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Anthem Game Pre-Order, VIP Demo, And Release Date Guide

Anthem Game Pre-Order, VIP Demo, And Release Date Guide

"You must pre-order Anthem, be an EA Access subscriber, or be an Origin Access subscriber at the time of the VIP Demo to participate".

The Anthem demo download size is 23.6GB on PS4 and Xbox One, and 44GB on Windows PC. If you can't wait that long, fret not, as you'll be able to play a demo for the game this weekend.

Bioware's Destiny-like online game, Anthem launches in a month and Casey Hudson, Bioware General Manager, has written a blog post sharing some thoughts about the game and some key dates around the game's release. Unlike the open demo, which is slated for next week, getting into the VIP demo will take a little doing.

Crucially, those invited can pick any of the three platforms to play on, regardless of what your chosen version is.

It goes offline on January 27 at 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am UK (January 28). While playing, you'll also unlock-in whichever order you want-the close-combat specialist Interceptor, long-distance and elemental caster Storm, and hulking tank-like Colossus.

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From Jan. 25 to the 27, BioWare will hold a VIP demo and then the following weekend, from February 1 to February 3, the company will hold a public demo. The Anthem free demo ends on February 3 at 6pm PT (7:30am IST). This means you'll need an active subscription to PlayStation Plus, or Xbox Live Gold on your platform of choice. If you can't see the page despite having access to the demo, try to launch the client at least once before rechecking the page.

Here are the system requirements for the Anthem demo on PC.

"The Anthem team is looking into it, so hopefully we'll get this sorted out soon", reads an EA Support tweet.

Unfortunately, however, only VIP demo participants will receive an exclusive in-game item that can be used in the full game.


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