The one-week countdown for the official wide release of the highly anticipated FC 24 begins. The official release date for EA Sports FC 24 is September 29. But for those who pre-ordered, you get up to seven days early access to EA FC 24. 

EA has already started teasing aspects of the forthcoming release, most notably player ratings. Here's the entire FC 24-player rating list. And the soundtrack

Early Access players get access as soon as tomorrow

For those eager ones who bought Ultimate Edition of the new game, you can start gaming as soon as midnight EST tonight. That is roughly seven days before the broader release, as promised by EA. 

You'll also get first dibs on the Nike x EA Sports FC Ultimate Team Kit, 4600 FC Points, a Team of the Week one-pack, and special access to loan player items.  

EA Sports FC 24 goes live on various gaming platforms, including PC, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. Switch users will also get full access to the game minus the cross-play functionality and Hypermotion V.

EA Sports jettisons the FIFA moniker

Ending a 30-year collaboration that spanned countless gaming consoles, EA has cut ties with football's governing body, FIFA, making “” the franchise's final installment. Yet, this pivotal move to strip “FIFA 24” from the titling signals not an end but a new chapter in sports gaming.

Pre-order the EA Sports FC game here by selecting your platform of choice. 

EA Sports FC 24's early access release times across various cities worldwide

CityCountryDateTimeTime Zone
Los AngelesUnited StatesSept 219pmPDT
Mexico CityMexicoSept 2110pmCST
TorontoCanadaSept 2212amEDT
New YorkUnited StatesSept 2212amEDT
Buenos AiresSept 221amART
San PauloSept 221amBRT
LondonUnited KingdomSept 225amBST
MadridSept 226amCEST
BerlinGermanySept 226amCEST
Tel AvivIsraelSept 227amIDT
RiyadhSaudi ArabiaSept 227amAST
JohannesburgSouth AfricaSept 226amSAST
New DelhiIndiaSept 229:30amIST
BeijingChinaSept 2212pmCST
Kuala LumpurMalaysiaSept 2212pmMYT
TokyoJapanSept 221pmJST
SeoulKoreaSept 221pmKST
SydneyAustraliaSept 222pmAEST

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