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FIFA 20 EA Access Release Date and Time: How to Play FUT Early

Published: 1/Sep/2019 1:28 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 5:14

by David Cotton

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This year’s FIFA 20 EA Access release date is set to be on September 19, 2019. The application will allow console users to play FIFA 20 five days early, before Early Access becomes available via special editions. Users will be limited to a 10 hour trial, although all progress will be saved and carry over to the full game.

Historically, EA Access has always been exclusive to Xbox, however this year will be the very first time that PS4 (PlayStation) users will have an equal opportunity to play FIFA 20 early. In order to become a member, you will be required to subscribe for $4.99/month or $29.99/year. 

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EA Access also provides a 10% discount on EA digital purchases, which has historically included FIFA points within the FUT (Ultimate Team) game mode. Furthermore, members will be given instant access to a collection of full versions of popular PS4 and Xbox One titles. Check out our FIFA 20 EA Access guide directly below.

More: Has the FIFA 20 EA Access Glitch Been Patched for PS4 & Xbox?

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How to Play FIFA 20 Early (EA Access Guide)

EA Access Membership Benefits

How to Install EA Access Hub

  • Go to the Store or Apps section on your respective console
  • Search ‘EA Access Hub’ and download
  • Once downloaded select the app to open

How to Join EA Access

How to Join EA Access

You can join EA Access directly through your console or online via EA’s Official Website. As mentioned above, there are two membership options – paying monthly, or purchasing a full year’s membership (at a discounted price). You can cancel your subscription at any time.

When Will FIFA 20 Be Available on EA Access?

The FIFA 20 trial will become available through EA Access on September 19, 2019. Despite thousands of fans attempting to start the game up as soon as the clock struck midnight in the United Kingdom, though, the developers have since announced the time it should be made available.

After seeing that their app was experiencing problems with so many players trying to access it at one time in the early hours of September 19 (BST), the official EA Access Twitter account clarified the release window with a tweet.  

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More: FIFA 20 La Liga top player ratings revealed

“To clear up some confusion, the FIFA 20 Play First Trial is not currently live and does not go live until the morning of the 19th in the Pacific time zone,” it says. “We’re aiming to begin the rollout before noon.”

Noon Pacific time would mean that the game will be available at the very latest at 8pm (BST) and 3pm (EST), slightly later than what we’ve seen in the past. 

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However, we have seen EA release ‘Play First Trials’ early in previous years, without any announcement. If the same happens this year, we recommend turning on notifications for us on Twitter to ensure that you don’t miss out.

Are you excited for the FIFA 20 EA Access release date? Do you plan on spending your 10 hours of play time earning as many FUT coins as you can on Ultimate Team, or are you just looking to just have fun? Feel free to get in touch with us and let us know all your thoughts and opinions.

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FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 1 countdown: OTW release time & players

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale

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With the launch of FIFA 21 seeing millions of football fans across the globe start competing to try and become the best in FIFA Ultimate Team, the first Ones to Watch promo team is fast approaching. Here’s everything we know about it.

Ones to Watch follows players that have transferred to other teams, promising them upgrades for every time they make a new promo such as Team of the Week, Team of the Tournament and more.

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As such, OTW cards are highly desirable, and if you get a decent one at the start of the year, you could see a lot of improvements as the season unravels.

So, here’s everything we know about Ones to Watch in FIFA 21, including release dates and times, the players included and more.

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Nathan Ake Manchester City FIFA 21
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Nathan Ake is a confirmed OTW player after his transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester City.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch release date & time

We now know that the Ones to Watch is going to be up and running soon, with its first availability on the weekend of launch. Here are the dates for the cards being released:

  • October 9-16: OTW Team 1
  • October 16-21: OTW Team 2
  • October 21 onwards: OTW Teams 1 and 2

It’s worth noting that you will get a Guaranteed OTW Item if you preordered the game before August 14, and the card you receive will be based on which date you open the pack, in correspondence with the dates above.

Most FIFA promos drop at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT), so expect packs to be available from that time starting October 9.

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Confirmed OTW players

So far, a small selection of players have been confirmed as Ones to Watch cards, though we expect more to be announced over time.

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A number of players and clubs are featured in the first OTW team of FIFA 21.

Here are the confirmed players that will feature in the opening weeks of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch:

  • Timo Werner – 85 – RB Leipzig to Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale – 83 – Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 – Ajax to Chelsea
  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Martin Odegaard – 83 – Real Madrid
  • Achraf Hakimi – 83 – Real Madrid to Inter Milan
  • Allan – 83 – Napoli to Everton
  • Nathan Ake – 79 – AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City
  • Luis Suarez — 87 — Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Kai Havertz — 85 — Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea

Tonali OTW SBC

As well as these, Sandro Tonali (77 OVR, on loan from Brescia to AC Milan) is the first OTW SBC in FIFA 21.

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We’ve written up a guide on the cheapest way to complete the SBC if you’re looking to get Tonali in your squad.

Ones to Watch predictions

On top of the confirmed players above, there are several we expect to see have their OTW cards announced soon.

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Here’s who we’re expecting to see included:

  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • James Rodriguez – 82 – Real Madrid to Everton
  • Blaise Matuidi – 83 – Juventus to Inter Miami
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 – Leicester City to Chelsea
  • Jude Bellingham – 69 – Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund
  • Gabriel – 78 – Lille to Arsenal
  • Victor Osimhen – 79 – Lille to Napoli
  • Willian – 82 – Chelsea to Arsenal
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Miralem Pjanic – 85 – Juventus to FC Barcelona
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Jonathan David – 79 – Gent to Lille
  • Dani Parejo – 85 – Valencia to Villarreal
  • Reiner Jesus – 71 – Loan, Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund
  • Everton – 81 – Gremio to Benfica

As these are only our predictions, don’t put too much stock into that list, but we would be surprised if at least a few of these players don’t get OTW cards.


In the meantime, you can check out @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter for all the latest news and updates regarding FIFA 21.