I decided to summarise all the information posted by official sources like Bioware Dev twitter accounts and other social media software. It would be great if we keep everything in place an avoid the scatter of information. So lets begin.
Mark Darrah Twitter Account:
Mark Darrah Twitter Account:
You start with the Ranger.
The others are earned in the story
There are chests. No keys
Loot in strongholds have higher rarity. I don’t believe we currently have loot locked to strongholds
You can replay missions you have already completed with other people
Level is attached to your Freelancer.
So if you switch to a new suit, the gear dropped will be level appropriate right away
Your jets will overheat. You need to land or find another way to cool them
So if i fancy flying a suit I haven't used in a while it'll get new up to level gear with a little bit of extra for the other three.
That’s right, you’ll be getting level appropriate gear for it right away
Loot is spawned for everyone and instanced.
No kill stealing
No loot theft
Free play is relatively undirected.
Missions will move through the open world with more specific goals.
One thing about the demo we ran at EAPlay:
We had expert players who ran that thing for months
Strongholds will be HARD.
Can you have multiple of each javelin to switch from like multiple colossus or more than one interceptor, or will we have one of each but be able to edit them each with loadouts for example?
One of each. You can reconfigure them at will in a hub
No trading. At least for now
We needed to ensure we could control balance.
So I can enjoy a 100% PVE experience in Anthem?
As opposed to PvP? Yes
You can play story missions by yourself.
You will still be on a dedicated server
Can u only create a human Character, or are u able tp Creat for Example a Roboter like Cayde-6 in Destiny 2?
You are human
You level up your Freelancer and have skills associated with that
You also collect and craft gear for you Javelin that determines your abilities. There is a lot to the loot system, we’ll expand on this later
If I join a friends instance will I get credit for finishing a mission or do I need to be in my own instance?
If you are at the same place in the story, you will get full credit.
If you do a mission you have already done to help out a friend, we will have special rewards for mentoring
Can you elaborate please on Free Play mode. You mentioned it's MP. Do you have to group up with people before going into Free Play or can you go in solo and be put into a server with others while not grouped?
You can just drop into a server.
While free play will give you opportunities to do stuff together, it’s a more solitary experience.
This is where you will do a lot of the gathering, exploration, and lore hunting
How is multiplayer being hosted - servers or players?
Dedicated servers for everything outside of the single player hubs
So if you're playing with friends, they will just disappear for a moment and appear again after cutscene? and assuming there will be dialogs during coop play, everyone is waiting till you finish your dialog, like in the old republic?
On coop there are no choices in cutscenes so if a cutscene fires, everyone sees it and it lasts the same length of time for everyone.
So no waiting
So are you saying there won’t be any paid DLC’s in the game at all?
I am not saying that.
For example, we might decide to add another Javelin in the future.
Maybe that would be paid.
Or maybe not.
Absolutes are hard
Is there a limit to how much your "bank account" can hold?
No... why would there be?
I know you might not be ready to discuss it yet but as your #EAPlay was pretty open, will there be any season passes or paid expansions in Anthem or will everything except cosmetics be inckuded, I hate separate player bases in online games!
We do not want to bifurcate the players by locking story behind a paid expansion
Besides of paid cosmetics to make your javelin look gorgeus, what else wont be free?
You can earn cosmetics through gameplay as well
I’m guessing the only cosmetics you can’t earn is the legion of down cosmetics? Otherwise what’s the point of the edition right?
You cannot earn the Legion of Dawn items
Will the content be free or paid expansions?
Story content, new game spaces, that kind of stuff will be for everyone
No season pass.
We will have content after launch
All content will have matchmaking
We will have purchase-able vanity but you will see what you get before you buy
No loot boxes
No pay for power
You can also earn your vanity items
There will be relationships, but not romantic ones.
The relationships we are focusing on are ones around companionship and camaraderie of heroes.
We have focused on bringing as much life to all of the characters of Fort Tarsis as possible
You will be able to customise the look of your Freelancer (pilot.)
Your "class" is determined by the Javelin (suit) you are currently in and you can change this between missions.
On a mission, you'll focus on the action as opposed to conversational branching
That said, your actions and the missions you do MAY affect things
The conversations and interactions you have with people in your HUB will DEFINITELY affect their lives
You will have Javelin customisation & personalization
This means you will use gear collected in the world (and crafted) to change the way that your Javelin plays
Also collect and unlock cosmetic items to change the way you look (armor packs & paint jobs)
Right now, there is no PvP mode but we haven't completely ruled it out. It won't be in the game at launch.
No PvP allows us to go bigger with our gear variety and progression
There is crafting
There are top tier gear and weapons that have special properties
Gear is designed to be a long chase giving you a lot of goals
Progression drives this kind of game and we will have a lot more later but here is a bit
Your Freelancer has a level and perks that affect ALL the Javelins you use
There are loot drops in the world with different rarities that give you gear and weapons