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.
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 www.fifplay.com/fifa-22-buy
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.