After the twitter account announced that they fixed everything I uninstalled, reinstalled, and tried again. Still no progress.
Sure glad I didn't pay anything for this. Oh wait...
So I still have not been able to get passed the the "Connecting to online services" title screen for Anthem VIP demo on PC. Is there any solution for this?
January - last edited January
Edit #2: Potentially solved!!
hmzero02: Set your PC clock to auto and restart Origin. That worked for me.
^^ This legend above (hmzero02 bottom of page 3 on this thread) suggested the fix - I logged on just as the demo ended (oh the pain!) however I did actually progress past the point we've all been stuck on I'm not sure whether or not it's coincidental or not but it's sure as hell with an attempt. Give it a shot y'all, thank you kind sir for putting this info forward. Below are the steps I took to apply the workaround:
- Right click date/time
- Select "Adjust date/time"
- Turn on "Set time automatically"
Interestingly enough when I turned on "Set time zone automatically" it reverted back to not working so make sure you're just selecting the one setting. I hope that this will line us up for some playing time this weekend during the open demo. I'll keep an eye on this thread (if anyone's still reading this *) just in case and help out if possible.
I'm having the exact same issue on PC - I've tried all the known workarounds without any success. I get connecting to online services with a brief flash saying "Live Content Update State: Preparing to Update" (ss attached).
I've done the following:
- Restarted the game (more times than I can count).
- Reinstalled the demo entirely twice.
- Tweaked my windows firewall
- Tweaked my router firewall
- Run as admin
- Created a new Origin account and used a Demo code to see if that changes anything.
I pre-ordered Anthem, I also have EA Origins Access Premier, no attention is getting paid to this particular issue and it's driving me insane. I paid money for this game and the ability to play early but in the 32+ hours the demo has been active I haven't even seen past the title screen.
I don't understand how it's reasonable to have people that haven't paid for the VIP using free codes getting on and playing when the people who have pre-ordered and actually paid money aren't receiving support - I've even tried the EA support chat and received no assistance. When you pay money for a service, you should receive that service.
I've been plenty patient up to this point, but with the demo coming to a close, I'm pretty livid about how awfully this has all gone.