Anthem Early Access Release Is Today, But Servers Down For Some

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Anthem Early Access Release Is Today, But Servers Down For Some

Anthem isn't officially in wide release until next week, but members of EA's various membership programs can play it starting today. If you're a member of EA Access on Xbox One, or Origin Access on PC, you can access the game in one way or another starting today.

Some players have reported server issues, and EA Help has responded that it is aware of the problem and working on resolving it. That means that even if you are a member of an Access program, you may not be able to jump in right away. The company has also outlined the slightly convoluted steps to finding the trial itself on the EA Access hub.

Both Access programs offer a 10% discount for purchases, but the two offer a different level of early access. The EA Access program offers only a 10-hour trial with progress that will carry over into the main game if you choose to purchase it. Origin Access also offers a 10-hour trial, but if you're a Premier member you can just begin playing the full game early. PlayStation 4 has no Access program--at least not yet.

Anthem Early Access Release Is Live; Servers Down For Some

about X hours ago from
Anthem Early Access Release Is Live; Servers Down For Some

Anthem isn't officially in wide release until next week, but members of EA's various membership programs can play it starting today (provided you don't encounter server problems). If you're a member of EA Access on Xbox One, or Origin Access on PC, you can access the game in one way or another right now.

With the game now being live, some players have reported server issues, and EA Help has responded that it is aware of the problem and working on resolving it. That means that even if you are a member of an Access program, you may not be able to jump in right away. Specifically, the errors include those telling players that matchmaking has failed and that no server has been found or is currently unavailable.

EA has also outlined the slightly convoluted steps to finding the trial itself on the EA Access hub. You'll need to go through the hub, rather than the EA Access area of the My Games and Apps section.

Anthem Early Access Release Is Live; Server Issues Resolved [Update]

about X hours ago from
Anthem Early Access Release Is Live; Server Issues Resolved [Update]

Anthem isn't officially in wide release until next week, but members of EA's various membership programs can play it starting today. If you're a member of EA Access on Xbox One, or Origin Access on PC, you can access the game in one way or another right now.

With the game now being live, some players reported server issues earlier today, and EA Help's Twitter account has responded that it is aware of the problem and working on resolving it. Specifically, the errors include those telling players that matchmaking has failed and that no server has been found or is currently unavailable. In a further update, the EA Help account says it's "cleared up the connectivity issues," so things should now be working correctly for everyone. We'll continue to keep an eye out for any other problems that pop up.

EA has also outlined the slightly convoluted steps to finding the trial itself on the EA Access hub. You'll need to go through the hub, rather than the EA Access area of the My Games and Apps section.

Ben Affleck Finally Confirms He's No Longer Playing Batman

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Last month, the upcoming standalone Batman movie was finally given a release date and official title of The Batman. The one thing that wasn't announced by Warner or director Matt Reeves was who will be playing Batman. It has long been rumored that Ben Affleck is quitting the role, and now the star has confirmed the news.

As reported by comicbook.com, Affleck appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he was asked if it was true he is stepping down at Batman. "Yeah, I am," he said. "I have decided... I tried to direct a version of it, worked with a really good screenwriter, but couldn't come up with a version. Couldn't crack it. So I thought it was time to let someone else take a shot at it and they got some really good people."

The Batman was first announced back in 2016, with Affleck attached to star, co-write, and direct. He initially stepped down as director when Reeves came on board, and soon after it was reported that Affleck's script had been abandoned. While Affleck never stated that he was leaving the role, last year it was reported that Reeves' movie will feature a much younger Bruce Wayne. In addition, last month Affleck retweeted Deadline's story that he would no longer play the role.

Get A Free Game With The Division 2 Pre-Order On PC

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The Division 2 is just under a month away, leaving plenty of time to get in your pre-orders. If you plan on exploring the burned-out husk of Washington DC on PC, you can get a free game for putting your order in early.

Ubisoft announced that pre-orders on PC will get to choose one of three games: Ghost Recon Wildlands, Far Cry Primal, or Watch Dogs 2. All pre-orders made before March 14 will be eligible, and the offer works retroactively if you've already pre-ordered. You can head over to the offer page to redeem your code. If you're undecided, you have until March 31 to make a selection.

The games themselves will become playable on March 15, alongside The Division 2 launch date. Presumably this is so unscrupulous types can't snag a free game and then cancel their pre-order.