Registration for Anthem’s first closed alpha test begins


Ooh, it seems Anthem is finally getting off the ground!

Publisher Electronic Arts has announced the game’s first closed alpha tests. The four sessions will run over the following weekend, from 8-9 December on all three major platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One. You may only pick one out of the three, though.

Sounds good? Then be quick about it! Registration for the alpha closes this coming Monday, 3 December. There’s no limit on the number of sessions you can sign up for, so feel free to pick as many as four or as few as one.

Those who manage to snag a spot will be emailed a test code just before the alpha commences, so make sure to keep a close eye on your inbox and spam filters.

You’ll need to do some homework too. In addition to an EA account, check that you meet the following specs to run the alpha on PC:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 4GB, AMD R9 390 8GB
  • HDD: At least 60GB of free space

One last thing: do take note that you’re NOT allowed to disclose information about the alpha anywhere apart from the closed EA playtester forums. This includes social media, streams, posts and the like. Don’t get yourself into hot water for no reason, folks.

Anthem is BioWare’s first new IP in years, breaking away from the Mass Effect and Dragon Age RPG franchises to try their hand at online, living world stuff. Check out the updates from E3 2017 and E3 2018 to get up to speed while you wait for those alpha spots.

Kenneth Ang

Kenneth is your dedicated jack of all trades gamer and borderline anime nut. When not writing, he likes to wind down with Overwatch, Apex Legends and a bit of Fate: Grand Order on the side.