The early access release date for EA Sports FC 24 is about to kick off. However, before the Ultimate edition launches, football fans can get even earlier access to Ultimate Team for free.

EA Sports FC 24 is the first football installment by Electronic Arts away from FIFA. Player ratings have been revealed, and the top 10 consists of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland alongside female stars such as Alexia Putellas and Aitana Bonmati. For the first time, you will be able to include legends of the women’s game in your Ultimate Team. And, before the Ultimate edition comes out, you can get an early access head start on your Ultimate Team completely for free.

How to get early access to EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team

EA Sports FC 24 fans can get early access to Ultimate Team from September 20th.

This is the release date for the annual Web App. Meanwhile, the launch date for the accompanying Companion App is September 21st.

You will be able to access the Web App online for free when it goes live, and you will be able to download the Companion App for free on iOS and Android. Both will give you entry to Ultimate Team early.

Although you won’t be able to play any matches, both applications will allow you to start building your Ultimate Team for when the game properly begins.

EA Sports FC 24 early access release date

The release date for the EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate edition early access is September 22nd.

This is also the launch day for the EA Play 10-hour trial. This 10-hour trial allows fans on PlayStation and Xbox to play early access freely for up to 10 hours so long as they are subscribed to EA Play for £3.99 a month or £19.99 per year.

Although it’s only 10 hours, fans can technically get 20 hours of gameplay. This is by playing the 10-hour trial for the PS5/Xbox Series X/S version and then downloading the demo for PS4 and Xbox One. Of course, this is only possible on current-gen consoles.

Meanwhile, if you are on PC, you can get the Ultimate edition entirely for free if you are an EA Play Pro subscriber for £14.99 a month or £89.99 per year.

Ultimate edition bonuses

Below is the price and pre-order bonuses for the EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate edition (via the PSN store):

Ultimate edition – £99.99:

There are differences between the Standard and Ultimate edition other than just early access. In addition, there are new Ultimate Team features to know about, as well as Icons and Heroes joining this year’s celebration of the beautiful game.

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