How to Install the Anthem Demo and Invite Friends

Anthem VIP Demo Closed Beta

The Anthem demo has just been released by EA for all platforms. This means you can start pre-downloading the demo regardless of your eligibility to access the VIP demo. The first demo or beta starts this Friday, so make sure to set up everything beforehand!

If you have already pre-ordered the game, purchased the EA Access on consoles or the Origin Access subscription on PC, then you can access and play the VIP demo on the demo launch date. All you have to do is head to the Origin’s store page and get your demo there. It’s as simple as that.

Keep in mind that Anthem is around 35GB, so you might want to pre-load in advance. For everyone else, you can still pre-load the game but you won’t be able to play Anthem without being eligible.

On the other hand, you will be able to join the free demo scheduled for the next week. So, let’s get into details about the Anthem demo.

How to Download and Install the Anthem Demo?

Alright, so the Anthem demo has been released today and you can get it now. For those who have purchased digitally, you can just go ahead and follow the steps below.

If you got your game from a retail shop (Amazon, GameStop, etc…), then you need to look for your exclusive demo code. It’s usually on the receipt or email after completing the purchase. Anyway, once you’ve got your code you need to sign in here using your EA/Origin account and click Redeem Code.

However, you need to proceed differently depending on the platform you have purchased the game. Here is how you can pre-load the Anthem now.

For PC

1st Step: Login in Origin through the client or webpage.

2nd Step: Head to the Anthem store page entry.

3rd Step: Select the option Try It First to add the demo to your library.

4th Step: Choose your install options to download & isntall the game!

For PlayStation & Xbox

For console players, you can head to the respective store pages for Anthem and grab the demo. Here’s what you need to do:

For Xbox: You simply need to go to the Microsoft Store and download it.

For Playstation: US gamers need to head to their region PlayStation Store. EU players can grab Anthem at this PlayStation Store.

What is the Anthem Demo / Beta Schedule?

There are two schedules for the Anthem Demo right now. The first one follows the closed beta model and starts next Friday (January 25). The second demo follows the open beta model and will being on February 1.

Anthem VIP Demo or Closed Beta

The first Anthem Demo will run for three days, from January 25 (Friday) to January 27 (Sunday). Remember, only those who have pre-ordered the game, purchased the EA or Origin subscriptions or received a friend code can access the VIP Demo.

These are the server opening and closing times from EA:

  • 9am to 6pm PT
  • 10am to 9pm ET
  • 5pm to 2am GMT

Anthem Normal Demo or Open Beta

In the following week, everyone will be able to experience Anthem for free. That will be during three days as well, from February 1 (Friday) to February 3 (Sunday). The server opening and closing times will remain the same:

  • 9am to 6pm PT
  • 10am to 9pm ET
  • 5pm to 2am GMT

Are You Eligible for the VIP Demo?

To put things simple, you are only eligible to play Anthem’s VIP demo if you have thrown some cash at EA… Or if you were lucky enough to win a VIP demo code from a giveaway or from a dear friend.

In other words, you need to pre-order the game or purchase the EA or Origin subscription to access this demo/beta.

How to Invite Friends for the VIP Demo?

If you are already eligible for the Anthem VIP Demo, then be aware that you will receive three invites! All you have to do is download, install, and then launch the game (at least once). Otherwise, you won’t be able to access your friend codes.

The next step is to head to the Refer a Friend Tab and click on Anthem Demos, sign in with your EA/Origin account and send your personal invite code to your friends. Then, they just have to follow the instructions and you can all enjoy the VIP demo together.

Anthem Demo Specifications for PC

Minimum

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 760, AMD Radeon 7970 / R9280X
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • Hard drive: At least 50GB of free space
  • DirectX: DirectX 11

Recommended

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060/ RTX 2060, AMD RX 480
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • Hard drive: At least 50GB of free space
  • DirectX: DirectX 11

If you have just installed the Anthem demo and you’re experiencing infinite loading screens. Then check our solution in this guide.

The official release date for Anthem is on February 22 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Marta Branco
Marta Branco is an experienced digital marketer with an international background. She has contributed to the video game industry, by collaborating with Unigamesity and VgamerZ in the past. She has been a gamer since always and at long last, she has founded a project dedicated to survival video games.

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