Anthem clean wear state: how to clean up your Javelin’s paint job

Here’s how to scrub your Javelin’s armour up to look standard, new, or clean

Anthem clean wear state

How do you achieve a clean wear state on your Javelin in Anthem? It’s probably a question you’ll ask yourself quite early on when you’re playing BioWare’s space oddity as your mech looks somewhat worse for wear when you first get your hands on it. You may also be under the impression that putting a lick of paint on that bad boy will do the trick. But no, to truly make that heap of metal shine and its colours burst you’ll need to know all about the wear state and in particular, unlock the Anthem clean wear state.

A Javelin’s wear state determines how beat up, rusted, and old the mech suit will appear. When you start the game, the only options available to you are ‘old’ and ‘dirty’. Of course, there is a rugged charm to sporting a worn down suit, but it may not make your mech pop as much as you would have hoped for. To achieve that, you’ll want to snag yourself the standard, new, or clean wear states.

Wondering how to do that? That’s where we come in. Our Anthem clean wear state guide will dip into how to get the standard, new, and clean wear states for your Javelin, alongside who you need to talk to in Fort Tarsis to get that done.


To unlock the standard, new, and clean wear states you’ll need to rack up experience so that you can gain loyalty levels with the Freelancer Faction. Gaining that experience is quite simple and can be done by completing contracts and missions from the faction.

You can also gain loyalty by having conversations with the various Freelancer NPCs dotted about Fort Tarsis.

Those NPCs are as follows:

  • Mathias
  • Aunt Cardea
  • Jarek Arnel
  • Lienn
  • Sev
  • Max
  • Haluk
  • Prospero
  • Yarrow
  • Sayrna
  • Marelda
  • Jani
  • Neeso Giles

And there you have it, how to get a clean wear state in Anthem for your Javelin. Even then though leveling up can be a bit of a slog, that’s why we’ve compiled an Anthem leveling guide to help you out.

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