Anthem Wiki

Welcome Freelancer!
Fly across the Anthem wiki in your favorite Javelin!
Grabbit Hi.png
   Divider 4b.png
Anthem Wiki is best experienced in desktop view.
Note: Ads disappear if you are logged in.

READ MORE

Anthem Wiki
Advertisement
Anthem Wiki
Expeditions Icon.png

The following order is recommended for playing expeditions in Anthem. This takes into account the best possible way to enjoy the story without breaking immersion. It is still possible to play in any order as the game permits. Make sure to download the full 80+ GB of the game before starting it. Sometimes it doesn't work and glitches if only the "playable" amount is downloaded.

DO NOT purchase weapons, gear, or components from the Seasonal Store War Chest under rotation or Crafting Store combat equipment under rotation, until you reach Pilot Level 30 (Maximum level). Because unfortunately, not only will those items become obsolete at level 30, they aren't balanced for early game. They will be able to one-shot kill the toughest enemies even on Hard difficulty setting, removing all the fun from the game.

Important Notices

It is recommended that all Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective, Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract, Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest, and Cortex-cataclysm critical.png Cataclysm Critical missions be done on a private server (option is available before starting in the Expeditions Menu) to avoid missing NPC dialogues. Public expeditions are still possible with those missions. All other expeditions not listed above are designed always to be public (i.e., Stronghold icon.png Strongholds, Cortex-cataclysms.png Cataclysms, Freeplay Logo.png Freeplay activities, Legendary Mission.png Legendary Missions, and Cortex-seasonal.png seasonal Expeditions).

Anthem received praise for its combat system. So if that is more of an interest over the story, then public servers with additional teammates is recommended. Repeatable expeditions will not reveal new expeditions after them. So it is recommended not to start them until the mission Secrets of the Auspex has been completed.

Make sure to speak with all available Fort Tarsis residents who are marked with Conversation Icon.png conversation Icon to between missions. Sometimes they can be marked with Gray Conversation Icon.png grayed out Icon. In that case, you may need to wait for that character to finish their current dialog or finish a quest or do a freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis to speak with them.

Choices in Anthem

The following kinds of choices are available for multiple playthroughs:

  • 2 Voices for the Freelancer.
    • Left Voice option/ Male Voice
    • Right Voice option/ Female Voice
  • Face presets. The face is only shown in select cut scenes during missions, if the default helmets are equipped by Ranger, Storm, and Interceptor, and the default torso is equipped by Colossus.
    • 21 presets for the Male Voice
    • 21 presets for the Female Voice
  • Dialogue Choices during conversations, which lead to different types of mails received, Cortex entries unlocked, and also changes how a character perceives the Freelancer.
    • Left (emotional) choice
    • Right (practical) choice
  • 5 Seasonal Maps with visual changes to all the maps:
    • Summer map (default)
    • Spring map (4 weeks starting from the first Tuesday on or after 22nd of February only)
    • Autumn map (4 Weeks starting from the first Tuesday of October only)
    • Winter map (4 Weeks starting from the first Tuesday of December only).
    • Cataclysm map (8 Weeks between July and September, available only once in 2019 during the original run of Echoes of Reality).
  • Ability to use any javelin (each unlocked by increasing Pilot Level) for any missions except for the tutorial missions (the first and second in the below non-repeatable list). Javelins unlocked once are unlocked for all pilots. So in repeated playthroughs, all unlocked javelins will be available.
  • A myriad of cosmetics unlocked through challenges, in-game currency (COIN neat.png coin or Minor Crystal-0.png crystals) or premium currency (Shard neat.png Shards):
  • A wide range of combat equipment unlocked through Loot Icon.png Loot, Crafting Blueprint Icon.png Blueprints, COIN neat.png Coin, War Chest Icon.png War Chests, and Guardians Token.png Guardians' Gifts:
  • As you progress through the main quest, new areas of Fort Tarsis will become available. As certain Loyalty Challenges are completed, additional items will become available in the fort.
  • During different times of the year, the launch Anniversary (Founding of Fort Tarsis/Spring), Halloween (Season of Skulls (Festival)/Autumn), and Chritsmas (Icetide/Winter) times, the Fort, Freeplay Map, and Launch Bay will receive holiday makeovers and decorations.
    • Holiday themed music will play in the background.
    • Limited Time events will show up during these times.
    • Limited Time locations will unlock during these times.

Non-Repeatable Expeditions Order

# Icon Expedition Type Expedition Name Important Notes and Remarks
1 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Silence the Heart of Rage To unlock this mission, start a new pilot.
2 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Early Warnings
3 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Welcome to Fort Tarsis
4 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Lost Arcanist
5 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Lighting a Fire
*
Freeplay Logo.png Freeplay Do harvesting activities in Freeplay for ember. Do any amount of world events and exploration to spend maximum amount of time with Owen; this will also help further down the line for first time players. This part is optional if you already have a few uncommon and rare embers with you, especially in repeated playthroughs.
6 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Incursion
*
Freeplay Logo.png Freeplay Do activities in Freeplay. This is optional. Do more freeplay events and exploration for more Owen; this will also help further down the line for first time players.
7 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Lending a Hand Lending a Hand Starts
8 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest See in the Dark Lending A Hand #1. Make sure you do this one first.
9 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest What Freelancers Do Lending A Hand #2. Do not do this mission before Incursion for best playthrough (even though it is available before Incursion).
10 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Preventative Precautions Lending A Hand #3. Make sure you do this one last.
11 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Lending a Hand Lending a Hand Ends (Speak with Tassyn and Owen)
*
Freeplay Logo.png Freeplay Do activities in Freeplay. This is optional. Do more freeplay events and exploration for more Owen; this will also help further down the line for first time players.
12 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: Protection Duty This contract will be available on the contract board
13 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: Scar Control This contract will be available on the contract board
14 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: Arcanist Runes This contract will be available on the contract board
15 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest A Favor to Ask To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
16 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Cautious Cooperation To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
17 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Hidden Depths To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
18 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Finding Old Friends
*
Freeplay Logo.png Freeplay Do activities in Freeplay. Do more freeplay events and exploration for more Owen. This is the last chance to get more of Owen without additional interruptions from other quests.
19 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Meeting with Corvus Speak with Sev after speaking with Tassyn
20 Cortex-stronghold.png Stronghold Tyrant Mine Speak with Sev before starting this. First time expedition has unique dialogue. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
It is recommended you do this after mission #53 is over. In case you start this, it is still fine. But this is a very difficult mission, even on Easy Difficulty, especially when there is no one in the team. If you cannot complete it, you could do this later and continue with the next mission. But next mission will not show up, as this one is repeatable. You will have to access the next mission from the Journal, or directly from the map.
21 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Freeplay: Tombs of the Legionnaires Unfortunately, this is kind of a roadblock mission. Still doable. But if you keep doing Freeplay activities as recommended early on, those will contribute towards this mission. Go to Freeplay and visit the 4 tombs first, then complete the 4 challenges to move forward. This is a one-time quest per account.
22 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective The Tomb of General Tarsis
*
Freeplay Logo.png Freeplay Do activities in Freeplay. Optional Freeplay for exploration and for more Owen. More Owen is always better than no Owen, right?
23 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest A Cry for Help To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
24 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest A Simple Job To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
25 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: A Helping Hand This contract will be available on the contract board
26 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Enemy Mine To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
27 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: Sentinel Collaboration To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
*
Freeplay Logo.png Freeplay Do activities in Freeplay. Optional Freeplay for exploration and for more Owen. Is there a reason why Freeplay is being stressed upon so much at this point?
28 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective The Fortress of Dawn (Mission)
29 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Crafting the Dawn Shield Mission starts here
30 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Triple Threat To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed, and Crafting the Dawn Shield must be started. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
34 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Inverse Functions To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
32 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Convergence To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
33 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Mysterious Beginnings To unlock this mission, Crafting the Dawn Shield must be started.
34 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Dear Diary To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this storyline must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
35 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Vanishing Act To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this storyline must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
36 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Elysian Secrets To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
37 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Research and Rescue To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
38 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Overdue To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
39 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Ancient Footsteps To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
40 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Tempting Target To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
41 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: Archive Hunt To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
42 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: In the Wrong Hands To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
43 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: First Response To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
44 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Tell Me Maur To unlock this mission, the previous mission for this agent must be completed. If this mission doesn't seem to start/trigger, simply go do a Freeplay event and return to Fort Tarsis.
45 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Crafting the Dawn Shield Mission ends here once the shield is crafted. Wait until here to craft the shield as there will come a type of point of no return. Otherwise, this can bug the game by preventing you from doing anything but the critical objectives until Return to the Heart of Rage is completed.
46 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Freelancer Down
47 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Repairs and Inspiration
48 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Return to the Heart of Rage This mission is a point of no return. A pop up will also give a warning. The location of this mission is on the top right corner of the map. So, it may seem hidden until that location is reached using the cursor.
49 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Bad Deal Return to the Heart of Rage must be completed to access this mission
50 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Apocalypse When? Return to the Heart of Rage must be completed to access this mission
51 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Impostor Return to the Heart of Rage must be completed to access this mission
52 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest One of Us Return to the Heart of Rage must be completed to access this mission
53 Cortex-agent quest.png Agent Quest Secrets of the Auspex Return to the Heart of Rage must be completed to access this mission. Sometimes, this quest can bug out by not letting you finish the debriefing to complete it. In that case, wait for Matthias to spawn near the corium crystal box in the lab after a short delay. You can also go out for a freeplay session and return.
54 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Legends of The Legionnaires This is a one-time quest per account. But the story can be experienced on all pilots
55 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Challenges of the Legionnaires: Valor Doing repeatable and other activities mentioned in its quest list will take care of this one from the background. This is a one-time quest per account. But the story can be experienced on all pilots
56 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Challenges of the Legionnaires: Might Doing repeatable and other activities mentioned in its quest list will take care of this one from the background. This is a one-time quest per account. But the story can be experienced on all pilots
57 Cortex-critical objective.png Critical Objective Challenges of the Legionnaires: Resolve Doing repeatable and other activities mentioned in its quest list will take care of this one from the background. This is a one-time quest per account. But the story can be experienced on all pilots
58 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: Field Work First time unlocked at the contract board. Various sub contracts, randomized
59 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: Fort Patrol First time unlocked at the contract board. Various sub contracts, randomized
60 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: Freelancer Work First time unlocked at the contract board. Various sub contracts, randomized
61 Cortex-legendary contract.png Legendary Contract Contract: Hazard Pay First time unlocked at the contract board. Various sub contracts, randomized
62 Cortex-legendary contract.png Legendary Contract Contract: Disaster Protocol First time unlocked at the contract board. Various sub contracts, randomized
63 Cortex-legendary contract.png Legendary Contract Contract: Threat Assessment First time unlocked at the contract board. Various sub contracts, randomized
64 Cortex-stronghold.png Stronghold The Temple of Scar Speak with sev before starting this. First time expedition has unique dialogue. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
65 Cortex-stronghold.png Stronghold The Sunken Cell Speak with Sev before starting this. First time expedition has unique dialogue. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
66 Cortex-cataclysm critical.png Cataclysm Critical Tip of the Spear (Mission) This mission is not available any longer
67 Cortex-cataclysm critical.png Cataclysm Critical The Eyes Have It This mission is not available any longer
68 Cortex-cataclysm critical.png Cataclysm Critical The Hunt This mission is not available any longer
69 Cortex-cataclysm critical.png Cataclysm Critical What Harken Wants This mission is not available any longer
70 Cortex-cataclysm critical.png Cataclysm Critical Echoes of Reality (Mission) This mission is not available any longer
71 Cortex-cataclysm critical.png Cataclysm Critical The Eye of the Storm This mission is not available any longer
72 Cortex-cataclysm critical.png Cataclysm Critical Breaking the Spear This mission is not available any longer
73 Cortex-cataclysm critical.png Cataclysm Critical A Lingering Echo This mission is not available any longer
74 Cortex-cataclysms.png Echoes of Reality Echoes of Reality (Game Mode) The original full version (7 events + Boss Fight) is no longer available. Basic/Restricted version (3 events + Boss Fight) shows up once in a while.
75 Cortex-cataclysms.png Echoes of Reality Echoes of Reality (Game Mode) The Season of Skulls full version (7 events + Boss Fight) is no longer available. Basic/Restricted version (3 events + Boss Fight) shows up once in a while.

Repeatable Expeditions

There is no order to be followed for these expeditions, but they are mentioned for convenience.

# Icon Expedition Type Expedition Name Important Notes and Remarks
1 Live Event Icon.png Live Events Live Events available for a limited time which gave rewards for completing challenges related to them. Originally repeatable. These Freeplay Events are no longer available.
2 World Encounter Icon.png World Encounters Various 1 and 2 star freeplay world encounters available throughout the freeplay map in several locations. Repeatable, randomized. Various types.
3 World Event Main Icon.png World Events Arcanist Korox Study Repeatable, when released. Currently not available. Was a part of a Live Event called Beasts of the Field
4 Cortex-stronghold.png Stronghold Tyrant Mine Repeatable Stronghold
5 Cortex-stronghold.png Stronghold The Temple of Scar Repeatable Stronghold
6 Cortex-stronghold.png Stronghold The Sunken Cell Repeatable Stronghold
7 Cortex-stronghold.png Stronghold The Heart of Rage Repeatable Stronghold
8 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: Field Work Repeatable Mission. Various sub contracts within each contract are available. They are randomized during each run
9 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: Fort Patrol Repeatable Mission. Various sub contracts within each contract are available. They are randomized during each run
10 Cortex-agent contract.png Agent Contract Contract: Freelancer Work Repeatable Mission. Various sub contracts within each contract are available. They are randomized during each run
11 Cortex-legendary contract.png Legendary Contract Contract: Hazard Pay Repeatable Mission. Various sub contracts within each contract are available. They are randomized during each run
12 Cortex-legendary contract.png Legendary Contract Contract: Disaster Protocol Repeatable Mission. Various sub contracts within each contract are available. They are randomized during each run
13 Cortex-legendary contract.png Legendary Contract Contract: Threat Assessment Repeatable Mission. Various sub contracts within each contract are available. They are randomized during each run
14 Legendary Mission.png Legendary Mission Legendary: Lost Arcanist Repeatable Mission
15 Legendary Mission.png Legendary Mission Legendary: Incursion Repeatable Mission
16 Legendary Mission.png Legendary Mission Legendary: Finding Old Friends Repeatable Mission
17 Legendary Mission.png Legendary Mission Legendary: The Tomb of General Tarsis Repeatable Mission
18 Legendary Mission.png Legendary Mission Legendary: The Fortress of Dawn Repeatable Mission
19 Legendary Mission.png Legendary Mission Legendary: Freelancer Down Repeatable Mission
20 Legendary Mission.png Legendary Mission Legendary: Mysterious Beginnings Repeatable Mission
21 Legendary Mission.png Legendary Mission Legendary: Dear Diary Repeatable Mission
22 Legendary Mission.png Legendary Mission Legendary: Vanishing Act Repeatable Mission
23 World Event Main Icon.png World Events Mysterious Crystalline Wreckage Originally repeatable. This World Event is not available any longer.
24 World Event Main Icon.png World Events Crystal Harvest Originally repeatable. This World Event is not available any longer. There are 4 versions.
25 Conjunction Anomaly.png Conjunctions Echoes of Reality (Conjunctions) Still available in Freeplay, the type of conjunction available is randomized. This is actually a repeatable expedition. There are 5 versions of a Shaper Anomaly.
26 Cortex-cataclysms.png Echoes of Reality Echoes of Reality (Game Mode) Original version. Only final boss and 3 event version available, and on a rotation. Full version unavailable. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
27 Cortex-cataclysms.png Echoes of Reality Echoes of Reality (Game Mode) Season of Skulls version. Only final boss and 3 event version available, and on a rotation. Full version unavailable. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
28 World Event Main Icon.png World Events Arcanist Research World Event Available only in October when the map has Season of Skulls decorations. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
29 World Event Main Icon.png World Events Sentinel Bonfire World Event Available only in October when the map has Season of Skulls decorations. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
30 World Event Main Icon.png World Events Freelancer Pilgrimage World Event Available only in October when the map has Season of Skulls decorations. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
31 Conjunction Anomaly.png Conjunctions Up, Up, and Away Still available in Freeplay, the type of conjunction available is randomized. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
32 Conjunction Anomaly.png Conjunctions The Undying (Conjunction) Still available in Freeplay, the type of conjunction available is randomized. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
33 Conjunction Anomaly.png Conjunctions Shaper Disturbance Still available in Freeplay, the type of conjunction available is randomized. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
34 Conjunction Anomaly.png Conjunctions No One Likes Spiders Still available in Freeplay, the type of conjunction available is randomized. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
35 Conjunction Anomaly.png Conjunctions Sentinel Monument Still available in Freeplay, the type of conjunction available is randomized. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
36 Time Trial.png Time Trials Dark Water Run Available in Freeplay. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
37 Time Trial.png Time Trials Emerald Run Available in Freeplay. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
38 Time Trial.png Time Trials Fortress Run Available in Freeplay. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
39 Time Trial.png Time Trials Razor's Edge Run Available in Freeplay. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
40 Time Trial.png Time Trials Rust Bowl Run Available in Freeplay. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
41 Time Trial.png Time Trials Smuggler's Run Available in Freeplay. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
42 Time Trial.png Time Trials Stone Canyon Run Available in Freeplay. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
43 Time Trial.png Time Trials Watcher's Run Available in Freeplay. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
44 Cortex-seasonal.png Seasonal Expeditions Seasonal Tyrant Mine Seasonal Expeditions are available on rotation and can be repeated.
45 Cortex-seasonal.png Seasonal Expeditions Seasonal The Heart of Rage Seasonal Expeditions are available on rotation and can be repeated.
46 Cortex-seasonal.png Seasonal Expeditions Seasonal The Temple of Scar Seasonal Expeditions are available on rotation and can be repeated.
47 Cortex-seasonal.png Seasonal Expeditions Seasonal The Sunken Cell. Seasonal Expeditions are available on rotation and can be repeated.
48 World Event Main Icon.png World Events Ice Flower Frenzy World Event Available only in December when the map has Icetide decorations. This is actually a repeatable expedition.
49 Cataclysm and Festive Logo.png Festive Events Special Festive Events that coincide with real world holidays and show up around those times. Weekly Challenges, which may repeat 1 to 4 times depending on how big the holiday is will coincide with real world holidays.
50 World Event Main Icon.png World Events All the World Events available on launch day Repeatable, randomized. Various types with various versions and permutations. At least 1 World Event will show up in each of the 10 Subregions at the same time, but in randomized districts. So there will be 10 concurrent world events running at the same time, but they will disappear to allow a new one to show up after a short period of no one attempting it.
Advertisement