Anthem Lead Producer Explains Alliance System And Guilds, Hints At ‘Big Things’ To Come

anthem spiral lightsAnthem is one of those games that you can either play solo or with friends. The folks at BioWare, however, encourages players to go with the latter through Anthem's Alliance System. “We believe Anthem is a game best played with friends and to make that experience awesome, we need to have social systems to make playing with friends easier,” says BioWare Lead Producer Ben Irving as he sheds light on how the system works in a Reddit post published over the weekend.

“The Alliance system is a way for you and your friends to be rewarded for playing the game. Anytime you complete an expedition (Mission, Contract, Freeplay, Stronghold) you earn experience. That experience also goes into the Alliance system. Even better, the experience from the OTHER people in your group also goes into the alliance system. Even better STILL, players on your friends list who play without you - THEIR experience also goes into the Alliance System.

At the end of every week, you are awarded Coin (our in-game earned currency, used to purchase various items throughout the game) based on how much experience was contributed to the Alliance System. There are several tiers you can work through each week as well as a weekly cap. We want to encourage players to form friendships and play together and we’ve created the Alliance System to do just that!”

Irving also touches on Guilds in the game which, unfortunately, will not be available when the game launches later this month. “Our goal is to release guilds as soon after launch as we can,” he says. “Details on timing will come as soon as we have our plan locked in.”

A recent Tweet by the Lead Producer also draws attention to the mysterious spirally lights that you may have spotted in Anthem’s skies during the Open Demo last weekend.