FIFA 22 is set to come out in early October but its EA Play release date means football hooligans will soon be able to enjoy a whopping 20-hour early access trial.

EA has announced the player ratings for their top 22 footballers, and it includes the expected trio of Messi, Lewandowski, and Ronaldo at the top of the mountain. While there’s very little controversy with its three best players, there is plenty of heated discussion online about some of its leaked ultimate team cards such as Mason Greenwood for Manchester United.

The ratings always cause a huge commotion online, and soon you will be able to see all of your team’s player scores by participating in the time-limited demo.

FIFA 22 | Official Career Mode Trailer

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FIFA 22 | Official Career Mode Trailer
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When does FIFA 22 come out on EA Play?

The release date for when the FIFA 22 EA Play trial will come out is September 22nd.

This has been confirmed by EA as well as a community manager over on the publisher’s forums. In addition to confirming the above date, the forum post also says that next-gen players will be able to enjoy 20-hours of action.

FUT_NoTime translates the German post on Twitter and says it pertains to next-gen consoles meaning PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. This means everyone still on PS4, Xbox One, and PC will only be able to enjoy 10-hours of football.

How to play the free trial

You will only get the free trial if you are subscribed to EA Play on either PlayStation, Xbox, or PC.

A subscription costs £3.99 per month or £19.99 a year. However, on PC, you can get a Pro membership for £14.99 per month or £89.99 every 12-months.

Provided you boast a subscription, you will be able to enjoy the time-limited demo as soon as it releases. Another bonus is that a subscription will also give you 10% off your pre-order if you decide to buy the game.

FIFA 22 early access release date

The early access release date for FIFA 22 is September 27th.

It launches for everyone four days later on October 1st, and you will only get the early access bonus if you pre-order the Ultimate Edition. Below are the prices and pre-order rewards:

Standard Edition (£59.99 PS4/£69.99 PS5):

  • TOTW 1 Player
  • Kylian Mbappé Loan Item
  • FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent

Ultimate Edition (£89.99):

  • FIFA 22 PS4 & FIFA 22 PS5 (Xbox One, Series X)
  • FUT Hero Item
  • 4 Days Early Access
  • FUT Ones to Watch item
  • 4,600 FIFA Points
  • TOTW 1 Player & Mbappé Loan Item
  • FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent

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