If you want to know how the EA Season Pass works, you are in the right place. Welcome to the Season Ticket Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team.
Introduction to the EA Sports Season Ticket
The EA Sports Season Ticket is a subscription program that offers to subscribers three main advantages:
- 3 days Early Access to the full game
Subscribers can download FIFA 14 three days before the date release. It is possible to carry forward the progress and achievements.
- Access to PDLC
EA Sports Season Ticket holders have access to 24 FIFA 14 Premium Gold Packs (over $30 in value)
- 20% discount on additional PDLC
EA Sports Season Ticket holders pay 20% less to buy Ultimate Team packs.
What Is Included
Subscribers can download FIFA 14 full game three days before the date release. But there is more.
EA Sports Season Ticket holders also get early access to other four titles: Madden, NHL, FIFA, Tiger Woods and NCAA Football. Madden is not available for Sony subscribers outside of North America.
Early Access Features
Through Early Access, subscribers have access to the full game, including online play and FIFA Ultimate Team features. It is possible to play, trade, sell and buy cards. In fact, it is possible to do everything except purchase packs with FIFA Points.
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 retail version of the game.
In the other titles, Ultimate Team modes are not available in Madden NFL 25 and NHL 14.
Early Access Dates
Here are the early release dates of FIFA 14 for the most popular regions:
US, Canada and Mexico: September 20th
Europe: September 21st
Australia and New Zealand: September 21st
How to Get the Early Access
After buying the Season Ticket, subscribers must manually trigger the Early Access download from within EA Sports Central.
After buying the Season Ticket, subscribers must manually trigger the Early Access download from: PlayStation® Store » View All By Title » ‘FIFA 14’.
How to Buy the full game from Early Access version
Unfortunately, at this point it is not technically possible for Microsoft XBox users.
Here is a step by step process to purchase the full digital release to Playstation users:
Boot up the Early Release build after the early access period is over
There will be a screen that states that the early access is over, and that can upgrade to the full game
Click ‘purchase’ and you’ll be taken to the Sony Store
Walk through the Purchase Process to upgrade to the Full Game
When done, the game will reboot and you are all set to go
Access to PDLC
What Is Included
PDLC refers to Paid Downloadable Content, which enhances your gaming experience.
With EA Sports Season Ticket, the subscribers get access to the following PDLC across all five participating titles:
24 FIFA Premium Gold Packs (over $30 in value)
24 Pro Madden Packs (over $30 in value)
24 NHL Premium Gold Packs (over $30 in value)
24 Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Pin Packs and an Exclusive Golf Club Set
24 NCAA Football® All-American Packs (over $30 in value)
The Gold Packs that are offered to Season Ticket holders have 12 cards, mostly gold and at least three rares.
Subscribers also receive free access to web content that other users need to purchase as FIFA 14 Creation Centre Packs via PDLC:
Tournaments Pack (5 Tournament download slots)
Career Mode Pack
Teams Pack (additional 50 Team creation slots on the website and additional 24 Team download slots)
Additional 10 Team download slots
How to Get the Gold Packs
When subscribers first go into the Ultimate Team mode after buying the EA Sports Season ticket, they will receive a message along with their first pack(s). From there, one more pack will appear every seven days until they have received all packs. Season Ticket holders don’t have to wait by the early access or game release date.
Ultimate Team packs must be downloaded from within game store each week and will expire seven days after each pack is offered. Failure to download and/or use the pack in any given week will result in forfeiture of that week’s pack offering. Active subscription is requires to redeem all the packs.
20% Discount on Additional PDLC
What Is Included
EA Sports Season Ticket holders get 20% off all PDLC available in all participating titles. It means that in FIFA 14, for example, they get a discount on all Ultimate Team card packs purchased with real money.
The type of PDLC varies across the participating EA Sports titles but the 20% discount is good on all participating titles. The 20% discount does not apply to DLC purchased with in-game achievement points such as Ultimate Team Card Packs purchased with Coins. Additionally, the 20% discount does not apply to the full game itself.
How to Get the Discount
Subscribers just need to buy the Paid Downloadable Content with real money. The discount is applied automatically.
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Packs Prices
Season Ticket holders pay less every time they go to the FUT 14 store to buy packs. Here are the prices, subject to change, that are applied automatically:
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Note: Prices may vary depending on your region
How to Buy the Season Ticket
The EA Sports Season Ticket is only available for XBox and for Playstation.
- XBox Instructions
Sign in to your Xbox LIVE account
Scroll to the bing section of the dashboard and enter ‘EA SPORTS’
Download the free ‘EA SPORTS™’ application and launch it from your Game Library
Purchase EA Sports Season Ticket for $24.99, €24.99 or £19.00
- Playstation Instructions
Access the PlayStation® Store and select ‘Search’
Enter ‘EA SPORTS Season Ticket’ in the search bar
Select ‘EA SPORTS Season Ticket’ from the search results
Purchase EA Sports Season Ticket for $24.99, €24.99 or £19.00
Season Ticket Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When do I need to buy a Season Ticket to works with FIFA 14 ?
A: There is no such thing as Season Ticket for FIFA 13 or Season Ticket for FIFA 14. The subscription period is for one year. If you have an active season ticket, you get the advantages of this subscription, no matter if it is for FIFA 14 or for FIFA 13.
Q: How do I know if my Season Ticket is active or when it expires ?
A: Go to http://www.easports.com/seasonticket. Then sign in at the top right corner with your Origin details and click in your username. After being re-directed to your player hub, click on account. If nothing shows is because you don’t have an active Season Ticket subscription.
Q: What is the Price of Season Ticket ?
A: The EA Sports Season Ticket has a one-time cost of $24.99, £19.99, €24.99, AUD 39.95 or NZD 47.90 for 12 months. In order to keep working after this period, a renew is required.
Q: Season Ticket is available in all the countries ?
A: No. The Season Ticket doesn’t work outside of these countries: Canada, Mexico, United States, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand. The Madden is not available for Sony subscribers outside of North America.
Q: For which platforms Season Ticket is available ?
A: Only for XBox and Playstation.
Q: Can I use my Season Ticket on Playstation, even though I am buying the Season Ticket on Xbox originally, or vice-versa ?
A: No. EA Sports Season Ticket applies only to the platform you purchased it on and is not transferable between Playstation and Xbox.
Q: Will my Season Ticket carry over to next-gen consoles ?
A: Yes. All you need is to have the same Origin account in your PS3/PS4 and in your XBox 360/XBox One. You can not carry over your season ticket between XBox 360 and Playstation 4 or between Playstation 3 and XBox One.
Q: Is Season Ticket Transferable ?
Q: There is a limit of personas per origin account allowed to subscribe a Season Ticket ?
A: Yes. There is a maximum of two personas per origin account (email address) allowed to purchase a Season Ticket.
Q: My Season Ticket expires after the early release date. Should I renew it before the early access date ?
A: You can download it if you have an active season ticket, but it will lock you out of the early release once your season ticket expires.
Q: If I have an active Season Ticket subscription but don’t buy the game, how long I will be able to play FIFA 14 by the early access?
A: Depends of your region. In North America it ends on September 24th. In Europe, Australia and New Zealand it ends on September 27th.
Q: Can I buy FUT 14 packs in the early access ?
A: Yes. This feature is active in early access version but you can not use FIFA Points to do it. You have to use coins.
Q: If I buy the FIFA 14 Ultimate Edition and subscribe the Season Ticket will I get 48 packs ?
A: Yes. You will get two free packs per week: one from Season Ticket and the other one from Ultimate Edition.
Q: If I, as a Season Ticket subscriber, buy FIFA 14 for PS3 and PS4 and for XBox 360 and XBox One, will I get 48 packs ?
A: No. You will get 24 packs.
Q: When do I get my packs ?
A: On the first time you go into the Ultimate Team mode after buying the EA Sports Season ticket. You don’t need to wait for the early access release or by the game release. You only get one pack per week and you have to access it every week or you will lose them.
Q: Should I buy the Season Ticket ? What do you think ?
A: It depends of your profile. If you can’t wait three more days to get the game in your hands, if you play several EA Sports titles or if you often buy Ultimate Team packs, it may be a god decision to subscribe it.
We believe that the offer of 24 packs are not good enough to buy the Season Ticket, since you will have to wait 24 weeks to get all the packs. To us, the most important thing is to know how many FUT 14 packs are you thinking to buy with real money. For who is thinking to buy more than 10,000 FIFA Points it pays for itself.
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