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 17 Ultimate Team.
What is EA Access ?
Should you subscribe EA Access?
EA Access is a subscription paid program exclusively for XBox One owners. With it, gamers can get exclusive offers for Electronic Arts video games.
The EA Access, released on August 2014, offers to subscribers three main advantages:
- Early Access to the full game
Subscribers can download FIFA 17 earlier and play it up to 10 hours. It is possible to carry forward the progress and achievements.
- Free Access to Games
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, FIFA 15 and FIFA 16.
- 10% discount on EA digital purchases
EA Access subscribers pay 10% less to buy FUT 17 packs and also get a 10% discount in the full FIFA 17 game, as well in any other EA digital content.
How to play FIFA 17 first
What is included ?
Subscribers can download FIFA 17 full game 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 ?
Through FIFA 17 early access, subscribers may play the full game before the game hits the stores, including on line play and FIFA Ultimate Team features. However, there is a 10 hours total limit of game play. It is possible to play, trade, sell, buy cards and FIFA Points, which can be a huge advantage over the other players without early access.
Saved games and 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 ?
FIFA 17 EA Access is worldwide available since September 21 at 8pm 🇬🇧.
How to get the early access ?
After buying the EA Access, subscribers just need to download the game through the service’s dashboard.
How to play other games for free?
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):
- Battlefield 4
Dragon Age Inquisition
Madden NFL 16
Madden NFL 25
NBA Live 15
Need for Speed Rivals
Plants vs. Zombies
Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
Will FIFA 17 be added to The Vault ?
Just like FIFA 14, FIFA 15 and FIFA 16, also FIFA 17 will be added to The Vault. It probably will happen in April 18 2017.
How do I get the games ?
The games from ‘The Vault’ can be downloaded through the EA Access dashboard.
How to pay less to play with EA Access?
Which discount is included in this service ?
EA Access subscribers get 10% off on DLC FIFA 17 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 subscribers pay for FIFA Points ?
EA Access subscribers pay less every time they buy FIFA Points. 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
How to Buy the EA Access
How to subscribe EA Access?
How to signing up for a membership ?
Signing up for a 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.
Is EA Access membership available in my country ?
Currently, it is available in 41 countries and territories: 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.
How much does EA Access cost?
Membership for EA Access has been priced at $4.99/£3.99/€ 3,99 per month or $29.99/£19.99/€ 24,99 for a full year. Credit card and PayPal are accepted as payment methods.
Can I subscribe this service for a single month only?
Membership for EA Access can be subscribe for a single month only. Many people do it to pay less for FIFA 17 and also to get the benefits of FIFA 17 early access.
Can I purchase an EA Access membership at a physical retail store?
Members who live in the U.S. can purchase a membership at their local GameStop retail store.
EA Access Frequently Asked Questions
What else the community wants to know?
Q: When do I need to buy a subscription that works with FIFA 17 ?
A: At least before the game release, if you want to play in the early access. Discounts’ on packs are always valid.
Q: What happens when my subscription ends ?
A: In order to keep working after this period, a renew is required. By default, it is made automatically.
Q: How do I cancel my subscription ?
A: This can be done via the Xbox website or your Xbox One console. You need to log into your EA account and locate ‘Account and Privacy‘ or the Subscriptions Column on the Xbox website.
Q: Is FIFA 17 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 17 with the early access?
A: Usually until the full game release date or until you have played 10 hours, whichever comes sooner.
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 the demo and the FIFA 17 EA Access trial?
A: Demos are stand-alone chunks of a game meant to give you a taste of what it offers. For example, in the demo you will not be able to play FIFA Ultimate Team. But with EA Access trials, you’re playing the real game for a limited time before its release date. And if you purchase FIFA 17 once it releases, you can pick up right where you left off – your progress and stats carry over.
Q: Can I buy FUT 17 packs in the days of early access ?
A: Yes. This feature is active in FIFA 17 early access version.
Q: Will FIFA Points be for sale during early access period ?
A: Yes. Players who have FIFA 17 EA Access for Xbox One will be able to purchase FIFA Points during the early access trial.
Q: Can I transfer my FIFA 16 Points to FIFA 17 Points during the early access period ?
A: Yes, you can. However, this is only between XBox One and XBox One. If players choose to not play the full version of FIFA 17, they will not be able to transfer their FIFA Points back to FIFA 16.
Q: Should I buy the EA Access ? What do you think ?
A: It depends of your profile. If you play more EA games besides FIFA, it may be a good option.