FIFA 22 doesn't officially kick off until October 1st, but if you want to try it early, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can now download the game for free and play 10 (or potentially 20) hours of the experience prior to launch.
This is a perk of the EA Play program, and includes the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game, so you can take your pick. All you need to do to download it is head to the FIFA 22 game page for your chosen console on the Xbox Store and select 'Free Trial' — here's how we found it:
How To Find The FIFA 22 Free Trial On Xbox
- Go to the Microsoft Store app on your Xbox
- Search for 'FIFA 22'
- Find the standard version for your console and select it (eg. FIFA 22 for Xbox One)
- Slightly down the page, you should see an option for 'Free Trial'
- Select this, and your download should begin
Note: It's important to highlight that if you've pre-loaded FIFA 22 with the Xbox mobile app ahead of time, you'll need to follow the instructions above before you start playing. Otherwise, you'll be told you don't own the game. If you're asked where to install the game to, make sure you choose the same storage device you've already installed it on.
(We had to hit the 'Free Trial' button twice before it worked for us)
If you're playing on a next-gen console, it's also reportedly possible to get an extra 10 hours with the Xbox One version after you're done with the Xbox Series X|S version. However, keep in mind that some progress doesn't transfer between the two, with full details about this available over at the official EA website.
Finally, don't forget to quit out of the game entirely (press 'Menu' and then 'Quit') in order to save your trial time, as if you leave it in the background or suspend it while you do something else, the 10-hour timer won't stop ticking.
"Powered by Football, EA SPORTS FIFA 22 on Xbox Series X|S moves the game forward with the groundbreaking next-gen HyperMotion technology that elevates every moment on the pitch."
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