FIFA 18 Early Access – How to Play It First

FIFA 18 Early Access and Release Dates

 
 

FIFA 18 is coming and we are sure that you want to play it as soon as possible. In this page you can see the FIFA 18 release date and learn how to get FIFA 18 early access.

 
 

FIFA 18 Release Date

When the game will be launched?
 

Count it down, FIFA 18 officially launches worldwide on Friday 29th September across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Switch. This time there will be a few changes. Unlike to happened in previous years, the new title will be out on a Friday. Besides that, it will be released at the same time in every country.

Powered by Frostbite™, FIFA 18 blurs the line between the virtual and real bringing to life the heroes, teams, and atmospheres of the world’s game.

 

FIFA 18 Early Access and FIFA 18 Release Date

 
 

FIFA 18 Early Access

How to play FIFA 18 first?
 

FIFA 18 will be out on September 29 but there are ways to play it first. Find out how you can play FIFA 18 prior to its official release date with FIFA 18 early access methods. Here we go through the ways you can download FIFA 18 before it’s released and play it first.

PLAYTESTS | JUNE 2017
You are lucky if you live in the United Kingdom. EA held confidential FIFA playtesting at their studio in Guildford, and you had a chance to attend. It’s the first time that someone not connected to EA plays the game. Selected participants have to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

BESTA TESTING | AUGUST 2017
For most of the players, the FIFA 18 Closed Beta is their first chance to play the new EA’s title. The main purpose of it is to test the game. It’s for players to try out a FIFA 18 game mode and give the developer feedback on anomalies they might find, and also suggest potential alterations. This beta has also got the particularity of promoting the game itself. Just like the playtests, there is a Non-Disclosure Agreement to follow.

DEMO | SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
The FIFA 18 demo will be a limited version of the full game. It’s designed to show users what the full game will be like, showing off new features and gameplay improvements. Any progress will not carryover from the demo into the full game. There are two game modes available on the FIFA 18 Demo: Kick-Off and The Journey. It also features screens describing the game’s new features and giving you the chance to buy the full game.

EA ACCESS | SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
By paying and subscribing to EA Access, you will be able to download and play FIFA 18 in advance and play it before non-EA Access member can play it. Through FIFA 18 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 FIFA 18 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. EA Access is only available on Xbox One.

ORIGIN ACCESS | SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
By paying and subscribing to Origin Access, you will be able to download and play FIFA 18 in advance and play it before non-Origin Access member can play it. Through FIFA 18 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 FIFA 18 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. Origin Access is only available on PC-Windows platform.

ICON / RONALDO EDITIONS | SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
If you pre-order the ICON or Ronaldo Edition, you will get three days early access to FIFA 18, enabling you to play from September 26th (3 days before the official release), up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo Nazário FUT Loan items, Team of the Week loan players and other great content. No matter whether you are subscribed or not subscribed to EA Access or Origin access, the pre-ordering of ICON/Ronaldo Edition includes a 3-Day FIFA 18 Early Access.

 
 
 

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12 COMMENTS

  1. ive pre ordered the icon edition on my 3 days early access if i buy packs do they carryover to full release on the 29th

  2. do you know how the early access will work if you buy the Rolando edition in store as the store assistant in game told be I could only pick it up on the 29th? as I dos’nt state that’s it’s for download only?

    • We still don’t know how exactly it will work, but if you are paying for a Ronaldo edition, then it is guaranteed that you will be able to play the game three days earlier. What is missing here is how you will do it.

  3. Not sure whether you’ll know the usual plan but was hoping that you could tell me: If you pre-booked a version of the game that allows a 3-day early access period does the game get delivered to you 3 days before it gets released in stores or would it be a downloadable version?

  4. Very informative and helpful as always!
    Keep up your great work!
    I have one question: the Icon/Ronaldo edition has no 10 hours limit like EA access? So if you get one of these versions it could be a better use-cost!
    greets from Austria 🇦🇹

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