Anthem Skill Trees Aim to Give Players Choices

Published: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 15:05 | By: Robert N. Adams
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Bioware
Publisher
Electronic Arts
Release Date
February 22, 2019
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Anthem skill trees will be getting a serious overhaul in the future as detailed in a new blog post by the developers. These changes may let players choose specializations and could be a serious gamechanger.

It's fair to say that Anthem has had a somewhat troubled launch. One of the first signs of real trouble was the reveal that a Christmas event was to be extended through February of the following year. A few months later, BioWare essentially said that it was going back to the drawing board and rebuilding the game's design from the ground up through the "Anthem incubation team."

 
 

Since that announcement, the developers have revealed a new loot system and some other forthcoming features for the pending revival. Now, Anthem skill trees have been detailed as a new way for players to customize their Javelins.

Anthem Skill Trees specialization

How Do Anthem Skill Trees Work?

"When considering how you grow and become more powerful in Anthem, we observed that Pilot Level isn’t a satisfying measure of your progress, so we set out to answer the question, 'What would it look like for Freelancers to become more skillful at piloting each Javelin?'" read a new post on the BioWare blog. "We’ve been exploring the idea of Javelin experience and levels which allow you to permanently unlock Abilities for your Javelin that you can then customize further with Mods."

The new Anthem skill trees would allow players to unlock the abilities of their Javelin as they progress through the game and earn experience. The first part of the skill trees (seen in our header image) is pretty standard, but that's only half of the picture.

Another major addition is "Specialization." Essentially, this would allow players to focus on specific styles of play for each Javelin; the advanced skill tree would unlock abilities, upgrades, and more that are unique to that particular Specialization.

It should be noted that this is an experimental, in-development feature. Things can change before this system makes it debut in the game or it could be reworked entirely from what we see here today. You can still buy Anthem via the game's official website, but it's probably a good idea to wait for some of these improvements to actually make it into the game.

Do you think that Anthem skill trees will fix some of the issues with the game? What other improvements does BioWare need to make? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!