EA is aware that people who should be eligible for the beta, having opted in last week, are being told by the registration page that they’re ineligible. They’re currently working on the issue and are hopeful that it will be fixed soon.
Last week, we reported that EA Sports was pushing fans (specifically, owners of 2014’s EA Sports UFC) to opt-in to their UFC mailing list to get first dibs on a special announcement, believed to be some kind of beta access. Today, the official EA Sports UFC site added a frequently asked questions page for the upcoming EA Sports UFC 2 closed beta, which then links to a registration page. There’s also an associated help page on Help.EA.com. So, what are the details that you need to know?
- It’s a closed beta, with only EA Sports UFC owners in North America eligible to participate.
- You must register by January 21st at 1:00 p.m. ET.
- The beta lasts from January 28th to February 4th, with the full retail release of the game dropping on March 15th.
- It will be an 11 gigabyte download, and you cannot pre-load it.
- Game modes included are Quick Fight (online and offline exhibitions lasting three or five rounds with welterweight fighters available), UFC Ultimate Team (make a team of five created fighters that you use online, upgrade, etc.), Practice Mode (self-explanatory), and Skill Challenges (mini-games to help you develop your skills).
- Nothing from Ultimate Team will carry over to the official release of the game.
The help page also irons out some additional details:
- Select EA SPORTS UFC players in North America (United States and Canada) who opted in to receive EA emails will receive an email at the address associated with their EA account.
- Your email invite will include a link where you can register for your chance to get an EA SPORTS UFC 2 Beta code.
- Selected players who successfully registered for the Beta will receive a second email around January 28 with a Closed Beta access code for Xbox One or PlayStation 4.