FIFA Ultimate Team 11 is free next week

But returning fans can get it now

EA has confirmed that it will release FIFA 11 Ultimate Team for free via PSN and Xbox Live on November 3.

But fans of the popular FIFA add-on trading game will be able to download it early. Anyone who's previously played FIFA 09 UT or FIFA 10 UT can log into the FIFA 11 UT web tool at the official site, and start their campaign before everyone else.

Those players will also be rewarded with "two free gold packs" to kick start your campaign. And that's not it: "For every day between Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 that gamers log-on to the FIFA 11 Ultimate Team web tool they'll receive a daily gift," explains EA.

"The FIFA 11 Ultimate Team web tool now features full auction functionality - bidding, selling and the ability to post trades for the very first time - and links directly to the FIFA 11 Ultimate Team console experience," it adds.