The official launch of En Masse Entertainment’s anticipated action-MMO TERA is only days away on May 1st, but for those who pre-ordered the title, the advance Head Start period begins this Saturday at 8am PDT.

The Head Start program allows purchasers to commence their journey through the world of Arborea a weekend before launch, with a character level limit of 38 until the artificial cap is increased to 60 at midnight PDT on May 1st.

If you happened to participate in last weekend’s open beta, you’ll be granted access to all your characters from the beta also.

For more information on the launch schedule, check out the official site, and keep an eye out for BAM’s.