FIFA 20 EA Access Guide – Early Access, Free Games & Discounts

FIFA 20 EA Access Guide

EA Access subscribers have the chance to try FIFA 20 first. However, this is not the only advantage. They can play other games for free and get special discounts. Keep reading our FIFA 20 EA Access Guide to know everything about this program, now also available for PlayStation4, including the early access, the free games available, the discounts, the release dates, the prices and how to buy it.



What is EA Access?

Should you subscribe the EA Access program?

FIFA 20 EA Access Guide for FIFA Ultimate Team

EA Access is a subscription paid program exclusively for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners. With it, gamers can get exclusive offers for Electronic Arts video games.

The EA Access, released for the first time ever on August 2014, offers to subscribers three main advantages:

Subscribers can download FIFA 20 earlier and play it up to 10 hours. It is possible to carry forward the progress and achievements.

EA 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 19 and other previous editions.

EA Access subscribers pay 10% less to buy FUT 20 packs and also get a 10% discount in the full FIFA 20 game, as well in any other EA digital content.


Early Access

How to play FIFA 20 first
• Try new EA games days before official release with EA Access Play First Trials – no purchase necessary.
• Love what you played? Buy the full game and your progress carries over.
• Want to know what the hype is about? Jump into a Play First Trial even after release day.


Early Access


What is included?
Subscribers can download FIFA 20 full game before the date release. But there is more. EA Access holders also get early access to other EA Sports titles.

What are the early access features?
Through FIFA 20 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 EA Servers, will unlock once they purchase and log into the EA Servers with the final version of the game.

Which ones are the early access dates?
FIFA 20 EA Access early access starts at September 19, 4pm UK time, which is eight days before the official FIFA 20 release date.

How to get the early access?
After buying this service, subscribers just need to download the game through the service’s dashboard.


Free Games

How to play other games for free?
• Play 40+ games as much as you want, whenever you want. More are added over time.
• Explore EA series like Battlefield, FIFA, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies and more.
• More games added over time.


Free Games


What is the Vault?
The Vault is a growing collection of full EA’s best games for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that you can download and play with an active EA Access membership. Enjoy unlimited time with great EA games.

Which games can I play for free?
With EA Access, the subscribers get unlimited access to the following Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games (with more titles being added soon):

2019 PlayStation 4 A Way Out
2019 Xbox One Alice: Madness Returns
2017 Xbox One Army Two
2017 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Battlefield 1
2018 Xbox One Battlefield 1943
2017 Xbox One Battlefield 3
2014 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Battlefield 4
2015 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Battlefield Hardline
2019 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Battlefield V
2017 Xbox One Battlefield: Bad Company
2017 Xbox One Battlefield: Bad Company 2
2016 Xbox One Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
2016 Xbox One Bejeweled 3
2018 Xbox One Black
2018 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Burnout Paradise
2017 Xbox One Dante’s Inferno
2016 Xbox One Dead Space
2017 Xbox One Dead Space 2
2017 Xbox One Dead Space Ignition
2018 Xbox One Dead Space™ 3
2017 Xbox One Dragon Age II
2015 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Dragon Age: Inquisition
2017 Xbox One Dragon Age: Origin
2014 Xbox One PlayStation 4 EA Sports UFC
2016 Xbox One PlayStation 4 EA Sports UFC 2
2018 Xbox One PlayStation 4 EA Sports UFC 3
2018 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Fe
2016 Xbox One Feeding Frenzy
2016 Xbox One Feeding Frenzy 2
2015 Xbox One FIFA 15
2016 Xbox One PlayStation 4 FIFA 16
2017 Xbox One PlayStation 4 FIFA 17
2018 Xbox One PlayStation 4 FIFA 18
2019 Xbox One PlayStation 4 FIFA 19
2017 Xbox One Fight Night Champion
2016 Xbox One Heavy Weapon
2015 Xbox One Madden NFL 15
2016 Xbox One Madden NFL 16
2017 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Madden NFL 17
2018 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Madden NFL 18
2019 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Madden NFL 19
2014 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Madden NFL 25
2016 Xbox One Mass Effect 3
2018 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Mass Effect: Andromeda
2017 Xbox One Medal of Honor Airborne
2016 Xbox One Mirror’s Edge
2016 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
2015 Xbox One NBA Live 15
2016 Xbox One NBA Live 16
2018 Xbox One PlayStation 4 NBA Live 18
2019 Xbox One PlayStation 4 NBA Live 19
2016 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Need for Speed
2018 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Need for Speed Payback
2014 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Need for Speed Rivals
2016 Xbox One NHL 16
2017 Xbox One PlayStation 4 NHL 17
2018 Xbox One PlayStation 4 NHL 18
2019 Xbox One PlayStation 4 NHL 19
2014 Xbox One Peggle
2014 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Peggle 2
2016 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Plants vs. Zombies
2014 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
2016 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Plants vs. Zombies: GW 2
2016 Xbox One Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
2017 Xbox One Skate 3
2016 Xbox One SSX
2016 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Star Wars Battlefront
2018 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Star Wars Battlefront II
2018 Xbox One PlayStation 4 The Sims 4
2015 Xbox One Titanfall
2017 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Titanfall 2
2016 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Unravel
2019 Xbox One PlayStation 4 Unravel 2
2016 Xbox One Zuma Deluxe
2017 Xbox One Zuma’s Revenge


Which other games were removed from The Vault?
NHL 15, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and NBA Live 14.

Will FIFA 20 be added to The Vault?
FIFA 20 was added to The Vault on May 12, 2020.

How do I get these games?
The games from ‘The Vault’ can be downloaded through the EA Access dashboard.



How to pay less to play with EA Access?
• Automatically save 10% on EA digital purchases on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
• Applies to full games, season passes, DLC and Ultimate Team content.*
• The discount lasts as long as you’re a member.




Which discount is included in this service?
EA Access subscribers get 10% off on DLC FIFA 20 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 EA Access dashboard. The discount is applied automatically.

How much subscribers pay for FIFA Points?
EA 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 EA Access Normal EA Access
100 0 0,79 0,71 0,99 0,89
250 0 1,99 1,79 2,49 2,29
500 0 3,99 3,59 4,99 4,49
750 0 5,49 4,99 6,99 6,29
1050 50 7,99 7,19 9,99 8,99
1575 75 11,99 10,79 14,99 13,49
2200 200 23,99 21,59 19,99 17,99
4600 600 31,99 28,79 39,99 35,99
12000 2000 79,99 71,99 99,99 89,99

Note: Prices may vary depending on your region


How to Buy the EA Access

How to subscribe it?

Buy the EA Access


How to signing up for a membership?
Signing up for a membership is easy: Just head on over to the EA Access page to get started. You can also join through the free EA Access Hub app on Xbox One or PlayStation. Here’s how:

1 Go to the Store tab on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 home screen and select Apps. Select Search and search for EA Access. Install and launch the EA Access Hub app.

2 Launch the EA Access Hub app and link it to your Origin Account.
If you do not have an Origin Account, simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete this step.

3 On the next screen, select Sign Up, then choose your membership plan.

4 Once you’ve finished the payment process, you’ll be brought back to the buy screen.
Press circle or ‘B’ on your controller to back out of this screen, then select Continue to Home.

Is EA Access membership available in my country?
Currently, it is available in 41 countries and territories: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.

How much does EA Access cost?
Membership for EA 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 EA Access can be subscribed for a single month only. Many people do it to pay less for FIFA 20 and also to get the benefits of FIFA 20 early access. Keep in mind that this service is free for a whole week in June.

Can I purchase an EA Access membership at a physical retail store?
Members who live in the U.S. can purchase a membership at their local GameStop retail store.

Is EA Access available for PlayStation 4?
For the first time ever, EA Access is available for PlayStation 4 owners. The service was released for this platform on July 24.

Is there any trick to extend the 10-hours trial?
There is but it wasn’t tested for PlayStation 4 and FIFA 20. First of all, you need to subscribe to EA Access on a second account. You can ask for a refund later. Then, start the trial and as soon as the ‘hospitality settings’ prompt shows up, go to the home menu, close out of FIFA 20 and right after you close it spam “x” to load the game back up. Open the game again and check the bottom right of the screen. If it shows ‘FIFA 20’ instead of ‘EA Access Trial’, it’s because the 10-hours limit was removed with success.


EA Access Frequently Asked Questions

What else the community wants to know?

Q: When do I need to buy a subscription that works with FIFA 20?
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: This can be done via the Xbox and PlayStation website or via console. You need to log into your EA account and locate ‘Account and Privacy‘ or the Subscriptions Column on the console’s website.

Q: What happens to DLC I’ve purchased if I cancel my EA Access membership?
A: You’ll keep any games or content you buy with your membership discount. However, you’ll lose access to The Vault if you cancel your membership. If you bought DLC specifically for a Vault game, you’ll need to either purchase the associated base game separately or renew your membership to access your DLC.

Q: Do I need to have an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription to join EA Access?
A: Nope, you can join up with a free Xbox Live Silver account. That said, you’ll need an Xbox Live Gold / PlayStation Plus account to play any multiplayer games included in EA Access.

Q: Does my EA Access account work on multiple Xbox One / PlayStation 4 consoles?
A: Yes – your membership is attached to your gamertag / PSN ID, so you can use your account on any Xbox One / PlayStation 4 console where you’ve logged in.

Q: Can everyone in my house use my account?
A: If you’ve designated your Xbox/PlayStation as your home console, anyone with an account that uses that console can download, install, and play Vault games through your membership. Trials of new EA games and your 10% member discount will only be accessible through your specific Xbox Live / PlayStation account.

Q: Is FIFA 20 EA Access transferable?
A: No.

Q: If I have an EA Access subscription but don’t buy the game, how long I will be able to play FIFA 20 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: With an EA Access membership, you can download and play upcoming EA games before they’re released for a limited time. Because you’re playing the real game, not a demo, any progress you make will carry over, so you can pick up where you left off starting on launch day if you decide to purchase the game.

Q: Are games streamed or downloaded?
A: The games you want are downloaded straight to your system to ensure the best possible performance, and can stay there as long as you have your EA Access membership (or until it’s time to clear out your hard drive for more games).

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 20 EA Access trial?
A: Demos are stand-alone chunks of a game meant to give you a taste of what it offers. But with EA Access trials, you’re playing the real game for a limited time before its release date. And if you purchase FIFA 20 once it releases, you can pick up right where you left off – your progress and stats carry over.

Q: Can I buy FUT 20 packs during the early access?
A: Yes. This feature is active in FIFA 20 early access version.

Q: Will FIFA Points be for sale during early access period?
A: Yes. Players who have FIFA 20 EA Access for will be able to purchase FIFA Points during the early access trial.

Q: Can I transfer my FIFA 19 Points to FIFA 20 Points during the early access period?
A: Yes, you can. However, this is only between Xbox One and Xbox One and between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4. If players choose to not play the full version of FIFA 20, they will not be able to transfer their FIFA Points back to FIFA 19.

Q: Should I buy the EA Access? What do you think?
A: It depends on your profile. If you play more EA games besides FIFA, it may be a good decision.


32 thoughts on “FIFA 20 EA Access Guide – Early Access, Free Games & Discounts”

  1. Mike Sinclair

    Hi Rodrigo.

    I played Fifa for the first time with FIFA 19 (PS4), didn’t get it last year as I was still playing 19. Still am lol!
    I have to say that in preparation for Ultimate Team 19 I read all I could and definitely found your posts by far the most informative and clear and referred to them several times throughout the first month especially.

    From packs to how chemistry cards, etc. work, it’s shocking to me how many can’t seem to properly and fully explain things in detail to make sure even a total novice can clearly understand every aspect of something.
    Thank you for that.

    I will be buying the Ultimate edition of FIFA 21 prior to Aug. 14th and will purchase EA Access before I do to get the discount.

    I have a couple of questions.:

    My plan is to purchase an EA access 1 month subscription prior to Aug. 14th (PS4), buy the game, then cancel it and get it again in early Oct. to download the game and get in 10 hours of play prior to the Oct. 6th release date. Will that work or could I run into any problems because I cancelled it?

    Secondly, I have read mixed opinions on whether or not downloading the game counts in your 10 hours. I can’t see how it would and I think those that said it happened probably actually lost hours with Fifa 20 by forgetting to completely close the application. One person said it’s possible to play on a limited basis while it’s downloading and I’m sure that caused confusion on his part.

    Finally, I read your Fifa 20 Carryover Transfer guide and know what can and can’t be transferred from one year to the next.
    You mention that the deadline for transferring Fifa points was Dec. 31, 2019. Did that date apply to anything that can be transferred? What I mainly wonder is can/will my FIFA 19 XP and FC credits carry over to 21? That would be nice since I have almost 1/2 million lol.

    Thank you.


    1. Hi Mike. First of all, thank you very much for your support. It’s really important to us.
      About your questions, let me try to clarify:
      1) You will be fine. At least it worked OK in previous years.
      2) You should download the game until the end. Then, start it and play. As soon as you open FIFA 21 for the first time, the clock starts counting. It will keep counting until you completely close the game. In other words, you have a 10 hours limit of gameplay, menus, etc
      3) There is a new version of that guide that you can find here. This possibility of carryover FIFA Points from two FIFAs before was discussed more than once on this website but I can’t remember the answer. I tried to find but with no success. I believe you can do it but I’m not 100% sure. Regarding FC credits, you just need to use the same account to ‘transfer’ them.

  2. If I download the game through EA access and then purchase the disk version of the game, will this mean that there will be no waiting for install? And FIFA will just start up straight away from disc?

      1. As soon as you pay the subscription, you can download and install the EA Access App on your console. From there you have access to the list of games you can download immediately.

  3. I would have access to the full game on the 24th with EA access (standard pre order), is that right?

  4. I bough ea access for fifa 20 and when I click on install it says error, repair and retry… What does this mean, i’ve deleted and re-installed fifa 3 times now


    when I go on Ultimate team and go and swap players in my squad it automatically kicks me out of the game for no apparent reason I have been trying for at least half an hour now and nothing has changed.

  6. ​If you have ea acces you can buy fifa 20 for cheaper. But do I have to have ea acces to play fifa or can i still play after my 1 month ea acces has ended? someone told me but im not sure if its truth

  7. If I have purchased a game code through a third party website such as Cd keys or online retailers and have paid for EA access will I still be able to access the 10 hours gameplay?

  8. If I buy EA access, can I transfer my 10 hours process to the standard CD version of FIFA 20?

  9. I bought ultimate edition and i have ea access, after i finish the 10 hours, do i have to download the game again or not ? If i do not have to download it again, how will it become ultimate ?

  10. HI,

    Since i live in Belgium, so I am not able to buy the champions or ultimate edition of Fifa 20.
    However, if I buy EA access and the game together. I am able to play 10 hours of Fifa before the 27th of SEP and afterwards get the standard edition. unlimited?

    Everything i do in FUT in those 10 hours is afterwards taken over in the unlimited version starting from the 27th I assume.

  11. I have a question. if I buy ea acces, can i also play the fifa standaard edition from the 24th of september?

    because in belgium we can’t buy any other editions.


  12. Hi, I have bought ea access but was wondering how it worked, will I receive a code to allow me to play Fifa 20 for 10 hours and then the code will be invalid or do I need to buy Fifa 20 through the PS4 store and then it will be available for me to play for ten hours. Also my friend has pre ordered Fifa 20 through game and so will receive the game by post on the 27, does this mean he can’t do the ea access?

    1. Hi Joshua.
      You don’t need to buy FIFA 20 to play it on the early access from EA Access. If you have subscribed that service, then you will be able to play it for 10 hours, starting Sep 19. You will not receive any code. Just download the EA Access App from your console’s store and access the trial from there.
      If your friend has EA Access, then he will be able to play 10 hours from Sep 19 to Sep 27 and then will have unlimited access from Sep 27.

  13. I have USA account with FIFA 20 ultimate preordered! but live in Europe and don’t have USA creditcard of PayPal to pay for the EA access on my USA account! If I buy Ea access with a EU account can I use early access on my USA account! All is on same console!

    1. Roger Bobbio

      Hi Ara, no.
      You have to buy EA access with your USA account if you want to use it with that account.
      If you live in Europe you have to tell a friend in the USA, to use your account and buy EA access because they restrict the purchase by IP.

  14. Roger Bobbio

    I have a question: If I bought the FIFA 20 with my account of PERU and I have the EA access with my account of USA, I can use the FIFA 20 with my account of USA and my progress and stats carry over the FIFA 20?

Comments are closed.