Just a quick guide on how I got my hands on a copy of Anthem and how to play the game early, this includes the various ways you can get early access to the game.

You are one of the lucky few to receive a pre-release copy of Anthem. There are many different things you can do with Anthem, so you can enjoy the game in different ways. However, you might be wondering: which character should I play as? Which is the best build to use? Which class is the strongest? You want to be informed on Anthem, and this guide will help you do just that. I will define all the classes, explain what abilities they have, and tell you which build is the strongest.

In case you haven’t heard, Anthem is going to be an Early Access game. If you want to test it out before release and help us get it right, come check out our Anthem guide!

If you were one of the early Anthem demo testers, the good news is that the Anthem early access release is now available. Bioware’s space-based shooting game is offering gamers one final chance to play it, regardless of whether or not they pre-ordered it.

Anthem early access began today at 3 p.m. in the United Kingdom, but we’ve also included timings for the rest of the globe. We’ve also included instructions on how to download the Anthem early access version right now.

Didn’t have a chance to try any of the demos? If this is your first time, our Anthem wiki guide may help you get started.


Anthem’s early access timetable and preparations

This is likely to be one of the final opportunities for gamers to try out Anthem. Anthem’s early access launch is the last act before the game’s official release next week. Because various platforms will function differently with the Anthem early access release, it’s worth reading on to discover how yours will.

15 February 2019 — The Anthem early access release for PC (full title) will need an Origin Premier membership.

Anthem early access for Xbox One and PC (15 February 2019) – Basic Origin/EA Access membership subscription

Anthem will be released on February 22nd across all platforms.

When and where will Anthem be released in early access?


The Anthem early access release starts at the following times, regardless of whether you have EA Access, Origin Access basic, or Premier:

15:00 GMT – United Kingdom

16:00 PDT for the rest of the EU

7:00 a.m. PDT on the West Coast of the United States

10:00 a.m. EDT on the East Coast of the United States

Keep in mind that PC customers with an Origin Premier Access subscription will get access to the game at the specified time. Those with basic access – EA or Origin Access – will have ten hours to play Anthem early access before being booted out. Players will be able to pick up where they left off once Anthem is officially released on February 22nd.

In other words, if you stay on one platform, you won’t lose any of your progress (not jumping from PC to Xbox for example).

Preloads for Anthem’s Early Access release

Because of the game’s many platforms, the Anthem early access release may be a bit perplexing.

The bad news for PS4 owners is that they will have to wait until February 22nd to play the game, with information on when the full release preloads will be available being scarce.

On the other hand, Xbox One on PC will be easily accessible at the time of writing this post, giving you a head start for when the game releases.

Have you seen Anthem yet? It’s now available for purchase on Amazon.

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Holly is the smartest person you will ever know (Or so she tells us lol). She's a gamer by heart, and an author by soul. Writing for the website g15tools is a dream come true for her - she loves being able to share her thoughts and insights with others who love gaming as much as she does. When she's not writing or gaming, Holly can be found spending time with her friends and family.