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Anthem Open Demo Live

EA announces that, as promised, everyone can now access the open demo for Anthem, BioWare's upcoming mechanized action/RPG. The demo is available on Origin and here's what to expect:
Itís finally time to get hands on with Anthem. The Anthem Open Demo runs from February 1-3, 2019, and itís your chance to jump into a javelin and explore the beauty and chaos of the world youíve heard so much about. Progress from the VIP Demo carries over to the Open Demo, so players who joined the VIP Demo will get to jump in right where they left off Ė with all four of their javelins in the forge.

Take a second to check out these four things you can expect from the Anthem Open Demo.

  1. Visiting Fort Tarsis
    The Open Demo starts in Fort Tarsis, the walled city that you call home in Anthem. Itís your hub for everything youíll need between missions -- itís also a space where you are protected from dangerous forces that torment the outside world. In Tarsis, you can visit the Forge and customize your javelin with loot you pick up on missions, or head to other locations in the fort Ė like the Enclave, the Bar, or the Arcanist Lab. This will be where you get to know the characters of Anthem, who will be around to chat, though their contracts (special in-game missions) will not be available.
  2. Your Own Javelin to Personalize (Two of Them, Actually)
    In the Open Demo, youíll start out as a level 10 pilot with a fully equipped javelin of your choice. You can unlock a second javelin of your choice (either Ranger, Colossus, Storm, or Interceptor) at level 12. Your level will be capped at level 15 for the Open Demo. Since you have access to the Forge, youíll also be able to personalize your javelins and change your loadouts to equip any new gear or weaponry you get on missions.

    The earn rates on XP, Items, and Coin have been adjusted to give you a full Anthem experience over the relatively short timeframe of the Open Demo. Youíll also be given some Coin in the demo so you can have the chance to purchase and equip cosmetics.
  3. Embarking on Expeditions
    Head into the world with the Open Demo, completing missions and discovering some of the secrets it holds. Youíll meet the Arcanist Matthias, part of an order of researcher-monks charged with unlocking the mysteries of the world, who will send you on a three-part expedition to track down a shaper relic with mysterious powers. Explore, fly, and swim in Freeplay and take on emergent challenges as you travel through a section of Great Falls Canyon and some of the surrounding areas. Youíll even get to delve into one of the Strongholds, high-level dungeons that require a full squad of Freelancers to complete.
  4. Some (Mostly) Unfriendly Wildlife
    Whenever you venture into the world of Anthem you can be sure that youíll encounter beautifully dangerous wildlife. You might be hoping for a grabbit sighting but donít let your guard down -- there are living, moving threats that can come from all angles.

    These creatures donít care if youíre in the midst of a mission or casually exploring the world in Anthemís free-roaming mode Freeplay, theyíre poised to make you have a no good, very bad day -- and cause major damage while theyíre at it. You may encounter wyverns, vicious flying creatures, will attack anything they come across, raining fire on their prey from above and leaving you desperate for a way to douse the flames and regain your health. Oh, but if you think thatís terrifying, just wait until you meet an Ursix.