Electronic Arts is preparing to launch pre-release demos for Anthem, its upcoming shared-world role-playing game, headed to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. While the all-new franchise isn't set to launch until February 22, 2019, two planned preview sessions are your chance for early access.

The Anthem demo splits into two separate periods, from a limited-access "VIP Demo" to a wider "Open Demo." The former is limited to those who preorder Anthem, subscribe to EA Access on Xbox One, or use Origin Access on PC. Alternatively, the Open Demo is accessible for all.

Related: How to play Anthem early demos

However, both Anthem demos are tied to tight three-day schedules. We've wrapped up all the times and dates you need to know, via EA.

Best VPN providers 2020: Learn about ExpressVPN, NordVPN & more

Anthem VIP Demo dates and times

Anthem's VIP Demo commences on January 25, before concluding on January 27.

  • Start – January 25 (12:01 PM EST / 9:01 AM PST / 5:01 PM UTC)
  • End – January 27 (9 PM EST / 6 PM PST / 2 AM UTC)

Anthem Open Demo dates and times

The Open Demo is scheduled for February 1, before wrapping up on February 3.

  • Start – February 1 (12:01 PM EST / 9:01 AM PST / 5:01 PM UTC)
  • End – February 3 (9 PM EST / 6 PM PST / 2 AM UTC)

Be sure to check back for any potential tweaks to demo times or scheduled downtime.

See at Amazon

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.