EA Sports UFC 2 Beta to Start Later This Month, Will Offer Online Matches

For those who can’t wait for EA Sports UFC 2’s release in March, you’ll be happy to know that a closed beta test will take place later this month, and will even offer a slew of different modes.

It’s said to start on January 28, 2016 and will end on February 4, 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will be available for North America only, will be 11GB in size and cannot be preloaded.  You can register here a chance to get into the EA Sports UFC 2 beta, but there’s no guarantee, though. Check out the answers from the FAQ below to know whether stats will carryover, whether you can create a fighter in the beta and more.

When is the EA SPORTS UFC 2 beta?

The beta drops on January 28, 2016, and ends on February 4, 2016. This will be great opportunity to experience EA SPORTS UFC® 2 before the game launches on March 15, 2016, in North America.

Is the EA SPORTS UFC 2 beta open to everyone?

This is a closed beta and is only eligible to fans who own Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and are EA SPORTS UFC owners in North America, who are opted-in and received an e-mail. If you meet these requirements, you can register here for a chance to receive a beta code. You must register by January 21, 2016, at 10:00 AM PT for a chance to receive a code.     

*Must be 18+. Internet connection, EA Account, and acceptance of the EA SPORTS UFC 2 Beta agreement required to participate. Certain online features in the Xbox One version require Xbox Live Gold

What platforms is the beta available on?

The beta is only available to play on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

When will the beta end?

The beta concludes on February 4, 2016. Exact time will vary by platform and by region.

How big will the download be?

On Xbox One and PS4, the download will be about 11 GB.

What time will the beta be available to download on January 28?

Exact time will vary by platform and by region.

Can I pre-load the beta?

You cannot pre-load the beta.

What game modes will be available in the beta?

There will be two game modes available to play in the EA SPORTS UFC 2 beta.

1. Quick Fight

  • Featuring the deepest roster of any fighting simulation, select fighters from the Welterweight division and step into the Octagon for a 3 or 5 round bout.  

2. UFC Ultimate Team

  • Create your team of up to five fighters using UFC 2’s deep customization options. Compete in online or offline competitions to progress your fighters and earn Coins that open packs which deliver special items used to sculpt your team into the most explosive in the UFC.

3. Practice Mode

  • A no-consequences environment designed to let you master the basics of striking, grappling and clinch-work at your own pace before putting your skills to the test in real competition.

4. Skill Challenges

  • Dive into all-new mini-games to help players learn and perfect stand-up, clinch, and ground disciplines.

Can I play online against other players?

The EA SPORTS UFC 2 beta will support online play. You can throwdown against (1) online opponent in a 1 vs. 1 fight. 

Will I be able to customize my fighter in the beta?

Yes. In UFC Ultimate Team you can create your own team of custom fighters. After each fight, win or lose, earn Coins to open Fight Packs that contain items that improve your fighters. These items allow you to customize your fighter by giving them unique moves, attributes, perks and more.

Will my UFC Ultimate Team stats carry over to the main game?

No, any stats or progression during the beta will not carry over to the full game when EA SPORTS UFC 2 launches in March 2016. However the skills you learn through this beta will!

Will I have to re-create my Ultimate Team when EA SPORTS UFC 2 launches on March 15?

Yes, teams created in the beta will not carry over to the full game.

I have EA SPORTS UFC through EA Access, can I still join theEA SPORTS UFC 2 beta?

Yes. If you are an EA Access member and are located in North America you can register here for a chance to receive a beta code. You must register by January 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM PT for a chance to receive a code.

Anyone taking part in this? I’m curious to see whether the grappling game has been tweaked to something more palatable, but based on what we know so far, EA is on the right track to a better UFC game.

[Source: EA Sports via Operation Sports]