's grenade attack and dish out even more damage in the field, as an example. Each javelin - Ranger, Colossus, Interceptor, and Storm - all have their own unique equipment which can be collected. Your loadout choices will allow you to tailor your javelin's abilities to your playstyle, or discover different playstyles you may not have considered.
Of course, with every completed mission comes the possibility of new gear and weaponry. Upgrading weapons and honing your loadout is another crucial piece of your progression, and will further allow you to create the perfect Javelin for you. Be sure to align your progression choices with your customization for maximum effect against enemies.
The challenges you'll face in the world of Anthem will only get greater and more dangerous, so your pilot and Javelins will have to be at their best in order to take them on. How will you choose to face the worst threats that Mirrus has to throw at you?
Join with up to three other players and assemble high-tech, hand-crafted, uniquely powerful exosuits. Explore vast ruins, battle deadly enemies, and claim otherworldly artifacts. With every mission, you and your Javelin exosuit grow in power. Fight the dangers of an ever-changing world. Rise united to defeat evil. Triumph as one.
Anthem invites you to experience a co-operative Action-RPG set in a new and mysterious world from BioWare and EA.
- Individual heroes unite to triumph as one: The heart of Anthem is a connected, social experience. Team up with up to three other players in cooperative adventures that reward both teamwork and individual skill. Each player's choice of Javelin exosuit will shape their contribution and strategic role on the team. Set out together on an expedition or drop a contract to call in friends to assist with difficult challenges. As you explore, you will discover a gripping story filled with unique and memorable characters. Seamless and intelligent matchmaking will ensure you can quickly and easily find other players to adventure alongside.
- Choose from an arsenal of customizable exosuits: Every time you enter the world as a Freelancer, you will access your collection and select a powerful Javelin exosuit - armor designed to provide its pilot with incredible offensive and defensive capabilities. Move at incredible speed, rocket across the skies, or safely roam watery depths. As you play, you will constantly have the opportunity to progress both your own abilities as a Javelin pilot and the combat and traversal capabilities of your exosuits.
- Personalize your Javelins to showcase your accomplishments: The Javelin exosuits - and accompanying gear, weapons, and equipment - can be heavily customized and personalized. As you rank up and defeat powerful foes, you'll gather loot and complete milestones in the game, unlocking amazing personalization options that turn your Javelins into testaments to your ability and achievement.
- Explore an ever-changing world of danger and mystery: Powered by EA's Frostbite game engine, Anthem's visually spectacular, evolving, and open world features unpredictable conditions, hazards, and enemies. As a live service experience, Anthem will change and grow over time - introducing new stories, challenges, and cataclysmic events. This world is both beautiful and deadly - and will strategically challenge you with each new expedition you embark on with your Freelancer team.