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Bioware give apology skin to Anthem VIP Demo participants

Published: 18:20, 28 January 2019
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Bioware are giving away free skins to all Anthem VIP Demo participants as an apology for the numerous troubles plaguing game during the testing period. Additionally, the developers have unlocked all Javelins for the second, open demo.

Anthem's VIP demo didn't really go as planned with numerous technical issues surfacing during the two-day testing period. Many players were left disappointed with the state of the game, especially so close to release.

Bioware worked on some of the problems during the weekend, and at least some of the technical issues have been resolved. The developers recognised players' frustration and as an apology for shaky VIP demo launch, they are gifting another unique Javelin vinyl skin to those who took part in Anthem VIP demo.

The developers earlier confirmed that participants will get one unique skin for their Javelin at launch. The second one comes as a symbolic apology for the demo experience. 

"We appreciate everyone’s patience and sincerely apologize for those who have had issues getting into the game," was the statement from BioWare's Head of Live Service Chad Robertson.

Bioware are also unlocking all four Javelins for the open demo which is scheduled to run from 01 to 03 February 2019. Those who played the VIP demo started with the Ranger Javelin and had to earn the rest of them through progression. In case you didn't unlock and try out all of them, you'll have the chance to do so in just a couple of days. 

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In his update post, Robertson also mentioned the known issues and the priorities which should be fixed in time for the open demo. One of the biggest concerns is the infinite load problem which occurred once the loading bar hits 90-95 per cent completion mark. The issue wasn't entirely fixed during the VIP demo and Robertson described it as a "difficult one". 

Anthem's open demo should attract much higher player numbers than the VIP one, which could cause additional problems for the developers. A huge influx of players entering the game caused server downtime during the first hours of VIP demo and the issues even affected other EA games and services.

Hopefully, Bioware and EA won't get caught off guard again, once the open demo goes live.

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