Luckily AskAGamer was given access to the Anthem Closed Alpha test, which has been running this weekend. As much as we would love to give you some insight into what to expect, we are a professional news site and thus will be abiding by the NDA applied to all those who got selected.
The purpose of this closed alpha test as stated on the BioWare offical site is to test the key systems, stress test the servers, and it goes without saying to get player feedback on the game so far.
We conduct playtests to ensure the key systems and technology that power the game will hold up when we launch. For this one specifically, we are focusing on load balancing and scale testing our servers and matchmaking. We will be focusing the time windows of the playtest to give you the best opportunity to experience a slice of the game with others. We will also shut down the servers and games multiple times without notice and bring them all up again. This playtest is all about the group experience and the dedicated servers. We’ve focused the content on what is outside of Fort Tarsis to give you a chance to enjoy that experience. We’ve purposely built a small slice of the game, so we can look at those things while you play and enjoy the game. Therefore, the content in this playtest is about a month old and isn’t reflective of how the game looks and performs today or how it will at launch.
There is one report of a play tester breaking the NDA, by attempting to stream this closed test to Twitch. This resulted in his account losing access to all Origin games almost instantly. After watching the video my guess is he only had Anthem in his library, hence still being able to access his Origin account.