EA Play is a paid subscription program that includes the FC 25 trial early access and other offers.
FC 25 Trial Guide

FC 25 Trial

With EA Play (former EA Access and Origin Access), subscribers earn early access to all recent and upcoming EA titles, including FC, NHL, Madden, Need for Speed, and Battlefield series. The program gives access to Play First Trials, which are complete versions of popular games playable for a limited time.

In the case of the FC 25 trial, players are allowed to do everything they would do in the final game, including playing, trading, and buying FC Points, which can be a significant advantage over other players without early access. It is also possible to transfer FC Points from the previous edition.

With the FC 25 trial, players play the real game for a limited time before it’s available in stores. If they purchase FC 25 once it’s officially released, they can pick up right where they left off – their progress and stats carry over. Saved games and achievements/trophies earned during the trial will unlock once they purchase and log into the EA Servers with the final version of the game. Subscribers who don’t buy the game can play the FC 25 trial until the full game release date or until they have played for 10 hours, whichever comes sooner.

The only limitation of the FC 25 Trial is that it can be used for a maximum of 10 hours. It’s important to note that the trial timer will continue to count down even when the game runs in the background. To optimize the trial experience, we recommend the following:

  • Quit the trial completely when you are not playing
    Xbox: Home > Start on FC > Quit Game
    PlayStation: Close application
    PC: Close the window
  • Use the web/companion app to trade, open packs, manage your squad, and complete SBCs and objectives;
  • Avoid starting the game while it is still downloading – you will have limited features and waste your time.

FC 25 Trial Release Date

By subscribing to the EA Play program, players gain the privilege of playing FC 25 seven days before the official launch. The trial becomes available in the stores simultaneously, so changing the store region in an attempt to play it earlier is unnecessary.

The FC 25 Trial is expected to begin at approximately midnight UK time on September 20, 2024, and unless the trial period has expired, it continues until the game’s official launch date.

Please note that pre-downloading is not an option for the trial. Players who initiate the download when it becomes available in the store will still need to wait for around one hour to start playing, depending on their internet connection speed.

Trial Release Date
FC 25 20/09/2024 00:00 Fri
FC 24 22/09/2023 00:00 Fri
FIFA 23 26/09/2022 15:00 Mon
FIFA 22 22/09/2021 16:00 Wed
FIFA 21 01/10/2020 16:00 Thu
FIFA 20 19/09/2019 16:00 Thu
FIFA 19 20/09/2018 16:00 Thu
FIFA 18 21/09/2017 00:00 Thu
FIFA 17 21/09/2016 20:00 Wed
FIFA 16 16/09/2015 22:00 Wed
FIFA 15 20/09/2014 17:00 Sat
All release times are indicated in the UK time zone

FC 25 Trial Download

To start playing the FC 25 trial, EA Play subscribers have to download it from the console’s store while it is available.

How To Install the FC 25 Trial
  1. Confirm if you are logged in with your account that is linked to EA Play;
  2. Go to your console’s store or library and search by ‘FC 25’;
  3. Select one of the editions and then select ‘Trial’. If this option is not available, try with the other edition.
If you are trying to download it right after it gets released, you may have to face a few error messages and wait a few minutes until you get it.
FC 25 EA Play

EA Play Subscription

An EA Play subscription gives access to Play First Trials, free games, discounts (including on FC Points), and in-game rewards. In the case of FC 25, we strongly recommend subscribing for one month, especially if the plan is to buy the game. The subscription price will be covered by what will be saved when buying FC 25.

Players can cancel their membership at any time. However, they won’t be charged for the following period if they do it before their next monthly or annual billing date. When a subscription ends, a renewal is required to keep working. It is made automatically for a month or a year, depending on the membership duration members have chosen.

How To Subscribe EA Play
  1. Go to your PSN, Xbox, Origin or Steam store and search by ‘EA Play’. We recommend you do this just before the FC 25 trial goes out because it is when it is announced a limited-time discount of 75% on the subscription of the first month (the discount is valid from September 13);
  2. Select the basic plan;
  3. Subscribe for one month and make the payment.

20 Hours Trial Glitch

The trial has a limit of 10 hours for each console. However, there is a glitch that lets play for 20 hours on next-gen consoles, regardless of player have made any pre-order or not.

How to Extend the FC 25 Trial to 20 Hours
  1. Download the FC 25 trial on your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S as explained above;
  2. Go to the [Library] on your next-gen console;
  3. Select ‘FC 25’ and download the current-gen version. You will have now 10+10 hours to play.
As soon as you don’t need the trial, uninstall the current-gen version from your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S and eventually cancel the EA Play subscription.
Frequently Asked Questions
The FC 25 trial is a version exclusively for EA Play members, limited to 10 hours, and released seven days before the official launch.
EA Play is a paid subscription program that gives access to the following offers:
  • Early access to a selection of EA games;
  • Free unlimited access to a selection of games;
  • 10% discount on EA digital purchases;
  • Access to exclusive in-game rewards.
It’s a former name for EA Play. Other services had similar offers but different names:
  • Season Ticker (2011-2015);
  • EA Access (2015-2020);
  • EA Access (2021-).
EA Play subscribers have free instant access at any time, as long as they remain subscribed to the service, to a selection of games known as ‘The Play List.’ This selection includes the latest EA games, as well as third-party games, DLCs, and expansion packs.
The Play List is an expanding collection of EA’s top games for consoles and PC, available for download and play as long as you have an active EA Play membership. While some titles can be played offline, occasional reconnection to EA is necessary to confirm your active membership status. These games are directly downloaded to your system to ensure optimal performance and can remain accessible as long as your EA Play membership remains active.
EA Play subscribers enjoy a 10% discount on all EA digital content, which includes full games, season passes, DLC, as well as sales and promotions. This discount extends to digital FC 25 and FC Points, providing EA Play members (both Basic and Pro plans) with cost savings on these offerings.
EA Play subscribers get 10% off on FC Points.

FC Points Regular EA Play
100 £ 0.79 € 0.99 £ 0.71 € 0.89
500 £ 3.99 € 4.99 £ 3.59 € 4.49
1,050 £ 7.99 € 9.99 £ 7.19 € 8.99
1,575 £ 11.99 € 14.99 £ 10.79 € 13.49
2,200 £ 23.99 € 19.99 £ 21.59 € 17.99
4,600 £ 31.99 € 39.99 £ 28.79 € 35.99
12,000 £ 79.99 € 99.99 £ 71.99 € 89.99
You don’t need to take any action. Your new Ultimate Team rewards will be waiting for you in your UT store every month, as long as you are using the account linked to your EA Play and Origin.
Go to your Origin, Steam or console’s store and search by ‘EA Play’. Then, you just need to decide if you want a monthly or yearly subscription and make the payment.
Subscribers can choose between monthly and yearly plans.

Region Monthly Yearly
Europe Europe €3.99 €24.99
England England £3.99 £19.99
USA USA $4.99 $29.99
Brazil Brazil R$19.90 R$109.90
Canada Canada CAD$4.99 CAD$239.99
Japan Japan ¥518 ¥3,002
Mexico Mexico MXN$65 MXN$399
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 19.00SAR 129.00SAR
Prices for base plan on all platforms
In our opinion, if you’re a fan of EA games, subscribing to EA Play is a great choice. It offers savings when purchasing EA Sports FC 25, provides access to the trial, and can quickly pay off if you typically buy FC Points. The only aspect we don’t find particularly appealing is the in-game rewards.
Yes, you don’t need EA Play to play FC 25. However, as an EA Play subscriber you get early access, FC Points discounts and exclusive in-game rewards.
You have two options: play the trial before the launch date; wait until it becomes available on The Play List.
FC 25 is expected to be added to The Play List and free to play to all EA Play members in May 2025.
You are allowed to play for up to 10 hours. Follow the method described on this page to extend the timer to 20 hours.
You just need to go to your console’s store, search by ‘FC 25’ and select [Trial].
FC 25 trial hits the store at around midnight (UK time) of September 20.
Yes. You can buy FC Points in the FC 25 trial, as well as transfer your balance from FC 24.
To cancel EA Play on your PlayStation 5 follow these steps:
  • Open your console and log in to your account linked to the EA Play you want to cancel;
  • Open the [Settings] menu;
  • Navigate to [Users and Accounts];
  • Select [Account];
  • Select [Payment and Subscriptions];>
  • Navigate to [Subscriptions];
  • Choose ‘EA Play’ and select [Turn Off Auto-Renew]
To cancel EA Play on your PlayStation 4 follow these steps:
  • Open your console and log in to your account linked to the EA Play you want to cancel;
  • Open the [Settings] menu;
  • Navigate to [Accounts Management];
  • Choose [Account Information];
  • Select [PlayStation Subscriptions];>
  • Choose ‘EA Play’ and select [Turn Off Auto-Renew]
To cancel EA Play on your Xbox follow these steps:
  • Log in to the Microsoft account linked with your Xbox;
  • Navigate to the [Services] menu and go to ‘EA Play’;
  • Select the button labeled [Manage];
  • Turn off [Auto-Renew]
  • Confirm your choice by selecting [Confirm Cancellation].
To cancel EA Play on your Origin follow these steps:
  • Use a browser or the Origin application to log in to your Steam account;
  • From the navigation bar select [EA Account and Billing];
  • Choose [EA Play];
  • Click in ‘Cancel my Membership’.
To cancel EA Play on your Steam follow these steps:
  • Use a browser or the Steam application to log in to your Steam account;
  • Navigate to the [Recurring Subscriptions] menu and go to ‘EA Play’;
  • Choose [Cancel my Subscription]
  • Confirm your choice by clicking [Apply].
If you choose to cancel, you can still enjoy The Play List games, utilize the discount, and participate in any available Play First Trials until your membership expires. Please note that there are no refunds for monthly or yearly membership fees, regardless of the cancellation date. When you cancel, any games or content you purchased with your membership discount will remain accessible. However, you will lose access to The Play List. If you acquired DLC for a free game, you will need to either purchase the base game separately or renew your membership to regain access to your DLC.
For the EA Play Basic plan:
  • FC 25 trial will remain available until your membership expires or the game goes out;
  • FC 25 full game will be yours as long as you buy it;
  • FC 25 free to play will remain live while you have an active subscription.
For the EA Play Pro plan:
  • FC 25 trial is not available for Pro since you have access to the full game;
  • FC 25 full game will be yours as long as you have an active subscription.;
  • FC 25 free to play will remain live while you have an active subscription.
EA Play has two tiers of membership:

  • Basic ($4.99/month or $29.99/year)
    available for all platforms
  • Pro ($14.99/month or $99.99/year)
    Only available for Origin.
EA Play Pro subscribers gain complimentary and immediate access to the Ultimate Edition of FC 25 starting from the early access launch. They are not required to purchase the game because this version is already the final edition without any restrictions (there is no timer in the Pro plan). It will remain accessible as long as they maintain an active subscription.
See the following si-by-side comparision:

Feature Basic Pro
Platforms All Origin
Early Access 10-Hours Trial Full Game
Free Games Basic Pro
Extra Content Not Included Included
Digitial Discounts 10% 10%
In-Game Rewards Included Included
No. The game will be yours, without any limitation, as long as your Pro subscription is active.
As EA Play Pro subscriber, you receive the following FC 25 offers:
  • Early access starting September 20;
  • UT Hero Item on November 25;
  • Up to 4800 FIFA Points (receive 1600 per month for 3 months starting September 27);
  • Access to Nike Ultimate Team Campaign beginning Sep 20;
  • Nike Ultimate Team Campaign Loan Player Item for 24 Ultimate Team matches;
  • Nike x EA SPORTS FC Ultimate Team Kit;
  • TOTW 1 Guaranteed Ultimate Team Player Item;
  • Cover Star Loan Player Item for 10 Ultimate Team matches;
  • Two Ambassador (1 male and 1 female) Loan Player Pick Items for 5 Ultimate Team matches;
  • Unlocked PlayStyles Slot in Clubs;
  • Additional Player Personality Points in Player Career;
  • 5-star Coach available for hire in Manager Career;
Players can join with a free Xbox Live Silver account or without PlayStation Plus but will need to upgrade to use the online features of any games in the collection (like online multiplayer).
Yes. EA Play is available to members of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC as part of their membership benefits at no additional cost.
The membership is linked to the Gamertag/PSN ID, enabling players to utilize their account on any console where they’ve logged in. When an Xbox or PlayStation is set as a home console, any account using that console can download, install, and play The Play List games with that membership. Trials of new EA games and a 10% member discount will solely be available through the associated account.