Excitement is building as FIFA 22 draws closer to its release date and gamers will soon be able to play it early, but how?
FIFA aficionados will be dying to get their hands on the new game as early as possible, especially with all the new content and features that the latest edition brings - and now they can.
For those hardcore FIFA fans, there’s a way that you can play the game a week before the official release using EA Play early access.
Ahead of FIFA 22’s release in October, we take a look everything we know about EA Play's early access so far and how you can play the game early.
What is EA Play’s early access?
EA usually offers select players ten hours of early access to all of their titles through EA Play - until now.
For those that are fortunate enough to have a next-gen console, EA have decided this year to double that amount specifically for FIFA 22, meaning that players will be able to play it for up to 20 hours.
#FIFA22 BREAKING NEWS🚨#FIFA22 will be available for 20 hours on @EAPlay if you have a next gen console!👀— NoTime (@FUT_NoTime) September 2, 2021
Confirmed by a community Manager✅
🇩🇪: Die Vermutungen aus dem geteilten Post sind vom Community Manager bestätigt✅ Wir können 20 Stunden Early Access spielen!❤️🔥 https://t.co/T2j3GGvjjE pic.twitter.com/5YhcExXVeS
How to play FIFA 22 early
In order to get early access to FIFA 22, all you need to do is sign up to EA Play.
Essentially, the subscription service allows you to pre-download the game before anyone else and get a few hours in as a head start.
To play FIFA 22 early, players will have to follow these simple steps:
- Sign up for an EA Play subscription
- Pre-load FIFA 22
- Load up FIFA 22 when EA Play early access starts up
- Play through your trial
When does FIFA 22 early access start?
FIFA 22 early access starts on Wednesday, 22 September, which is a little more than a week before its official release.
From there, you’ll then be able to download the early access client and play your 20 hours starting from then.
Unfortunately, if you do finish your 20 hours before the launch, then you’ll have to wait until its official release to keep playing.
To play past then, you need to have pre-ordered or purchased the full game.
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