FIFA 22's beta will release later this year and will be a lot of players first taste of this year's football game from EA.
Usually releasing shortly before the full game hits store shelves, it gives teams a look at what's to come in terms of teams, players and modes.
Here's what you need to know about the FIFA 22 beta.
Latest News - Download Size Revealed
The FIFA 22 Beta is almost ready to hit the market and we've now got some more information regarding its download size.
The latest update landed on August 5th, with Version 01.000.003 of the FIFA 22 Beta available to download on PlayStation 5 consoles over in North America.
The file size came in at a modest 36.67 GB, which is fairly hefty given the limited modes available in the beta itself.
Release Date Leaked
With FIFA 22 scheduled for release in the autumn, we are expecting to see the beta land at some point in the summer.
The FIFA 21 Beta was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, though we aren't expecting any such delays this year.
There has been rumours circulating online that the beta will be arriving over the course of the next two weeks, with Wednesday, August 11th touted as a potential start date.
If past years are anything to go by, we are expecting to see the beta available on all major platforms.
PS5 and Xbox Series X|S users will get their first taste of a Next Gen beta, whilst PS4 and Xbox One users will still be able to get involved. PC users will be given early access too.
The beta is free to download and play, but it is only available to a select bunch.
Opting in to FIFA and EA emails will give users the chance of being selcted for the closed beta, but the selection process is completly random from that point onwards.
Keep your fingers crossed for an email!
So what modes will be available once the beta lands?
One mode which is always a favourite in the limited-time beta access is Career Mode.
We're hoping for some significant chances from EA on that front in time for the launch of FIFA 22, with an online career mode touted for the first time in FIFA history.
Whether that comes to fruition remains to be seen, but if it does, we can guarantee that those lucky enough to gain access to the beta will be jumping straight in!
What better way to get a headstart on the competition than to get stuck into Ultimate Team on the beta?
There won't be a mass of huge changes for the FUT mode, especially not as far as the beta is concerned, though it offers those lucky few the chance to have a proper mess about with their squad for the first time.
How To Join The Beta
Players are randomly selected to join the beta.
Players can't directly register for the beta, but they can register their interest if the opportunity arises.
To increase your eligibility for future FIFA Closed Beta invites you need to opt-in to receive FIFA and EA emails. Go to the this page and select the first box, where it says “EA may email me about EA news, products, events and promotions”.
Those who have played a previous beta usually get asked to join the beta testing phase again.