Anthem Status Report

The BioWare Blog has an update on their progress in rescuing Anthem, offering detailed Javelin gameplay details and skill trees. This is all subject to change, and they do not provide any idea of when they will be relaunching the online multiplayer action/RPG. The post also introduces an Artifact system they're experimenting with to replace Components. Here's what they say about that:
We’ve heard from you that Components feel like nothing more than stat modifiers. With that in mind, we’re also experimenting with a new Artifacts system to replace them. Artifacts are pieces of super powered tech that set your Javelin and Freelancer apart. Each Javelin type would have a distinct Artifact catering towards its class fantasy. For instance, your Ranger’s rocket pod would be upgraded into the Skyfell Launcher Artifact, a pair of back-mounted pods that transform into powerful rocket launchers.

These Artifacts would change in appearance, depending on what parts you equip. There’s also an opportunity to allow for more interesting decision making. The parts you equip would contribute to a powerful passive ability generated by the Artifact.