Early Access

FIFA 21 releases on October 9, 2020, but you can play it from October 6 by pre-ordering it, or even from October 1 if you are a member of EA Play service.

Here you can learn how to play FIFA 21 prior to its release date with the possible early access methods. We review the ways you can download FIFA 21 in advance and play it first.

Pre-Order Method

By pre-ordering the FIFA 21 (only Champions and Ultimate Editions), you can download, receive and play FIFA 21 three days in advance, which means you can download and play FIFA 21 on October 6, 2020.

The game will be available from October 1 for pre-loading and will be playable from October 6 at 12am (your store region’s time).

FIFA 21 pre-order is available from 18 June to 9 October. Check out the FIFA 21 Pre-order options at www.fifplay.com/fifa-21-buy

Pre-order Early Access is not available for the Standard Edition of FIFA 21.

EA Play (EA Access) Membership

EA Play and Origin Access members are eligible to download and play FIFA 21 on October 1, 2020.

EA Play (previously known as EA Access) is available on Xbox and and PS4. The membership will allow you to download and play ten hours of FIFA 21 gameplay one week in advance. The same offer applies to the Origin Access members on PC.

The game is available to pre-load and play from 1 October 2020 (6pm UK) on EA Play app.


The early access to FIFA 21 for EA Play members will be limited to 10 hours of gameplay from 1 to 9 October. After Oct 9, you can continue playing it only if you have already purchased or pre-ordered a copy of FIFA 21.

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