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Madden NFL 23 Early Access: How to Get

Madden NFL 23 is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC on Aug. 19, 2022.
Madden NFL 23 is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC on Aug. 19, 2022. / Image courtesy of EA Sports

With its closed beta firmly in the rear view, momentum is certainly building for Madden NFL 23 to officially release.

As such, it's perhaps no surprise that many are wondering if and how they can get early access to the game. Fortunately, there is a way. Here's a breakdown of how to get early access to Madden NFL 23.

Ultimately, as veterans of the Madden NFL series likely expected, EA Sports is handling early access for Madden NFL 23 as it has in recent years.

Although Madden NFL 23 release date is set to release on Aug. 19, 2022, players with Early Access will be able to start playing the game as soon as Aug. 16.

While we don't yet have a confirmed release time, EA has usually gone with a Midnight ET launch, and based on their official listings that does still appear to be the case this year.

This would make Madden 23 available at Midnight ET on Aug. 16, 2022 for Early Access, or 11 p.m. CT on Aug. 15, 2022, and so on.

The best way to secure Madden NFL 23 Early Access is by pre-ordering the All Madden Edition of the game, which includes:

  • 3-Day Early Access starting Aug. 16
  • 4600 Madden Points
  • Limited-time All-Madden Team Elite Player with pre-order by July 22
  • Dual Entitlement upgrade of PS4/Xbox One to PS5/Xbox Series X|S version
  • Exclusive Early Access Challenges in Madden NFL 23 Ultimate Team from Aug.16 through Aug. 18
  • Choice of 2 Elite Players (1 Offensive & 1 Defensive) in Madden NFL 23 Ultimate Team
  • All Madden Gear to use in Madden NFL 23 Ultimate Team and The Yard
  • Madden Strategy Item in Madden NFL 23 Ultimate Team

Next, those on PC who have EA Play Pro (via Origin or the EA App), will also have full Early Access to Madden NFL 23.

Finally, for those who simply have EA Play, which is included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a 10-hour Early Access Trial for Madden NFL 23 will be available.


Madden NFL 23 is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC (via EA app, Origin, Steam and Epic Games Store) on Aug. 19, 2022. EA Play (via Early Access Trial) and EA Play Pro subscribers, as well as those who pre-order the All Madden Edition, will have early access to the game starting on Aug. 16.

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