FIFA 23 leaked a month early. On Tuesday, EA Sports accidentally made the latest entry in its FIFA franchise briefly playable on the Xbox console – a full month before its September 30th launch date. Those who pre-ordered FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition got a preload option, letting them check out the entire game and its roster. The EA Play Test also went live early, providing early access to players on other platforms. FIFA 23 drops on all major platforms including PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One and PC.
Pre-orders for FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition were already out, with three days early access on September 27. But this accident allowed them to dive a month early. It didn’t take long for people to post screenshots of menus, upcoming kits and Ultimate Team player ratings on Twitter. A Twitch user named mexico07dan1 also started streaming FIFA 23, before the account suffered a ban. Clips in Stream They are still available online, indicating that it was not a permanent ban.
As to how this happened, V.G.C Report A portion of FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition owners had access to the beta test. But when the version is updated, it somehow unlocks the entire game by splashing game status notifications on their friends’ Xbox screens. The mistake also had real-world consequences, as FIFA 23 also leaked Liverpool FC and Atletico Madrid’s third kits for the upcoming season.
On the Ultimate Team side, players noticed Cristiano Ronaldo being brought down at 81 paces. Other notable leagues include 91-rated players: Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Kevin De Bruyne and Robert Lewandowski. Ronaldo has been moved down to the 90-rated group, which includes world-class footballers such as Mohamed Salah, Manuel Neuer and Virgil van Dijk.
This wasn’t the only mistake involving FIFA 23 in recent times. In July, a glitch in the Epic Games Store allowed Indian users to pre-order the Ultimate Edition for under Rs. 5. EA Sports later reached out to consumers and admitted the error, honored the large discount and allowed buyers to keep the game.
Pre-ordering FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition from September 27 grants early access for three days and in-game rewards. Players get 4,600 FIFA Points to spend on their Ultimate Team, a FUT Ones to Watch Player item, a Team of the Week 1 player and cover star Kylian Mbappé as a loan item for 5 matches.
FIFA 23 is out September 30 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X. As an alternative to purchasing the Ultimate Edition, EA Play Pro members also get three days of early access. FIFA 23 Legacy Edition will be available on Nintendo Switch.