FIFA 17 EA Access & Origin Access Guide for FUT

FIFA 17 EA Access and Origin Access Guide for FUT

FIFA 17 will be released September 27th in North America and September 29th for the rest of the world. Every year keen Xbox One and PC FIFA players get the opportunity to play the full game early. If you are looking to optimise your FIFA Ultimate Team squads before the official release date, then our updated FIFA 17 EA Access and Origin Access guide is for you! Also those that spend money on EA downloadable content, other games included, will want to pay attention.

FIFA 17 EA Access and Origin Access Guide for FUT

FIFA 17 EA Access

What is EA Access and Origin Access?

Both EA services main benefits include; FIFA 17 early access and also for many other new EA games, full game downloads in The Vault (including third party) and 10% discount on digital purchases, including FIFA points. This makes FUT packs 10% cheaper! The benefits have all been explained in detail below. Both services will cost £3.99 a month or £19.99 a year (EA Access only for yearly membership), and can be cancelled at any time. Many of you may just require a single month to get the benefits of FIFA 17 early access and 10% on the annual launch pack opening spree.

Transitioning away from the older EA Sports Season Ticket subscription service which ended in FIFA 15, EA Access made its debut in beta on July 29th, 2014, exclusively for the Xbox One. It was later officially launched to the masses on August 11th, 2014. A very similar service named Origin Access landed for PC users on January 12th, 2016. EA are yet to make the service available for Playstation 4 users.

EA Access and Origin Access Benefits

Each year, as new games are announced, we may see additional benefits when signing up to either subscription service. We’ll update these benefits below.

The Vault

FIFA 17 EA Access and The Vault

What is The Vault?

All the time you have an active membership you will be given instant access to an evolving collection of EA’s games. There are two separate vaults, one for EA Access and the Xbox One and another for Origin Access members on PC.

Which Games are available in The Vault?

You’ll likely see FIFA 17 added to The Vault around April 19th, 2017. Current games include;

Xbox One – EA Access
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
  • FIFA 16
  • Dead Space
  • NHL 16
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Madden NFL 16
  • Battlefield Hardline
  • Dragon Age Inquisition
  • Titanfall
  • FIFA 15
  • NHL 15
  • Madden 15
  • NBA Live 15
  • UFC
  • Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Battlefield 4
  • FIFA 14
  • Peggle 2
  • Madden NFL 25
PC – Origin Access
  • FIFA 16
  • Battlefield Hardline
  • Dragon Age Inquisition
  • This War of Mine
  • Titanfall Deluxe Edition
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Edition
  • FIFA 15
  • Plants & Zombies Garden Warfare
  • The Banner Saga
  • Trine 2 Complete Story
  • The Sims 3 Starter Pack
  • Sim City
  • Dead Space 3
  • Torchlight 2
  • Mass Effect N7
  • Battlefield 3
  • Dungeons of Dredmor
  • Dragon Age 2
  • Dead Space 2
  • Trine Enchanted Edition
  • Dead Space
  • Mass Effect
  • Peggle
  • Medal of Honor Allied Assault War Chest

FIFA 17 Early Access

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What is Early Access?

FIFA 17 EA Access and Origin Access members can play the full game before the release date for a total of 10 hours. FIFA 17 will be available for members on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 around 8pm UK time. You can try many other EA games before the official release date on the EA Access or Origin Access dashboards.

Does Early Access include FIFA 17 Ultimate Team?

Yes, you’ll be able to play FUT 17 during FIFA 17 early access and also open packs using FIFA points. Your progress in FUT will save and will be available on the FIFA 17 Web App without chewing into your 10 hours game time. We strongly advise using your time during FIFA 17 EA Access to play the game, get your coin boosts from the EASFC catalogue and use the FUT Web App & Mobile Companion App to trade / build your teams. You’ll get unlimited time on the apps before the official release, meaning it makes sense to use that time efficiently. Familiarising yourself with the game during FIFA 17 early access will definitely help you to win more games when new and returning players start upon the official release.

Will my Early Access progress carry over?

Yes. You’re playing the real game and not a demo, meaning your progress will save and carry over upon purchasing the real game. That means saved games, achievements and trophies will be available upon the official release.

10% Digital Discounts

Perhaps the biggest long term benefit of subscribing for many of you, 10% discount off all EA digital purchases. You will automatically receive the best prices on DLC content, new releases and pre-orders. It’s worth pre-ordering FIFA 17 via the dashboard for some of you, as you can get up to 20% off if you’re a member. The 10% discount includes FIFA points all the time you are subscribed, meaning your FIFA 17 packs will be even cheaper. If you’re an avid FUT pack opener using FIFA points, then this will definitely save you a lot of money throughout the year. The 10% discount also applies to Origin sales and promotions.

How to sign up for EA Access and/or Origin Access

To sign up to FIFA 17 EA Access and Origin Access, you can join through the free EA Access Hub app on Xbox One or via the Origin website. EA access instructions as follows;

  • Locate the Store tab on the Xbox One home screen and select Apps. Click Search and search ‘EA Access‘. Install and launch the EA Access Hub app.
  • Launch and link the app to your EA Account. If you do not have an EA Account, follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Select Sign Up and choose your membership plan (1 month at £3.99 or a year at £19.99 for EA Access).
  • After payment press ‘B’ to back out of the buy screen, then select Continue to Home.

U.S. users can purchase EA Access at their local GameStop retail store ($4.99 a month or $29.99 a year).

Please note: Currently, FIFA 17 EA Access is available in the following 41 countries and territories: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.


How do I cancel my subscription?

This can be done via the Xbox or Origin websites or your Xbox One console. In short you need to log into your EA account and locate “Account and Privacy” or “Manage Membership” on Origin or the Subscriptions Column on the Xbox website. Should you rejoin, all of your games and progress will be waiting for you.

Will EA Access or Origin Access be available for Xbox 360 or PS3?

No, FIFA 15 was the final year for EA Sports Season Ticket on the older generation consoles. As EA prepare for increased numbers of next generation console users, they’re not planning to renew promotions for older gen consoles.

Can I transfer my FIFA Points from FIFA 16 to FIFA 17?

Yes you can. We’ll detail this in more detail shortly, but in short you only have a one-time transfer of FIFA points between the same console (i.e. Xbox One to Xbox One). It’s important to note you cannot transfer back.

How long does early access last?

Usually right up until the release or until you’ve played 10 hours, whichever comes sooner.

How does the FIFA 17 demo differ to FIFA 17 EA Access and Origin Access?

The FIFA 17 demo is basically a limited version of the full game. You will only have access to limited features, such as a shortened ‘The Journey’ game mode and the ability to play a game with limited teams. You won’t be able to access FIFA Ultimate Team or it’s features at the time the demo is released. The demo is meant to act as a taster to show users how good the full game will be.

Is EA Access or Origin Access Transferable?

No, you cannot transfer your membership or to anyone else.

Can I join FIFA 17 EA Access without Xbox Live Gold?

Yes. However, in order to play multiplayer you will need a gold subscription.

What payment methods can I use for subscription?

Credit card and PayPal payments are currently the only accepted methods.

Why do games in The Vault vary between countries?

There are different rules regarding which games can be made available. The Vault may vary by country.

Can I play Origin Access games on a PC and Mac?

No, Origin Access will only be available on the PC. Vault games and Play First Trials cannot be played on a Mac.


  1. I don’t understand why they have locked FIFA 17 manager mode. They are letting us play the only included two modes I will never play. There is no way I will even pay for micro transactions of ultimate team purely for the fact I don’t like it and don’t think they belong in a AAA game and then there is the journey that bore’s me just thinking about it. I didn’t like it in 2k games the only thing I pay the Ea access fee for is FIFA and playing it early but I’m not playing this I’m now contemplating not getting the game because I think they are hiding something with manager mode and that’s never a good thing. I normally buy FIFA for both xbox1 and pc and this is where it stops.

  2. I have EA acces. I already bought fifa 17 but I cannot find out how to open the Web app. I get stuck in the screen where they say. Create a account. Purchase fifa 17. Create a security answer and build a fut squad. Can anybody tell me what to do?


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