You are reading this because you have some questions about the EA Access program or you want to know more about it. If that’s the case you’re in the right place. Welcome to the EA Access Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team.
EA Access Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team can be found here
- What is EA Access ?
- 10 hours Early Access to the full game
- Free Access to Games
- 10% discount on EA digital purchases
How to Buy ?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is EA Access ?
EA Access is a subscription paid program. With it, gamers can get exclusive offers for Electronic Arts video games.
EA Access can only be subscribed by XBox One owners. There are no plans to include Playstation 4 in this program since Sony has rejected to make part of it probably because they are releasing a similar service called ‘Playstation Now’. Subscribers of the program that has been released on August 2014, are able to play other games besides popular EA Sports titles, like TitanFall and Battlefield 4.
EA Access is only available for XBox One gamers
It is inevitable to compare EA Access to Season Ticket. Pay attention to the following table where the main differences between the two services are identified.
|SEASON TICKET||EA ACCESS|
|Platforms||Playstation 3 / Xbox 360||Xbox One|
|Price (12 months)||$19,99||$29,99|
|Early Access||3 days||5 days|
|Play Time Included||3 days||10 hours|
|FIFA 16 Discount||–||10%|
|FUT Packs Discount||20%||10%|
|FUT Packs Offer||24||–|
|FIFA 14 and FIFA 15||Included||Not Included|
|More Games Offer||–||12+|
The EA Access is a subscription paid program that offers to subscribers three main advantages:
Subscribers can download FIFA 16 five days before the date release and play it 10 hours. It is possible to carry forward the progress and achievements.
EA Access holders have free access, any time and as long they keep being subscribers of the service, to a selection of games ‘The Vault’. At this moment, it includes FIFA 14 and FIFA 15.
EA Access subscribers pay 10% less to buy FUT 16 packs and also get a 10% discount in the full FIFA 16 game, as well in any other EA digital content.
What is included ?
Subscribers can download FIFA 16 full game up to five days before the date release. But there is more. EA Access holders also get early access to other EA Sports titles.
What are the early access features ?
EA Access increases the early access from 3 to 5 days compared to the Season Ticket that will be discontinued on 2016 but you can only play 10 hours. This time includes loadings and menu navigations
Through early access, subscribers may play the full game up to five days before the game hits the stores, including on line play and FIFA Ultimate Team features. However, there is a limit of 10 hours of game play. It is possible to play, trade, sell, buy cards and, unlike what happen with Season Ticket, you can also buy FIFA Points.
Achievements/trophies subscribers earn during Early Access, while connected to EA Servers, will unlock once they purchase and log into the EA Servers with the final version of the game.
Which ones are the early access dates ?
The early access begins five days before the release date.
EA Access is worldwide available since September 16th at 10pm (UK time).
How to get the early access ?
After buying the EA Access, subscribers just need to download the game through the service’s dashboard.
What is the Vault ?
The Vault is a growing collection of EA’s best games for the Xbox One that you can download and play with an active EA Access membership. Enjoy unlimited time with great EA games.
Which Games ?
The Vault is an evolving selection of EA’s Xbox One games that EA Access members can download and play while they are an active member. With EA Access, the subscribers get unlimited access to the following games (with more titles being added soon):
Madden NFL 15
Plants vs Zombies – Garden Warfare
Need for Speed Rivals
NBA Live 15
Madden NFL 25
Will FIFA 16 be added to The Vault ?
Just like FIFA 14 and FIFA 15, also FIFA 16 will be added to The Vault. It probably will happen during May 2016.
How do I get the games ?
The games from ‘The Vault’ can be downloaded through the EA Access dashboard.
Which discount ?
EA Access subscribers get 10% off on DLC FIFA 15 and on all Ultimate Team packs purchased with real money (FIFA Points). Packs purchased with coins don’t get this discount.
Additionally, the 10% discount also applies to several DLC games like Madden NFL 15, Madden Ultimate Team, Battlefield 4, Battlefield 4 Premium, EA Sports UFC, Need for Speed Rivals, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Peggle 2 and NBA Live 16.
How to get the discount ?
Subscribers just need to make the purchase through the EA Access dashboard. The discount is applied automatically.
How much EA Access subscribers pay for packs ?
EA Access subscribers pay less every time they go to the FUT 16 store to buy packs. Here are the prices, subject to change, that are applied automatically:
|Price [£]||Price [€]|
|FIFA Points||Included Bonus||Normal||EA Access||Normal||EA Access|
Note: Prices may vary depending on your region
EA Access is a smart choice if you plan to spend a lot of money on games and DLC from Electronic Arts
How to Buy the EA Access
Signing up for an EA Access membership is easy: Just head on over to the EA Access page to get started. You can also join through the free EA Access Hub app on Xbox One. Here’s how:
– Go to the Store tab on the Xbox One home screen and select Apps. Select Search and search for EA Access. Install and launch the EA Access Hub app.
– Launch the EA Access Hub app and link it to your Origin Account. If you do not have an Origin Account, simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete this step.
– On the next screen, select Sign Up, then choose your membership plan.
– Once you’ve finished the payment process, you’ll be brought back to the buy screen. Press ‘B’ on your controller to back out of this screen, then select Continue to Home.
EA Access is only available to XBox One owners that live in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.
EA Access membership is available to Xbox One gamers through Xbox Live. GameStop fans are able to purchase an EA Access membership at their local retail store (US only). Membership for EA Access has been priced at $4.99 per month or $29.99 for a full year. Credit card and PayPal are accepted as payment methods.
Any Xbox One gamer can join EA Access and take advantage of the benefits of membership. In order to connect to multiplayer gameplay on the Xbox One platform you will need a subscription to Xbox Gold.
EA Access Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When do I need to buy a EA Access subscription that works with FIFA 16 ?
A: At least 5 days before the game release, if you want to play in the early access. Discounts’ on packs are always valid.
Q: What is the price of EA Access subscription ?
A: The EA Access has a one-time cost of $29.99 for 12 months. In order to keep working after this period, a renew is required. By default, it is made automatically.
Q: EA Access is available in all the countries ?
A: EA Access doesn’t work outside of these countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.
Q: Which gaming platforms EA Access is available on ?
A: Only for XBox One.
Q: Is EA Access transferable ?
Q: If I have an EA Access subscription but don’t buy the game, how long I will be able to play FIFA 16 with the early access?
A: Depends of your region. In North America it ends on September 24th. In Europe, Australia and New Zealand it ends on September 27th.
Q: What are pre-release trials? Will my progress carry over?
A: With an EA Access membership, you can download and play upcoming EA games before they’re released for a limited time. Because you’re playing the real game, not a demo, any progress you make will carry over, so you can pick up where you left off starting on launch day if you decide to purchase the game.
Q:What is the difference between a demo and an EA Access trial?
A: Demos are stand-alone chunks of a game meant to give you a taste of what it offers. But with EA Access trials, you’re playing the real game for a limited time before its release date. And if you purchase the game once it releases, you can pick up right where you left off – your progress and stats carry over.
Q: Can I buy FUT 16 packs in the days of early access ?
A: Yes. This feature is active in early access version.
Q: Will FIFA Points be for sale during early access period ?
A: Yes. Players who have EA Access for Xbox One will be able to purchase FIFA Points during the early access trial.
Q: Can I transfer my FIFA 15 Points to FIFA 16 Points during the early access period ?
A: Yes, you can. However, this is only on FIFA 16 between XBox One and XBox One. If players choose to not play the full version of FIFA 16, they will not be able to transfer their FIFA Points back to FIFA 15.
Q: Should I buy the EA Access ? What do you think ?
A: It depends of your profile. If you play more games besides FIFA, it may be a good option. However, that was a smart move from EA because they are reducing the discount to half with in the thing that brings them the most profit.
Q: Which one should I choose: Season Ticket or EA Access ?
A: You don’t have an option. It depends of your console: Playstation 3 and XBox 360 for Season Ticket and XBox One for EA Access.