that, as promised, everyone can now access the open demo for
, BioWare's upcoming mechanized action/RPG. The demo is available
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
- 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.
- Your Own Javelin to Personalize (Two of Them,
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.
- 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.
- 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.