FIFA 17 Closed Beta Guide – Frequently Asked Questions

FIFA 17 Closed Beta Short Guide


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.


August 4
Registration for FIFA 17 closed Beta is currently full
August 2
The FIFA 17 beta invitations are starting to be sent


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
Career Mode
Head to Head Seasons
Ultimate Team.

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.


FIFA 17 Closed Beta Short Guide


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: According to Electronic Arts, all Beta communication are sent from [email protected]. Add this address as a safe sender to receive emails. Check your spam, junk or social folder for any missed email messages from [email protected].

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.


FIFA 17 Closed Beta Short Guide


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 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?
A: No.

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.


FIFA 17 Closed Beta Short Guide


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?
A: No.

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.


FIFA 17 Beta Short Guide


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.


149 thoughts on “FIFA 17 Closed Beta Guide – Frequently Asked Questions”

  1. Does anyone know if ea will unlock all the game modes because I went in a ea live chat and they said they won’t but on this forum it said for the last 3 days?really need help

  2. Matt Cummings

    I have redeemed the code but it forces me to pre-order the game in order to play the beta. Can anyone help?

  3. I am received a big update for fifa 17 beta with 20GB size
    It is ridiculous
    What should I do ?
    Please help me

  4. Hi, They’ve released a 1.01 update for the Closed BETA today, don’t suppose you have any information on whats being updated?

  5. When will the Fifa 17 beta update happen will it be Monday as it is half way through the beta?

    Also how come Barcelona are in the game thought they won’t be in the game cause of the licences?

  6. If I play Pro Clubs on the beta, do my attributes that i earned on the beta carry over to the real game on FIFA 17?

  7. How do I give feedback for the beta because there are some very significant issues in career mode

  8. Hello,
    I have the ultimate team version of the Beta and I have earned some coins and got some good players in packs. Will these carry over to the actual FIFA 17 game when it is released?
    Thank you

  9. May I ask, if you get invited to the beta for Pro Clubs, will I also get access to FUT in the last 3 days?

  10. I’ve downloaded the beta but when I load it up.. it just says purchase fifa 17.. I don’t have a game mode? What’s that about?

  11. Hey I was wondering if I can get some help? I downloaded the beta and everytime I try to play an online game in ultimate team it just kicks me off ultimate team… My badge appears as “undefined” on the screen where it pairs me up with an opponent… Then when it goes into the squad preview screen before the game my own squad appears and then the game proceeds to kick me off… Do you happen to know why this is happening? Thanks for any help

  12. Does content from the beta follow up to your main account on FIFA 17 like players and coins?

  13. I am in the beta, currently testing FUT. Just checking whether progress is carried forward when the game launches?

  14. I got invited to the BETA and I only played every weekend. Also how many people got invited, is there an exact number?

  15. Melissa Sargent

    I’ve been sent a beta code but when I redeem it as instructed it doesn’t work

  16. Thomas Lawrie

    So I have finally just downloaded the 28gb Fifa 17 Beta, launched it and all I can access is the settings and an option to pre order the full game. Anybody know if the beta is actually live yet?

  17. Just got my invite code downloading now but my connection is slow tonight coz BT are doing work locally. 29.56gb may take a while lol.

  18. will our progress in pro clubs, ultimate team, and manager/career mode carry over to the actual game?

        1. I looked at last years beta email for fifa 16 and i didnt recived it till like 7.00pm and i leave in the uk

          1. downloading now. Got it just before 7:30pm UK time. Big file though, 28.6GB! Anyone else got their code through?

  19. Jayson weidman

    I signed up for the beta on August 2nd, like maybe an hour or so after the email got sent out. It’s now August 18th and I don’t have the code, it’s 6:30 central time. When will my code come?

  20. how do I play it I registered and I know its random but when do I get the email with the code.

  21. Hey, it’s eight here and I still haven’t got my code. The email said instructions would be emailed before play begins, but they’re cutting it a bit close aren’t they? At this rate I won’t be able to play straight away as it’ll take a while to download. So any idea when we can expect them?

  22. peter kelsall

    once registered for beta do we receive a email on the day of the release 18th from fifa to say that we have been succesfull ?? or is it today we are meant to receive a follow up email with our t&cs in the email ??

  23. Is it real that we will be able to test all the game modes at once in the last 3 days?

    1. We published this region limitation based in the details provided by Electronic Arts. However, we know that there are players outside NA and UK who were invited to play FIFA 17 Closed Beta.
      Are you sure your PSN or Microsoft account is from Normway?

  24. How long you’ve played the game def counts. Near max level player here. Get invited every time. Something to look forward to every year. What mode you play counts as well to which invite you will receive.

    1. Can confirm. Invited to pro clubs, played about 600 games and have nearly maxed out player on each fifa.

  25. Will we be aloud to upload videos to Youtube or stream on twitch for the beta? If not is there a given time frame of when we are aloud to do so?

    1. Hi.
      You can not uploads videos or stream the beta. Never. They only allow you to do it with the demo. Not the beta.
      They are very fast to remove illegal videos. Just a tip: hide your id from every single video if you want to do it.

          1. Do you know what time EA release the beta codes on the 18th for my preference i live in UK so GMT time.

  26. I got an invite but didn’t realise I had to resgister after that, will I still be sent a code to play the beta ??

  27. I registered within 2 hours of the invites being sent out will I get to play the beta?

  28. is there a way to register for both consoles? i have been invited to ps4 but prefer to play the beta on xbox1

  29. so if i used the same e-mail for both xbox1 and ps4 but get invited to the ps4 beta would i still be able to register for xbox1?

  30. Luis Maldonado

    I just receive an emeil with the invitation, if i register in fifa 17 beta this means im going to test the game or just enter some kind of lotery?

      1. : 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.

        on this QA doesnt says that it is with lotary. what is the correct?

      1. Clicked register to join the Fifa 17 beta it says I have already registered does that mean I will play the beta cause I had to keep on refreshing the link then it said I have registered already

    1. I only play career mode on Fifa really and I play about 20-30 hours a week and play online this is the second time I got a invite got one for Fifa 13…. But my friend plays one maybe two hours a week and got a invite I think it’s pot luck really

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