FIFA 19 Beta Guide – How to Get Invited and FIFA 19 Closed Beta FAQ

FIFA 19 Beta Guide - How to Get Invited and FIFA 19 Closed Beta FAQ

For most of the players, the FIFA 19 Closed Beta is the first chance to play the new EA’s title. We will explain here how it works and how you can access to the FIFA 19 Beta.

 
FIFA 19 CLOSED BETA
SUMMARY | INTRODUCTION | RELEASE DATES | PLATFORMS | GAME MODES | HOW TO GET INVITED | HOW TO PLAY?


 
 

Quick Summary

What you really need to know about the FIFA 19 Beta?
 

What’s new?
EA’ve changed up the FIFA Beta access process last year. They will be emailing selected players with their Beta codes. They will only have enough codes for the players that they send emails to. If you don’t get an email with a code, EA Advisors won’t be able to give you one.

Check that you get their emails
Make sure you’ve opted in to get EA emails. Go to the EA Sports FIFA Contact Preferences page and check the first box.
If you’ve changed your email address or no longer have access to the one you used to create your account, swap emails from one account to another.
You can also add a secondary email address to your account. A secondary email helps you reset your password if you’re locked out of your EA Account and primary email address. You can find the Secondary Email section under the EA Account Security tab.

Can I get a few more FIFA 19 Beta details?
Selected FIFA players in the US and the UK who opted in to get EA emails will get an email at the email address that’s linked to their EA account.
Because of limited space in the Closed Beta, not everyone will get an email with a code. The email will include a FIFA 19 Closed Beta access code for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

The rules
You must be 18 years or older.
You’ll need to have an Internet connection, an EA Account, and have accepted the User Agreement and the FIFA 19 Beta Agreement.
Live streaming and image capturing of Closed Beta gameplay or forums are against their rules as is discussing the content of the beta on the forum.
EA send all Beta communication from [email protected] Add this address as a safe sender to receive emails. Check your spam, junk, or social folder for any missed email messages from [email protected]


 
 
 

FIFA 19 Closed Beta

What is the FIFA 19 Closed Beta?
FIFA 19 Beta Guide - How to Get Invited and FIFA 19 Closed Beta FAQ

Q: What is the FIFA 19 closed beta for?
A: The main purpose of it is to test the game. It’s for players to try out a FIFA 19 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.

Q: How does the FIFA 19 closed beta interfere on the game’s development process?
A: Just like the previous games, FIFA 19 is very complex joining several game modes together, for they’ve been developed over the years. There are several different teams responsible for developing determined projects and areas of the game that might or might not be integrated into the final product according to deadlines, the work’s quality and other economic and strategic factors. Which means that these teams are not always working for the next FIFA. The whole project must be exhaustively tested out for them to make sure it works correctly. For that, Electronic Arts usually invite a group of volunteers in their premises so they can test the game. After the adjustments regarding the first feedback period are made, the Alpha version is released. This is the version EA uses to show it to the public for the first time, at EA Play. The game’s official release occurs at the end of September and always comes along with an update that’s supposed to correct the anomalies detected after the disks are printed out. Between one thing and the other, there’s the beta and then there’s the demo.

Q: In which languages is the FIFA 19 beta available?
A: The in-game language for the Beta is English only.

Q: Where goes the feedback?
A: In a forum created for the purpose where the only people who have access to it are the invited players who registered.

Q: Can I use the FIFA 19 Beta progress in the final game?
A: No.

Q: Is the Beta database updated?
A: No. The players and ratings used in the FIFA 19 closed Beta are the same ones of the FIFA 18.

Q: Will I be asked to do something other than give them feedback?
A: Yes. For the developer the closed beta is like a big test, so they might ask you to test something out specifically. For example, in Ultimate Team you’ll receive credits so you can try buying packs.

Q: How big is the file I have to download?
A: Bigger than 34 Gb.


 
 

FIFA 19 Beta Release Dates

When will be available the FIFA 19 Closed Beta?
 

Q: When were the FIFA 18 closed beta invites sent?
A: FIFA 18 beta invitations were sent from August 2 to August 11, 2017 and were associated with your EA account (they cannot be shared).

Q: When were the FIFA 19 closed beta invites sent? NEW
A: FIFA 19 beta invitations were sent on August 8.

Q: When does the FIFA 19 closed beta starts?
A: August 10, 2018 at 5pm UK time.

Q: For how long does the FIFA 19 closed beta go on? NEW
A: Ten days. It ends around August 20 (it was extended for two days).

Q: What happens after this period?
A: People can no longer have access to the FIFA 19 beta. At this point the players are supposed to give EA Sports feedback.

Q: Is there a limit of players who can play the FIFA 19 Closed Beta?
A: Yes.


 
 

FIFA 19 Beta Platforms

For which platforms will be available the FIFA 19 Closed Beta?
 

Q: Which platforms will the FIFA 19 closed beta be available for?
A: This test version is exclusive for Playstation 4 and XBox One. It won’t be available for PC, old-gen consoles or mobile platforms.

Q: I already played a closed beta on my old-gen console. Are you sure it is not available this year?
A: It’s true that the FIFA 16 closed Beta was available for Playstation 3 and XBox 360 but since then it is not anymore.


 
 

Game Modes

Wich game modes will be available on the FIFA 19 Closed Beta?
 

Q: Which game modes will be tested in the FIFA 19 closed beta?
A: You will receive an invite for these game modes:
✔️ Pro Clubs and Kick-Off
✔️ Career Mode and Kick-Off
✔️ Ultimate Team and Kick-Off.
The story mode will not be available on the FIFA 19 Closed Beta.

Q: When exactly are each of these game modes going to be tested?
A: In the FIFA 19 closed beta all game modes will be tested at the same time, from the first to the last day. The difference is that the invites will be addressed specifically to Kick-Off and one of the other three game modes.


 
 

How to Get Invited to the FIFA 19 Beta?

How to be invited to the FIFA 19 Beta Testing and other questions
 

FIFA 19 Beta allows players to test the game before it’s release to the general public. The lucky users that get to test the game are required to offer feedback so that EA can tweak the game and fix any last minute bugs before the official release. However, not everyone will have the chance to be invited. We will explain to you how to improve your chances to play the FIFA 19 Beta Testing.

First of all, you should know that there are a few basic requirements to be able to play the FIFA 19 Beta:

❎ You must have, at least, 18 years old;
❎ Your console’s account must be from UK or North America;
❎ You must have a Playstation 4 or XBox One console (FIFA 19 Beta is not available for other platforms);
❎ You must have played FIFA 18 regularly.

 

Have you fulfilled these requirements? Great. It means that you have chances to be invited. But how you can improve them? It’s very easy. Just follow these two simple steps:

1 Update Your Contact Preferences
2 Update Your Game Tester Program

If you don’t know how to do it, just follow these simple steps.

 
1

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT PREFERENCES
This will inform EA that you are available receive emails from them and eventually the FIFA 19 Beta invitation
 

1) Open your internet browser and go to this page;
2) Login into your account;
3) Check the box ‘Yes, email me about products, news, events and promotions consistent with EA Privacy and Cookie Policy’;
4) Confirm that FIFA 19, FIFA 18 and FIFA Ultimate Team are all checked on the ‘Preferred Games’ box;
5) Click ‘Update’ button on the bottom of the page.

 

FIFA 19 Beta Testing - How to Get Invited

 
 
 
2

UPDATE YOUR GAME TESTER PROGRAM
This will inform EA that you are available to test FIFA and other games
 
1) After updating your contact preferences, click in the ‘Game Tester Program’;
2) Check if FIFA is available in the right side of the screen. If it is check its box. If it’s not, come back later to see if it was added.
3) Click ‘Update’.

 

FIFA 19 Beta Testing - How to Get Invited

 
 
 
 

You don’t have better chances to play the FIFA 19 Beta if you live close from EA offices, played thousands of FIFA 18 matches or are a professional player. Game advisors cannot authorize and provide email invites if you did not receive one. As you see, the best you can do to improve your chances to play the FIFA 19 Beta is to follow our three simple tips. Be aware that updating your contact preferences, your game test program and the FIFA Insider status may not be enough to be invited to the Beta.

Only players that are invited will be able to play the FIFA 19 Beta. They will start sending invitations in early August, gradually for each platform. Stay alert to your mailbox, the one you use for your FIFA account, to see if you were invited or not. Pay attention to all folders, including spam. The number of spots is limited. Eligible fans should be invited to the game mode they are most active within. The FIFA 19 Beta testing will include Ultimate Team, Pro Clubs and Career Mode.

 

If you got invited, you are in the good way to play the FIFA 19 Beta Testing. All you need to do is to follow these four simple steps.

FIFA 19 Beta Testing - How to Get Invited

1 Use your existing Sony Entertainment Network account on PSN.
2 Select the PlayStation Store icon on the PS4 system home screen
3 Select Redeem Codes at the bottom of the menu on the PlayStation Store.
4 Enter the code and get ready to play.
 
 
FIFA 19 Beta Testing - How to Get Invited

1 Go to Games under Store.
2 Select Use a Code
3 Sign in if prompted.
4 Select or enter the 25-character code and get ready to play.

 

 
 

How to Play the FIFA 19 Beta?

How to play the FIFA 19 Beta Testing and other questions
 

Q: If I get an invitation, for which game mode it will be?
A: If you get selected then EA will most likely add you to the mode you played most.

Q: Will EA unlock all the game modes?
A: Yes, they usually do in the last two/three days.

Q: How much does the beta cost?
A: It’s free of charges. However, you’ll need a direct invite. You cannot buy it to anyone.

Q: How can I play the FIFA 19 closed beta?
A: Only players that are invited will be able to play the closed beta. Stay alert to your mail box, the one you use for your FIFA account, to see if you were invited or not. Pay attention to all folders, including spam.

Q: Is the FIFA 19 beta available for players from every countries?
A: No. Only select FIFA 18 players in North America (United States and Canada) and the UK who opted in to receive EA emails will receive an email at the address associated with their EA account.

Q: When do they start sending the invitations?
A: They will start sending invitations in early August.

Q: I’ve received an invite for the beta in my e-mail. How do I know it’s legit?
A: Carefully verify if the sender’s email looks like this: [email protected]ea.com. According to Electronic Arts, all Beta communication are sent from [email protected] Add this address as a safe sender to receive emails. Check your spam, junk or social folder for any missed email messages from [email protected]

Q: I received an invitation. Does that mean I’ll play the beta?
A: If you accept the invite, then you will.

Q: What criteria do they follow while picking the players who earn invitations?
A: Generally speaking, the selection process is random.

Q: Do I have better chances to play the Beta if I live closer from EA offices?
A: No. If you live in US, UK or Canada, the location has nothing to do with the selection.

Q: Do I have better chances to play the Beta if I played a lot of FIFA 18?
A: To be selected, you must have played a certain amount of games. However, it doesn’t need to be a lot of games. There are people who have played thousands of games and will not be invited.

Q: Do I have better chances to play the Beta if I am good at FIFA?
A: No. Your record has no influence.

Q: Is there anything I can do to improve my chances to be selected to the FIFA 19 closed Beta?
A: Yes. If you want to increase your eligibility for FIFA 19 Beta, check your Contact Preferences under Privacy Settings in My Account on origin.com and select the first box. You can also check if FIFA is available in the ‘Game Tester Program‘ tab.
Another way to improve your chances is to become an EA Sports FIFA Insider. To do that, go to this page, login with your EA account and check the box ‘EA may email me about EA news, products, events and promotions’. Good luck!

Q: Can I request an invitation to EA?
A: No. Closed Beta has limited space. Not everyone will play it. If you haven’t received an invite to play, then you will not play. Game advisors cannot authorize and provide email invites if you did not receive one. They can’t do anything for you.

Q: Can I sell or share my invite?
A: No.

Q: I’ve found invites for sale. Are they legit?
A: They’re almost never legit because invitations are always associated with one Origin account.

Q: By accepting the invitation, what am I obliged to?
A: You’ll need to fulfil the agreement of the closed beta, which includes a confidentiality term.

Q: I’m a minor. Can I play the beta?
A: No. It’s exclusive for players at the age of 18 or older.

Q: What does the confidentiality term consist of?
A: It basically forces the participants not to divulge any information regarding the game outside of the forum created for this purpose. Hence closed beta. Live streaming and image capturing of Closed Beta gameplay or forums is against the rules.

Q: What happens to those who don’t fulfill the confidentiality term?
A: They’ll lose access to this beta and to any other that’s released afterwards. Other measures can be taken for cases that are more serious.

Q: Is it normal for the participants to break the rules of the term?
A: Yes. EA Sports promote denunciation and inspect shared content, but as soon as the beta is released it’s guaranteed that some participants will make some information and images of the game public.

 

If you’re one of the lucky ones that will get to try out FIFA 19 before everyone else, congratulations. Have fun testing the FIFA 19 closed beta and try making this game even better.

 

Born in the late 70s, Rodrigo Lopes is a video game enthusiast. He started on the old ZX Spectrum 48k and has played every FIFA game to present day. He is an engineer, that also writes about FIFA games on another popular website. Rodrigo is an Ultimate Team expert, he loves football and is a huge Benfica fan. He has influenced thousands of FIFA gaming fans with his cutting edge insights and scientific level approach to writing about FIFA gaming modes. Join him on Google Plus.

26 COMMENTS

  1. My Account just stopped working as of 23:00 New York time and i dont know why? DOes the BETA expire today?

  2. Si la cuenta de xbox one la hice en Reino Unido pero como volví a españa tras el tiempo que pasé allí me sirve?

  3. I spent so much on previous fifa’s including fifa 19 , and its disappointing I didn’t get any invites

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