Anthem, the big multiplayer shooter from BioWare and EA, is getting a closed alpha next week. If you sign up on your EA account by December 3, you might have the chance to test it out.
In a help post for the closed alpha, the Anthem team spoke about all the players need to know. In order to join, players will have to sign in with their EA account to the EA Community Playtesting website and provide details, like the platform you’ll play on and which of the four sessions you want to play in. The periods start on December 8 and 9 at 4 and 9 AM Eastern and go for an indefinite amount of time. Access to the Anthem closed alpha is on a first come first served basis, but you can still get in if someone else leaves while you’re on the waitlist. If you’re playing on a computer, make sure you have the proper system specifications. The pre-download requires 60GB and the system needs the minimum:
- OS: 64-bit Windows 10
- CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
- RAM: 8 GB RAM
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 4GB, AMD R9 390 8GB
The closed alpha is a way for EA and BioWare to show off the game, but they’re focused on tweaking settings. Because of this, players can expect matchmaking settings and server loads to change on the fly.
While players will be able to experience the game, those playing the closed alpha have to sign a non-disclosure agreement. That means you won’t be able to share details, screenshots, or videos of the gameplay.
The official release for Anthem is set for February 22, 2019 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.