Origin Access subscribers have the chance to try FIFA 18 first. However, this is not the only advantage. They can play other games for free and get special discounts. Keep reading our FIFA 18 Origin Access Guide to know everything about this program, including the early access, the free games available, the discounts, the release dates, the prices and how to buy it.
What is Origin Access ?
Should you subscribe the Origin Access program?
Origin Access is a subscription paid program exclusively for PC owners. With it, gamers can get exclusive offers for Origin video games.
The Origin Access, released on January 2016, offers to subscribers three main advantages:
Early Access to the full game
Subscribers can download FIFA 18 earlier and play it up to 10 hours. It is possible to carry forward the progress and achievements.
Free Access to Games
Origin Access holders have free access, any time and as long they keep being subscribers of the service, to a selection of games ‘The Vault’. At this moment, it includes FIFA 15, FIFA 16 and FIFA 17.
10% discount on Origin digital purchases
Origin Access subscribers pay 10% less to buy FUT 18 packs and also get a 10% discount in the full FIFA 18 game, as well in any other Origin digital content (except Titanfall 2). If you own FIFA 17 on PC and if you are an Origin Access Membership, you can join both discounts to pay 20% less on the Icon edition.
How to play FIFA 18 first
• Play trials of new Origin games before they’re released, no purchase necessary.
• Your progress automatically carries over to the full game if you buy, so you can pick up right where you left off.
What is included ?
Subscribers can download FIFA 18 full game before the date release. But there is more. Origin Access holders also get early access to other Origin titles.
What are the early access features ?
Through FIFA 18 early access, subscribers may play the full game before the game hits the stores, including on line play and FIFA Ultimate Team features. However, there is a 10 hours total limit of game play. It is possible to play, trade, sell, buy cards and FIFA Points, which can be a huge advantage over the other players without early access. Saved games and achievements/trophies subscribers earn during Early Access, while connected to Origin Servers, will unlock once they purchase and log into the Origin Servers with the final version of the game.
Which ones are the early access dates ?
FIFA 18 Origin Access early access starts on September 21, which is eight days before the official FIFA 18 release date.
How to get the early access ?
After buying the Origin Access, subscribers just need to download the game through the service’s dashboard.
How to play other games for free?
• Download and play an instant collection of 70+ great PC titles.
• Dive into blockbuster hits from franchises like Battlefield, Dragon Age, The Sims and many more.
• Explore indie favorites including Torchlight II, The Banner Saga, and Mini Metro.
• More games are added over time.
What is the Vault ?
The Vault is a growing collection of full Origin’s best games for the PC that you can download and play with an active Origin Access membership. Enjoy unlimited time with great Origin games.
Which games can I play for free?
The Vault is an evolving selection of Origin’s PC games that Origin Access members can download and play while they are an active member. With Origin Access, the subscribers get unlimited access to the following games (with more titles being added soon):
Battlefield 4™ Premium Edition
Battlefield™ Hardline Ultimate Edition
Command & Conquer™ The Ultimate Collection
Crusader: No Regret™
Crusader: No Remorse™
Crysis® 2 Maximum Edition
Crysis® 3 Digital Deluxe Edition
Dead Space™ 2
Dead Space™ 3
Dragon Age™ II
Dragon Age™: Inquisition Digital Deluxe
Dragon Age™: Origins – Ultimate Edition
Dungeon Keeper™ 2
Dungeons of Dredmor Complete
Epistory – Typing Chronicles
Jade Empire™: Special Edition
Mass Effect™ 2 Digital Deluxe Edition
Mass Effect™ 3 N7 Digital Deluxe Edition
Medal of Honor Allied Assault™ War Chest
Mirror’s Edge (2009)
Mirror’s Edge™ Catalyst
Need for Speed™ Deluxe Edition
Need for Speed™ Most Wanted
Need for Speed™ Rivals: Complete Edition
Plants vs. Zombies™ Game of the Year Edition
Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare
Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare 2: Deluxe Edition
Populous™ II: Trials of the Olympian Gods
SimCity 2000™ Special Edition
SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition
SimCity™: Complete Edition
STAR WARS™ Battlefront™
The Banner Saga
The Sims™ 3 Starter Pack
This War of Mine™
Titanfall™ Deluxe Edition
Trine 2™: Complete Story
Trine™ Enchanted Edition
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress
Ultima III: Exodus
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Ultima V: Warriors Of Destiny
Ultima VI: The False Prophet
Ultima™ IX: Ascension
Ultima™ VII: The Complete Edition
Ultima™ VIII Gold Edition
Wing Commander 3™: Heart of the Tiger
Wing Commander™ 1
Wing Commander™ II
Wing Commander™ IV: The Price of Freedom
Wing Commander™: Privateer
Will FIFA 18 be added to The Vault ?
Just like FIFA 15, FIFA 16 and FIFA 17, also FIFA 18 will be added to The Vault. It probably will happen on June 9, 2018.
How do I get the games?
The games from ‘The Vault’ can be downloaded through the Origin Access dashboard.
How to pay less to play with Origin Access?
• Automatically save 10% on Origin purchases.
• Applies to full games, season passes, DLC, and third-party content.
• The discount even applies to Origin sales and promotions.
Which discount is included in this service?
Origin Access subscribers get 10% off on DLC FIFA 18 and on all Ultimate Team packs purchased with real money (FIFA Points). Packs purchased with coins don’t get this discount. Additionally, the 10% discount also applies to full games, season passes, DLC and Ultimate Team content. The discount lasts as long as you’re a member.
How to get the discount ?
Subscribers just need to make the purchase through the Origin Access dashboard. The discount is applied automatically.
How much subscribers pay for FIFA Points ?
Origin Access subscribers pay less every time they buy FIFA Points. Here are the prices, subject to change, that are applied automatically:
|Price [£]||Price [€]|
|FIFA Points||Included Bonus||Normal||Origin Access||Normal||Origin Access|
Note: Prices may vary depending on your region
How to Buy the Origin Access
How to subscribe Origin Access?
How to signing up for a membership ?
All you need to do is sign up. Just follow the on-screen instructions and you’ll be ready to play in no time.
Is Origin Access membership available in my country?
It’s available now in the U.S., Canada, UK and Germany and coming to more countries soon.
How much does Origin Access cost?
Membership for Origin Access has been priced at $4.99/£3.99/€ 3,99 per month or $29.99/£19.99/€ 24,99 for a full year. Credit card and PayPal are accepted as payment methods.
Can I subscribe this service for a single month only?
Membership for Origin Access can be subscribed for a single month only. Many people do it to pay less for FIFA 18 and also to get the benefits of FIFA 18 early access. Keep in mind that this service is free from June 09 to June 17, 2018.
Can I purchase an Origin Access membership at a physical retail store?
Origin Access memberships are only available for purchase online.
Origin Access Frequently Asked Questions
What else the community wants to know?
Q: When do I need to buy a subscription that works with FIFA 18?
A: At least before the game release, if you want to play in the early access. Discounts’ on packs are always valid.
Q: What happens when my subscription ends?
A: In order to keep working after this period, a renew is required. By default, it is made automatically.
Q: How do I cancel my subscription?
A: You can cancel from either the Origin Client or Origin.com.
From the Client
1. Log into your EA Account.
2. Click “Origin” in the top menu and then click “Account and Privacy.”
3. Click on the Origin Access button on the left, then click “Cancel Membership.”
4. Follow the on-screen directions. Feel free to rejoin anytime.
1. Log into your EA Account.
2. Click “My Account” and then “Manage Membership” in the top navigation bar.
3. Click on the Origin Access on the left, then click “Cancel Membership.”
4. Follow the on-screen directions.
Q: What if I want to cancel Origin Access before my membership ends?
A: If you cancel your membership prior to your next monthly or annual billing date, you won’t be charged for the following month or year. You’ll be able to continue to play Vault games, use your discount and jump into any available Play First Trials until your membership expires. Please note there are no refunds for either monthly or yearly membership fees regardless of when you cancel.
Q: Is FIFA 18 Origin Access transferable?
Q: Do I need to be connected to the internet to play games with my Origin Access membership?
A: For Play First Trials, you’ll need an Internet connection. You can play some Vault games offline, but you’ll need to periodically reconnect to Origin to verify that you’re still a member.
Q: Can I play Origin Access games on PC and Mac?
A: Origin Access is only available on PC. Vault games and Play First Trials cannot be played on a Mac.
Q: If I have an Origin Access subscription but don’t buy the game, how long I will be able to play FIFA 18 with the early access?
A: Usually until the full game release date or until you have played 10 hours, whichever comes sooner.
Q: What are pre-release trials? Will my progress carry over?
A: Play First Trials let you download and play upcoming EA games before they’re released for a limited time. You’ll be the first to play EA’s latest and greatest with an Origin Access membership. And because you’re playing the real game, not a demo, your progress will carry over, so you can pick up where you left off if you decide to purchase the game.
Q: Does The Vault include third party games?
A: Yes! You’ll be able to play select games from other publishers with your Origin Access membership.
Q: Why do games in The Vault vary from country to country?
A: Short answer: different countries have different rules about what games can be sold or made available. The result: what you see in The Vault may vary slightly by locale.
Q: How do the trials of new EA games work?
A: As a part of your membership, you get exclusive access to EA’s newest games days before they’re released. Your progress even carries over to the full game if you decide to buy, so you can pick up where you left off.
Q: How long does each trial last?
A: Trials typically last up to 10 hours. Burn through all that playtime at once or spread it out over days – the timer only ticks down when the trial is running. The trial timer will continue to count down even when the game is running in the background, so make sure to quit your trial completely when you aren’t playing.
Q: What is the difference between the demo and the FIFA 18 Origin Access trial?
A: Demos are stand-alone chunks of a game meant to give you a taste of what it offers. For example, in the demo you will not be able to play FIFA Ultimate Team. But with Origin Access trials, you’re playing the real game for a limited time before its release date. And if you purchase FIFA 18 once it releases, you can pick up right where you left off – your progress and stats carry over.
Q: Can I buy FUT 18 packs during the early access?
A: Yes. This feature is active in FIFA 18 early access version.
Q: Should I buy the Origin Access? What do you think?
A: It depends on your profile. If you play more EOrigin games besides FIFA, it may be a good decision.