FC 25 early access lets you play the game before the official release date.
FC 25 Early Access

Early Access

EA Sports Football Club 25 officially launches worldwide on Friday, September 27, across PlayStation 5, Xbox Serie X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Origin, Steam, Epic Games, and Nintendo Switch.

If you want to get your hands on it early, there are a few methods to play it before the official release date. Discover how you can access FC 25 early using one of the methods outlined on this page:

Official Dates
Playtests June 2024
Closed Beta 08/08/2024 18:00 Thu
Web App 18/09/2024 19:00 Wed
Companion App 19/09/2024 19:00 Thu
Ultimate Edition 20/09/2024 00:00 Fri
EA Play Trial 20/09/2024 00:00 Fri
EA Playtesting


For those eager to get an early taste of Football Club 25, considering becoming a Playtester is a wise choice. It’s a straightforward process with quick results. If chosen, Playtesters are among the first outside of EA to experience the upcoming title. They get to do so while the game is still in the developmental stage, providing valuable feedback to assist the company in creating an exceptional gaming experience for all players.

On-site and remote playtests are typically held in June and July. The Alpha version is exclusively available to selected participants who have enrolled in the program. If you’re up for the challenge, please note that you cannot be a Game Changer, signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement is a requirement, and you’ll be rewarded with your choice of three EA games

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 25 Beta

Closed Beta

For most of the players, the FC 25 Closed Beta is their first chance to play the first Football Club ever. The primary purpose of the Beta is to allow players to test the game and provide valuable feedback to the developers. This helps identify potential anomalies and allows players to suggest changes, contributing to the game’s improvement.

However, being selected for the Beta is quite challenging. Due to limited availability, only a handful of players who have subscribed to EA emails will receive a PlayStation or Xbox code in their inbox, linked to their EA account. Accepting the invitation entails an agreement with the Closed Beta’s terms and conditions, which includes a confidentiality clause. This clause prohibits participants from sharing any information about the Beta.

How To Get the FC 25 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 25 Web App

Web & Companion App

For most players, the new season begins with the Web and Companion App kick-off. However, early access is a privilege reserved for certain individuals. Specifically, it is available to returning FC 24 players whose accounts are in good standing and who have established their UT clubs before August 1, 2024. Players who have switched platforms, received bans, or faced other account actions in FC 24 are not eligible for early access.

This early access pertains exclusively to the Ultimate Team mode. It is worth noting that the access is quite limited, as it only allows players to perform actions on the Web & Companion App. In other words, they can engage in trading, complete initial SBCs and objectives, but they cannot play matches with their squads.

How To Get the FC 25 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 25 Companion App
  1. Go to your mobile store and search by ‘Football Club 25 Companion’;
  2. Install it. If you already had the previous version, it will be updated automatically.
EA Play Trial

EA Play Trial

By subscribing to the EA Play program (formerly known as EA Access and Origin Access), players have the opportunity to download Football Club 25 seven days before its official release and enjoy early access, preceding those who purchase the Standard Edition. They can choose to subscribe for only one month, granting them early access, and then cancel the subscription if they wish.

With FC 25 early access, subscribers can experience the complete game ahead of its retail release, including online play and access to Ultimate Team features, such as purchasing FC Points. However, it’s important to note that the trial is limited to 10 hours for each console generation.

The timer continues to run, even when the game is running in the background. Therefore, players should ensure that they exit the trial entirely when they’re not actively playing.

How To Play the FC 25 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 25’;
  5. Select one of the editions;
  6. Select [Trial].
FC 25 Early Access - Ultimate Edition

Ultimate Edition

Football Club 25 is available in two editions, each offering different pre-order packages at varying prices: the Standard Edition and the Ultimate Edition. The more expensive Ultimate Edition comes with numerous benefits, including seven days of early access. If you opt for the Ultimate Edition, subscribing to EA Play might not be necessary. It’s advisable to carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each edition.

For those who have already pre-downloaded the game or played the EA Play trial, accessing the full game is simple. At midnight on the release date, they can go to their console’s store and download the required file to unlock the game, without the need to re-download everything. Upon launching the game for the first time, players will be able to enjoy the full game.

How To Get the FC 25 Ultimate Edition
  1. Go to your console’s store before the launch date;
  2. Search by ‘Football Club 25’;
  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 20 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 25, 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’re a dedicated Ultimate Team enthusiast and don’t mind investing a bit more, the Ultimate Edition might pique your interest. It provides early access to the entire game, along with additional perks such as FC Points. However, it’s essential to note that the Standard Edition also includes access to the FUT mode
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 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 Ultimate Team in FC 24, 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 14 to continue using both apps.
There are several ways to add FC Points to your 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 25 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 subscribers enjoy free and immediate access to ‘The Play List,’ with the condition that they maintain their subscription. They can also download and play a variety of EA games, including FC 25, before the official release. The program offers additional benefits like discounts and in-game rewards.
FC 25 EA Play early access will be unlocked on September 20, 2024, 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 25’, select your edition and press ‘Trial’. PC, Steam and Epic Games players can also do it through the EA Play Hub App.
When using EA Play trials, players get a taste of the full game for a limited time before its official release. If they decide to buy FC 25 upon its release, they can seamlessly continue from where they left off – their progress and statistics will transfer. Any saved games and earned achievements/trophies during the Early Access period will become available as soon as they purchase and log into the EA Servers with the final version of the game.
If you desire unrestricted early access to the game, the Pro Plan subscription is the way to go. You’ll have access to the full game as long as your subscription is active, even if you haven’t purchased it separately. However, it’s essential to note that this plan is exclusively available on the PC-Windows platform. For users with two consoles from different generations, a single EA Play subscription allows for up to 20 hours of gameplay. Simply download the trial for both consoles using the same account.
Participation in the closed beta is by invitation only. While we can’t promise you an invitation, you can enhance your chances of being selected by ensuring your contact preferences and game tester program information are up to date.
FC 25 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.
To be eligible for selection, players must be at least 18 years old, have a console account registered in the UK or North America, own a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S console, maintain an internet connection, and possess an active subscription to either Xbox Live or PS Plus, depending on their chosen platform. Additionally, players are more likely to be chosen if they have a history of regular play in FC 24.
When players accept the invitation, they are required to comply with the terms of the closed beta agreement, which includes a confidentiality clause. This clause prohibits participants from sharing any information about the game outside of the dedicated forum. Live streaming and capturing images of closed beta gameplay are strictly prohibited.
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.
To become a playtester, you should register for the EA playtesting program, apply for a particular session, and await an invitation. You can find comprehensive instructions in our step-by-step guide provided 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 25, playtests occur from May to July.
Enhance your likelihood by enrolling for as many Playtest sessions as your schedule permits. Maintain honesty in your responses and stay vigilant with your email notifications. EA is seeking players of diverse skill levels, genders, experiences, and backgrounds. You don’t need to be a pro or even a frequent gamer; they value input from all.
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.