Pre-load Anthem today and start playing a demo of the game tomorrow

Cal Jeffrey

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According to EA's announcement, players who have pre-ordered the game for any platform (PS4, XB1, PC) and members of EA’s Origin Access program are considered VIPs. They will have access to play the demo from 9 am Pacific tomorrow until 11 pm Pacific Sunday, January 27. Additionally, VIPs have the privilege of inviting up to three of their friends to join them in the game regardless of their friends' status.

Anthem's open demo period is scheduled for next Friday, February 1 at 8 pm Pacific. This trial is open to the public and will run until 11 pm Pacific Sunday, February 3.

The demo will consist of some missions and a small part of the Anthem world that players are free to explore. To make the most of the limited time, EA is starting everybody at level 10.

“We start you off at level 10 in the demo, so you get to play with a more powerful Javelin and use more powerful weapons,” said EA.

Players who played the earlier demo will carry over their progress to the open testing. However, that will be as far as it goes. Once the game launches, everyone will be reset to level 1 so they can start from scratch.

If you are interested in playing in either demo period, it might be a good idea to go ahead with the pre-install. The game is a pretty hefty download (44GB PC, 26 PS4, 23 XB1). Anthem is an online only game so you will also need an internet connection and a PSN or Xbox Live subscription. If you are a PC user, you might want to check the minimum system requirements on the Anthem help page.

Anthem launches for all three platforms on February 22.

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Thayios

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Nope, not interested. They should have fixed SWTOR instead of letting it rot until it was empty. I learned my lesson after that beta test/production run.
 

H3llion

Posts: 1,825   +513
Nope, not interested. They should have fixed SWTOR instead of letting it rot until it was empty. I learned my lesson after that beta test/production run.
SWTOR was good at what it did. It was not a game for end-game content and progression. RIP tho
 

m4a4

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I'm fine to wait for next weekend. Then I'll jump in to see how interested I am in the game.
They said microtransactions would be limited to vanity stuff, so I'm willing to give the game a chance...
 

Lurker101

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I'll let everyone else pay a premium to be a beta tester. Give it 6-12 months, if it comes out with a verified certificate of "Not ****", then I'll have a gander.
 

Humza

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Checklist for buying an EA game these days:
1. Does the publisher have a matrix table glorifying and praising buyers of an "ultra deluxe edition", that charges $20/30 more for a skin and a 2 minute soundtrack?
2. Does that table spit on the buyer who got the standard edition? Huh, you peasant!
3. Is the actual game worth your time?
4. Micro transactions?
...
Unlock the entire checklist for $10.