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How do I unlock the metal painting materials?

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Re: How do you get the gold metal color?

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Gold and Brass were both available during the beta and I prefered brass. I think it looks more gold than gold.

So don't be upset for now. Brass is a perfectly valid replacement for gold until you get it. Gold doesn't look greatly different than brass in Anthem.

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Re: How do you get the gold metal color?

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Like the others said, Gold for metal materials is behind the 50k grind. However, just to clarify- contracts at 50 pts wouldn't be what I suggest. If you do quickplay, you're eligible for whatever loyalty points whoever's story mission would grant. I did about 10 or so quickplay missions and got about 200 pts of loyalty points on average per mission. The only downside is that its random since its quickplay so you may be working on Sentinel 50k pts but all your qp missions may be arcanists or freelancer based for a while.

 

Still, even if you end up doing 3 or 4 of the other faction missions you don't want- 1 good mission will still beat out grinding those contracts. Unless they're stronghold contracts, which seem semi random.

 

I'm also getting a couple masterwork weapons already and once you get them and complete the weapon challenges, the masterwork blueprints will unlock- regardless of if you've hit that 50k benchmark or not. Keep in mind-that only applies to that specific weapon.

 

Hope that helps!

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Re: How do you get the gold metal color?

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Brass can be unlocked much earlier. And its "gold-ish" looking alloy (the very reason why that alloy was invented in teh first place).

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Re: How do you get the gold metal color?

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50k loyalty points... For each faction, I've barely hit 3k on one of the factions by running everything in the game and then some.

Talk about not scaling up well, it goes from easy to no life in a couple of hours.

 

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Re: How do I unlock the metal painting materials?

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Take a look into your Challenges > Factions. You will get most of the metal "colors" by completing reputation challenges with the each faction. However, the gold require an additional challenge after that, which is much more demanding.

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Re: How do I unlock the metal painting materials?

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What d you mean additional challenge?
I got to rank 3 with arcanists and i should have unlocked brass and a couple other more, but i cant see them anywhere in the forge\appearance
Same goes with the player "banners" you are supposed to get with some challenges
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Re: How do I unlock the metal painting materials?

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You will get a challenge for additional reputation for the factions (50k each, so 150k total) and the rewards are gold metal "color" and some masterwork component blueprints. It's a long-term goal, as there isn't quite easy to get such amount of reputation fast.

 

You should see those colors in the Forge when some metal surface is assigned to a javelin part, instead of a regular color of other surface types.

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Re: How do I unlock the metal painting materials?

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I did all the loyalty challenges. I didn't get any non-ferrous metals in the forge
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Re: How do I unlock the metal painting materials?

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@TheGunsmith71 This thread is more than a year old.

That being said, to see the metal colors, you have to first have a metal texture chosen. Then you click on the color swatch (where you could change any other texture to blue, red, yellow, green, etc). Any unlocked metal colors should be there.

By not having any non-ferrous, do you mean you just have only steel?
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Yes, you see, there is only steel ...
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