Here's how to fix your ugly armor in Anthem

Anthem is an upcoming shared-world third-person shooter from BioWare. BioWare is the studio behind famous franchises like Dragon Age and Mass Effect. Anthem is expected to launch on February 22, but if you're on PC and an Origin Access Premier subscriber, you can play the full game right now. Unfortunately, other platforms will have to wait another week. Just like Destiny, the developer wants to support the game for the next ten years.

Anthem features a variety of "Javelins," commonly known as exosuits, but they're all pretty banged up. The paint is scratched off and a lot of the effects make it look like your Javelin was just scavenged from a junkyard. Luckily, you can change this in the "Forge," an in-game garage of sorts which allows you to change weapons and customize the look of your machine.

In order to make your Javelin look as clean as possible, you'll have to change three settings: "Vinyls," "Wear State," and "Paint."


  • Vinyls allows you to add logos and other images to your Javelin. Unfortunately, most of them aren't pristine and look faded. Luckily, you can remove them altogether by launching the Forge, then pressing right bumber on your controller to go to "Appearance," and then selecting Vinyls.
  • Once there, select the "None" option which is represented by the block sign. This will remove all faded stickers from your armor.
  • If you like the vinyls, you should skip this step and move onto the next.

Wear State

  • The Wear State of your armor is one of the most important settings to make it look clean. Luckily, below the Vinyls option you'll see Wear State. Clicking on Wear State will show you different damage effects.
  • Instead of "Dirty" or "Old," you should select "Standard." This should remove the majority of scratches and dents from your Javelin. The Standard option only appears after you've completed the first few missions and spoken with some of the characters in "Fort Tarsis."
  • Anthem allows for an unprescented amount of customization so changing the Wear State isn't enough. Some of the paints and materials look worn and damaged.


  • Below Wear State and "Animations," you'll see the Paint setting. If you click on it, it'll allow you to change the materials and paints used on your Javelin.
  • A lot of the paints are either Old or "Aged," so you want to select the one with the least amount of damage. This is called "Clean Metallic."
  • Not only does Clean Metallic give you the least-scratched look, it also glistens under the sun.
  • At this point you want to go through "Primary Hard," "Secondary Hard," "Tertiary Hard," "Primary Soft," "Secondary Soft," and "Tertiary Soft," and change them all to Clean Metallic.
  • You can also adjust the color to whatever you like, we chose a shade of yellow and black for our Javelin, but all the colors work.
  • This should make you Javelin look brand new, like it was just painted by the team over at Ferrari.

We've also added a short tutorial video at the top of this article so help you make these changes. We like our armor to be clean every time we go out to take on some "Scars" or the "Dominion." What about you?

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.