FC 25 pre-order will be available from June 2024 in two different editions and for several platforms.
FC 25 Pre-Order and Buy Guide

FC 25 Pre-Order

EA Sports FC is a series of football video games released by Electronic Arts, replacing the old FIFA franchise. FC 25, its second and latest installment, aims to offer the most exciting and immersive football gaming experience ever created.

EA Sports FC is a series of football video games released by Electronic Arts, that replaces the old FIFA franchise. FC 25 is the second and latest installment and it promises to deliver an exciting and immersive football gaming experience.

The game is worldwide released for the following platforms:

FC 25 officially launches on Friday, September 27, but you don’t have to wait so long to buy it. Pre-orders are available from July 11, 2024 to the day before the date release. When you pre-order FC 25, the disc is dispatched on the release day, or you can start playing it at midnight if you buy the digital version.

The advantage of pre-ordering is that you pay the same price and receive some exclusive offers. However, if you don’t intend to play the game regularly, it might be more cost-effective to purchase it later, especially during the holiday season, as game prices often see reductions around that time.

Pre-Orders Release Date

When pre-orders have opened for each title

Video Game Pre-Order Start Release Date
FC 25 11/07/2024 Thu 27/09/2024 Fri
FC 24 13/07/2023 Thu 29/09/2023 Fri
FIFA 23 20/07/2022 Wed 30/09/2022 Thu
FIFA 22 11/07/2021 Sun 01/10/2021 Fri
FIFA 21 18/06/2020 Thu 09/10/2020 Fri
FIFA 20 08/06/2019 Sat 27/09/2019 Fri
FIFA 19 09/06/2018 Sat 28/09/2018 Fri
FIFA 18 05/06/2017 Mon 29/09/2017 Fri
FIFA 17 12/06/2016 Sun 27/09/2016 Tue
FIFA 16 15/06/2015 Mon 22/09/2015 Tue
FIFA 15 09/06/2014 Mon 24/09/2014 Wed
FIFA 14 10/06/2013 Mon 24/09/2013 Tue
FIFA 13 04/06/2012 Mon 26/09/2012 Wed

Pre Order Offers

There are two FC 25 editions: Standard and Ultimate. Those who pre order FC 25 Ultimate Edition will get the chance to play the game 7 days in advance prior to the release date of the Standard Edition. However, that’s not the only difference. Both editions offer exclusive content, such as special player items, but only the most expensive includes free FC Points.

Standard Edition Pre-Order Offers
  • Dual Entitlement;
  • UT Cover Star Loan Item;
  • Two UT Ambassador Player Pick Loan Items;
  • Unlock Playstyles Slot in Clubs;
  • Additional Player Personality Points;
  • 5-star Coach in Manager Career

Ultimate Edition Pre-Order Offers
All Standard Edition offers PLUS:
  • Seven Days Early Access;
  • TOTW 1 Player Item;
  • 4,600 FC Points;
  • Nike x EA Sports UT Kit;
  • Access to Nike UT Campaign;
  • Nike UT Campaign Loan Player;
  • Untradeable UCL/UWCL Hero Player Item
    (exclusive for pre-orders made before August 20)
* The offers listed here are for FC 24.
The list of FC 25 offers will be announced at a later date.
FC 25 Pre-Order and Buy Guide

Buy FC 25

FC 25 is not free-to-play, so you will need to purchase it to play (or subscribe to EA Play Pro). You can do so through a video game retailer or your console’s store, either during the pre-order phase or after the game’s release. These are the first two choices you’ll need to make. The decision to opt for pre-ordering depends on how much you want to take advantage of exclusive offers, while the choice between a digital or physical copy can be a bit more complex.

Digital Version or Physical Version?

Reasons to buy the digital version
  • You can pre-download and start playing at midnight on the release date;
  • You don’t have to visit a retail store;
  • It’s easier to switch between games;
  • Compatible with all consoles;
  • No risk of damage to a physical DVD.
Reasons to buy the physical version
  • Potential for a lower price;
  • Ability to request a refund;
  • Avoid the need for a large pre-download;
  • Adds a physical copy to your collection;
  • Possibility to sell it later.
Digital sales are growing in popularity every year, currently accounting for approximately 80% of FIFA/FC video game sales.

How much does it costs

FC 25 prices vary according to the edition and platform. It may also be different depending on when you buy, your region, the store, promotions and discounts.

The list below is based on standard launch prices, including pre-orders, to maintain simplicity.

Platform Standard Edition Ultimate Edition
PlayStation 5 £69.99
€ 79.99
Xbox Series X|S £69.99
€ 79.99
PC Origin £59.99
€ 69.99
€ 99.99
PC Steam £59.99
€ 69.99
€ 99.99
PC Epic Games £59.99
€ 69.99
€ 99.99
PlayStation 4 £69.99
€ 79.99
Xbox One £69.99
€ 79.99
Nintendo Switch £54.99
€ 59.99

FC 25 Discounts are available for EA Play subscribers and for returning users who pre-order the Ultimate Edition through the FC 24 main menu in-game (consoles) or Origin page.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can pre-order FC 25 as soon as it becomes available. Pre-orders will start around July 11, 2024.
If your choice is to buy a physical copy of FC 25, we don’t need to explain how to do it: go to a retail store or order from the internet, insert the disc in your console, log in to your Origin account (or create a new one) and start playing it. On the other hand, if you opted in for the digital version of FC 25, things are slightly more tricky:

How to Buy a Digital Copy of FC 25
  1. Go to the Origin, Steam, Epic Games, or console store of your region and search by ‘FC 25’;
  2. Choose one of the editions and make the payment;
  3. Except for Stadia users, who can play it immediately, start the download if available. If pre-ordering the game, go to the console’s library to see when the pre-download will become 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 installed the EA Play trial need to download a small file to unlock the full game.
  4. Log in to your Origin account and start playing it.
Remember to double-check the account you are using before placing an order. If you share your console with someone, the rewards will be assigned only to the account used to buy the game, and there is no way to change this. The account should also match the one you already have. Otherwise, you will lose your progress from previous editions, including FC Points balance.
You can pre order in the biggest retail stores, like Amazon, Game and Best Buy, or directly on the console’s store.
Pre orders are accepted until the day before the launch date.
If you pre order the physical version, the disc will be dispatched so you receive it on the launch date. The digital version is playable at midnight on the release day.
Contrary to the FC 25 trial, the full game is unlocked at midnight in your console’s region. This applies to both editions. That’s why Australian players start playing FC 25 first than European players.
When you pre order FC 25, you don’t pay any extra cost. You will pay the same as you would pay if you buy it in the release date.
Prices vary according to the edition, platform, region, store, promotions, discounts and other factors. If you want to know all FC 25 prices you should check our dedicated page.
No. You can order the game but you won’t get the free offers.
Pre-download is available for those who pre-ordered the game. Go to your console’s library to see when it will become available. If you are buying the game after the launch date, a download is immediately available.
No. If you are an EA Play subscriber and you already downloaded the trial, all you have to do is to download a small file on the launch date (or Ultimate Team early access date) to unlock the full game.
It depends on your platform and internet connection. Most likely, it will take around one hour to download the full game. You can try some features (not Ultimate Team) before the download ends.

If you are downloading the trial, we strongly recommend waiting until the download is complete. If you play while downloading, you will be wasting part of your 10 hours limit.
You need around 100Gb of available storage space.
Yes. These offers are available for pre-orders and expire on the release date.
The UCL/UWCL Hero item is an exclusive offer for those who order the Ultimate Edition before August 20, 2024 at 9pm PT for PC and on August 20, 2024 at 11:59pm at consumer local time for all other platforms.
All pre-orders come with loan player items and a career mode boost. Ultimate Edition also includes early access, FC Points and untradeable special items.
When you pre-order the Ultimate Edition, you receive all the offers included in the Standard Edition plus:
  • Seven Days Early Access;
  • 4,600 FC Points;
  • Untradeable Ones to Watch Item;
  • Untradeable Heroes Player Item
    (exclusive for pre-orders made before August 20)
No. Ultimate Team mode is available in any edition.
No, FC 25 is not free to play. You have to buy it. In 2025 it will be made available for free on the EA Play catalogue and eventually on PlayStation Plus.
Yes, there is a FC game for Nintendo.
If you share your console with someone, the rewards will be assigned only to the account used to buy the game. There is no way to change this.
If you’re a FIFA/FC enthusiast, purchasing FC 25 is a no-brainer. However, be prepared for the typical problems that come with the game, such as sluggish servers and numerous bugs. On the flip side, if you’re a casual player seeking a football/soccer simulation video game, FC 25 remains a solid option. If you’re not particularly fond of football, there are plenty of other games that can bring you more joy than this one.