How To Download The FIFA 21 Early Access As Fast As Possible
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How To Download The FIFA 21 Early Access As Fast As Possible

Chris Trout
1 October 2020

Gotta go FAST!

If you're jumping into FIFA 21's Early Access, you may be hit with a slow download process as the file is 42GB.

This can be quite slow on some consoles and internet speeds.

Here's how to download it as fast as possible

How To Find The Early Access And Download It

Go on to the store for your chosen platform and search for 'FIFA 21' - go to the standard edition and you'll find the option to 'download trial' next to the pre-order button.

How To Download As Fast As Possible

Close All Games And Applications

It goes without saying that the more things you're using on your PC, console and mobile will slow down your download as these will take up bandwidth.

Some of these applications may even take priority over your game.

Be sure to close them down and ensure other people in your household aren't using them.

Put Your Console Into Rest Mode

When your console is turned on, it will constantly be using bandwidth to check for new messages, friend requests, and online notifications that get priority over the game.

If you put your console into Rest Mode, the game should download much faster.

Move Your Console Closer To Your WIFI Router Or Use An Ethernet Cable

Using a wired connection is the best way to increase your download speeds for the trial.

Ethernet cables use a direct connection to your router to ensure any connection issues stemming from the distance between your console and the router do not affect your internet stability.

If you don’t have an ethernet cable on hand, even just moving your console or setup closer to your WiFi router temporarily should help to quash any stability issues that may be causing a slow download.

Avoid Downloading The At Peak Times

This may be hard for those Fortnite fans who want to play immediately, but scheduling your download so it downloads when fewer people are online trying to do the same should see your speed increase.

Restart Your Router

Sometimes, problems with download speeds are nothing to do with your console or PC, but instead with your WiFi.

If you frequently have problems with your internet even when not downloading huge files, this may be the issue.

Unplugging your router and restarting your internet may solve your connection issues, albeit temporarily, for long enough for you to download the game.

Change Your DNS Settings

Other Fortnite players have reported that changing your DNS settings can help improve download speeds.

If you go to ‘Network Settings’ and choose to set up your DNS manually, inputting the Primary DNS as 8.8.8.8 and the Secondary DNS as 8.8.8.4 will connect you using Google’s public DNS and help speed up your download.

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