EA Sports WRC early access explained: Dates & how to play

Aakash Regmi
Car hurtling and leaving a trail of dust behind in EA Sports WRC

EA Sports WRC will be available starting November 3, but you can play it now via early access. Here’s how to get started with EA Sports WRC ahead of its release, along with details on the free trial and EA Play access.

EA Sports WRC is only a few days away from release, but if you’re eager, you can play it right now. Thankfully, you don’t have to pay a premium to get early access to EA Sports WRC, unlike other racing games like Forza Motorsport.

After all, if you enjoy rally racing, you won’t be able to resist the 78 legendary cars from the sport’s 60-year history, as well as the various game modes.

Here’s how and when you can play EA Sports WRC early.

Car flying with snow below in EA Sports WRC
EA Sports WRC will have extensive support for controllers, wheels, pedals, and custom hardware.

EA Sports WRC early access start date

EA Sports WRC’s early access began on October 31, 2023, across all platforms, three days before the official release.

How to play EA Sports WRC early

To play EA Sports WRC early, all you have to do is pre-order the game. There is only a single edition of the game, and pre-ordering it will give you early access. Pre-ordering will not only grant early access, but you’ll also get the Rally Pass for the first five seasons.

EA Sports WRC is also currently accessible via a 5-hour free trial for EA Play members. Meanwhile, EA Play Pro subscribers and those who pre-order the game can start playing the full game with no time limits.

That’s all you need to know about early access for EA Sports WRC. For more on other racing games, check out:

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