If you want to get your hands on EA FC 24 early, then you can do so with this New Zealand trick, allowing you to access the game ahead of schedule.

EA FC 24 is launching across the globe at midnight local time, meaning that some countries around the world will receive the game a lot earlier.

One of the first nations to unlock the game at midnight is New Zealand, and here is how you can get the game at the same time.

How to Do New Zealand Trick to Play EA FC 24 Early

To do the New Zealand trick to play EA FC 24 early on Xbox, you must:

  1. Navigate to Settings on the Xbox Dashboard.
  2. Choose System.
  3. Click on the Location dropdown menu and pick New Zealand.
  4. Select English (New Zealand) as your Language Region.
  5. To apply the changes, press the “Restart now” button.

You will now be able to play EA FC 24 earlier than expected!

New Zealand Trick on Xbox

What Time Does EA FC 24 Launch in New Zealand?

EA FC 24 launches in New Zealand at midnight local time on September 22, 2023. When converted, this means it launches on September 21, 2023, at:

  • 5 AM PT
  • 8 AM ET
  • 1 PM BST

If you are not from New Zealand and have used the trick, the game should unlock at these times.

EA FC 24 Jude Bellingham shielding the ball

Can You Do the New Zealand Trick on PlayStation to Play EA FC 24 Early?

Yes, however, you must make a new account with the location set to New Zealand. Additionally, you will need to purchase the Ultimate Edition on that account, meaning if you have already pre-ordered the game, you will buy it twice.

However, if you have yet to buy EA FC 24 and want to play it a little early, doing this trick could be worthwhile. Although, the game may cost a little more in New Zealand dollars.

If this is what you want to do, here is how to do the New Zealand trick on PlayStation.

How to Do New Zealand Trick on PlayStation for EA FC 24

  1. Head over to the PlayStation New Zealand website.
  2. Locate and select the ‘Sign In’ option at the screen’s top right corner.
  3. Click on the ‘Create New Account’ button.
  4. Enter your personal information, ensuring you use a different email address from your regular PlayStation account, and set your location to New Zealand.
  5. Search for a reputable seller offering PlayStation New Zealand wallet cards.
  6. Purchase the necessary amount of PSN Wallet Cards.
  7. Log into your account on your PlayStation console.
  8. Redeem the wallet codes within the PlayStation Store by going to Settings →  User and Accounts → Account → Payment & Subscriptions →  Redeem Code.
  9. Buy the EA FC 24 Ultimate Edition.
  10. Download the game.
  11. Before playing, you will need to set up the New Zealand account as your Primary account.
  12. To do so, head to Settings →  User and Accounts → Other → Console Sharing and Offline Play → Select Enable.
Payment and Subscription - Place to redeem PSN codes.
Payment and Subscription – Place to redeem PSN codes.

Does the New Zealand Trick Work for EA Play?

No, the New Zealand trick does not work for EA Play. This is because the 10-hour trial is a global release and will arrive for everyone simultaneously.

Switching your nation to New Zealand will not allow you to download the game’s trial version.

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