When does FIFA 21 early access start? EA Play start time countdown live

When does FIFA 21 early access start? EA Play start time countdown

Published: 30/Sep/2020 10:11 Updated: 30/Sep/2020 11:08

by David Purcell


The official countdown for FIFA 21 early access has begun and if you’re wondering when it starts, you’ve come to the right place. We now know the official FIFA 21 EA Play start time. 

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players might be heading into the game’s WebApp version from September 30, but soon enough EA Access is opening up for them too.


The game’s developers have started up a live countdown timer, and when it runs out the game will launch for a 10-hour trial, as usual.

FIFA 21 EA Play release date and start time

There is a live countdown embedded on the official FIFA 21 website, which shows that when the clock strikes zero the early access fun will begin.


According to this information, FIFA 21 EA Play will start up on October 1, 4pm (BST). 

FIFA 21 EA Play early access countdown
Here’s how the countdown looks on the website.

When it starts up, players will be able to cruise around the menus, listen to the new soundtrack, and play whichever mode they would like for a limited time.

FIFA 21 soundtrack revealed: Dua Lipa, Stormzy, more

If you’re wondering which tracks will be included in FIFA 21 early access, you will be delighted to know EA have released the entire list – available to listen to on Spotify.


Big names like Dua Lipa and Stormzy will obviously catch the eye of fans, but the entire list can be found below.

FIFA 21 playlist

FIFA 21 soundtrack
Here’s the full FIFA 21 soundtrack.

VOLTA Football soundtrack

VOLTA Football soundtrack
Full Volta Football soundtrack.

FIFA 21 EA Play prices

The pricing for EA Play is pretty much what we’ve come to expect from EA Access. For PC players, though, there’s also the option of EA Play Pro for additional benefits.

EA Play

  • Monthly: £3.99 / $4.99
  • Yearly: £19.99 / $29.99

EA Play Pro (PC only)

  • Monthly: £14.99 / $14.99
  • Yearly: £89.99 / $99.99

Once you have sorted out your subscription, all you have to do is wait for the countdown to finish up and jump into the game. It can be downloaded via the EA Play application on consoles and PC.

Also, you might want to check out our feed @UltimateTeamUK for more updates on the day, as often it can go through a soft launch and catch people off guard. We’ll keep you updated.


FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre


EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.


Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2

The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.


Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.


These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Season 1 Rewards
This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.


There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!


TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.