Learn all about EA Sports Season Ticket. We explain…
What is EA Sports Season Ticket ?
EA Sports Season Ticket is a subscription program that offers subscribers access to:
- over $100 in PDLC across participating titles;
- digital access to participating EA Sports games three days before launch;
- 20% discount on downloadable content.
EA Sports Season Ticket has a one-time cost of $24.99 or 2000 MS Points for 12 months. It creates a better gaming experience for consumers and benefits the EA Sports fan who wants to play early, play more and play better.
It is available only for the PS3 and XBox360 platforms and can be purchased through the console following these instructions.
EA Sports Season Ticket currently has five participating franchises:
- Madden NFL;
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour;
It is now available in the following countries: Canada, Mexico, United States, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand (Madden is not available for Sony subscribers outside of North America).
EA Sports Season Ticket and PDLC
PDLC refers to Paid Downloadable Content, which enhances gaming experience. In NHL 13 for example, it gives a discount on all Boost Packs and Ultimate Team card packs purchased with real money. That’s an unlimited discount.
The type of PDLC varies across the participating EA Sports titles but the 20% discount is good on all participating titles. You’ll always be getting more content with every dollar you spend. The 20% discount does not apply to DLC purchased with in-game achievement points such as Ultimate Team Card Packs purchased with Coins. Additionally, the 20% discount does not apply to the full game itself.
EA Sports Season Ticket and the Early Access
Through early access you will have full functionality – including online play – with the exception of purchasing additional downloadable content and the Ultimate Team online game mode.
Achievements/trophies you earn during Early Releases (while connected to EA Servers) will unlock once you purchase and log into the EA Servers with the retail version of the game. It’s the perfect way to get a headstart on the competition.
EA Sports Season Ticket and FIFA Ultimate Team
EA Sports Season Ticket gives a lot of advantages to FIFA players: Pack Tournaments, Pack Career Mode, Pack Team and Pack Yet 10 More. But there’s more!
To FIFA Ultimate Team Players that own a Season Ticket, it gives 24 gold premium packs, one for each week.
When you first go into the Ultimate Team mode, after subscribing to EA Sports Season Ticket, you will receive a message along with your first pack(s). From there, one more pack will appear every seven days, until you have received the 24 packs. If you bought FIFA 13 Ultimate Edition, it means that you will get 2 packs every week. But don’t forget to come back every week because they expire after seven days and once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Should I buy EA Sports Season Ticket ?
Generally, we believe that there is no reason to buy EA Sports Season Ticket. This product is just another way for EA to raise some more income and also to retain gamers. But there are exceptions.
If you are a frequent player of all or most of the games covered by EA Sports Season Ticket, then it may be a valid option. If you buy regular Ultimate Team packs, then it may be advantageous to acquire EA Sports Season Ticket.
Anyway, the decision is yours…