The FIFA 17 closed beta is now available for a select few FIFA fans to download. The beta launched just today, and will be available for any fans in the United Kingdom and North America that have received an email and a beta code. The beta is exclusively for Xbox One and Playstation 4.
FIFA 17 is still not going to release until late September, but a closed beta now likely means that EA almost has everything nailed down, and will be looking for the final few improvements and stress-testing that will be vital when the game’s multiplayer starts up.
The FIFA 17 closed beta will only have a small amount of the game’s real content. You’ll be able to access the Pro Clubs, Career Mode, and Ultimate Team game modes, but the Story Mode of the game will be off-limits. You will also have to write your feedback on the closed beta FIFA forums in order to show EA Sports things that are wrong or things that could be improved.
If you’re one of the people that have been selected to play the FIFA 17 closed beta, you’ll have from today, August 18, to August 28, ten days from now, to play it. If you’re “still waiting” for your invitation, give up hope now because EA sent them out on August 2 and August 3.
If you want to play it but haven’t downloaded it yet, the beta will only be available to download until August 20, on Saturday.
If you’re wanting to play the beta but can’t yet, hopefully EA Sports will put out an open beta so that EA Insider subscribers and other fans of FIFA can join in the fun. After all, EA’s doing it with Battlefield 1, so FIFA 17 shouldn’t be any more difficult.
But, until that’s announced, if it ever is, the rest of us will just have to wait until September 27 (in North America) and September 29 (worldwide).