Anthem is designed to be a living, changing world, so that your experience constantly evolves over time. What you’ll play at launch involves a substantial storyline, but the end of that story is really just the beginning of the ongoing adventures you’ll have in Anthem.
We will be continuously supporting Anthem with new content, features, and quality-of-life fixes. Those will be delivered through a series of updates called “Acts”, which advance Anthem’s storylines through new locations, gameplay features, character interactions, and more.
Act 1 begins in March, and will culminate in a Cataclysm – a world-changing, time-limited event that comes with extreme weather, dangerous new enemies, and new mysteries to solve. What will happen in future Acts? We can’t wait for you to find out!
Check out the second video in our gameplay series to learn more about what you can expect in the ongoing world of Anthem.
New to Anthem? Check out This is Anthem Part 1 to learn all about the world of Anthem, your powers, and what you’re up against.
Details about the End Game
As you explore the world of Anthem and take on missions, your Pilot level will increase, making new aspects of all your javelins (like a second weapon slot) available to you. Once you reach Pilot Level 30 – the max level – you can continue to upgrade your javelins by adding higher-level gear to your loadout. The higher the rarity, the better the gear, and the harder it is to get.
Once you reach Anthem’s endgame content, you can grab new gear in a variety of ways – all as challenging as they are rewarding. Check out all the different options below.
Anthem has six total difficulty levels: Easy, Normal, Hard, Grand Master, Grand Master 2, and Grand Master 3. The last three tiers are only unlocked when you reach Pilot Level 30. Once you complete Anthem’s main story, you can up the difficulty of the entire game to challenge yourself even more.
The higher the difficulty level, the better your chances of finding Anthem’s highest rarity gear and personalization items.
When you can’t find it, build it. Different endgame objectives will reward you with crafting blueprints for gear and personalization items, while others reward you with the crafting materials and coin necessary to fashion those schematics into complete items.
Complete a variety of endgame missions – including any of the mission types below – to unlock and gather all the pieces you need.
Contracts and Legendary Contracts
As you become a more powerful Freelancer, people in Fort Tarsis start to notice you more – and some of them would love to put you to work. Different factions within Fort Tarsis will offer you contracts: sometimes unpredictable missions that will see you dealing with a host of unique problems that only a Freelancer can solve. Improving your reputation with different groups will give you access to crafting blueprints.
Prove yourself to your faction partners, and you may find yourself on the receiving end of a Legendary Contract. These multi-part missions take a lot more work, skill, and firepower to complete, but the rewards are far greater to match.
Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Challenges
Once you have a blueprint, you’ll need crafting materials and coins to create the piece of gear you have your eye on. Completing regular challenges as you carry out your missions will reward you with the raw materials you need to turn those gear drawings into the real thing.
Keep an eye out for more information on regular challenges as we get closer to launch.
Strongholds are some of the highest-level fixed challenges in Anthem, and they’ll put your entire squad to the test. These longer missions will have you fighting some of the deadliest enemies in the world, and plenty of them, as you delve deep into unknown territory.
Fight your way past every obstacle, and you’ll be handsomely rewarded with some of the best loot in the game. Stay in constant communication with your team and use everything you’ve learned as a Freelancer to make it through to the end.
Exploring the World
All of the mission types above can be accessed through Anthem’s free-roaming mode, called Freeplay. After venturing out into the world, you can take a targeted approach and head straight for various missions and Strongholds marked on your map, or go on a more leisurely hunt for secrets and loot. World events happen randomly in Freeplay and the environment can change in a second, so stay sharp. You never know what your adventures will lead you to – rewards, mysterious discoveries, or something you'd rather not find.
The world of Anthem is terrifying, dangerous, and unpredictable – and you will have to deal with its deadliest phenomena, called Cataclysms. These world events cause physical changes to the world like extreme weather, deluges of hostile creatures, and changes to the landscape that will reveal new mysteries to solve.
Taking on these challenging events will earn you some mysterious rewards – rewards we’ll be able to tell you about very soon.
Anthem will continue to grow, and you can expect to encounter new characters, missions, and stories in the future. Keep your javelins tuned and ready to go at a moment’s notice – you never know when you’ll be needed.
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Anthem launches February 22, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, and PC. Early Access begins on February 15 for Origin Access and EA Access members.**
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