FIFA 23 Not Launching on PC: Fix It Efficiently in 8 Ways

We have prepared a helpful guide that can help you if you are having trouble launching FIFA 23.

The new FIFA 23 brings the most realistic football simulation experience to your PC, Xbox, and PS5. However, the game often does not work as it should, or it does not start at all.

You might be one of those gamers with a problem running FIFA 23 on a Windows 10/11 PC or console. The reasons can be different, and we have collected solutions for you that can help you launch and play FIFA 23 without any problems.

Why is my FIFA 23 not launching?

If your FIFA 23 is not launching, you might most likely have outdated graphics drivers that are causing the problem and various others. However, there might be other reasons why FIFA 23 won’t launch, and some of the most commonly occurring ones are:

  • A bug in FIFA 23 itself
  • The firewall is not set properly
  • Corrupted game files
  • Problem with EA or Origin platform
  • EA anti-cheat software

How do I fix FIFA 23 not launching?

Before any solutions to the problem, it would be a good idea to check the minimum and recommended specifications for normal game operation. If your PC meets the minimum specs and FIFA23 doesn’t start, apply the following solutions that can help you.

  1. Run FIFA 23 as Administrator
  2. Update the GPU driver
  3. Allow FIFA 23 on the Firewall
  4. Repair the game files
  5. Reinstall FIFA 23
  6. Reinstall the Anti-Cheat Program
  7. Delete the FIFA 23 Folder from Docs
  8. Disable User Account Controls

1. Run FIFA as Administrator

It may seem straightforward, but running the game as administrator can help you with the many reported cases of FIFA 23 not launching successfully. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Right-click the game shortcut and select Run as Administrator.

FIFA 23 Run As Administrator

2. If there is still a problem when starting FIFA 23, go to step 2.

Also, your problem may be temporary, and the solution is simple, requiring you to restart your computer and try rerunning the game. If the game still doesn’t start, go to the next step.

2. Update the GPU driver

Time needed: 4 minutes

Outdated graphics drivers are a possible trigger for numerous problems with newer games. Ensure that your graphics drivers are always up-to-date, as this will minimize the issues.

  1. Press Win+R on the keyboard to bring up the Run dialog and type – devmgmt.msc.

    Run dialog for device manager

  2. Double-Click on the Display adapters and select your graphics card.

    FIFA 23 Device Manager

  3. Right-click on the graphics card and select Update driver.


  4. Click Update driver and Automatically search for the driver.

    Search automatically for updated drivers

  5. Wait for Windows Update to automatically download and install the graphics driver, then restart your computer.

If you are worried about whether your drivers are always fresh or, for some reason, Windows Update is turned off, one useful and comprehensive way to keep your drivers always up to date is to use a safe driver updater tool, such as PC HelpSoft. In addition to being safe, it will also save you a lot of time.

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3. Allow FIFA 23 on the Firewall

FIFA 23 may not start because of your firewall or antivirus program. You need to set an exception for the game and allow it to function normally. Here’s how to do it:

1. Right-Click on On the Start Menu, click on Settings, then Update & Security.

FIFA 23 Firewall Settings 1

2. Select Windows Security from the left-hand menu and click Firewall and Network Protection.

FIFA 23 Firewall Settings 2

3. Click on the Allow an app through firewall option.

FIFA 23 Firewall Settings 3

4. Select the Change Settings button and Allow Another App.

FIFA 23 Firewall Settings 5

5. Use the Browse option to add the FIFA 23 game to the firewall.

4. Repair the game files

It may happen that you have corrupted some FIFA 23 files. To fix them you might need to verify the integrity of the game files. You can do it by following the steps below:

1. On the game launcher screen, select the Settings option.

FIFA 23 Repair Game

2. Choose Repair and wait until the process is finished. Then try launching the game.

5. Reinstall FIFA 23

You have tried all the previous steps, but FIFA 23 won’t start. Some game files may be damaged, but the repair does not give results. The last option is to reinstall the game and try it if you have exhausted all possibilities of starting it usually.

6. Reinstall the Anti-Cheat Program

The Anti-Cheat program might contain faulty or corrupted files, or it might not work smoothly and cause the FIFA 23 Not Launching on Pc problem. To fix it, you would have to reinstall it by following the steps below:

1. Find the AntiCheat installer in the path C:\Program Files\EA\AC.

EA FIFA 23 AntiCheat

2. Righ-click to run EAAntiCheat.Installer.exe as Administrator

3. Click on the drop-down menu to choose FIFA 23 and click on the button Uninstall All.

EA FIFA 23 AntiCheat Unistall

4. After uninstalling, click the Install button to reinstall EA anti-cheat software.

EA FIFA 23 AntiCheat Install

5. Launch FIFA 23 from the install folder without opening the EA app.

Additionally, if you ever encountered EA Fifa 23 AntiCheat error, make sure to read our guide on how to bypass this error.

You can go the extra mile and use a third-party app to get rid of it from your PC. However, I do not recommend doing that. I had my fair share of registry-related problems from such apps.

7. Delete the FIFA 23 Folder from Docs

There are times when the folder might contain corrupted data, which might lead to FIFA 23 not opening. They can be fixed easily by deleting the data or renaming the main folder to make the system consider it gone.

  1. Press Win + R and type Appdata.
  2. Open the Local Folder and search for the FIFA 23 folder.
  3. Once you found it, rename it or delete it.
  4. The next time you will try to launch the game, a new folder will be created.

8. Disable User Account Controls

The UAC might interfere with the game and cause conflicts. If FIFA 23 is not opening because of it, you can temporarily disable it by following the instructions below.

  1. Press Win + R and type msconfig.
  2. Go to Tools and click on the Change User Account Settings.FIFA 23 Gameplay Background featuring System Configuration
  3. Then press on the Launch button.
  4. Now, drag the bar to the lowest point to disable it and press OK.FIFA 23 Gameplay Background featuring UAC Settings
  5. Restart your PC to ensure that the changes are made.

FIFA 23 not launching on Xbox One [Fix]

All games on Xbox with a Game Pass subscription have been tested and optimized to work correctly. However, there are times when problems can occur in launching the game, so we have put together some tips for you to overcome them and play FIFA 23 normally.

1. Reboot the console

1.1 Press and hold the Xbox button, select Restart console, then Restart).

XBox restart console

2. Check the gaming server

If FIFA 23 doesn’t launch at all, the gaming server might be down. To make sure it works, check it out.

2.1 In your browser, log on to, then choose Xbox status.

XBox server status

3. Delete FIFA 23 cache

If there are any old files blocking the processes or functions of the game, the best thing to do is to get rid of them and the saved data. While you might lose some time, you will most likely be able to play the game again without encountering the FIFA 23 won’t start error.

3.1 Press the Xbox button, select My games & apps, and choose FIFA 23.

3.2 Select Manage game and add-ons, select Saved data, and then Delete All.

XBox delete cache

FIFA 23 not launching PS5 [Fix]

Even on the latest Sony PS5 console, FIFA 23 may have problems when starting. The solutions to the issues are similar to the Xbox console with minor differences:

  1. Restart PS5
  2. Update system software
  3. Update FIFA 23
  4. Delete saved FIFA 23 game data
  5. Rebuild database

How do I fix FIFA 23 not launching on steam or the EA app?

We suggest you set Origin and Steam on your desktop computer to run as an administrator:

1. Click on the Start menu and locate the EA app (or Steam).

EA FIFA 23 Locate Origin or Steam software

2. Right-click on the EA app or Steam, select More, then Open file location.

EA FIFA 23 Run Origin or Steam as Administrator

3. Right-click the EA shortcut, choose Properties and select the Compatibility tab.

4. Check Run this program as administrator and Apply button.

5. Launch FIFA 23.

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We have collected possible solutions for the FIFA 23 launch problem and paid attention to both PC and the popular Xbox and PS5 consoles, which are also not immune to problems. We hope these tips will help you solve the problem of FIFA 23 not launching, and if you have any other solutions, we will be happy if you share them with us.

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