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The FIFA 23 beta has kicked off – with some lucky players able to access the work-in-progress version of the game later today.
For those who didn’t get a code, the good news is that all hope is not lost.
If last year is anything to go by, there may well be two waves of FIFA 23 betas – the latter arriving at the tail end of this month.
This year’s game will include HyperMotion 2 technology as its new banner feature. Also promised are the addition of Women’s Club Football and cross-play. However, EA recently came under fire when fans learned this wouldn’t extend to Pro Clubs mode.
FIFA 23 closed beta wave 2 predicted release time
The beta starts August 11 at 10:00am PDT, that’s 17:00 GMT. It runs until September the 1st.
However, in FIFA 22, despite the beta starting on Friday, August 13, a second wave of invites were sent out on Wednesday, August 25.
While we can’t confirm this will happen this year, it does give us hope that more players can experience the game before it’s officially released. It also coincides with Gamescom, where we’re almost certain EA will be showcasing the game – likely in beta form.
How will I know I got into the FIFA 23 Closed Beta?
If you’re selected, EA will send a code to selected FIFA players in the US and the UK who are opted in to get EA emails, to the email address that’s linked to their EA Account.
Emails include a Closed Beta access code for PlayStation or Xbox.
FIFA 23 will be the final EA football game under the FIFA banner. From 2024, the series will go under the new moniker EA Sports FC.