EA Sports FC 24 early access explained

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September 20, 2023: There's only a few days until EA Sports FC 24 early access begins! Find everything there is to know in our guide.

Football fans are starting to turn their attention towards EA Sports FC early access. The next era of EA's football series is on the horizon and many are looking for the earliest possible opportunity to place the game.

Throughout the FIFA cycle, players had the chance to play before the official release date and for EA Sports FC 24, it appears EA Sports plans to provide fans with periods of early access so they can earn a head start in popular modes such as Ultimate Team.

But, before we share more about EA Sports FC's early access, take a look at our beta guide and all there is to know about Evolutions.

How does EA Sports FC early access work?

EA Sports FC early access will work the same as previous FIFA releases. Those that choose to pre-order the Ultimate Edition of the game will earn an opportunity to play the game ahead of general release.

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EA Play

Subscribing to EA Play is a surefire way of kicking off your EA Sports FC journey ahead of time. What's even better is that it's an incredibly straightforward process.

EA Play membership costs £3.99 per month or £19.99 for the whole year.

Once you're subscribed, all you need to do is wait for the pre-loading window to open and as soon as early access launches, you can jump straight onto the pitch. It's worth noting that you'll probably have ten hours of game time during the period of early access so use it wisely.

Pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition

Usually, the Ultimate Edition of EA's football offering features early access. For EA Sports FC, those that purchase the Ultimate Edition will get seven days of early access which is a huge amount of time to start assembling your Ultimate Team players.

Pre-orders are live right now!

When does EA Sports FC early access start?

EA Sports has confirmed EA Sports FC 24 early access will start on September 22, 2023, a whole week before the general release date

Of course, it's important to take rumours with a pinch of salt until EA shares more information. If the report is accurate, it's not long before kick-off!

There you have it, that's all there is to know about EA Sports FC early access. For all the latest news, leaks, and guides, take a look at our EA Sports FC page before the first ball is kicked.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and EA Sports FC 24 page.