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How to get FIFA 23 early access

Get your football boots ready, here are three methods you can use to play FIFA 23 early access before it hits store shelves later this September

FIFA 23 Early Access: Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix dribbling past Raul Albiol

Want to get early access to FIFA 23? There’s nothing better than getting your hands on an upcoming game before launch, and the advantages of gaining early access to FIFA 23 can be significant if you play Ultimate Team. If you use your FIFA 23 early access time effectively, you can build a solid team ready to take on the world and start trading to get ahead on the transfer market.

FIFA may be one of the biggest sports games in the world, but only a fraction of the game’s audience end up utilising the early access period. FIFA 23 is set to launch on September 30, but you can get your hands on the game early once you know what to do. Now that FIFA 23 early access has been officially confirmed by EA, here are all of the options you have to play the game early.

FIFA 23 early access options

There are three ways of gaining early access to a brand new FIFA game:

  • Subscribe to EA Play
  • Subscribe to EA Play Pro on PC
  • Pre-order FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition

A subscription to EA Play gives you ten hour early access trials to all EA titles, including FIFA 23. This early access window usually begins ten days before the game’s official release date and comes with some restrictions. You may be limited to specific game modes during this period.

If you’re looking to play FIFA 23 as soon as possible without any limitations, you need to subscribe to EA Play Pro. This is a PC-exclusive subscription, giving you full access to EA’s latest games ten days before they launch. FIFA 23 should be included in this service, unlocking the full game ten days earlier than usual.

Finally, the last method involves pre-ordering a copy of FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition which usually gives players access to the game three days early. This doesn’t come with any time restrictions, the full game is made available to you ahead of time. If you happen to be an EA Play subscriber as well, you can play the game six days earlier for ten hours, then access your Ultimate Edition early release date.

That’s everything you need to know about gaining early access to FIFA 23. For the first time in the history of the series, FIFA 23 crossplay is coming to consoles and PC. If you’re looking for more games like this, check out the best football games to find great alternatives to FIFA.