FIFA 23 Early Access COUNTDOWN: Release Time, EA Play Trial & more


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FIFA 23 will soon launch in full, with Early Access to the full game letting you get on Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Clubs, and whatever else you want to play!

The FUT Web App and Companion App gave FUT 23 users a little taste of the new title, but things are about to explode.

Keep track of all the latest Early Access news right here as we count down to release.

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Release Time

Early Access for those who purchased the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23 will start on Tuesday, 27 September.

The game is scheduled to download at 12 Midnight ET & BST, so as soon as we begin the new day we should also be able to get on the new game.

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The EA Play Trial will also begin on Tuesday, 27 September, although we don't have a specific time it will go live we would expect that to also drop at midnight.

EA Play Trial

Previously, the EA Play 10-hour Trial went live nine days before the worldwide release of FIFA, however, this year it has been changed to coincide with the Ultimate Edition release, three days before the worldwide.

As stated on the EA website:

If you’re an EA Play member, you can play a 10-hour trial of FIFA 23 starting September 27 on PC, PlayStation, or Xbox. You’ll get ten hours of playtime total, and your trial progress carries over if you decide to buy the full game with your 10% membership discount.
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SWITCHING IT UP - The 10 hour trial start date has changed

This means that if you are an EA Play member and want to try before you buy, you can access the full game for free at the same time as those who purchased the Ultimate Edition.

Pre-Order

If you still haven't pre-ordered FIFA 23, don't worry, there is still time - JUST!

By purchasing the title before Friday, 30 September, you will still be eligible for the following bonuses:

Standard Edition

  • 1 x TOTW 1 Player Item
  • 1 x Kylian Mbappe Loan Item
  • 1 x FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent (Local youth prospect with world-class potential)

Ultimate Edition

You will gain all the perks from the Standard Edition plus...

  • 1 x Ones to Watch Player Item
  • 3 days Early Access from September 27
  • Dual Entitlement (Free next-gen upgrade)
  • 4600 FIFA Points (Not exclusive to pre-orders)

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