In a double-whammy of an announcement sure to please fans eager to get into the game, BioWare has announced that Early Access will move up two days and begin on December 13 (previously December 15) and that players can also begin pre-loading right now.
Those of you who participated in the beta events from November 25 onward will NOT need to pre-load the game client if you still have the beta client installed. A simple patch is all that's necessary.
Do keep in mind that not everyone will get in on the 13th; BioWare is still going with rolling invitations based on when customers redeemed their pre-order codes. The program has simply been extended from the previous five days to a possible seven.