FIFA 22 Early Access – How to Play FIFA 22 Early

Early Access to FIFA 22

FIFA 22 release date is on October 1, 2021, but you can play the game earlier, from September 27 by pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition of the game, or from September 22 as a member of EA Play service.

Here you can learn how to play FIFA 22 prior to its release date with the possible early access methods. We review the ways you can download FIFA 22 in advance and play it first.


Pre-Order Method

By pre-ordering the FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition, you can download, receive and play FIFA 22 four days in advance, which means you can download and play FIFA 22 on September 27, 2021.

The game be will be available from September 25 for pre-loading and will be playable from September 27 (Early access) and October 1 (Normal access) at 12am (your store region’s time).

FIFA 22 pre-order is available from 9 June to 1 October. Check out the FIFA 22 Pre-order options at

Early Access is not available for the Standard Edition of FIFA 22.

EA Play (EA Access) Membership

EA Play and Origin Access members are eligible to download and play FIFA 22 on September 22, 2021.

EA Play is available on Xbox, Playstation, Origin and Steam platforms. The membership will allow you to download and play ten hours of FIFA 22 gameplay one week in advance.

The game is available to pre-load and play from September 22, 2021 (5pm UK) on EA Play app.


The early access to FIFA 22 for EA Play members will be limited to 10 hours of gameplay from 22 Sept to 1 Oct. After 1 Oct, you can continue playing the game only if you have already purchased or pre-ordered a copy of FIFA 22.

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44 thoughts on “FIFA 22 Early Access – How to Play FIFA 22 Early

    1. Look for FIFA 22 PRE-ORDER and select it. Then you will see the Download Trial button next to Pre-order button if you are a EA Play member.


  2. I pre ordered the ultimate edition fifa 22
    On fifa 21 when they were offering 10%off cuz I had fifa 21
    And now they say I pre ordered the regular edition when I truly bought the game at 120$ bucks

    1. @Victor, I am facing a similar issue. I paid for Ultimate version but I only see standard version of the game on my Xbox one.
      Did you manage to resolve the issue?

  3. I have ea play subscription, but theres no option to download the 10 hour early access anywhere?? Can someone help me out please would be much appreciated

  4. I don’t really get it. If I have an EAPlay pro subscription and don’t buy the game, can I still play it starting september 22nd?

    1. i have been having an issue with pre loading the game on Steam frustrating as i am a EA Play member and i have Ultimate edition of Fifa 22 aswell

  5. I pre ordered the game then got da play does that mean I won’t get a early access because I should’ve gotten it today but I uavent

  6. can i spread out my 10 hours or do i have to use it the day i activate the trial for example if i activated it tomorrow at 6pm would i have to play the whole 10 hours there and then or can i play 5 hours 1 day and 5 hours another day

    1. You can play as little or as much as you like, you don’t have to play the whole 10hrs there and the. When you start up the game it tells you how much you’ve played and how long you’ve got left, the time only goes down whilst you’re play it.

  7. It’s all b@#$occasions. The ultimate version is on PlayStation store and only for the ps5. You can pre order the ultimate edition at Game but it gets delivered for the 1st of October. So again PlayStation are looking after those with ps5s and leaving ps4 out. Looks like I might go back to xbox. Such a shame!!!!

    1. i think no matter what version you get aslong as you have ea play you can play for 10 hours until the 1st of october but if you got the ultimate edition aswell u can play for 10 hours from september 22nd to september 27th

      1. What happens if you get ea access today and then buy the ultimate edition on the 27th do you still get the stuff in the ultimate edition or not?

  8. You’ve got this all wrong mate. You get the game in full on 27th September if you purchase the ultimate edition. You can play the game from 22nd September on a 10 hour trial (which is 9 days before actual release of standard edition) via EA play

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