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Anthem VIP demo is having login issues, Bioware is working on it

The Anthem VIP demo — exclusive to customers who have pre-ordered and friends they invite — has had a rocky start, with users across all platforms reporting issues being able to login and start playing.

At time of publishing, those issues appear to be fixed on PS4 and PC, while EA and BioWare are still working on Xbox One.

EA initially tweeted that it was adding additional server capacity to fix the issue. However, it would be strange for the closed demo to have a capacity problem, considering only a small portion of overall players (those who have already pre-ordered) are able to play at this stage. It turned out not to be the issue.

The publisher later tweeted that it was working on the “infinite loading issue” and the login issue, which seemed to be the main source of frustration on social media, rather than a server capacity issue.

EA hasn’t announced if it will extend the VIP demo to cover for the lost time. Bethesda was forced to add additional demo time for Fallout 76 when it encountered issues.

The open Anthem demo will be available to everyone between 2-4 February. You can preload it now in anticipation — hopefully it’ll be second time lucky next weekend.

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