With all the hoopla surrounding FIFA 18, it is clear that expectations are soaring. If last year’s game was any indication, then it can be said that EA has entered a whole new dimension with their winning franchise. That FIFA 18 will carry on the legacy is no secret. However, fans still have somewhat of a long wait ahead of them before the official release date of the upcoming game. So is that all we can do? Not at all, for there are certain ways to enable the fan in you kick start your experience with FIFA 18 earlier. Find out how.
How to Play FIFA 18 Before Anyone Else
If exclusivity is your cup of tea, and you seek for ways that will let you gain access to FIFA 18 before the September 29 release date, then you have come to the right place. For we have here a few simple ways through which you will be able to sample the game ahead of your friends. Check out how below.
Get Lucky and Be Invited for the Closed Beta
The FIFA 18 Closed Beta is a pretty exclusive affair, and being selected for it is no mean feat. EA usually selects a handful of lucky gamers from the UK and the US to partake in the event based on factors that are mostly unknown. We recommend that you spend a lot of time with FIFA 17 in the meantime and be active on the EA forums to get noticed. Also, make sure you check on the notification box on your EA account to ensure you do not miss out on any promotional offers. If you do get selected, you can get a taste of the game around a month earlier (around mid-August) than the FIFA 18 release date.
Wait a Few More Weeks for the Demo
If you missed the bus with the window of opportunity above, then your next best bet is to wait for the FIFA 18 Demo to hit. The demo usually surfaces a couple of weeks ahead of the final launch of the game, and we expect the same to happen this year. Needless to say, you will only have access to certain parts of the game, but rest assured knowing that it will be a handful. Expect the FIFA 18 Demo to go live in mid-September.
If you own an Xbox One, there is no better way to sample EA’s best titles in their full unlocked avatar than the EA Access program. If you are registered to the service, then you will be able to get an exclusive early trial of FIFA 18 for 10 whole hours on September 21. If you aren’t, you need a monthly subscription for the service, but the best part is that the progress you make during this time will be carried over to the full game if you buy it. However, we are not too sure how much of The Journey 2 will figure in this.
FIFA 18 Web App
If you are not aware of what the FIFA 18 Web App is, we have an exclusive post detailing its features and benefits. In short, the Web App, which is made available a couple of days ahead of the EA Access, allows you to get a headstart in the Ultimate Team by practicing your players before others. Besides letting you manage your teams, it also rewards the player with few extra goodies like loyalty packs to help them stay ahead in the full game.
These are a few of the ways that you can utilize to get an early access to playing FIFA 18 before the game releases. For the lucky few among our readers, at least one of these opportunities is close at hand, so if you do get to explore the game before us, don’t forget to share what you thought of the new FIFA 18 gameplay and features.