Football fans around the world are itching to get their hands on FIFA 23, the next game in EA’s long-running sports franchise. Fortunately, players can lace their boots early through EA Play. Here’s everything you need to know.
FIFA 23 will be the last game in the series to feature the FIFA branding, and fans have lofty expectations before this era ends.
The confirmation of World Cup content and the addition of crossplay support has got FIFA 23 off to a good start, but players won’t know how they feel about the game until they hit the pitch for the first time.
Luckily, for those who simply can’t wait until the worldwide release date, you can play FIFA 23 early with EA Play.
- How does FIFA 23 early access work?
- How to play FIFA 23 early with EA Play
- When does FIFA 23 early access start?
How does FIFA 23 early access work?
EA offers anyone who subscribes to EA Play 10 hours of unrestricted early access to all of their games, and FIFA 23 is no exception. Once the trial period has expired, the game will lock until it is released to everyone.
Whereas the closed betas or free demos will often only give players a small taste of the new FIFA, with many modes and features stripped away, early access lets you into the full game ahead of time.
Not only does it give eager fans the chance to get a headstart on their Ultimate Team, but it also gives the devs one final opportunity to fix any lingering bugs before the turnstiles open.
How to play FIFA 23 early with EA Play
In order to play FIFA 23 ahead of the crowd, all you have to do is secure yourself an EA Play subscription. A membership will set you back $4.99 / £3.99 a month, or $29.99 / £19.99 for the year.
Then, it’s simply a case of waiting for the game to be available to pre-load and installing it. Once early access goes live, the application will unlock and you can hop in.
Here’s how to play FIFA 23 early with EA Play:
- Sign up for an EA Play subscription.
- Pre-load FIFA 23.
- Load up FIFA 23 when EA Play early access begins.
- Enjoy 10 hours of FIFA 23
When does FIFA 23 early access start?
EA has confirmed that FIFA 23 early access via EA Play will begin as of September 27. EA Play members will receive 10 hours of access as of September 27, so you’ll want to use your time wisely ahead of the September 30 release date.
Those who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition will also have early access to the game as of September 27, but these users will not have a 10-hour limit to respect.
For more on FIFA 23, be sure to check out our guide to the Ones to Watch Ultimate Team promo.
Image credits: EA
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