FIFA 21 is almost here - with just seven days until the game's full release.
That said, you can get a taste of the action already, thanks to EA Play Early Access.
Latest News - EA Play is LIVE!
The FIFA 21 10-hour trial on EA Play is now live with a launch time of 11am ET / 4pm BST.
ON HOLD - Our very own @matt-thomas is struggling to get onto the trial!
That said, with thousands of people trying to download the trial - the EA Play app is struggling to cope.
PS4 players have managed to get around the slammed servers by going directly to the trial via the PS Store.
WORK SMART, NOT HARD - Some PS4 players have managed to download the trial!
Our very own @mark-pangalos has managed to get in - so try your luck!
Early Access Trial Date
Despite the FIFA 21 Demo being cancelled, there is still plenty to be excited about - the Early Access Trial on EA Play has been confirmed.
Subscribe to EA Play and you can get 10-hours of action from Thursday, 1 October.
FIFA 21 Release Date
EA has confirmed FIFA 21 will launch on current-gen consoles on Friday, 9 October 2020.
So if you want to get early access to FIFA 21, you'll want to check out EA Play. It's a subscription service that allows you to play all of your favourite EA titles.
One of the major perks of the subscription is that you get early access to titles like FIFA 21, with members able to play the game before the official release date.
BACK OF THE NET - Destroy your opponents in Ultimate Team!
EA Play players will be able to download FIFA 21 a whole week before it is released, but there's a catch.
You'll be limited to ten hours of gaming time only, but when that starts as early as Thursday,1 October, we'll certainly take it!
How do you sign up?
Signing up to EA Play is super straight forward, and your subscription can be paid either yearly or monthly.
If you're an Xbox and PS4 owner, you can find out everything you need to know by visiting the EA Play site.
FIFA 21 pre-orders are now open, and there are three main editions for players to get their hands on.
READ MORE: Everything we know about the FIFA 21 Trailer
Each Edition has different prices and in-game bonuses, so make sure to head to our Pre-Order and Editions Guide right here, to pick the right one for you.
Champions & Ultimate Editions
When you download or pre-order either the Champions or Ultimate Edition of FIFA 21 you will get access to the game three days earlier than the official release date.
PERFECT TIMING: There's more than one way to get early access!
This means that by pre-ordering these editions, you can have your hands on the game on Tuesday, 6 October.
Along with early access, these editions arrive with the
usual added bonuses of free Ultimate Team packs too!
Web App Live
The FUT 21 Web App is officially live.
This means players can finally get started building up their FIFA 21 Ultimate Team squad, including the TOTW 1 cards which are available now.
BEAT THE RUSH! Get started early and build your Ultimate Team
With new objectives to complete and earn rewards, this is the best way to get your Ultimate Team underway.
Check out all the Season 1 Objectives here.
TOTW 1 Revealed
The footballing world can be a strange place, and last week's action saw some incredible results!
Man City and Bayern suffered heavy defeats, Wolves were crushed by West Ham and there were a million and one controversial handball decisions!
However, with FIFA 21's imminent release, the first FUT 21 Team of the Week has been unveiled.
Check out TOTW 1 here.
When the official Reveal Trailer arrived it certainly got us excited, but that was only the beginning!
If you're looking for gameplay, FUT, and more - you can see them all right here!
EA Play joins Xbox Game Pass!
No one saw this coming, but from "this holiday" EA Play joins the Xbox Game Pass family!
The 60+ games currently on EA Play will now become available with Xbox Game Pass - but only if you move for the Ultimate (Console + PC) or PC-only versions.
The EA Play service will officially join the Xbox Game Pass on Tuesday, November 10 - coinciding with the release of the Xbox Series X & the Xbox Series S!
Rewards coming to EA Play
In the past, EA Play (or EA Access as it was known) would give you early access to games, access to the EA Vault and even discounts on EA games.
Now in-game rewards joins the subscription.
LEVEL UP - There's even more reason to get on EA Play this year
We are yet to see what exactly these are, but in this tweet from @easportsfifa we can see "Members get even more FIFA 21 throughout the season with XP Boosts, monthly recurring vanity items, and a 10% member discount on in-game purchases".
READ MORE: Everything you need to know about FIFA 21