With EA Play taking over from EA Access, you may be confused and unsure how this impacts FIFA 21.
FIFA 21 still has the same ability to play early, whilst having some great benefits alongside it.
So what's new, what's changed and what's stayed the same?
Here's what you need to know.
What Is EA Play?
For those that aren’t familiar with how EA Access worked before being rebranded as EA Play, it’s an EA membership that allows users to try out brand new EA games before launch, including FIFA 21, play tons of top EA titles whenever they want (typically older games), as well as allowing members to save 10% on EA digital purchases, be it pre-orders or in-game transactions.
EA Play continues all of those features, with the extra addition of new in-game, exclusive rewards for members.
Reward Your Dedication - FIFA 21 Rewards
A big new feature to EA Play in the rebrand is the ability for members to “unlock exclusive rewards and member-only content.”
While the exact FIFA 21 rewards aren’t entirely set in stone, members have been advertised rewards including:
- Start of Season XP Boosts
- Recurring FUT kits and stadium customisation item rewards throughout the season.
As the year rolls on though, expect further rewards such as coins and packs to be dropped for EA Play Members.
10 Hour FIFA 21 Trial
EA Play Members will be eligible for a 10 hour trial of the full release version of FIFA 21 around a week before the full release of the game, with many outlets rumouring this to be around October 1st.
A couple of things to note, are that you don’t need to have a pre-ordered the full edition of the game to play the 10-hour full-game trial, and any progress made in modes such as Career Mode, Volta, Pro Clubs and Ultimate Team will carry over to the full version when released.
Full Access to Past EA Titles
EA Play members also get access to a collection of EA’s best-loved games.
While this won’t include the latest releases, unless you’re an EA Play Pro member (only available on PC), expect a number of fan favourite titles from Need For Speed, Battlefield, Star Wars and FIFA to be available.
10% Discount on Digital Purchases
EA Play also provides members with a 10% discount on digital purchases, be it through pre-order bonuses or FIFA Point discounts in FIFA 21.
For those that like to spend on FIFA Points, definitely consider joining EA Play, as the discount on FIFA Points alone will likely pay for the subscription itself after a few transactions.
EA Play Prices
EA Play is available as a monthly, or yearly subscription to members, with the following plans available.
EA Play (PS4/Xbox/PC)
- Monthly: £3.99 / $4.99
- Yearly: £19.99 / $29.99
EA Play Pro (PC)
- Monthly: £14.99 / $14.99
- Yearly: £89.99 / $99.99