E3 2018: Anthem Won’t Have Loot Boxes But You Can Buy Cosmetics, BioWare Says

At EA Play to kick off E3 2018, the company closed with a deep dive into Anthem. During the interview, BioWare general manager Casey Hudson shared more details on the Javelin mech suits and customization options. But, loot boxes won’t be an option.

Hudson was clear that it wouldn’t be selling randomized loot boxes, but you can purchase cosmetic items a la carte. The suits come in at least four different archetypes: Ranger, Colossus, Interceptor, and Storm. Each of them performs a bit differently, and you can switch between them for any given mission.

The customization options will let you change the paint jobs and even the actual geometry of the suit. Further details weren’t shared, but it sounded as if cosmetics will be available by playing the game. It’s unclear at this point if there will be some skins and vanity items that you can only get by spending money.

We’ll be checking out Anthem at the show, so we’ll have even more details in the coming days, but we also rounded up other notable details from the game’s on-stage demo here. Anthem’s release date is set for February 2019.

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