There’s a lot of secrecy revolving around the FIFA 17 closed beta. Almost nobody knows for sure what it is, how it works and how you could have access to it. Take a look at our short guide in order to stop being part of this group of uninformed people.
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FIFA 17 Closed Beta
Q: What is the FIFA 17 closed beta for?
A: The main purpose of it is to test the game. It’s for players to try out a FIFA 17 game mode and give the developer feedback on anomalies they might find, and also suggest potential alterations. This beta has also got the particularity of promoting the game itself.
Q: How does the closed beta interfere on the game’s development process?
A: Just like the previous games, FIFA 17 is very complex joining several game modes together, for they’ve been developed over the years. There are several different teams responsible to develop determined projects and areas of the game that might or might not be integrated to the final product according to deadlines, the work’s quality and other economic and strategic factors. Which means that these teams are not always working for the next FIFA. The whole project must be exhaustively tested out for them to make sure it works correctly. For that, Electronic Arts usually invite a group of volunteers in their premises so they can test the game. After the adjustments regarding the first feedback period are made, the Alpha version is released. This is the version EA uses to show it to the public for the first time, at EA Play. The game’s official release occurs in the end of September and always comes along with an update that’s supposed to correct the anomalies detected after the disks are printed out. Between one thing and the other, there’s the beta and then there’s the demo.
Q: When does the FIFA 17 closed beta starts?
A: August 18th.
Q: For how long does the FIFA 17 closed beta go on?
A: Ten days. It ends on August 28.
Q: What happens after this period?
A: People can no longer have access to the beta. At this point the players are supposed to give EA Sports feedback.
Q: Which platforms will the FIFA 17 closed beta be available for?
A: This test version is exclusive for Playstation 4 and XBox One. It won’t be available for PC, old-gen consoles or mobile platforms.
Q: Which game modes will be tested in the FIFA 17 closed beta?
A: Pro Clubs
Head to Head Seasons
Q: When exactly are each of these game modes going to be tested?
A: In the FIFA 17 closed beta all game modes will be tested at the same time, from the first to the last day. The difference is that the invites will be addressed specifically to one game mode.
Q: If I get an invitation, for which game mode it will be?
A: If you get selected then EA will most likely add you to the mode you played most.
Q: Will EA unlock all the game modes?
A: Yes, they will do it in the last three days.
Q: How much does the beta cost?
A: It’s free of charges. However, you’ll need a direct invite.
Q: How can I play the FIFA 17 closed demo?
A: Only players that are invited will be able to play the closed beta. Stay alert to your mail box, the one you use for your FIFA account, to see if you were invited or not. Pay attention to all folders, including spam.
?Q: Is the FIFA 17 beta available for players from every countries?
A: No. Only select FIFA 16 players in North America (United States and Canada) and the UK who opted in to receive EA emails will receive an email at the address associated with their EA account.
Q: When do they start sending the invitations?
A: They will start sending invitations in
early August August 2nd, gradually for each platform.
Q: I’ve received an invite for the beta in my e-mail. How do I know it’s legit?
A: Carefully verify if the sender’s email looks like this: firstname.lastname@example.org. According to Electronic Arts, all Beta communication are sent from email@example.com. Add this address as a safe sender to receive emails. Check your spam, junk or social folder for any missed email messages from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I received an invitation. Does that mean I’ll play the beta?
A: No. The number of spots is limited so as soon as you receive the invitation you’ll need to register in order to guarantee yours.
Q: What criteria do they follow while picking the players who earn invitations?
A: Generally speaking, the selection process is random.
Q: Do I have better chances to play the Beta if I live closer from EA offices?
A: No. If you live in US, UK or Canada, then location has nothing to do with the selection.
Q: Do I have better chances to play the Beta if I played a lot of FIFA 16?
A: To be selected, you must have played a certain amount of games. However, it doesn’t need to be a lot of games. There are people who have played thousand of games and will not be invited.
Q: Do I have better chances to play the Beta if I am good at FIFA?
A: No. Your record has no influence.
Q: Is there anything I can do to improve my chances to be selected to the FIFA 17 closed Beta?
A: Yes. If you want to increase your eligibility for FIFA 17 Beta, check your Contact Preferences under Privacy Settings in My Account on origin.com and select the first box. You can also check if FIFA is available in the ‘Game Tester Program‘ tab.
? Another way to improve your chances is to become an EA Sports FIFA Insider. To do that, go to this page, login with your EA account and check the box ‘EA may email me about EA news, products, events and promotions’. Good luck!
Q: Can I request an invitation to EA?
A: No. Closed Beta has limited space. Not everyone will play it. If you haven’t received an invite to play, then you will not play. Game advisors cannot authorize and provide email invites if you did not receive one. They can’t do nothing for you.
?Q: In which languages is the FIFA 17 beta available ?
A: The in-game language for the Beta is English only.
Q: Where goes the feedback?
A: In a forum created for the purpose where the only people who have access to it are the invited players who registered.
Q: Can I sell or share my invite?
Q: I’ve found invites for sale. Are they legit?
A: They’re almost never legit because invitations are always associated to one Origin account.
?Q: Many people already got an invitation but I didn’t. Do I still have any chance ?
A: Registration for FIFA 17 closed Beta is full since August 4.
Q: By accepting the invitation, what am I obliged to?
A: You’ll need to fulfil the agreement of the closed beta, which includes a confidentiality term.
Q: I’m a minor. Can I play the beta?
A: No. It’s exclusive for players at the age of 18 or older.
Q: How big is the file I have to download?
A: Bigger than 16 Gb.
?Q: After I’ve been invited what do I have to do in order to play the closed beta?
A: You should click ‘register’ directly from the e-mail you received and agree with the terms of service. Selected players who successfully registered for the Beta will receive a second email around August 18 with a Closed Beta access code for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. To see how to redeem a code for Playstation 4, click here. To see hot to redeem a code for XBox One, click here. If you’re accepted, you’ll be able to download the beta and play.
Q: What does the confidentiality term consist of?
A: It basically forces the participants not to divulge any information regarding the game outside of the forum created for this purpose. Hence closed beta. Live streaming and image capturing of Closed Beta gameplay or forums is against the rules.
Q: What happens to those who don’t fulfill the confidentiality term?
A: They’ll lose access to this beta and to any other that’s released afterwards. Other measures can be taken for cases that are more serious.
Q: Is it normal for the participants to break the rules of the term?
A: Yes. EA Sports promote denunciation and inspect shared content, but as soon as the beta is released it’s guaranteed that some participants will make some information and images of the game public.
Q: Can I use the Beta progress in the final game?
Q: Is the Beta database updated?
A: No. The players and ratings used in the FIFA 17 closed Beta are the same ones of the FIFA 16.
Q: Will I be asked to do something other than give them feedback?
A: Yes. For the developer the closed beta is like a big test, so they might ask you to test something out specifically. For example, in Ultimate Team you’ll receive credits so you can try buying packs.
If you’re one of the lucky ones that will get to try out FIFA 17 before everyone else, congratulations. Have fun testing the FIFA 17 closed beta and try making this game even better.