Those of you who pre-ordered the sci-fi loot shooter will be able to get a taste of the game tomorrow, when the Anthem VIP demo arrives. It arrives on Microsoft's Xbox One consoles on February 22nd and digital pre-orders are now open. Similar to digital pre-orders, you won't have to do anything else. You'll also find new weapons and craft different pieces of armor for your Javelins, allowing you to shape your exo-suit in whatever way you desire.
Your progress carries forward from the VIP demo to the open demo.
Crucially, those invited can pick any of the three platforms to play on, regardless of what your chosen version is.
The Anthem demo ends on on January 27 at 6pm PT (7:30am IST).
The Anthem demo release date is January 25 from 9am PT (10:30pm IST).
You will need to uninstall and reinstall the game for launch. The first is access to the exclusive VIP demo-which is happening this weekend from January 25 through January 27.
The free demo shuts down on February 3 at 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am UK (February 4). The client weighs in at 44GB for PC and about 26GB for consoles. And the story itself will unfold over time based on how you play the game.
Here are the system requirements for the Anthem demo on PC.
I have to admit, this is damn impressive that BioWare has seemingly added a feature in the game that was requested by the community even before the game launched, and not patched in post-launch.
"The Anthem team is looking into it, so hopefully we'll get this sorted out soon", reads an EA Support tweet.
You'll take on the role of a Freelancer in Anthem, one of the soldiers trained to survive the grueling landscape of a hostile world.