(Video) Anthem | Gameplay Series, Part 1: Story, Progression, and Customization

2019-01-24


Go in-depth on Anthem and get detailed information about the javelins,
customization, and progression. Plus, learn more about the Freelancers
and your purpose in the world of Anthem.

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Welcome to the Anthem gameplay series.
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In this first video we'll take a look at story, | progression and customization.
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The world of Anthem is a chaotic and ever changing world | abandoned by the Shaper gods.
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Humanity survives either in fortified cities | or with the use of Javelin exosuits.
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Javelins are key to your survival | by giving you superhuman abilities.
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Fly, swim, fight and explore anywhere within the world.
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That's where you and your friends come in.
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Part explorer, protector and adventurer.
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You are an elite group of pilots called Freelancers
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that are sworn to protect humanity | and uncover the mysteries of the world.
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In the world,| the dangers all stem from one mysterious power...
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The Anthem of Creation is everything. | To control it is everything.
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Okay... But what could he even do with it?
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What could he do with the power of life and death, | creation and destruction?
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He would be a God.
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Imagine all the good that we could do. | We decide what's best for the world.
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The power of pure creation at our fingertips.
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Your story begins in the middle of this conflict.
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It will be up to you to head out on missions, | silence shaper ruins,
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confront enemy factions and most importantly,
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ensure that the Dominion | do not get their hands on the Anthem of Creation.
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Before you head out on these missions, | you need to prepare your Javelin.
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Unlock four base Javelin suits
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and then build any number of load-outs | to customize them for different play styles.
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The Interceptor is built for speed.
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Lightning fast | and incredibly agile to get in and out of harm's way.
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The Ranger is built for precision.
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Highly versatile | and ready to unleash firepower.
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The Colossus is built to deal destruction.
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What it lacks in agility, | it makes up for in brute strength and defensive combat power.
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The Storm is built for extraordinary elemental attacks.
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Devastating power in light armor.
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No matter which Javelin you choose,
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your loadout can be customized | and augmented to match your game-play style.
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Your Javelin ability has everything to do with the gear you use.
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Your gear score is your indication of how powerful your Javelin is.
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Each Javelin has the following slots:
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two for offensive gear,
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one for Support gear,
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two weapons,
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six components,
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and one ultimate power | that is unique to each Javelin type.
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In this case, | we have 4 loadouts ready to go for the Ranger.
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Each one, | I have setup for different play styles.
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Let’s have a look at my team support specialist.
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We are using the Venom Darts | and a Frost Grenade for offensive gear.
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This will be great | for applying ice and acid status and for setting up combos.
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For Support Gear, | we are using the Bulwark Point
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which places a spherical shield in the battle.
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For Weapons, | we have a Hammerhead Assault Rifle
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and the Semi-auto Sniper Rifle.
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One will give medium range damage
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while the other allows for fantastic long range damage.
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For my 6 components,
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I have a selection of items | that will help keep my weapons at maximum performance…
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Before you head out, | you have a choice on a number of objectives and ways to play.
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Continue your critical story mission,
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pick up quests from people in the fort, | including your crew.
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Enter one of the formidable Strongholds, | or explore the open world in Freeplay.
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Let's start by checking in with Haluk | and continue with one of our story missions...
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It's just us and the Dominion now.
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Good! This is a Freelancer job. | Always has been.
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Ready, Javelin One?
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Ready when you are.
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We've got your back. | You go there and you kick some ass.
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In this first fight | we are going up against the Dominion Fury.
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A Fury. The Dominion aren't playing games.| Be careful!
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The Fury hits incredibly hard | and will regenerate his health.
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It will be important to keep moving | and use cover or the Bulwark Point.
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Two things to remember:
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protect yourself and time your attacks | to do maximum damage in bursts.
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The Storm is set up for maximum damage
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using elemental attacks | like Lightning Strike and Flaming Orb.
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Its Quickening Field | will reduce cooldowns within its perimeter
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allowing everyone | to use their offensive powers more often.
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Timing your ultimate attacks with your team
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will ensure enemies like the Fury | won’t have a chance to regenerate.
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There, you got them! | You survived a Fury.
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Head back to the fort. | I'll let Tassyn know we need to talk.
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At the end of each mission, | head back to the fort,
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collect your loot, customize your Javelin, | pick a new suit and head out for more.
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This time, let's enter Freeplay.
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In Freeplay, | the map is open to you to explore the way you want.
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Head in any direction and discover endless activities | and receive missions along the way.
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Run into other players on the map or call in a friend
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when you need an extra set of weapons
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to take down the deadliest creatures | the world has to offer.
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Here we see the Colossus and Interceptor | are opposites in almost every way,
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making them a great pair in battle.
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The Colossus is built to be in the middle of the fight
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with his heavy weapons and durable shield.
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Taunting enemies with Battle Cry | will keep enemies focused on him.
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This will allow the interceptor | to charge in and out of the fight
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inflicting his melee damage | without being attacked.
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Powers like, Wraith Strike | will send out a shadow version of the Interceptor.
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Or use the Target Beacon to mark an enemy,
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then charge in with a Spark Dash to finish it off.
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In Anthem, | build your ultimate arsenal of Javelins,
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head out into the world, | and Unleash your power!
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Stay tuned for the next installment
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that shows you the expanding shared world of Anthem | and it's massive endgame,
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including a look out our Strongholds.