Excited to jump into your Javelin at launch? Check out this list of confirmed gameplay features that are in the game when Anthem launches, and other details!!
Confirmed Gameplay Features at Launch Day
Each Javelin Will Have One Ultimate
Anthem will launch with four Javelins, with each having only one ultimate ability each. However, there may be a potential to have this changed in the future.Check Out All Javelin Class & Ability List Here!
Not at launch https://t.co/v1wbN4nKpS— Jonathan Warner (@Bio_Warner) January 28, 2019
Max Rarity Level is Legendary
At launch, loot will have the potential to drop at Legendary rarity, which is the confirmed highest kind of rarity in the game.
Not at launchhttps://t.co/amRDLHE3D8— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) February 7, 2019
Gameplay Features That Won't Be At Launch
Cataclysms Are Confirmed for First Act
Cataclysms are end-game features for max level players wanting more challenge, which can be the equivalent of raids in other games. However, this feature will not be available at launch, and will be released sometime after launch.
Cataclysms are our aspirational content. Teams. Difficult challenges. Top rewards.https://t.co/NkGq7Q0nD3— Chad Robertson (@crobertson_atx) February 7, 2019
Melee Weapons Cannot Be Changed
Currently, the Ranger, Colossus and Interceptor Javelins each wield a melee weapon, and these melee weapons cannot be changed at launch.
We have melee weapons. As to swappable ones, not at launchhttps://t.co/z6btEk7pBY— Mark Darrah (@BioMarkDarrah) February 7, 2019
No Competitive Multiplayer at Launch
Anthem has been designed as a PVE game at launch, and will not feature PVP combat with other Javelins.
No PvP at launchhttps://t.co/TWmJZzDtA1— Mark Darrah (@BioMarkDarrah) February 7, 2019
More Javelins Will Be Introduced in The Future
According to Bioware, they will be adding more Javelins in the future. At launch, we'll only be able to play with the four featured Javelins.
Yes, we want to add more Javelins in the futurehttps://t.co/hgoxzYDinw— Chad Robertson (@crobertson_atx) February 7, 2019
There Is No Way To Lock Items At Launch
Unique to looter shooter games is the ability to lock items to avoid accidental dismantling or selling. However, at launch, Anthem will not have this feature.
You cant delete things you have equipped, there is no other locking system. Good Idea thohttps://t.co/daMyV12dyt— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) February 7, 2019
Unique Enemy Loot Will Not Drop
Killing certain unique enemies won't yield specific loot. All enemies in the game will have the same loot pool. Boss specific loot will be available post launch.
Not at launch but we are looking into thishttps://t.co/2OY7EICth7— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) February 7, 2019
No Elemental Weapons At Launch
Elemental effects play a huge role in creating combos, however this is currently limited to abilities. Weapons will not have elemental effects and thus, won't be able to prime or detonate combos.Check Out How To Trigger Combos Here!
Not at launch. We want primers and detonators to be gear focused. We may add weapons that do elemental damage and dont cause combos however... Soooo... I guess i just talked myself into saying... Yes, yes there will be. In time.https://t.co/Zgp7JhOmbC— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) February 7, 2019
Loot Re-rolls For Better Item Inscriptions
Inscriptions are passive benefits that come with your equipment and are randomized for all items you pick up. At launch, you will not be able to re-roll these inscriptions so you'll have to keep on looking to find the inscription that fits your need.Check Out All Components List - Rarity & Effects Here!
No re rolling but we realize this may be something we need to do after launch (to some degree) https://t.co/SrgOX0UjC7— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) January 25, 2019
No Map Waypoints Feature
The ability to place markers on the map won't be at launch in Freeplay mode, however, it is something that Bioware is considering in the future.
We hear your feedback on waypoints in FreePlay. We like the idea but it’s not something we will have for launch.— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) January 27, 2019