I’m definitely hoping to spend time in the open demo this weekend. Hopefully these fixes make things a little less irritating for everyone.
As an aside… I see Origin Access Basic is on special until 4 Feb. You can get one month access for R14.95 at the moment. That would get you access to the library for a month and 10 hours of early access to Anthem from the 15th Feb. (If you do it, remember to cancel the sub immediately afterwards so you don’t get charged the normal price recurring sub.)
Yip, the bulk of the fixes are probably going into a Day 1 patch. I did read that the Open Demo will use the same install as the VIP Demo (so don’t remove your download) but that you should do an update to it before playing this weekend, so presumably they’re patching some stuff in. From that feedback post, mostly looks like stuff trying to resolve authentication and infinite loading issues:
We’ve got a long list of things that were addressed during the weekend, or are being addressed for next weekend’s public demo. These include:
Server performance updates to address much of the rubber-banding
Fixes for infinite loads and more being investigated
Platform bugs to validate Javelin unlocks
Client and platform login bugs
We’re doing more scale testing this week, particularly to be ready for the opening rush of players on Friday, and to verify we’ve got “infinite load” problems improved, the latter of which was a primary frustration for many players.