Anthem Alpha Sign Up: Closed EA PlayTest coming December – How to sign up on PS4, Xbox One (Pic: EA)

EA's Destiny style MMO Anthem is coming early next year, February 22nd to be more precise, but before 2018 finishes, the team at Bioware are going to hold a closed Alpha test.

The news was announced earlier this evening during a new developer stream for the game.

Bioware revealed that the Mech focussed space shooter will welcome played into the closed Alpha on December 8th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. However, participants can only register to play on one device.

Admittedly though, it's not lasting very long, with players only able to take part for one day until December 9th.

Equally, it won't be available for the entire time period, but instead, EA has said that the test will hold "multiple sessions" spread throughout the weekend.

"Its an opportunity for you to check out Anthem but well also be adjusting things like matchmaking and server load on the fly," EA explained on their website post.


"These Community Playtests are more limited than what we want to share in the pre-launch demos. All of these factors combined mean that were making access to our Playtests limited, which is where the “closed” part of the name comes from."

Sign-ups for the Anthem closed alpha is now live, so if you want you can register your interest by following the link here.

However, it's worth noting that with such high interest, you may not get a spot and registering does not guarantee access.

Equally, in order to play you'll need a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership for your PS4 or Xbox One.

As mentioned previously, you can only choose one platform, but when you register your interest, you'll need to pick your specific platform right there and then as well as the time windows you'd like to participate in.

Keep reading for more details direct from EA.

(Pic: EA)

How do I register and sign up for the Closed Alpha?

This Community Playtest is organized by the EA Community Playtesting team. Places are limited, and sign ups close end of day December 3, 2018.

Heres how to sign up:

  1. Head to the EA Community Playtesting site.
  2. Sign in with your EA Account.
  3. Choose your platform, and let us know when you want to play. Once your choices are completed, click Submit.
  4. Signing up does not guarantee youll be invited to take part, its on a first come first served basis.
  5. If youre in, youll see a confirmation on the Community Playtesting site and youll get an email from us letting you know how to download the Anthem Closed Alpha game client.

If you have any questions about how Community Playtesting works, check out the Community Playtesting FAQ.


What if theres no room left in the Closed Alpha?

If our sessions for a particular device are full, you can still sign up on a waitlist. We cant promise that everyone on the waitlist will be able to join. Once the Community Playtest has started, check your email to see if weve sent you instructions to download the Anthem Closed Alpha client.

You can also check your status on the Community Playtesting site to see if it has changed.

Can I pre-download the Closed Alpha?

Yes. If youre registered for a Community Playtest, youll get an email with instructions to download the client for the Closed Alpha before it begins.

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