As a huge fan of RTS and fast-paced FPS, Will has been playing games since the days of the original Command and Conquer and has many fond memories of sending waves upon waves of attack dogs to destroy the enemies infantry in Red Alert. Nowadays, he plays Shogun Total War, CS GO and, RS2 Vietnam.
WePC is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Prices subject to change. Learn more
16tth August Update: Fifa 22 Ultimate team ratings leaked!
13th August Update: The FIFA 22 beta has now launched, with EA sending out the first batch of FIFA 22 beta codes, the actual beta will launch today, 13th August 2021.
The excitement for FIFA 22 is building and now leaked news of the closed beta release date started on the 11th August 2021 means fans around the world are going to be in frenzy mode trying to snatch a place in the closed beta. Unfortunately, the only way of getting a FIFA 22 beta code is to simply sign up for a possible invite.
When does the FIFA 22 beta begin?
The FIFA 22 beta will begin on the 25th of August 2021, the first of two batches of beta keys will be sent out tomorrow on the 11th August 2021.
How to get access to the FIFA 22 beta?
The FIFA 22 closed beta will begin tomorrow, 11th August 2021, and will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox S, and Xbox X. To be selected, you need to have opted in for EA emails. To increase your chances of receiving a FIFA 22 beta invite you to need to have opted in to receive both FIFA and EA emails. To do this, simply go to this page and select the first box which says ‘EA may email me about EA news, products, events and promotions.’
Rumour has it that EA chooses players based on the most active FIFA players, this could be based on gameplay time or their skill level, achievements unlocked. Another important factor could be the region you are from, for example, the FIFA 21 beta was not available for players in Asian and African continents and focused only on regions including the US, UK, and Germany.
FIFA 22 Beta Requirements
These are the requirements to allow you to be chosen for the FIFA 22 beta:
- You must be at least 18 years old
- Your console’s account must be from the UK or North America
- You must have a PlayStation or Xbox console
- You must have played FIFA 21 regularly
- You need to have an internet connection
- You need to accept the User Agreement and the FIFA 22 Beta Agreement
- You need to have an active subscription to either Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus.
Of course, fulfilling all of these requirements does not mean you will be chosen but it will give you a chance.
You can check out the FIFA 22 preorder page and what bonuses are available right here.
FIFA 22 Closed Beta Release Dates
Below are all the known release dates for FIFA 22, the invitations will be sent on two separate days, shown below.
- 11th August 2021 (invitations sent)
- 25th August 2021 (invitations sent)
- 13th August 2021 (beta begins)
- 2nd September 2021 (beta ends)
Note: please pay attention to your spam inbox, just in case the beta codes are put directly into your spam box. You can also add the EA address as a safe sender to ensure it does not land in your spam box. Simply add [email protected] as a safe sender to guarantee any invitation code is sent directly to your inbox.
Is the FIFA 22 beta available on PC and Nintendo Switch?
Unfortunately not, EA has not announced a closed beta for PC or Nintendo Switch platforms. It will not be available on mobile platforms either.
First Look: FIFA 22 Gameplay
FIFA 22 Beta Game Modes
The following are the game modes that will be available when the beta launches on the 25th August 2021:
- Pro Clubs
- Career Mode
- Ultimate Team
- Volta Football
Typically, EA will send invites out to try one or two game modes usually based on the individual player’s experience of that particular game mode.
How to activate the FIFA 22 beta key?
If you were lucky enough to be selected for the FIFA 22 closed beta and are looking to activate your key, let us help you.
PlayStation beta users:
- Use your existing Sony Entertainment Network account or PSN
- Select the PlayStation Store icon on your PlayStation console home screen
- Select ‘Redeem Codes’ at the bottom of the menu on the PlayStation Store
- Enter the invitation key code. You are now ready to play!
Xbox beta users:
- Go to ‘Games’ under Store
- Select ‘Use a Code’
- If prompted sign in
- Select or enter the 25 character code. Now, go and play!
How big is the FIFA 22 beta game?
The FIFA 22 beta game will be approximately 36GB in file size.
When is the FIFA 22 release date?
FIFA 22 will launch on the 1st October 2021 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox S, Xbox X, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia.
That’s all folks, good luck in getting your invitation codes to play FIFA 22 beta!