FIFA 20 Closed Beta is Live Today. Here are the Dates, Features, and How You Get In

FIFA 20 Closed Beta is Live Today. Here are the Dates, Features, and How You Get In

Those who opted in are getting their first look at FIFA starting today.

If you've been eager to see what EA has in store for the FIFA franchise this year, you might not have to wait any longer. Invites for FIFA 20's Closed Beta are rolling out today to those who opted in, and it's already live.

FIFA 20 is debuting a number of new additions to the series, including a return to the streets with its Volta mode. A select group is getting a good stretch of early access to check it out starting today, but chances are if you haven't already opted in, you're not in the beta.

When Is the Closed Beta Taking Place?

The Closed Beta is only taking place in the U.S. and U.K., on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you opted in, check your email. Though not everyone who elected to participate will make it, there should be an email from EA in your inbox if you were chosen. Note that these cannot be transferred, and were specifically created just for one player.

EA also says that livestreaming or capturing images of Closed Beta gameplay, including screenshotting posts in the closed beta forums, is explicitly against its rules. The Closed Beta period is set to run today through August 21, at 4 p.m. PT.

What's In the Closed Beta?

The image capturing rule doesn't seem to have stopped some players though, who have already posted images of Piemonte Calcio's kits. Calcio is the replacement for Juventus, which rival series PES signed to an exclusive deal.

FIFA 20 doesn't seem too fazed by the Juventus loss though, instead leaning into its street roots with its new Volta mode. Closed Beta players will get to check out Volta, as well as whether slower means better for FIFA's core modes like Career, FIFA Ultimate Team, and Pro Clubs. So you can play street soccer, kick it out on the pitch, or head indoors to deal with a stand-offish press, the true soccer experience.

How Do I Get In?

If you didn't already opt in, you're not getting an email today and it looks like the door is closed on the beta. Don't worry too much, though; for those who didn't make it in, you're not waiting for too long. FIFA 20 lands on September 27, with a slimmer "legacy edition" coming to Nintendo Switch, and access rolling out in waves depending on whether you've pre-ordered or have EA Access. Find all the details about the release window in our guide to launch day.

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