Welcome to the Anthem gameplay series.
In this first video we'll take a look at story, | progression and customization.
The world of Anthem is a chaotic and ever changing world | abandoned by the Shaper gods.
Humanity survives either in fortified cities | or with the use of Javelin exosuits.
Javelins are key to your survival | by giving you superhuman abilities.
Fly, swim, fight and explore anywhere within the world.
That's where you and your friends come in.
Part explorer, protector and adventurer.
You are an elite group of pilots called Freelancers
that are sworn to protect humanity | and uncover the mysteries of the world.
In the world,| the dangers all stem from one mysterious power...
The Anthem of Creation is everything. | To control it is everything.
Okay... But what could he even do with it?
What could he do with the power of life and death, | creation and destruction?
Imagine all the good that we could do. | We decide what's best for the world.
The power of pure creation at our fingertips.
Your story begins in the middle of this conflict.
It will be up to you to head out on missions, | silence shaper ruins,
confront enemy factions and most importantly,
ensure that the Dominion | do not get their hands on the Anthem of Creation.
Before you head out on these missions, | you need to prepare your Javelin.
Unlock four base Javelin suits
and then build any number of load-outs | to customize them for different play styles.
The Interceptor is built for speed.
Lightning fast | and incredibly agile to get in and out of harm's way.
The Ranger is built for precision.
Highly versatile | and ready to unleash firepower.
The Colossus is built to deal destruction.
What it lacks in agility, | it makes up for in brute strength and defensive combat power.
The Storm is built for extraordinary elemental attacks.
Devastating power in light armor.
No matter which Javelin you choose,
your loadout can be customized | and augmented to match your game-play style.
Your Javelin ability has everything to do with the gear you use.
Your gear score is your indication of how powerful your Javelin is.
Each Javelin has the following slots:
two for offensive gear,
one for Support gear,
and one ultimate power | that is unique to each Javelin type.
In this case, | we have 4 loadouts ready to go for the Ranger.
Each one, | I have setup for different play styles.
Let’s have a look at my team support specialist.
We are using the Venom Darts | and a Frost Grenade for offensive gear.
This will be great | for applying ice and acid status and for setting up combos.
For Support Gear, | we are using the Bulwark Point
which places a spherical shield in the battle.
For Weapons, | we have a Hammerhead Assault Rifle
and the Semi-auto Sniper Rifle.
One will give medium range damage
while the other allows for fantastic long range damage.
I have a selection of items | that will help keep my weapons at maximum performance…
Before you head out, | you have a choice on a number of objectives and ways to play.
Continue your critical story mission,
pick up quests from people in the fort, | including your crew.
Enter one of the formidable Strongholds, | or explore the open world in Freeplay.
Let's start by checking in with Haluk | and continue with one of our story missions...
It's just us and the Dominion now.
Good! This is a Freelancer job. | Always has been.
We've got your back. | You go there and you kick some ass.
In this first fight | we are going up against the Dominion Fury.
A Fury. The Dominion aren't playing games.| Be careful!
The Fury hits incredibly hard | and will regenerate his health.
It will be important to keep moving | and use cover or the Bulwark Point.
Two things to remember:
protect yourself and time your attacks | to do maximum damage in bursts.
The Storm is set up for maximum damage
using elemental attacks | like Lightning Strike and Flaming Orb.
Its Quickening Field | will reduce cooldowns within its perimeter
allowing everyone | to use their offensive powers more often.
Timing your ultimate attacks with your team
will ensure enemies like the Fury | won’t have a chance to regenerate.
There, you got them! | You survived a Fury.
Head back to the fort. | I'll let Tassyn know we need to talk.
At the end of each mission, | head back to the fort,
collect your loot, customize your Javelin, | pick a new suit and head out for more.
This time, let's enter Freeplay.
In Freeplay, | the map is open to you to explore the way you want.
Head in any direction and discover endless activities | and receive missions along the way.
Run into other players on the map or call in a friend
when you need an extra set of weapons
to take down the deadliest creatures | the world has to offer.
Here we see the Colossus and Interceptor | are opposites in almost every way,
making them a great pair in battle.
The Colossus is built to be in the middle of the fight
with his heavy weapons and durable shield.
Taunting enemies with Battle Cry | will keep enemies focused on him.
This will allow the interceptor | to charge in and out of the fight
inflicting his melee damage | without being attacked.
Powers like, Wraith Strike | will send out a shadow version of the Interceptor.
Or use the Target Beacon to mark an enemy,
then charge in with a Spark Dash to finish it off.
In Anthem, | build your ultimate arsenal of Javelins,
head out into the world, | and Unleash your power!
Stay tuned for the next installment
that shows you the expanding shared world of Anthem | and it's massive endgame,
including a look out our Strongholds.