FIFA 23 release memes: Fans 'fly across world' to play game early

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‘Just touched down in New Zealand!’: Fans online joke they’re flying across the world to play FIFA 23 – after users uncover glitch that allows access one day BEFORE the game is officially released

  • Fans on social media joke they’re flying to New Zealand to get access to FIFA 23 
  • Users online have discovered a glitch that allows early access to the game 
  • The game, which offically releases on September 27th, can be played a day early
  • Users can set their console’s location to New Zealand in order to get the game 

Users on social media have joked that they’re ‘flying to New Zealand’ after discovering a glitch that allows early access to FIFA 23.

The popular game has an official UK release date of September 30th but players who have pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition will early access three days in advance on the 27th.

However, users have found a way of getting the game one day prior to it’s early access release – which has led to dozens of meme’s being shared round Twitter today. 

Social media users have discovered a glitch to gain access to FIFA 23 a day before release

Social media users have discovered a glitch to gain access to FIFA 23 a day before release

To perform the trick, players will need to change the location of their console to a country with a time-zone ahead of the UK, such as New Zealand. The console will then the date is already September 27 and will allow access to download the game.

Fans who discovered this rejoiced on social media, with one fan saying: ‘FIFA 23 is class, thank you New Zealand’.

While others joked over prospective trips across the globe, by saying: ‘On my way to New Zealand to play FIFA 23 12 hours early!! Please don’t ban me EA.’

‘Just touched down in New Zealand FIFA 23 pending 11 hours 25 minutes to wait,’ another posted alongside a picture of Air New Zealand – the country’s carrier airline.  

Users online shared memes about travelling to New Zealand for the game's release on Monday

Users online shared memes about travelling to New Zealand for the game’s release on Monday

Earlier this month, EA Sports revealed the 23 highest-rated men’s players on FIFA 23 – with Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema coming out on top. 

Lionel Messi had been given the highest rating by EA Sports since their 2018 edition of the game, but this time around the Paris Saint-Germain superstar has to settle for fifth place behind Benzema, Robert Lewandowski ( Bayern Munich), Kylian Mbappe (PSG) and Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City).

Meanwhile Alexia Putellas, Sam Kerr and Wendie Renard round off the top-three players in women’s teams – with Barcelona’s Putellas having the highest overall score in the game of 92.

FIFA 23 is released globally on September 30, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia, PS4, and Xbox One. 

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