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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


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. 

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.

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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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“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. 

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.


When is FUTMAS in FIFA 21? Promo countdown, start date, SBC & Objectives

Published: 1/Dec/2020 12:43

by Connor Bennett


FUTMAS in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team is just around the corner, so, it’s time to take a look at what we can expect and when it should be releasing. 

Throughout the year in FIFA, EA SPORTS releases a number of holiday-themed promos into Ultimate Team so that fans can get their hands on new content – be it a new set of cards, cosmetics, or SBCs. 

Already in FIFA 21, we’ve had Black Friday and Halloween – with the latter being represented by Rulebreakers instead of the usual Scream cards. Next, it’ll be the turn of FUTMAS – EA’s yearly Christmas event, where there are plenty of rewards up for grabs. 

This year could be a little different,  seeing how the next-gen upgrade for FIFA 21 goes live on December 4 – but that shouldn’t impact things too much. It should still, for the most part, be the FUTMAS promo fans have come to know and love. 

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Plenty of clues are left in FUTMAS loading screens for whats coming to FIFA.

When does FUTMAS start in FIFA 21?

In recent years, FUTMAS has released around the first and second weeks of December – running all the way through until around New Year’s Eve. 

So, with that in mind, and knowing that EA typically releases their new content on a Friday, it seems as if Friday, December 11 is the ideal day for them to release this year’s FUTMAS content. 

However, they could switch things up and opt for a different day – just like how TOTY cards were released on a Friday and Monday in FIFA 20. So, we’ll just have to wait and see what EA does. 

FIFA 21 FUTMAS cards and rewards

In years past, FUTMAS has followed an advent calendar system, so, there are new rewards each day.

Typically, these have been based around a team standing in a league table and how a nation stacks up in the FIFA rankings. So, for the first day, we’d get someone from a team who finished 12th last season, and a Belgium player – given they are, currently, the #1 team in FIFA’s national rankings. 

Plus, we should also get a new card design as well. Hopefully, EA doesn’t stray from the usual designs, but a spruced-up look would be welcome.

In the past, FUTMAS cards have been red and green with a pinch of snow on top.

FUTMAS SBCs and Objectives in FIFA 21

If EA keeps with tradition, and there’s nothing to say that they won’t, these cards will be released through daily SBCs. You’ll have 24 hours to complete them, and once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.

Additionally, there will also be objectives to complete. These won’t always reward you with cards, and there should be kits, badges, tifos, and the likes in there. Though, these objectives should refresh every few days. 

FIFA 21 FUTMAS packs

Plus, we should also get some lightning rounds when it comes to packs.

Don’t expect any new pack types, just the ones we’ve come to know and open each and every year. 

As we get closer and closer to FIFA 21’s FUTMAS promo, we’ll be updating this article with new info, so be sure to check back in with us.

Also, be sure to check our FIFA Twitter page – @UltimateTeamUK – where we’ll also provide updates on what to expect with regards to FUTMAS.