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When is FIFA 21 EA Access coming out? How to Play FUT Early

Published: 6/May/2020 11:44

by Jacob Hale

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The annual release of a new FIFA game is among one of the most exciting times of the year for players, and with EA Access players can get their hands on it even earlier – but when will it be available?

EA Access launched in 2014, giving gamers early access to all releases from the publisher, previous games for free and discounts on any of their titles or in-game transactions. This means players will be able to get FIFA 21 earlier than those who aren’t members, and get a head start at the same time.

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But, when will subscribers of the service be able to play the new game? Here’s everything we know about FIFA 21’s EA Access.

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The release of FIFA 21 is fast-approaching.

When FIFA 21’s expected EA Access release date?

At the time of writing, FIFA 21 does not have a release date set in stone. September is typically when the game releases, with EA pushing it towards the end of the month, a few weeks after Europe’s major leagues kick off.

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FIFA 20 released on September 27, 2019, while FIFA 19 released on September 28, 2018, meaning the last Friday of September is when players could anticipate the game’s release. The last Friday of September 2020 is the 30th – meaning we could be edging into October before most players get to play the game.

For FIFA 20, EA Access members were granted early access that featured 10 hours of gameplay from September 19, nine days before release. If this is replicated for FIFA 21, then members will be able to play from September 21. 

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FIFA 21 will bring big updates to squads, stadiums, clubs and gameplay.

How to get FIFA 21 early without EA Access?

Although EA Access is usually the most efficient way for players to get FIFA both earlier and cheaper, you might be able to get FIFA 21 early access through other means, too.

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FIFA 20 was available to play from September 24, three days prior to the game’s official release, for anybody who preordered the Champions or Ultimate Editions.

Although it’s not as early as nine days before release, this means you don’t have to commit to the subscription fee – though, forking out for the premium editions of the game won’t likely save much money in the long run.

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EA Access gives players earlier and cheaper access to all EA games.

While we don’t know the official release date for FIFA 21 yet, we’ll await an official announcement from EA SPORTS to figure out not only when the game is coming, but when players will be able to get early access to it.

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Keep tuned with Dexerto to find out everything you need to know about FIFA 21.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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.