How to Play EA Sports UFC 2 Five Days Early

EA's MMA game comes to EA Access on Xbox One.

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Upcoming MMA game EA Sports UFC 2 isn't scheduled to launch until March 15, but some Xbox One owners can start playing the full game today, March 10. EA Access subscribers can download the game now, a full five days before its public release date. It's available inside the EA Access app on Xbox One.

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Players get the full version of EA Sports UFC 2, but gameplay is limited to 10 hours. Note that the timer runs when the game is open, so be sure to close the game fully to get the most out of the experience.

All progress from the trial version will carry forward to the full edition if you decide to buy it.

In addition to getting to play EA games five days early and a 10 percent discount on games and content, EA Access members can play more than a dozen free games via The Vault.

EA Access launched for Xbox One in August 2014, with the PC version debuting in January 2016. For its part, Sony has said EA Access does not represent a good enough value for PS4 owners, though the company subsequently stated that it is open to working with EA on a solution.

EA Sports UFC 2 is a sequel to the 2014 game EA Sports UFC. It features Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor on its cover, two high-profile fighters who have each lost their latest fights.

GameSpot recently played EA Sports UFC 2 and you can read our hands-on previews here and here. We also spoke with Rousey, who told us about the motion-capture process and revealed that she'd like to play Samus Aran in a Metroid movie.

Preordering the game gets you immediate access to fighters Mike Tyson, Bas Rutten, and Kazushi Sakuraba. You can see all 250-plus EA Sports UFC 2 fighters here.

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