Anthem First Alpha Test Opens For Registration Starts On December 8
Anthem’s Closed Alpha is set for next week, from December 8 to December 9, spanning Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PCs. Unlike previously-announced “pre-launch” demos, these will be “more limited,” focusing on networking and stability. The test will be limited to invited players, with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) enforced to prevent sharing. Four three-hour sessions are planned for the period, with registration via the EA Community Playtesting sign-up page.
One of the first points made in the post is that the Alpha is limited and will only be available for a relatively small group of players. Despite running on Dec. 8 and 9, the Alpha will also have limited play sessions likely meaning that the game will go up and down during the day, making it unavailable during certain times.
The closed alpha will require players to sign an NDA, meaning that they won’t be allowed to stream it anywhere or share details about it once it goes live. However, they’ll at least have a chance to download the test prior to launch day, to ensure they’ll have access as soon as it’s live.
There are multiple sessions across the two days, you can play in one or in all of them, but you can only sign up to play on one device (PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One)
It’s really easy to sign up for too:
- Head to the EA Community Playtesting site.
- Sign in with your EA Account.
- Choose your platform, and let us know when you want to play. Once your choices are completed, click Submit.
- Signing up does not guarantee you’ll be invited to take part, it’s on a first come first served basis.
- If you’re in, you’ll see a confirmation on the Community Playtesting site and you’ll get an email from us letting you know how to download the Anthem Closed Alpha game client.
Anthem officially makes its debut on February 22, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players.