Anthem: how to get into the closed alpha

  • Anthem: how to get into the closed alpha

Anthem: how to get into the closed alpha

To sign up, you'll need to fill out a forum on EA's community page.

We've already signed up ourselves, and will keep you updated if BioWare and EA decide to open up the Closed Alpha to even more players in future.

After the initial Closed Alpha run, EA also plans to expand its testing with a couple of pre launch demos leading up to the final release of Anthem, with the first starting on February 1, 2019. Don't worry, though, you'll have plenty more pre-release Anthem time when the expected BETA rolls out at some point next year, possibly sooner.

The test is available on all platforms and you can choose which one to sign up for - PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

If you want to be one of the few who get to try out "Anthem" in the closed alpha, here's what you need to know. You can play in one or all of the tests.

Before you get too excited about jumping into your mech suit and flying around killing the various nasty-looking aliens that plague the world of Anthem, bear in mind that this first alpha test is going to be rough around the edges, and "mainly a tech test" as Mark Darrah, the executive producer of the game, clarified. That means, barring any leaks, you shouldn't expect to see players sharing any thoughts, screenshots, or videos from the alpha test. Check out the non-disclosure requirements here.

Each platform has four available sessions over the course of the weekend, and they each last for three hours, meaning the luckiest recruits could get to play up to 12 hours of Anthem in total.

What do you think about this announcement? Will you sign up?