Anthem Developer Livestream, Javelin Ultimate Abilities Revealed

A few days back, BioWare's Mike Gamble and Ben Irving participated in a developer livestream dedicated to Anthem, the studio's upcoming co-operative action-RPG that has recently reached the alpha stage of development. Over the course of roughly 45 minutes, the developers talked about the game, showed off a fair share of alpha gameplay, and answered some community questions.

Have a look:

And then, you can also check out this promotional article that describes the ultimate abilities of Anthem's Javelin mech suits. An excerpt:

Turn the Tide of Battle

Javelin combat relies on superior mobility and firepower to take down any threat that the world of Anthem can throw at you. But when the situation calls for an extra burst of offensive power, lancers can deploy a special ultimate ability that displays the true strength of their javelin exosuit.

These abilities must charge slowly over time before becoming available to use. Skilled lancers can accelerate the charging process by taking down enemies and assisting allies to activate their ultimate more frequently. There are even some items (of Masterwork rarity or better) which add extra opportunities to build up ultimate charge.

Here are the ultimate abilities of each of the four javelin exosuits:

Ranger – Multi-Target Missile Battery

Dealing precise damage across a wide swath of the battlefield, the Ranger’s Multi-target Missile Battery allows it to target many fast-moving enemies with guided projectiles. As the master of versatility in combat, the Ranger’s ultimate allows for a flexible approach that can quickly eliminate an overwhelming number of enemies.

Colossus – Siege Cannon

The Siege Cannon is pure mayhem unleashed on the battlefield. This ability allows for multiple shots which each create large explosions, which makes it ideal for clearing out smaller enemies, controlling enemies in a choke point, or putting some extra damage on a boss.

Storm – Elemental Storm

The Storm calls down a torrent of energy to decimate a targeted area. Manipulating the raw force of the Anthem, the Storm emits successive blasts of frost, electricity, and fire – ending with a meteoric finale. This ability is great when enemies are in a contained area where they’ll all be struck.

Interceptor – Assassin’s Blades

The Interceptor becomes supercharged, arming its Assassin’s Blades and carving through enemies at high speed. Each target hit by one of these melee attacks will be hit continuously by echoes of the original attack over a 10-second duration. This is a highly precise attack that lets the Interceptor choose his targets carefully and single them out for huge damage.

As your javelin’s most powerful ability, capable of dealing massive damage, these ultimates should be used at the moment of maximum battlefield impact. A wasted opportunity can make the difference between a dramatic victory or an abject defeat. Masterful ultimate use is crucial to unleashing the full power of your javelin.