You are reading this because you have some questions about the EA Access program or you want to know more about it. If that’s the case you’re in the right place. Welcome to the FIFA 17 Origin Access Guide for FIFA Ultimate Team.
What is Origin Access ?
Should you subscribe Origin Access?
Origin Access is a subscription paid program exclusively for XBox One owners. With it, gamers can get exclusive offers for Electronic Arts 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 17 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 14, FIFA 15 and FIFA 16.
- 10% discount on EA digital purchases
Origin Access subscribers pay 10% less to buy FUT 17 packs and also get a 10% discount in the full FIFA 17 game, as well in any other EA digital content.
How to play FIFA 17 first?
What is included ?
Subscribers can download FIFA 17 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 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 ?
Early Access for FIFA 17 is worldwide available since September 21 at 8pm 🇬🇧.
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?
What is the Vault ?
The Vault is a growing collection of EA’s best games for the PC that you can download and play with an active Origin Access membership. Enjoy unlimited time with great EA games.
Which Games ?
The Vault is an evolving selection of EA’s PC games that Origin Access members can download and play while they are active members. With Origin Access, the subscribers get unlimited access to the following games (with more titles being added soon):
Battlefield 4 Premium Edition
Dead Space 2
Dead Space 3
Dragon Age 2
Dragon Age Inquisition
Dungeons of Dredmor
Mass Effect N7
Medal of Honor Allied Assault War Chest
Need for Speed Rivals
Plants & Zombies Garden Warfare
The Banner Saga
The Sims 3 Starter Pack
This War of Mine
Titanfall Deluxe Edition
Trine 2 Complete Story
Trine Enchanted Edition
Will FIFA 17 be added to The Vault ?
Just like FIFA 15 and FIFA 16, also FIFA 17 will be added to The Vault. It probably will happen in April 18 2017.
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?
Which discount is included in this service ?
FIFA 17 Origin Access subscribers get 10% off on DLC FIFA 17 and on all Ultimate Team packs purchased with real money (FIFA Points). Packs purchased with coins don’t get this discount.
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 packs ?
FIFA 17 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. 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 subscribe for a single month only. Many people do it to pay less for FIFA 17 and also to get the benefits of FIFA 17 early access.
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 17 ?
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: Is Origin Access transferable ?
Q: If I have an Origin Access subscription but don’t buy the game, how long I will be able to play FIFA 17 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: What is the difference between the demo and the FIFA 17 Early 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 17 once it releases, you can pick up right where you left off – your progress and stats carry over.
Q: Can I buy FUT 17 packs in the days of early access ?
A: Yes. This feature is active in early access version.
Q: Will FIFA Points be for sale during early access period ?
A: Yes. Players who have FIFA 17 Origin Access for PC will be able to purchase FIFA Points during the early access trial.
Q: Should I buy the Origin Access ? What do you think ?
A: It depends of your profile. If you play more EA games besides FIFA, it may be a good option.