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Anthem free/pre-order demo schedules set, early details emerge

EA, and Bioware have revealed more details about the upcoming Anthem limited demos.

As previously announced, Anthem will be receiving two limited demos in the near future. The first of which, the VIP demo, is available to players who pre-order Anthem, as well as EA/Origin Access members.

The Anthem VIP demo will go live on Friday, January 25, before servers shut down on Sunday, January 27. If you manage to play the VIP demo, you'll receive an exclusive in-game item for use in the full game - though Bioware hasn't said what it is yet.

Then, a week later, the free demo kicks off. The free Anthem demo can be downloaded by anyone on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The free demo will be available starting Friday, February 1 and until Sunday, February 3.

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As far as content, expect both demos to be identical. All players will have access to the Ranger Javelin, and one other option that's yet to be confirmed. The game's hub, Fort Tarsis, will be accessible, and Bioware is going to make a few different mission types available for players. This includes traditional story missions, and a stronghold.

The demos will start players off at level 10, but only allow progression to level 15. In either case, your progress in the demo won't carry over to the main game.

Anthem launches February 22 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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