Your javelin exosuit is the key to your survival in the world of Anthem. Without one, the dangers that pervade the wilds outside of Fort Tarsis would be overwhelming. The Colossus is just one of the javelins you’ll get to pilot, though you can switch freely between your javelins between missions. So let’s get to know the features and abilities that make Colossus such a powerhouse in the field.
Appetite for Destruction
We’ve all been there. Faced up against a roiling horde of fanged monstrosities, firing off round after useless round into the ocean of carapaced beasts, getting absolutely nowhere, and slowly at that. Well friends, we don’t have to live like that anymore. Meet Anthem’s Colossus, a hulking war machine designed to clear out entire hives of vicious predatory fauna with mounted artillery, heavy arms, or even, yes, a flamethrower. It’s got reinforced armour plating. It’s got jet propulsion. It’s got a cannon. I’m pretty sure it’s even got a cupholder (it doesn’t). If you’re looking to trample through the wilderness in comfort with heavy artillery strapped to your back, the Colossus is for you.
NOTE: As the game is still in development, all game features and ability names may be subject to change and there will be more to share. We’ll update as necessary.
Colossus Javelin Weaponry
Each javelin may have two weapons for their loadout, and can change them (along with the rest of their loadout) between missions. The Colossus cannot use the two smallest weapon types, Pistols and SMGs, but is the only javelin sturdy enough to wield any of the Heavy Weapons.
Colossus Javelin Melee Ability
Heavy Smash: The Colossus can use its massive chassis as a weapon both in a diving smash attack from the air and a hammering melee attack. This not only clears out smaller enemies instantly, but has a chance to knock down foes and leave them open to follow-up attacks.
Colossus Javelin Ordnance Launcher Gear
Utilising the incredible strength of the Colossus, these shoulder-mounted weapons are capable of dishing out punishment to enemies near or far (your choice).
High Explosive Mortar: Launches an explosive projectile that deals heavy area-of-effect damage.
Burst Mortar: Fires a volley of smaller mortars that spread out to pummel a wider area of effect.
Firewall Mortar: Fires a specialized mortar round that ignites a wall of flame, heavily damaging enemies that try to move through it.
Lightning Coil: Strikes a single random target with an arc of electricity in front of the Colossus, prioritising targets with status effects.
Shock Coil: Emits waves of electricity out from the Colossus, damaging all nearby enemies.
Colossus Javelin Heavy Assault Launcher Gear
The Colossus allows for the fitting of a number of wrist-mounted weapons that can complement its other destructive options.
Heavy Cannon: Fires a large rocket in a targeted direction.
Flame Thrower: Unleashes a continuous stream of fire to ignite enemies.
Flak Cannon: Barrages nearby enemies with a short-range arc of projectiles.
Railgun: Devastates a single-target with a forceful and precise kinetic round.
Acid Spitter: Expels an acid projectile to damage enemies.
Colossus Javelin Support Gear
As the preeminent battletank, the Colossus is capable of supporting its allies by decreasing incoming damage or diverting enemy fire toward itself.
Taunt: Forces all enemies within a certain radius to divert their attacks to the Colossus.
Deflector Pulse: Gives all nearby allies a damage-resistance buff.
Colossus Javelin Ultimate Ability
Siege Cannon : Lancers can deploy a special ultimate ability that displays the true strength of their javelin exosuit. The Siege Cannon is ideal for clearing out smaller enemies, controlling enemies in a choke point, or putting some extra damage on a boss.
The Not-so-gentle Giant
With its focus on damage mitigation and explosive power, the Colossus is a favorite among Freelancers who prefer a brute force solution to their problems. Whether you need the straightforward approach for a mission or you just like a little roomier fit, the Colossus is an amazing addition to your javelin arsenal. Check out our suit guides on the Ranger, Interceptor, and Storm javelin exosuits for more details as we get ready to venture into the wilds of Anthem.
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