Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

 
 

You are reading this because you have some questions about Season Ticket and EA Access programs or you want to know more about them. If that’s the case you’re in the right place. Welcome to the Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.

 
 

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UPDATES

    September, 20th 2014
    Updated the FIFA Points topics during early access
    September, 11th 2014
    Updated the list of countries where EA Access is available
    Added Need for Speed Rivals to the Vault
    September, 4th 2014
    EA Access allow you to play only 6 hours of FIFA 15 in the early access that starts 5 days before the game release date.
    These 6 hours include navigation menus and loading times.


 
 
 
Quick Access
 

    What Are They ?

    Season Ticket

    Early Access
    Free Packs
    Discount
    How to Buy ?

    EA Access

    Early Access
    Free Games
    Discount
    How to Buy ?

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

     
     
     
     

    What Are They ?

     

    Season Ticket and EA Access are both subscription paid programs. With them, gamers can get exclusive offers for Electronic Arts games.

    FIFA 15 early access is not available for Playstation 4 gamers

    Season Ticket can only be subscribed by Playstation 3 and XBox 360 gamers. It will not be available for next-gen consoles. The games that make part of this program are the most popular EA Sports titles. This service will be discontinued in May 2016.

    On the other hand, 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 Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4.

    The other differences between Season Ticket and EA Access are fully explained in this guide.

     

    SEASON TICKETEA ACCESS
    PlatformsPlaystation 3 / Xbox 360Xbox One
    Price (12 months)$19,99$29,99
    Early Access3 days6 hours in previous 5 days
    FIFA 15 Discount10%
    FUT Packs Discount20%10%
    FUT Packs Offer24
    More Games Offer4+


     

     
     
     

    Season Ticket Guide

    Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

     

    The EA Sports Season Ticket is a subscription paid program that offers subscribers three main advantages:

    • 3 days Early Access to the full game
    • Subscribers can download FIFA 15 three days before the date release. It is possible to carry forward the progress and achievements.

    • Access to PDLC
    • EA Sports Season Ticket holders have access to 24 FIFA 15 Premium Gold Packs (over $30 in value)

    • 20% discount on additional PDLC
    • EA Sports Season Ticket holders pay 20% less to buy Ultimate Team packs.

     

     
     

    Early Access

    Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

     

    What is included ?

    Subscribers can download the FIFA 15 full game three days before the date of release. But there is more.

    EA Sports Season Ticket holders also get early access to other two titles: Madden NFL 15 and NHL 15. Madden is not available for Sony subscribers outside of North America.

     
     

    What are the early access features ?

    Season Ticket subscribers have the chance to play FIFA 15 Ultimate Team three days before the game being released

    Through Early Access, subscribers may play the full game three days before the game hits the stores, including on line play and FIFA Ultimate Team features. It is possible to play, trade, sell and buy cards. In fact, it is possible to do everything except purchase FIFA Points. That feature will only be available when the game is released. Until then you will need to use coins to buy packs or transfer your FIFA Points from FUT 14.

    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 retail version of the game.

    Ultimate Team modes are not available in Madden NFL 15 and NHL 15.

     
     

    Which ones are the early access dates ?

    Here are the early release dates of FIFA 15 for the most popular regions:

    US, Canada and Mexico: September 19th
    Europe: September 20th
    Australia and New Zealand: September 20th

     
     

    How to get the early access ?

    XBox Users

    After buying the Season Ticket, subscribers must manually trigger the Early Access download from within EA Sports Central.

    Playstation Users

    After buying the Season Ticket, subscribers must manually trigger the Early Access download from: PlayStation® Store » View All By Title » ‘FIFA 15’.

     
     

    How to Buy the full game from early access version ?

    Unfortunately, at this point it is not technically possible for Microsoft XBox users.
    Here is a step by step process to purchase the full digital release to Playstation users:

    Boot up the Early Release build after the early access period is over
    There will be a screen that states that the early access is over, and that can upgrade to the full game
    Click ‘purchase’ and you’ll be taken to the Sony Store
    Walk through the Purchase Process to upgrade to the Full Game
    When done, the game will reboot and you are all set to go

     

     
     

    Free Packs

    Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

     
     

    Which packs ?

    With EA Sports Season Ticket, the subscribers get access to the following items:

    24 FIFA 15 Premium Gold Packs (over $35 in value)
    24 Pro Madden NFL 15 Packs (over $35 in value)
    24 NHL 15 Premium Gold Packs (over $35 in value)

    The Gold Packs that are offered to Season Ticket holders have 12 cards, mostly gold and at least three rares. The regular price for these packs is 7,500 coins or 150 FIFA Points per unity.

     

    How to get the packs ?

    Redeem the packs every weeks to be sure you get all of them

    When subscribers first go into the Ultimate Team mode after buying the EA Sports Season ticket, they will receive a message along with their first pack(s). From there, one more pack will appear every seven days until they have received all packs. Season Ticket holders don’t have to wait by the early access or game release date.

    Ultimate Team packs must be downloaded from within game store each week and will expire seven days after each pack is offered. Failure to download and/or use the pack in any given week will result in forfeiture of that week’s pack offering. Active subscription is required to redeem all the packs.

     

     
     

    20% Discount on Packs

    Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

     
     

    Which discount ?

    EA Sports Season Ticket holders get 20% off all DLC available in the three participating titles. It means that in FIFA 15, for example, they get a discount on all Ultimate Team card packs purchased with real money. Packs purchased with coins don’t get this discount.

    Additionally, the 20% discount does not apply to the full game itself.

     
     

    How to get the discount ?

    Subscribers just need to buy the packs with real money (FIFA Points). The discount is applied automatically.

     
     

    How much Season Ticket subscribers pay for packs ?

    Season Ticket holders pay less every time they go to the FUT 15 store to buy packs. Here are the prices, subject to change, that are applied automatically:

    Price [£]Price [€]
    FIFA PointsIncluded BonusNormalSeason TicketNormalSeason Ticket
    10000,790,650,990,89
    25001,991,592,492,09
    50003,993,194,994,19
    75005,494,796,995,89
    1050507,996,499,998,39
    15757511,999,6914,9912,49
    220020023,9915,9919,9916,69
    460060031,9923,9939,9933,39
    12000200079,9963,9999,9983,39

     
    Note: Prices may vary depending on your region


     

    TIP

    If you plan to spend more than 15,000 coins in FUT packs, buy the Season Ticket. It will be cheaper.


     

     
     

    How to Buy the Season Ticket


     

    The EA Sports Season Ticket is only available for XBox 360 and for Playstation 3 in the following countries:

      Canada, Mexico, United States, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand

     

    • XBox 360 Instructions
    • Sign in to your Xbox LIVE account
      Scroll to the bing section of the dashboard and enter ‘EA SPORTS
      Download the free ‘EA SPORTS™’ application and launch it from your Game Library
      Purchase EA Sports Season Ticket for $19.99, €19.99 or £19.00


     

    • Playstation 3 Instructions
    • Access the PlayStation® Store and select ‘Search’
      Enter ‘EA SPORTS Season Ticket’ in the search bar
      Select ‘EA SPORTS Season Ticket’ from the search results
      Purchase EA Sports Season Ticket for $19.99, €19.99 or £19.00


     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     

    EA Access Guide

    Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

     

    The EA Access is a subscription paid program that offers to subscribers three main advantages:

    • 6 hours Early Access to the full game
    • Subscribers can download FIFA 15 five days before the date release and play it 6 hours. It is possible to carry forward the progress and achievements.

    • Free Access to Games
    • EA Access holders have free access, anytime and as long they keep being subscribers of the service, to a selection of games ‘The Vault’. At this moment, it includes FIFA 14.

    • 10% discount on EA digital purchases
    • EA Sports Season Ticket holders pay 10% less to buy FUT 15 packs and also get a 10% discount in the full FIFA 15 game, as well in any other EA digital content.

     

     
     

    Early Access

    Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

     

    What is included ?

    Subscribers can download FIFA 15 full game up to five days before the date release. But there is more.

    EA Access holders also get early access to other four titles: Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, NBA LIVE 15 and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

     
     

    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 6 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 6 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.

    Ultimate Team modes are not available in Madden NFL 15 and NHL 15.

     
     

    Which ones are the early access dates ?

    Here are the early release dates of FIFA 15 for the most popular regions (subject to change):

    US, Canada and Mexico: September 18th
    Europe: September 20th
    Australia and New Zealand: September 20th

     
     

    How to get the early access ?

    After buying the EA Access, subscribers just need to download the game through the service’s dashboard.

     

     
     

    Free Games

    Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

     
     

    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: Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, Peggle 2, Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed Rivals with more titles being added soon.

     
     

    How to get the games ?

    The games from ‘The Vault’ can be downloaded through the EA Access dashboard.

     

     
     

    10% Discount on FIFA 15 and Ultimate Team packs

    Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

     
     

    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 14.

     
     

    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 15 store to buy packs. Here are the prices, subject to change, that are applied automatically:

    Price [£]Price [€]
    FIFA PointsIncluded BonusNormalEA AccessNormalEA Access
    10000,790,710,990,89
    25001,991,792,492,29
    50003,993,594,994,49
    75005,494,996,996,29
    1050507,997,199,998,99
    15757511,9910,7914,9913,49
    220020023,9921,5919,9917,99
    460060031,9928,7939,9935,99
    12000200079,9971,9999,9989,99

     
    Note: Prices may vary depending on your region


     

    TIP

    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

    Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

     

    EA Access is only available to XBox One owners that live in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Brazil, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Chile, Colombia, Portugal, Turkey, South Africa, UAE, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Greece with additional territories to follow.

    EA Access membership is available to Xbox One gamers through Xbox Live. GameStop and Amazon fans will be able to purchase an EA Access membership at their local retail store. 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.

     

     
     
     
     

    Season Ticket and EA Access Frequently Asked Questions

     

    Q: When do I need to buy a Season Ticket subscription to works with FIFA 15 ?
    A: There is no such thing as Season Ticket for FIFA 14 or Season Ticket for FIFA 15. The subscription period is for one year. If you have an active season ticket, you get the advantages of this subscription, no matter if it is for FIFA 15 or for FIFA 14.

    Q: How do I know if my Season Ticket is active or when it expires ?
    A: Go to http://www.easports.com/seasonticket. Then sign in at the top right corner with your Origin details and click on your username. After being re-directed to your player hub, click on account. If nothing shows this is because you don’t have an active Season Ticket subscription.

     

    Season Ticket and EA Access Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

     

    Q: When do I need to buy a EA Access subscription that works with FIFA 15 ?
    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 Season Ticket and EA Access ?
    A: The EA Sports Season Ticket has a one-time cost of $19.99, £19.99, €19.99 for 12 months. In order to keep working after this period, a renew is required.
    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: How do I renew my Season Ticket membership ?
    A:

      XBOX Live
      Are you an existing XBOX Live Gold Member? If so, login to your Xbox Live profile. Otherwise, go to XBOX Live to create an account.
      Go to XBOX Live Game Library and click on EA SPORTS.
      Re-purchase a 12-month Subscription.
      PSN
      Sign in to your PlayStation®Network account.
      Go to PlayStation®Store and search for EA SPORTS Season Ticket.
      Select and purchase EA SPORTS Season Ticket for $19.99.

    Q: Season Ticket and EA Acccess is available in all the countries ?
    A: No. The Season Ticket doesn’t work outside of these countries: Canada, Mexico, United States, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand. The Madden game is not available for Sony subscribers outside of North America.
    EA Access doesn’t work outside of these countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Brazil, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Chile, Colombia, Portugal, Turkey, South Africa, UAE, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Greece

    Q: Which gaming platforms Season Ticket is available on ?
    A: Only for XBox 360 and Playstation 3.

    Q: Which gaming platforms EA Access is available on ?
    A: Only for XBox One.

    Q: Can I use my Season Ticket on Playstation, even though I am buying the Season Ticket on Xbox originally, or vice-versa ?
    A: No. EA Sports Season Ticket applies only to the platform you purchased it on and is not transferable between Playstation and Xbox.

    Q: Will my Season Ticket carry over to next-gen consoles ?
    A: No. Season Ticket is only for current-gen consoles. However, you can keep opening the free packs and buying FIFA Points with discount on your current-gen console. This stuff will carry over for your next-gen console but the Season Ticket service not.

    Q: Is Season Ticket or EA Access Transferable ?
    A: No.

    Q: There is a limit of personas per origin account allowed to subscribe a Season Ticket ?
    A: Yes. There is a maximum of two personas per origin account (email address) allowed to purchase a Season Ticket.

    Q: My Season Ticket expires after the early release date. Should I renew it before the early access date ?
    A: You can download it if you have an active season ticket, but it will lock you out of the early release once your season ticket expires.

    Q: When will EA stop selling Season Ticket Subscriptions ?
    A: They will stop selling Season Ticket Subscriptions in March of 2015, and then all Season Ticket benefits will expire in March, 2016.

    Q: If I have an active Season Ticket / EA Access subscription but don’t buy the game, how long I will be able to play FIFA 15 with the early access?
    A: Depends of your region. In North America it ends on September 25th. In Europe, Australia and New Zealand it ends on September 28th.

    Q: Can I buy FUT 15 packs in the days of early access ?
    A: Yes. This feature is active in early access version.

    Q: If I buy the FIFA 15 Ultimate Edition and subscribe the Season Ticket will I get 48 packs ?
    A: Yes. You will get two free packs per week: one from Season Ticket and the other one from Ultimate Edition.

    Q: If I, as a Season Ticket subscriber, buy FIFA 15 for PS3 and for XBox 360, will I get 48 packs ?
    A: No. You will get 24 packs.

    Q: Will FIFA 15 Points be for sale during early access periods ?
    A: Only players who have EA Access for Xbox One will be able to purchase FIFA 15 Points during the early access trial. Players will not be able to purchase FIFA 15 Points during the EA Season Ticket early access period.

    Q: Can I transfer my FIFA 14 Points to FIFA 15 Points during the early access period ?
    A: Yes, you can. However, this is only on FIFA 15 between Xbox 360 to Xbox 360, from PS3 to PS3 or from XBox One to XBox One. If players choose to not play the full version of FIFA 15, they will not be able to transfer their FIFA Points back to FIFA 14.

    Q: When do I get my packs ?
    A: On the first time you go into the Ultimate Team mode after buying the EA Sports Season ticket. You don’t need to wait for the early access release or by the game release. You only get one pack per week and you have to access it every week or you will lose them.

    Q: Should I buy the Season Ticket ? What do you think ?
    A: It depends of your profile. If you can’t wait three more days to get your hands on the game, if you play several EA Sports titles or if you often buy Ultimate Team packs, it may be a good decision to subscribe it.
    We believe that the offer of 24 packs is not good enough to buy the Season Ticket, since you will have to wait 24 weeks to get all the packs. To us, the most important thing is to know how many FUT 15 packs are you thinking to buy with real money. For who are thinking to buy more than 15,000 FIFA Points it pays for itself.

    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.

     
     
     
     

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.

60 COMMENTS

  1. Your dates are all wrong. The games releases in Europe (for example) on the 26th, so Season pass would be the 23rd and EA Access would be 21st.

    Also :

    Q: Will my Season Ticket carry over to next-gen consoles ?
    A: Yes. All you need is to have the same Origin account in your PS3/PS4 and on your XBox 360/XBox One. You can not carry over your season ticket between XBox 360 and Playstation 4 or between Playstation 3 and XBox One.

    No it doesn’t, you can’t use the 20% discount (or any other beneifit) on the next gen consoles. You can however continue to buy points with the 20% discount on your old console and use then on either next gen or last gen.

  2. For those of us that own multiple consoles (360/One) will it benefit us to buy both Access and Season Ticket? I plan to buy Access for 5.99 for one month to gain 5 day early access and play the maximum six hours on the Xbox One, then 2 days later I will trigger the early Season Ticket download on 360 to continue my progress and still benefit from all the additional packs. When the game is eventually released I should be able to also get the packs from Ultimate Edition. Does this sound possible considering how easy it is to switch between Xbox 360 and Xbox One?

    • Hi.
      You really love this game. 🙂
      Everything in your plan will work. The only thing that I’m not 100% sure is if you will be able to carry over your progress from EA Access to Season Ticket. It is something new that probably nobody will know to answer you.
      If you will go ahead with your plan, please give us feedback about how it worked.
      Regards

  3. Say i buy the EA Season Ticket on xbox 360, then i buy Fifa 15 for the xbox one, will it still transfer over or would i need to buy Fifa 15 for xbox 360 to transfer the data?

  4. Since Early Access won’t be available on PS4, will it be possible to play Ultimate Team with Early Access on PS3, and then continue the progress in Ultimate Team to PS4 on release date?

  5. If i purchase fifa points on fifa 14 on xbox 360 would i be able to transfer them over to xbox one fifa 15 ?

  6. i am having trouble purchasing season ticket for fifa 15 on the ps3 all i can find online in the playstation store is ea sports season ticket with a picture of fifa 14 and in the description it talks about madden 25 do i purchase season ticket from the fifa 14 menu or will a fifa 15 season ticket be uploaded?

  7. thanks alot man i am in north america and i believe the 3 days early access will start on saturday the 20th so how will i access fifa 15 then

    • How to get the early access ?

      XBox Users
      After buying the Season Ticket, subscribers must manually trigger the Early Access download from within EA Sports Central.

      Playstation Users
      After buying the Season Ticket, subscribers must manually trigger the Early Access download from: PlayStation® Store » View All By Title » ‘FIFA 15′.

  8. Hi

    Checed today for early ea access and under Fifa 15 cover says “Trial Available” but I cant find any option to download the game.

  9. Man, i have the season ticket since 2012, now i have a PS4, i’m still able to play the early access of fifa 15 this year or not?

  10. Hello, I cannot find the EA Sports Season Ticket anywhere in the PS3 Store. If i buy it directly from the FIFA 14 game menu, will i still be able to get the early release and 24 packs for FIFA 15, btw I live in Australia. Thank you

  11. The season ticket says it the early access starts 3 days before (22nd for me in Norway), but your date on Europe is set to be on the 20th (today). Which one is the correct one?
    The game comes out here on the 25th.

  12. What is the correct date for europe? Its now 8 pm and see nothing happens, is it 22 sept for the early release then?

  13. Rodrigo, tenho season ticket ativo mas nao tenho acesso ao jogo na PS3, o unica coisa que me aparece para efetuar download é da demo do FIFA 15, podes dar-me uma ajuda , gracias.

  14. Hi with the ea access on xbox one will you still get 24 free ut packs or is that just with the season ticket on ps3 and 360?

  15. Hi FIFIUTEAM!

    I have a question about the season ticket(PS3) in combination with the PS4 and the web app.
    Although there is no season ticket available on PS4 and i don’t have the retail version of FIFA 15 on PS3(but i will buy the PS4 version), will i be able to keep on opening the weekly gold packs (from PS3 season ticket) on the web app?!?
    Or does it make a difference – as far as the web app is concerned- when i start playing FIFA 15 on PS4?!
    Thank you in advance!!

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