Early Access

FC 24 releases on September 29, 2023, but you can play it from September 22 by pre-ordering it, or even from September 20 if you are a member of EA Play service.

Here you can learn how to play FC 24 prior to its release date with the possible early access methods. We review the ways you can download FC 24 in advance and play it first.

Pre-Order Method

By pre-ordering the FC 24 (only Champions and Ultimate Editions), you can download, receive and play FC 24 three days in advance, which means you can download and play FC 24 on September 20, 2023.

The game will be available from October 1 for pre-loading and will be playable from September 20 at 12am (your store region’s time).

FC 24 pre-order is available from 18 June to September. Check out the FC 24 Pre-order options.

Pre-order Early Access is not available for the Standard Edition of FC 24.

EA Play (EA Access) Membership

EA Play and Origin Access members are eligible to download and play FC 24 on September 22, 2023.

EA Play (previously known as EA Access) is available on Xbox and and PS4. The membership will allow you to download and play ten hours of FC 24 gameplay one week in advance. The same offer applies to the Origin Access members on PC.

The game is available to pre-load and play from 1 October 2020 (6pm UK) on EA Play app.


The early access to FC 24 for EA Play members will be limited to 10 hours of gameplay from 22- 29 September. After 29 September, you can continue playing it only if you have already purchased or pre-ordered a copy of FC 24.

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