FIFA 21 EA Play Release Date – Early Access on PS4, Xbox One & PC

Electronic Arts offers users the chance to play popular titles via a subscription service platform, formerly called EA Access. The company have recently changed the name to EA Play. By signing up, members can play games like FIFA 21 early, via ‘Play First Trials’.

This news was only recently announced, meaning that a lot of people still refer to the service by its former name. As such, we will use both terms, but they essentially refer to the exact same thing. See details regarding the FIFA 21 EA Access release date below.

Play FIFA 21 Early With EA Play (EA Access)

With the FIFA 21 Demo release date and FUT 21 ratings reveal drawing closer, anticipation for the rollout of EA’s next big title is building. With this said, fans cannot wait to get their hands on the full version of the game.

The first days and weeks of each Ultimate Team game mode are arguably the most important, as getting a good start can help you to stay on top throughout the year. This is why so many people have taken advantage of EA Access in the past.

When does FIFA 21 EA Access come out?

With the FIFA 21 release date schedule taken into account, it has now been confirmed that early access to this year’s title will be available to EA Play members from October 1, 2020. This is expected to directly follow the FIFA 21 Web App release date.

Does the EA Play Pro plan offer unlimited early access?

Yes… but the Pro plan is exclusive to PC (Origin) users only. Console users (PS4 and Xbox One) will be limited to a total of 10 hours before the FIFA 21 initial release date (October 6, 2020). Making the most of these 10 hours can be key for serious FUT gamers.

How to make the most out of FIFA 21 EA Play

First of all, if you’re a console user – don’t waste any time. It sounds simple, but it’s amazing how many people do exactly that. Ultimate Team users should especially take note of this, as the more efficient you are with these hours, the more FUT Coins you can make.

Any periods of Ultimate Team management should ideally be done via the new FUT Web App. This also applies for SBCs (Squad Building Challenges), as they also don’t necessarily need to be via your console.

Can I play other game modes like Career Mode & Pro Clubs?

Absolutely! In fact, many die-hard fans of these game modes will spend their entire FIFA 21 EA Access play time on them. Ultimately, this is the full version of the game – all progress will be saved to your account and carry over after release.

If you do decide to play Career Mode or Pro Clubs, we still recommend being careful with your limited time. This means exiting the game or turning your console off when you are not playing, and not needlessly sitting around in the menus.

How much does EA Play cost to be a member?

EA Play is a subscription service that requires a monthly or annual fee. Console users can only subscribe to the regular/basic plan, as the Pro plan is only accessible via PC (Origin). Electronic Arts offer discounts when paying for a full year.

The pricing is as follows:

  • GBP (UK):
    • Basic = £3.99 / month or £19.99 / year (50% saving)
    • Pro = £14.99 / month or £89.99 / year (44% saving)
  • USD (US):
    • Basic = $4.99 / month or $29.99 / year (50% saving)
    • Pro = $14.99 / month or $99.99 / year (44% saving)
  • Euro (Europe):
    • Basic = €3.99 / month or €14.99 / year (50% saving)
    • Pro = €14.99 / month or €99.99 / year (44% saving)

You can join EA Play here.

Are you planning on taking advantage of the new FIFA 21 EA Play subscription service? If so, which game mode would you spend the most of your limited hours on? Let us know your plans and thoughts in the comments below.

About David Cotton

David has been a passionate video gamer his entire life and has owned and played most gaming consoles since his early childhood. He has over nine years experience writing about video games and is a well known FIFA Ultimate Team expert and 'FUT Founder'. As well as providing insight on all the latest FIFA Ultimate Team news, David has a history of creating extremely effective in-depth guides on how to make FUT coins. He founded and created UltimateTeamUK in 2011 and has previously worked as the 'Head of FIFA' at the popular esports company, Dexerto.

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