January 27, 2019 BioWare has acknowledged that Anthem’s VIP demo weekend was “rocky,” so that they’re giving contributors a free in-game vinyl.
Anthem’s VIP demo weekend didn’t fairly go as deliberate – gamers couldn’t log in for hours, and as soon as they did, infinite loading screens stored many from launching expeditions from Fort Tarsis. Problems with the demo finally unfold throughout EA’s dwell providers, making complete PC game libraries inaccessible to some gamers.
BioWare’s head of dwell service, Chad Robertson, up to date the neighborhood with a weblog submit Saturday. While many gamers assumed EA and/or BioWare had failed to offer sufficient servers for the demo weekend, Robertson confused this was not the case.
“Overall, we had excess capacity prepared for population increases, and continue to do so,” he wrote. “That said, what’s important is that all parts of the game work as designed to meet players’ needs, and that did not happen in the opening hours.”
BioWare’s Casey Hudson tweeted “Turns out to not be a server capacity issue. Seems to be a different issue that didn’t come up in previous scale testing. Teams are on it.” EA neighborhood supervisor Corey Andress followed up a bit later to say “this is sounding like a Nucleus/Origin login issue.”
That’s totally different than the error message we acquired upon making an attempt to log into the Anthem demo, which stated “We’re sorry, but the EA servers reached maximum capacity. Please try again later.” But no, it appears you’re not getting kicked out of FIFA as a result of Anthem servers are full – servers aren’t shared, however login services are. Friday’s launch did, nevertheless, apparently blow a gap within the latter.
DICE’s neighborhood boss for Star Wars, Ben Walke, broke out the large weapons in relation to official communication about server points: the ‘this is fine’ canine.
Seem we’re having some server points throughout a number of games, together with Star Wars. Teams are working to deliver issues again on-line. pic.twitter.com/f6HvKlgJpU
— Ben Walke (@BenWalke) January 25, 2019
Robertson wrote that a number of gamers did wind up capable of play the demo, and he says it was additionally heavily-watched on Twitch, with a peak concurrent viewer depend of greater than 300,000, and greater than 100 million minutes watched. Players who participated within the demo will get a second free vinyl to make use of on their Javelins as soon as Anthem launches.
The corporations have made no point out of extending the demo interval, nevertheless.
So what was the issue? BioWare and EA haven’t shared what they’ve discovered on their finish, however a ResetEra member says he has a theory. User Gossi says he ran packet captures on No Man’s Sky when that game launched, which proved it initially had no actual multiplayer part. After working an identical check on the Anthem demo, he says it has the other drawback: when the game consumer fails to attach, it floods the host with makes an attempt to reconnect – primarily, DDoSing EA’s login servers.
It’s not clear whether or not that’s what actually occurred with the Anthem demo, nevertheless it’s a concept that may account for the truth that EA noticed issues throughout its on-line providers when the demo went dwell Friday. Fortunately, for those who log into Origin now, you must see your full game library once more.
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The Anthem release date is now lower than a month away, and the free demo is about to open up on February 1. Here’s hoping we don’t have these server points once more on both event.