*LATEST* FIFA 23 Early Access, Standard Edition release time and how to play early

*LATEST* FIFA 23 Early Access, Standard Edition release time and how to play early
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FIFA 23 Early Access is finally here, which gives gamers who have pre-ordered the game, or who have EA Play, a few days of playing time before the wider release on September 30.

We are already looking forward to the first FIFA 23 promo, which is looking set to be FIFA 23 Ones to Watch.

Remember, the FIFA 23 Web App has launched- which is a great way to get a head start on the upcoming game, too. You can learn how to use the FIFA Web App, including how to login, right here.

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Here’s how to play FIFA 23 early – which can be done two ways – either via pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition of the game or by joining EA Play.

The standard game is set to launch on September 30 – and you can find out the FIFA 23 release time right here.

FIFA 23 Early Access Release time

FIFA 23 early access kicked off on September 27 for those who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of the game.

EA Play members are currently also able to enjoy a 10-hour free trial before the game launches on Friday September 30.

How to access FIFA 23 EA Play Early Access?

Here are the steps to get onto EA Play’s early access for FIFA 23 on PlayStation 5:

  • Head over to the PlayStation Store
  • In the search bar “EA Play”
  • You should be able to see the EA Play, directing you to the main hub.
  • From there, you should be able to download FIFA 23 via early access.

Early Access method 1: Pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition of the game

For most gamers, the easiest way to get your hands on FIFA 23 early was to pre-order the FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition. However, that is now out. With Early Access window now near enough closed, there are still plenty of great rewards that come with the Ultimate Edition.

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As well as being able to play the game early, Ultimate Edition owners also receive the following rewards:

  • Dual entitlement
  • Ones to watch player item
  • 4600 FIFA points
  • Team of The Week 1 player item
  • Kylian Mbappe loan item for 5 FIFA Ultimate Team matches
  • FUT Ambassador loan player pick (choose between Davies, Son, and Vinicius Jr) for 3 FIFA Ultimate Team matches
  • Career Mode homegrown talent

For more details, head over to WePC, who have listed all the FIFA 23 pre-order bonuses

Early Access method 2: Join EA Play

Another way of getting to play the game early is by becoming a member of EA Play, which will give you 10 hours of gameplay to trial the game from September 27.

Right now, there is a deal on for Xbox fans, where you can get a month’s trial of EA Play for just 0.79p. It’s usually £3.99, and with this you’ll be able to get 10 hours of FIFA 23 gameplay as part of the trial.

There are two tiers to EA Play – Play and Play Pro.

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EA Play costs $4.99 a month and gives you access to a select number of top titles, rewards, member-only content, and unlimited access. Play Pro come sin at $14.99 per month, and gives you unlimited access to the entire EA game portfolio in the service.

When it comes to FIFA 23, EA Play Pro gives you a few more rewards.

As well as Early Access, these are:

  • A World Cup™ FUT Hero Item on November 11
  • Ones to Watch Player Item
  • Up to 4800 FIFA Points (receive 1600 per month for 3 months starting September 30th)
  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent
  • Recurring FUT and Vanity Item member rewards
  • Team of the Week 1 Player Item
  • Kylian Mbappé Loan Item for 5 FIFA Ultimate Team™ matches
  • All other EA Play member benefits

In the long run, it could save you money too – as there is a 10% off EA digital codes, which could come in handy for those looking to spend money in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

EA Play is available on PlayStation, PC and Xbox – and can joined by heading to the website here.

Personally, looking at the above I think EA Play Pro makes a lot of sense for those looking to get the FIFA 23 with a view of focusing on Ultimate Team. It’ll give you discounts throughout, plus with Christmas coming up, you’ll get access to a ton of other games, too.

The Standard Edition of the game is the cheapest option short term, and may make most sense for people who do not spend a lot of money on Ultimate Team. If you do decide to focus on Ultimate Team, then there’s the option of joining EA Play later on.

Why play FIFA 23’s early access?

FIFA 23 Early Access is primary beneficial for players who want to play Ultimate Team.

The 4,600 FIFA points sets you up in a desirable spot if you’re utilising your FIFA points accordingly to extend the longevity of your team.

The Ones to Watch and TOTW cards given from the ultimate edition also bolster your team so it makes games more bearable when grinding come September 27th.

However, if you’re playing for other modes not ultimate team, it’s probably best to try the game out first through EA Play which costs £3.99, nevertheless you get to try it out couple days prior!

FIFA 23 Early Access FAQ

How to access FIFA 23 EA Play Early Access?

Here are the steps to get onto EA Play’s early access for FIFA 23 on PlayStation 5:

  • Head over to the PlayStation Store
  • In the search bar “EA Play”
  • You should be able to see the EA Play, directing you to the main hub.
  • From there, you should be able to download FIFA 23 via early access.

Why play FIFA 23’s early access?

FIFA 23 Early Access is primary beneficial for players who want to play Ultimate Team.

The 4,600 FIFA points sets you up in a desirable spot if you’re utilising your FIFA points accordingly to extend the longevity of your team.

The Ones to Watch and TOTW cards given from the ultimate edition also bolster your team so it makes games more bearable when grinding come September 27th.

However, if you’re playing for other modes not ultimate team, it’s probably best to try the game out first through EA Play which costs £3.99, nevertheless you get to try it out couple days prior!

How do I get FIFA 23 Early Access?

There are two ways to do this, via EA Play or via pre-ordered version of the Ultimate Edition. Both will give you access to the game from September 27 – 3 days before release on September 30.

Is FIFA 23 going to be on EA Play?

Yes – EA Play Pro members will be able to play FIFA 23. Standard EA Play members will get access to a 10-hour trial before the game launches. EA Play costs $4.99 a month and gives you access to a select number of top titles, rewards, member-only content, and unlimited access. Play Pro comes in at $14.99 per month, and you’ll get a number of rewards. In time, FIFA 23 may follow FIFA 22’s lead and appear on EA Play – but this will likely be towards the end of the game’s lifecycle.

When can I play FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition?

Gamers who have pre-ordered the FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition will get early access to FIFA 23 and can play the game from Tuesday, September 27, 2022.