FIFA 22 EA Access: EARLY release for 10 hour EA Play Trial

FIFA 22 is here!

The 10-hour EA Play Trial will let players experience the game before having to purchase.

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Find out everything you need to know about EA Access below.

Latest - Trial drops early

Due to start at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST, the EA Play Trial is already able to be downloaded.

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There was a slight delay between it being available on PS4 compared to PS5, so if you saw some Tweets and thought it was a hoax then check again!

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Make the most of the 10 hours

Make sure if you aren't playing the game to fully close down the application.

Any time of it running in the background will use up the 10-hour limit.

You will have to fully close the apps:

  • Xbox users - you need to manually quit the game
  • PlayStation users - close the application manually
  • PC users - closing the window will be enough
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For tips on how to make the most of trial time, look here.

EA Play Trial release time confirmed

The EA Help Twitter account has confirmed the release time for the EA Play 10-hour trial.

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IT'S ALMOST TIME - The EA Play Trial is arriving very soon!

The EA Play 10-hour early access trial will be made available on Wednesday, 22 September at approximately 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

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How to get EA Access

EA has now confirmed the official date for the EA Play Trial!

"Join EA Play today and experience unrivaled authenticity with the most true-to-life experience of The World’s Game featuring football’s biggest stars and teams.
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EARLY ACCESS - The EA Play Trial date has been confirmed
"Start your season first with a 10-hour trial – days before release. Save 10% on pre-orders with your member discount, plus unlock monthly rewards, and a library of top titles."

There are also several perks that come with becoming an EA Play member, including early access to FIFA 22, perks in Ultimate Team and VOLTA, and also 10% off pre-orders.

How much is EA Play?

You can pay for EA Play either monthly or annually.

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PERKS OF THE PLAY - EA Play gives you access to loads of new games as they drop

Paying for an entire year's membership works out at around 50% cheaper, but smaller monthly payments might be more manageable for you.

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It must be noted that the costs are slightly different depending on which platform you choose.

NOTE - There's a special on right now that will enable you to get EA Play for just 79p on both PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

EA Play on PS4 / PS5

EA Play on PlayStation is £3.99 / $4.99 / €3.99 per month or £19.99 / $29.99 / €24.99 for 12 months.

The membership can be purchased through the PS4 or PS5 itself, via the EA Play app.

EA Play on Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S

An EA Play membership on an Xbox console costs £3.99 / $4.99 / €3.99 per month or £19.99 / $29.99 / €24.99 for 12 months.

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However, the most cost-effective solution is to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

This costs £10.99 / $14.99 / €14.99 per month - with your first month costing £1 / $1 / €1.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to more than 300 Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox games, 200 games for PC, Xbox Live Gold and xCloud.

EA Play games on both Xbox and Windows can be downloaded at no extra cost as part of Ultimate, which is perfect for owners of both platforms.

EA Play on Windows PC

EA Play on PC costs £3.99 / $4.99 / €3.99 per month or £19.99 / $29.99 / €24.99 for 12 months and offers the same benefits as both the PlayStation and Xbox versions.

PC users can subscribe to EA Play either through Electronic Arts' own Origin game store or Steam.

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EA Play Pro is also an option for PC players, which often provides early access to brand new games.

EA Play Pro costs £14.99 / $14.99 / €14.99 per month or £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99 annually.

How to Pre Order FIFA 22

FIFA 22 is now available to pre order on various consoles.

You can purchase all editions of FIFA 22 from Amazon right here.

Check out the prices of the different editions below.

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THE OG - The FIFA 22 Standard Cover is a simplistic sight of the French posterboy

The Legacy Edition on Nintendo Switch costs £34.99 / $39.99.

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The Standard Edition on PC costs £54.99.

The Standard Edition on PS4 and Xbox One costs £59.99 / $59.99.

The Standard Edition on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S costs £69.99 / $69.99.

The Ultimate Edition on PlayStation Xbox consoles, featuring Dual Entitlement, costs £89.99 / $99.99.