With the full EA Sports FC 24 release just around the corner on 29th September, many are wondering when exactly its early access will begin for Ultimate Edition and EA Play owners.


Will the EA FC 24 early access provide players with the full game, or will there be anything missing? You'll be glad to hear that early access lets you play the entire game a week early.

Fans eager to play EA's first football game without the FIFA branding will be able to do so very soon indeed – so long as you've pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition or play via an EA Play subscription.

Read on for the lowdown on the EA FC 24 early access release date and to see everything else you get for purchasing the Ultimate Edition of the game.

When does EA FC 24 early access begin for Ultimate Edition and EA Play?

As with FIFA 23, you'll be able gain early access to EA FC 24 through two routes: Either by purchasing the Ultimate Edition before the release date, or if you're a subscriber to EA Play.

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If you've bought the Ultimate Edition, you'll be able to play it a week before the official release date - on 22nd September 2023.

EA Play Pro subscribers also have full early access to EA FC 24 from 22nd September 2023.

And if you're a subscriber to the standard EA Play, from the 22nd, you'll be able to play 10 hours before it officially releases. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers also get the 10-hour early access trial for EA FC 24 thanks to EA Play being included!

Meanwhile, the EA FC 24 Web App will launch ahead of the early access period, on 20 September, one day ahead of the Companion App.

What else do you get with the EA FC 24 Ultimate Edition?

As well as being able to play it a week early, there are a few other bonuses that come with buying the Ultimate Edition of EA FC 24. These include the following:

  • Nike x EA Sports FC Ultimate Team Kit
  • Player Item for Team of the Week 1, in Ultimate Team
  • The Nike Ultimate Team Campaign Loan Player item for 24 matches
  • 4600 FC Points
  • Access to Nike Ultimate Team Campaign

It's a decent deal. If you have the spare cash, it's definitely forking out an extra 30 quid (the standard EA FC 24 is £69.99, whereas the Ultimate Edition is £99.99).

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