Bioware’s new IP Anthem is set to launch next month but for the next two weekends, you can get some early hands-on time with it.
This weekend is for VIPs only. The weekend after is open to all.
How to become a VIP.
- Pre-order. If you pre-order digitally the VIP demo is already on your account. Just download the demo from the store.
- If you pre-ordered in a store then check your receipt for a code.
- Subscribe to either Origin Premier, Origin Basic (PC) or EA Access (Xbox)
How to Download:
- Pre-load started on the 23rd. Just search for the Anthem demo in the PS Store, Xbox Live Marketplace or on Origin.
When can I play?
- The VIP demo runs from Jan 25th (around
5pmUTC) – Jan 27th.
- The Open Demo runs from Feb 1st – 3rd.
What about my Friends?
- VIP Access lets you invite up to three friends to play with. Head to this page https://www.ea.com/games/anthem/anthem-demos and click Friends Passes to get a link for them.
- You start as at level 10 and get to play a few missions and a slice of the world to explore as you please.
- They have tweaked the rate at which you level up and earn currency compared to the full game. This is so you get to experience a bit more of the later customization options in the short time frame of the demo.
- It is online only.
- You need to have PS+ or Xbox Live to play.
- You need to be over 18
- Progress will carry to the next free demo but not the game.
- You don’t need to uninstall the VIP demo, just update it for the free demo.