FIFA 23: Early Access news, leaks and rumours


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FIFA 23 was officially unveiled on the 20th of July, showcasing for the first time new mechanics, new kits and the addition of the Women’s teams. We are expected to get a better look at the game modes throughout August.

Alongside this announcement also came the news that FIFA 23 would be released on the 30th of September 2022. 

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Traditionally, if we use previous iterations of the game for reference, there are a few ways to access FIFA 23 early. 

FIFA 23 Demo 

In previous years there has been demo’s for FIFA, but there hasn’t been one since FIFA 20. It looks as though EA have decided to opt for an alternative option to demo’s, and this will most likely be the same going forward. 

Instead, since then, EA has opted to use Early Access. You can gain this benefit if you subscribe to EA Play. So unless anything changes it seems incredible unlikely FIFA 23 will have a demo.

EA Play Early Access

The Early Access granted to EA Play members is often made available a week or so before, so it would be safe to assume it will be on the 23rd of September this year, with the release date of FIFA 23 being the 30th of September. 

As Madden 23 had the EA Play Early Access it would be a very strange move to include it for FIFA 23.

The EA Play Early Access trial is normally only 10 hours of game, but it is complete unrestricted access to any game modes you wish to play.

In the past, all your progress will be carried over, regardless of what game mode you have been playing. Hopefully it will be this way for FIFA 23 too.

This means if you aren’t a fan of the online game mode Ultimate Team, then there is still plenty for you to sink your teeth into during the Early Access period, including Career Mode.

Giving you the opportunity to try out the new features that are rumoured to be coming. Including the ability to play as a pre-existing, established manager. 

FIFA 23: Ultimate Edition Early Access

The Ultimate Edition of FIFA, has alway come with a few days early access. On FIFA 23, you will be able to access the game three days early if you purchase the Ultimate Edition of the game. 

Once again this is complete access to the whole game, no features or game modes are off limits.

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FIFA 23: Ultimate Edition, will set you back £89.99, if you want the extra day’s access. The Ultimate Edition of the game also includes other content, including 4600 FIFA Points on Ultimate Team, a World Cup hero when they release, as well as a One to Watch item from the first promo of FIFA 23. 

FIFA 23: Closed Beta

The only other way to access the game early has been the closed Beta. There is still no new information on if EA will be running this again this year, in the build-up to FIFA 23, but it would seem incredibly likely. 

FIFA 22, had a Closed Beta running from August 11th through until September 1st. Now that FIFA 23 has been officially announced, it seems incredibly likely we will see more news on this soon, especially as they will need to stress test the servers before the official release. 

In order to get the Beta in the past you have needed to opt in to the EA emails, and if you’re lucky enough, you will get an email with the code. 

The Beta in FIFA 22, had four playable modes, including Career Mode. Unfortunately however, progress made in the Beta does not carry over into your save of the game when you get your copy. It’s likely this will remain the same for FIFA 23.

There is still no news on the Beta and when it will release, hopefully more information is available soon. As it stands there isn’t a lot of time left for the Beta to happen. We are now incredibly close to August, so if we do get one it need to be announced soon.

Now we have had the extended look at gameplay, people will be desperate to finally get their hands on the game and see what has been upgraded. It’s surely only a matter of time, before we can get a good hand on look at FIFA 23.

We are slowly nearing the release date now, with FIFA 23 releasing in under two months. More will follow as we approach the release of FIFA 23.

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