Here’s How BioWare’s Anthem Customization Works (VIDEO)


We are getting closer and closer to the release of the next BioWare adventure, and with each day players are getting more and more information on what to expect when Anthem launches. The latest details that have been provided to fans is on what customization options are available and how players can level up their gear. Additionally, a video was released that discusses story, progression and said customization:

BioWare shared details on their website that tells players how exactly they will be able to customize their gear. They began their crash course intro by breaking down the most important part — the Javelins: “There are four basic javelins for you to choose from: the versatile Ranger, the powerhouse Colossus, the agile Interceptor, and the elemental Storm,” they shared. “Each handles a bit differently and favors a different attack pattern – the bulky Colossus, for instance, can’t maneuver as well as the Interceptor, but can do a lot more damage in a single hit. Each javelin can execute two unique abilities, depending on the gear they have equipped, and a devastating ultimate ability.”

  • Players that favor heavy firepower over mobility should jump into the Colossus, which trades speed for powerhouse offensive abilities.
  • The Storm, while light on armor, can move quickly and unleash powerful elemental attacks to take down enemies.
  • The Interceptor uses incredible speed to dodge in and out of danger, landing quick but impressive hits without being touched.
  • Players who want a bit of everything should try their hand at the Ranger and take its well-rounded arsenal for a spin.

Bioware also provided details on players can level up their armor, in and out of the gear store:

  • There are six rarity levels for gear: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Masterwork, and Legendary. The higher a gear piece’s rarity, the higher its potential power.
  • Beating enemies, completing objectives, and other actions throughout the world will reward you with new gear pieces.
  • You can craft gear using blueprints recovered during your adventures into the world of Anthem. Any gear pieces you create will match your level at the time you craft it, so you can use the same blueprint to re-craft items as your level increases.

Now that players have selected their Javelin style and leveled up their armor, it’s time to bring some personality and individual flare:

  • A javelin’s paint job is made up of two parts: paint and materials.
  • Materials change the texture of your javelin, making it look metallic, leathery, and everything in between. Each javelin is broken into six areas that can be assigned their own materials, so you can have multiple textures across a suit.
  • You can pair different paints and materials to create a truly unique javelin. Want to use battle-stained canvas and neon orange leather on the same suit? No problem.
  • You can add five character animations to your loadout, including an arrival animation, a victory pose, and three emotes.

As for the game itself, Anthem goes live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on February 22nd!

What do you think of all the details provided by Bioware on the Anthem customization options? What else are you hoping to hear about the game before its release next month? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!

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