FC 24 early access lets you play the game before the official release date.
FC 24 Early Access - Ultimate Edition

Early Access

EA Sports Football Club 24 officially launches worldwide on Friday, September 29, across PlayStation 5, Xbox Serie X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Origin, Steam, Epic Games and Nintendo Switch.

If you want to play it quickly, there are a few ways to play it first. Please find out how you can play it before its official release date using one of the FC 24 early access methods described on this page:

Official Dates
Playtests June 2023
Closed Beta 10/08/2023 18:00 Thu
Web App 20/09/2023 19:00 Wed
Companion App 21/09/2023 19:00 Thu
Ultimate Edition 22/09/2023 00:00 Fri
EA Play Trial 22/09/2023 00:00 Fri
EA Playtesting


Those who want to play FC 24 before anyone else should think seriously about becoming Playtesters. It’s simple and fast. If selected, they will be the first not connected to EA to try the new title. They will do it while the game is still under development which means they will be able to give valuable feedback and this way help the company to create the best experiences for all players.

On-site and remote playtests usually take place in June and July. The Alpha version is available to try only for selected players who have signed up for the program. If you want to try your luck, keep in mind that you can’t be Game Changer, you will have to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and you will be rewarded with 3 EA games of your choice.

How To Become a EA Playtester
  1. Go to the Playtesting Website;
  2. Sign up and accept the term agreements;
  3. Update your profile;
  4. Check the schedule and sign up for available playtests. If there isn’t any, you will then receive emails for upcoming opportunities;
  5. Fill the specific survey;
  6. If selected, you will receive an invitation in your email. If you miss it, you won’t be invited anymore.
FC 24 Beta

Closed Beta

For most of the players, the FC 24 Closed Beta is their first chance to play the first Football Club ever. Besides being used to promote the game itself, the main purpose of the Beta is to allow players to test the game. This way, they can give the developer feedback about potential anomalies and suggest changes.

However, it’s not easy to be selected. Because of limited space in the Closed Beta, only a few players who have opted in to get EA emails will receive a PlayStation or Xbox code in the inbox that’s linked to their EA account. By accepting the invitation, players are obliged to fulfil the agreement of the closed Beta, which includes a confidentiality term. It forces the participants not to divulge any information.

How To Get the FC 24 Beta
  1. Login into your EA account;
  2. Sign up and accept the term agreements;
  3. Go to [Email Preferences], check the box ‘Yes, email me about products(…)’ and click on the update button;
  4. Click on the [Community Playtesting] button and follow the instructions to sign up;
  5. Check the email linked to your EA account to see if you were invited.
FC 24 Web App

Web & Companion App

For most players, the new season starts on the Web and Companion App kick-off. However, early access is only available to some. Only returning FUT 23 players whose accounts are in good standing and have created their FUT clubs before August 14, 2023, gain access to it. Those who switched to other platforms, were banned or had other actions taken on their account in FUT 23, won’t be able to play it.

This early access is only applicable to the Ultimate Team mode. It is also very limited because players can only perform the actions on the Web & Companion App. In other words, they can claim the welcome-back packs, trade, and complete the first SBCs and objectives, but they can not test their squads on the field.

How To Get the FC 24 Web App
  1. Go to the Web App page;
  2. Login using your EA credentials, answer the security question and accept the user agreement.
How To Get the FC 24 Companion App
  1. Go to your mobile store and search by ‘Football Club 24 Companion’;
  2. Install it. If you already had the previous version, it will be updated automatically.
EA Play Trial

EA Play Trial

By subscribing the EA Play program (former EA Access and Origin Access), players are able to download Football Club 24 seven days in advance and play it before those who will buy the Standard Edition. If they want, they have the chance to pay only one month, taking advantage of early access, and then quit.

Through FC 24 early access, subscribers may play the full game before the game hits the stores, including online play and Ultimate Team features, like the ability to buy FC Points. However, the first play trial is limited to 10 hours, shared by different console generations.

The timer will continue to count down even when the game is running in the background, so players should make sure to quit the trial completely when they aren’t playing.

How To Play the FC 24 Trial
  1. Go to the EA Play page;
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to subscribe to one of the plans;
  3. Go to your console’s store;
  4. Search by ‘Football Club 24’;
  5. Select one of the editions;
  6. Select [Trial].
FC 24 Early Access - Ultimate Edition

Ultimate Edition

Football Club 24 has two editions featuring different pre-orders offers and prices: the Standard and the Ultimate. The most expensive one has several offers, including seven days of early access. If you buy the Ultimate Edition it probably won’t make sense to subscribe EA Play because of early access. You will only get one extra day and be paying several dollars more. Double check the advantages and disadvantages of each one.

Those who already have pre-downloaded or played the EA Play trial only have to go to their console store at midnight on the release date and download the file needed to unlock the game. They don’t need to download all over again. As soon as they launch the game for the first time ever, they will be playing the full game.

How To Get the FC 24 Ultimate Edition
  1. Go to your console’s store before the launch date;
  2. Search by ‘Football Club 24’;
  3. Choose the Ultimate Edition;
  4. Proceed with the payment;
  5. Wait until the pre-download becomes available;
  6. Download the game.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ultimate Edition is available from September 22 at midnight. If you want to buy it, you will need to pre-order it and do it before the official release date. Those who pre-ordered FC 24 can go at any time to the console’s library to see when the pre-download becomes available. Usually, the Xbox download is made available several weeks before, while PlayStation users have to wait almost until the early access date.
Those who pre-ordered FC 24, can goto the console’s library and start the download when it becomes available.
The Ultimate Edition, which is digital-only, includes seven days of early access, FC Points, one untradeable TOTW item, player picks and other offers.
£99.99/€99.99/$109.99 for consoles and £89.99/€99.99/$99.99 for PC Origin/Steam. It represents 25% more than the standard edition. However, EA Play members and returning users can save 10% when pre-ordering this edition.
If you are an Ultimate Team fan and don’t mind spending a few dollars more, then this edition may sound interesting to you. It will give early access to the full game and other goodies like FC Points. Keep in mind that FUT mode is available as well in the Standard Edition.
Most of the content, including FC Points, is available to download on the early access release date.
The Webstart is scheduled to nine days before the official launch. However, only returning users have access to this early access. The other ones have to wait until the game release date.
As long as you meet the requirements, all you have to do is to access the FUT Web App website or update the app you have installed on your mobile device. Note that you’ll need to start on the web app before you can use the mobile app.
No. If you played FUT 23, the Web App early access will be unlocked to you. However, you will need to log in on your console or PC at least once before October 16 to continue using both apps.
Rewards are based on your account’s good standing in the game, along with your player history, engagement, and account status. This is why your rewards may be different from your friends. Besides that, returning user rewards are tied to your specific console account. So, if you switch platforms or create a new account on the same platform, your rewards won’t carry over.
There are several ways to add FC Points to your FUT Web App wallet during the early access: clicking on the top right green icon; adding them using the console/PC, or claiming a console code.
Login Verification is a mandatory step before you can access the FC 24 Web/Companion App. If you never activated it, just go to your Origin account and enable it. Then, just confirm that was sent to you. As simple as that.
You need to subscribe to one of the EA Play plans and download the trial from the console’s store.
A yearly subscription costs £19.99/€24.99/$29.99, while the price of a monthly subscription is £3.99/€3.99/$4.99. However, if you only want a subscription for the month in which the FC 24 trial is active, the price will be as low as one dollar. Payment will be automatically renewed every month or year depending on what membership duration you choose.
EA Play holders have free instant access, at any time and as long as they keep being subscribers of the service, to the selection of games ‘The Play List’. They can also download and play a selection of EA games, including FC 24 before they’re released. Discounts and in-game rewards are the other advantages of this program.
FC 24 EA Play early access will be unlocked on September 22, 2023, at around midnight UK time. The windows pre-load time depends on the platform. To play the early access, subscribers just need to go to the store, search by ‘Football Club 24’, select your edition and press ‘Trial’. PC, Steam and Epic Games players can also do it through the EA Play Hub App.
With EA Play trials, players are playing the real game for a limited time before they hit the stores. If they purchase FC 24 once it releases, they can pick up right where they left off – their progress and stats carry over. Saved games and achievements/trophies earned during the Early Access will unlock once they purchase and log into the EA Servers with the final version of the game.
If you want early access to the game without any limitation, you will have to subscribe to the Pro Plan. The full game will be yours as long as you have an active subscription and even if you haven’t bought the game. However, this plan is only available on the PC-Windows platform.

If you have two consoles from different generations, you can play up to 20 hours with a single EA Play subscription. All you have to do is to download the trial for both consoles using the same account.
Only players who are invited will be able to play the closed beta. No one can guarantee you an invitation but you can improve your chances to be selected if you update your contact preferences and your game tester program.
FC 24 Beta is expected in mid-August and will last for around 3 weeks. Usually, EA sends two batches of codes: the first on the second week of August and the other one two weeks later.
Each invitation includes access to the Kick-Off mode and Pro Clubs, Career Mode, Ultimate Team or VOLTA. All these game modes are unlocked in the last few days.
Players have to be at least 18 years old and their console’s account must be from the UK or North America. They also must have a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S console, as well as an internet connection and an active subscription to either Xbox Live or PS Plus, depending on which platform they play. To be selected, they must have played FIFA 23 regularly.
By accepting the invitation, players are obliged to fulfil the agreement of the closed beta, which includes a confidentiality term. It forces the participants to not divulge any information regarding the game outside of the forum created for this purpose. Live streaming and image capturing of Closed Beta gameplay are against the rules.
Assuming you have received an invitation with a code, all you need to do is to go to your console’s store and use that code to start the download: ‘redeem codes’ for PlayStation; or ‘use code’ for Xbox.
You need to sign up for the EA playtesting program, apply for a specific session and wait for an invitation. For more details, read our step-by-step description published above.
Yes, it is. Always double-check if the site you are accessing starts with www.ea.com before inserting any credentials.
Selected players will receive an email one week before the session. In the case of FC 24, playtests occur from May to July.
Increase your chances by signing up for as many Playtest dates as you are available. Always be honest with your answers, and keep an eye on your inbox. EA is on the lookout for players of all abilities, genders, experiences, and backgrounds. You don’t need to be an expert or even a regular gamer. They want feedback from everyone.
Yes. Remote playtests are also available, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home.
If you are selected for a Playtest but can no longer attend, simply reply to the selection email with the date and time of your Playtest.