How long will FIFA 21 early access be available for? Everything you need to know about Champions and Ultimate editions

You can start playing FIFA 21 now, but how? (Picture: EA)

The beautiful game is coming to consoles very soon with FIFA 21 – the 28th instalment of the game – coming out on Friday, October 9.

Gamers will be able to play it on the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC right from the off, and EA Sports has confirmed that it’ll come to the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Google Stadia at a later date.

However, fans are in for an early treat.

If you just can’t wait for Friday, there is a way you can get early access to the game right now.

How? Read on…

How to get early access to FIFA 21

There are actually three ways to get early access to FIFA 21.

First, gamers can get 10 hours of play on the standard FIFA 21 game if they subscribe to EA Play, a subscription service that allows you to play your favourite EA titles.

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Signing up to EA Play is pretty straightforward, with all the details available online.

A subscription can be paid either yearly or monthly. (It’ll also be free as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, but only from November 10.)

An EA Play membership is just £3.99 a month, or you can save by signing up for a full year for £19.99.

Fans have been able to subscribe and access the early FIFA 21 gameplay since Thursday, October 1.

There are three additions of FIFA 21 (pic: EA)

However, gamers can also get early access to FIFA 21 Champions Edition and FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition from today, Tuesday, October 6.

When you download or pre-order either the Champions or Ultimate Edition of FIFA 21 you will get access to the game three days earlier than the official release date of October 9.

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