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When is UFC 5 Coming Out?

By Dan | updated On Sep 15, 2023, 3:37 PM UTC


When can fans expect to step into the octagon again?

It has been quite a while since the last game release, but it appears that UFC 5 is in the works. The highly-anticipated return of the premier mixed martial arts game is imminent.

Remaining under EA's license, UFC 5 aims to introduce the next generation of octagon legends to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. But what details have emerged about the game thus far? Let's delve into everything we know so far.

UFC 5 Teaser Trailer

The long-awaited announcement for UFC 5 is finally on the horizon! According to the EA Sports UFC Twitter account, fans can anticipate receiving more information this coming September.

The upcoming fighting game, which will be the fifth installment in the series, is expected to bring a host of new features and improvements. One of the most anticipated changes is the upgrade to the Frostbite engine, which promises to bring a more realistic look and feel to the game.

EA Sports has officially announced the development of UFC 5 with a short trailer, giving fans something to look forward to. The company promises a full reveal of the game in September 2023. Stay tuned for more updates by following the official EA Sports UFC twitter account.

When is UFC 5 Coming Out

At present, the official release date for EA UFC 5 has not been confirmed. However, by considering the recent closed beta history of EA Sports games, we might get some insights into when the retail version might be expected.

For instance, Madden 24 had two closed beta releases. The first one commenced on June 23, followed by the second one on July 12. Ultimately, Madden 24 was officially launched on August 18. Taking this timeline into account, if the EA UFC 5 closed beta starts in September, it is plausible that the game will be released in October or November.

Moreover, by September 9, we may receive all the details regarding the game's release, especially if the full reveal takes place during the UFC 293 fight weekend as many fans are speculating will happen

Pre-orders & pricing

It is currently not possible to pre-order UFC 5, but there is a possibility that this could change once the game is officially revealed.

Regarding the price, we expect it to be a full price game at $70.00. Considering the time gap since the last game in the franchise and the slightly decreased popularity of UFC, it would be ideal if the price were lower than that.

However, since EA is involved, it is unlikely that they will miss an opportunity to make money, so it's best to be prepared to spend the regular amount.

UFC 5 Platforms

UFC 5 is anticipated to be released on the next-generation consoles, namely PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

It is highly probable that EA Sports will also address the desires of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners, allowing them to access the game on those platforms as well. Noteworthy is the fact that UFC 4 was not made available for PC, so it remains uncertain whether EA intends to create a PC version for UFC 5.

UFC 5 Editions

Anticipate the release of two or three editions for UFC 5.

UFC 4 was available in both Standard and Deluxe editions. It is likely that EA will follow a similar format for UFC 5.

Get Early Access to UFC 5

There is a way to play UFC 5 before its official release date.

To get the game early, you can subscribe to EA Play. By paying for an EA Play subscription, you will be able to play a trial version of UFC 5 for 10 hours. Additionally, there might be an option to access the game through an early release date bundled with other content.

EA Play subscription costs $4.99 per month or $29.99 for a year. Subscribers save 10% on games and in-game purchases.

What to Expect in the EA UFC 5 Closed Beta

As usual, the closed beta for EA UFC 5 will serve as a platform for users to provide feedback to the game's development team. The primary focus of the beta will be online matches.

It's important to note that the version being tested is still a work in progress, and a dedicated forum will be available for users to share their feedback.

Sign up for the EA UFC  5 Closed Beta Access

If you are chosen to participate in the closed beta, EA will send you a code that can be redeemed on your console's dashboard.

However, it's worth mentioning that capturing videos, screenshots, or streaming any part of the closed beta will be strictly prohibited. Violating these rules may lead to the loss of access to the beta.

In terms of available fighters and arenas, there may be anywhere from 2 to 6 athletes and one arena to choose from. It would be a pleasant surprise if more options were included. The development team will focus on preparing at least one arena and a handful of fighters for this preview build.

UFC 5: Leaks, Arenas and Fighters

There's a lack of details about the development of UFC 5, but we do have some information about the fighters and locations that will be featured in the upcoming game. UFC Las Vegas and UFC Fight Island will be included in this fifth installment of the franchise. Well-known fighters like Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will also be part of the MMA simulator. Expect the usual roster of of champion fighters such as:

  • Jon Jones
  • Connor McGregor
  • Shaun O'Malley
  • Justin Poirier
  • Colby Covington
  • Leon Edwards
  • Paddy Pimblett
  • Max Holloway
  • Amanda Nunes
  • Kamaru Usman
  • Israel Adesanya
  • Alexander Volkanovski
  • Valentina Schevchenko
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov

EA Vancouver is expected to include more fighters in the game, but players will also have the chance to develop their own character in the career mode.

The game will feature various notorious fight night locations from across the world. While our venue expectations for UFC 5 are speculative, we anticipate the return of places like TD Garden in Boston, UFC Apex and Pearl Theater in Las Vegas, State Farm Arena in Atlanta, UFC Fight Island in Yas Island, MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and Madison Square Garden in New York City.

UFC 5 Cover Star Alexander Volkanovski

Who will be on the UFC 5 Cover

The covers of UFC 4 featured Israel Adesanya and Jorge Masvidal, but we anticipate that EA will bring a fresh look to this year's installment with a new cover athlete or even multiple athletes.

Previous UFC cover athletes have included Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, and Ronda Rousey. Since Rousey is no longer in the UFC and McGregor has been inactive for a few years now, it would be surprising if EA went back to featuring them.

It is likely that someone from the top Pound-for-Pound rankings in the UFC will be chosen for the cover of UFC 5. In EA's Gamescom trailer, which is available above, there are hints that UFC lightweight champion Alexander Volkanovski could be featured as the cover athlete in UFC 5.