Wild Hearts Release Time: Early Access & EA Play Trial Details

Wild Hearts Release Time: Early Access & EA Play Trial Details
Images courtesy of EA

Written by 

Lloyd Coombes


6th Feb 2023 20:33

Wild Hearts will launch this month on current-gen consoles and PC, but you may have missed that you can play the game early.

Since it’s an EA-published game, Wild Hearts offers an EA Play trial for subscribers to EA’s service or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Here’s when you can play, and what’s included.

Wild Hearts Release Time & Early Access Info

Wild Hearts screenshot showing a towering monster.
Click to enlarge
Fight monsters like these without paying a penny.

Wild Hearts will launch on PS5, Xbox Series S and X, and PC on the 16th or 17th of February depending on your timezone.

Here’s the full release information for the Standard Edition and Karakul Edition preorders.

  • Console: PS5 and Xbox players will get access at midnight in their timezone on February 17.
  • PC PC players can start playing at 15:00 UTC/07:00 PT on February 16.

How To Play Wild Hearts Free Trial Early

As per the game’s site, if you’re an EA Play subscriber on PlayStation, Xbox or PC, or are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you’ll be able to download and install the game even earlier.

Console and PC players can start playing Wild Hearts' early access trial at 15:00 UTC/07:00 PT on February 13, meaning you can skip Valentines Day entirely and just slay some big beasts with your loved one instead.

To take advantage of this, make sure you’re subscribed to EA Play on your platform of choice and simply download the game as you normally would. You won’t need to purchase the game, either.

What’s Included In The Wild Hearts Early Access Trial?

So far, all we know is that players will be able to play “up to the gates of Minato” as part of the early access trial of Wild Hearts. EA Play trials traditionally offer ten hours of gameplay, but if anything is different we’ll update this page accordingly.

For more on Wild Hearts, be sure to check out all we know about crossplay and cross-progression, and whether it’ll be playable on your shiny Steam Deck.

Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.

Wild Hearts Kingtusk Guide: Weaknesses & How To Beat
Wild Hearts Karakuri: All Types & Karakuri Thread Explained
Wild Hearts Multiplayer: How To Play Co-Op In Wild Hearts
Wild Hearts PC Requirements: Recommended & Minimum Specs
Wild Hearts: Release Date, Platforms, Gameplay & All We Know