EA Sports FC 24 Beta release date and end date

EA Sports FC 24 Beta release date and end date
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It’s nearly time for EA’s latest football title to be released, which means there is an EA Sports FC 24 beta to get stuck into! This grants fans an early opportunity to test out a trial version of the upcoming game, providing feedback to developers for any last-minute changes. 

Some brand-new features are coming alongside upgraded gameplay and graphics, with beta testers getting to experience them before the greater player base when the EA Sports FC 24 release date hits. Find out all the details regarding the EA Sports FC 24 beta below, including when it will be released and who can gain access. 

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How to get EA Sports FC 24 beta? 

You can’t guarantee an invite for the EA Sports FC 24 beta, however, you can improve your chances by following these steps: 

  1. Go to the EA website and sign in to your account 
  2. Select ‘Account Settings’, then ‘Email Preferences’, and tick the box ‘Yes, email me about products, news, events and promotions consistent with EA Privacy and Cookie Policy’ 
  3. Check that previous FIFA titles and Ultimate Team are selected as ‘Preferred Games’ and select your ‘Preferred Platforms’, then click ‘Update’ at the bottom of the page 

As well as updating your contact preferences, you need to click the ‘Community Playtesting’ button and follow the instructions to sign up. 

What is the EA Sports FC 24 closed beta?

The EA Sports FC 24 beta gives a lucky few the chance to play an early version of the upcoming game before the EA FC launch. Eligible players will give feedback to developers about any bugs or issues that need fixing before the game is released. Although this isn’t the final version of the game, it will give a clear idea of what to expect from the new title. 

Once again, players selected for the beta have access to Kick-Off, Online Seasons, Online Friendlies, and Learn to Play, and then one of (or a combination of) either Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Clubs (formerly Pro Clubs), or VOLTA. Initially, the testers have been limited to the game mode selected for them, however, in the last week of testing all modes were unlocked. Progress made during the beta will not carry over to the final game, with everything being reset once FC 24 is released. 

Not everyone will be able to play the EA Sports FC 24 Beta, with closed beta code invitations sent out via email to players who: 

  • Signed up for Community Playtesting on the EA website through their EA account
  • Are at least 18 years old 
  • Have a console from the UK or North America 
  • Use a PS5, PS4, Xbox X|S or Xbox One 
  • Played FIFA 23 regularly 
  • Have an internet connection 
  • Accepted the User and FC 24 Beta Agreement 
  • Have an active PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription 

When was the EA Sports FC 24 beta release date?

The first set of beta code invitations was sent out on August 9. The EA Sports FC 24 beta release date was August 10 at 1pm ET / 6pm BST. For the past three FIFA titles, there have been two batches of invitations sent out. If this is the case with FC 24, then Batch 2 would be expected around August 24. 

When is the EA Sports FC 24 beta end date?

The end date for the closed beta is August 31, again at 1pm ET / 6pm BST.