FIFA 23 has two editions – Standard and Ultimate Edition – featuring different release dates, prices and pre-orders offers.
FIFA 23 Editions

FIFA 23 Editions

EA Sports FIFA titles have been released every year since 1993. Still, it was only in FIFA 18 that Electronic Arts decided to create different editions featuring different content for the same game. The goal was to create a specific product that players could identify with, increase engagement, and make a few more dollars.

Not counting with the Legacy Edition for Nintendo Switch, FIFA 23 has two editions, Standard and Ultimate, with different release dates, prices and pre-order offers.

FIFA 23 Standard Edition

FIFA 23 Standard Edition

Standard Edition Offers
All these offers are exclusives for pre-orders and are delievered as soon as you play FUT for the first time in your console/PC.

  • TOTW 1 Player Item
    The first Team of the Week is released before the early access start. From the pool of those 23 players, it will be randomly assigned to your FUT club an untradeable item.

  • FUT Cover Star Loan Player
    You will receive a regular loan item of Mbappé which will let you use him in your FUT squad for five matches.

  • Pack Ambassador Player Pick
    In the first player pick of the season, you will have to choose from three known players used by EA to promote their game. You can only use him in your FUT squad for up to three matches.

  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent
    This offer is the only one that is not specific to FUT. When starting a new Career Mode campaign, your club’s youth team receives a player with great potential to become a star player in your team in the future.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition

FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition

Ultimate Edition Offers
FIFA Points is the only offer that is not exclusive to pre-orders. Except for the OTW item (September 30) and the FUT Hero item (November 11), all other offers are delivered as soon as you play FUT for the first time on your console/PC.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition includes all Standard Edition offers PLUS:

  • Early Access
    You don’t have to wait until the launch date to start playing FIFA 23. The Ultimate Edition unlocks your game three days earlier, so you can play the full game at midnight without any restriction.

  • FIFA Points
    There is no better way to boost your first team than opening a few FUT packs. Unfortunately, the best promo packs are only released later but the 4,600 FIFA Points are still very useful at this point of the season.

  • Dual Entitlement
    Those who pre-order the Ultimate Edition can upgrade their copy of FIFA 23 from prior generation at no additional cost.

  • Untradeable OTW Item
    Ones to Watch are the first special items of the season. They are released on the launch date, and you will receive one random untradeable item for your FUT squad, which can be upgraded based on the player and team performance.

  • Untradeable FIFA WC Hero Item
    Those who pre-order FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition before August 21 receive a random Hero Player item on November 11 that can be used freely in your team but cannot be sold.
Release Date

Release Dates

For FIFA fans, the most important feature of the most expensive edition is the ability to start playing earlier. While those who bought the Standard Edition must wait until midnight of the launch date, Ultimate Edition owners can start playing three days earlier.

EA Play early access also starts three days before the release date, but you cannot play it for more than 10 hours. That’s not enough for most of the players. With the Ultimate Edition, you can play the full game without restriction.
Release Dates
All release times are indicated in the UK time zone
Release Date
Official Launch 30/09/2022 FRI
Standard Edition 30/09/2022 FRI
Ultimate Edition 27/09/2022 TUE
EA Play Trial 27/09/2022 WED
Companion App 22/09/2022 THU
Web App 21/09/2022 WED
First TOTW 21/09/2022 WED

FIFA 23 Editions Prices

If the price was the same, we are sure everyone would choose the Ultimate Edition. Makes sense since it includes all the standard edition offers plus several ones. That’s why it is more expensive.

FIFA 23 prices vary according to the edition and platform. It may also differ depending on when you buy, your region, the store, promotions, and discounts.
Edition Prices
Regular prices on pre-order/launch date without any promotion or discount
Platform Standard Edition Ultimate Edition
PlayStation 5
Xbox Series X|S
€ 79.99
€ 99.99
PC Origin
PC Steam
€ 59.99
€ 79.99
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
€ 69.99
€ 99.99
Official Prices

Standard vs Ultimate Edition Comparison

You already know that Ultimate Edition is better than the Standard Edition, but t is also more expensive. It’s up to you to decide if it is worths the extra money.

To clarify things, we have summarized all offers in a single table. This way you can compare both FIFA 23 editions side-by-side.

Offer Standard Edition Ultimate Edition
Price $69.99 $99.99
Early Access 3 days
FIFA Points 4,600
OTW Item Untradebale
WC Hero Item Untradebale
Cover Star Item Loan (5 matches) Loan (5 matches)
Ambassador PP Loan (3 matches) Loan (3 matches)
Career Mode Homegrown Talent Homegrown Talent
Official offers list
Frequently Asked Questions
There are three editions:

Consoles, Stadia, PC Origin and PC Steam
  • Standard Edition
  • Ultimate Edition
Nintendo Switch
  • Legacy Edition
It’s a specific edition of FIFA 23 for Nintendo Switch. It doesn’t feature any new development or significant enhancements.
Ultimate Edition includes three days of early access, which means players can start playing from September 27, 2022.
Midnight of the region of your console store.
The Ultimate Edition includes the following offers:
  • TOTW 1 Player Item;
  • FUT Cover Star Loan Player;
  • Pack Ambassador Player Pick;
  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent;
  • 3-days Early Access;
  • 4,600 FIFA Points;
  • Untradeable OTW Item;
  • Untradeable World Cup Hero Item.
If you share your console with someone, the rewards will be assigned only to the account used to buy the game. This cannot be changed.
When you start FIFA 23 for the first time (not counting with EA Play or Web App), go to the FUT store and your offers will be there. Keep in mind that some offers are only delivered later.
Only those who have pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition before August 21, receive an untradeable FUT Hero player item. This offer is only delivered on November 11.
No. Weekly FUT Packs are no anymore one of the Standard or Ultimate Edition offers.
Regular price is $99,99 but you can save 30% following our method.
If you usually don’t play FUT, then you definitely shouldn’t buy the most expensive edition. On other hand, it may be worth it if you want to take advantage of the early access and use FIFA Points to boost your team.
No. It isn’t available any option to upgrade. However, you can cancel your Standard Edition pre-order and replace it with the Ultimate Edition.
Yes. All game modes, including Ultimate Team, are available in both Standard and Ultimate editions.
Yes, it is. Ultimate Edition is not available on disc.
Yes, you can buy Ultimate Edition at any time but you lose the pre-order offers if you buy it after the release date.
The 4,800 FIFA Points will be provided in monthly instalments of 1600 per month for 3 consecutive months beginning on the launch date.