How to Fix FIFA 23 Crashing Issue on PC?

The local copy of your settings, insufficient permissions of the application, and more can cause FIFA 23 crashes. In some scenarios, the game can crash when you go to Career mode, while at other times, you may encounter it during a game.

FIFA 23
FIFA 23

Third-party interference is another major factor behind the constant crashes of the game. To help you resolve the issue, we have compiled a list of different methods you can implement on your computer. Without any further delay, let us get started. 

1. Run Origin as an Administrator

The first troubleshooting step you should take when your game keeps crashing is to run Origin with administrative privileges. In some cases, the problem can arise because the game process does not have sufficient permissions in your Windows environment.

This can lead to background processes interfering with the game process, especially your third-party security program. To resolve this, you can run Origin with administrator privileges. When you do this, the processes started by Origin will also have elevated permissions, and they should be able to survive without any issues. 

To do this, follow the instructions below:

  1. First, open the Start Menu and search for Origin.
  2. On the right-hand side, click on the Run as administrator option.
    Opening Origin as Admin
    Opening Origin as Admin
  3. Alternatively, you can right-click on the Origin result shown and choose the Run as administrator option from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Yes on the follow-up User Account Control dialog box.
  5. See if that resolves the issue. If the problem persists, move down to the following method below. 

2. Delete Settings File 

Every game on your computer stores a file locally with your in-game settings and preferences. These files are loaded by the game every time it starts. 

However, in some scenarios, corruption or damage to the settings file can result in the FIFA 23 crashing issue. If this scenario is applicable, you will have to delete the local settings file from your computer. Doing this is completely safe, and a new file will be created automatically when you launch the game. You will have to redo your settings, so that is something to keep in mind.

With that said, follow the instructions below to delete your settings file:

  1. Start by opening a File Explorer window.
    Opening File Explorer
    Opening File Explorer
  2. In the File Explorer window, navigate to the following path:
    C:\Users\<YourUsername>\Documents\FIFA 23\settings
  3. Inside the settings directory, look for the Settings2022 file and delete it.
  4. With that done, launch FIFA 23 again and see if the problem still persists. 

3. Close GeForce Experience (Applicable to Nvidia Users Only)

GeForce Experience allows NVIDIA users to control better how their graphics card is used. From optimizing your game settings to updating your graphics drivers automatically, GeForce Experience has several beneficial features.

However, the program has been known to cause issues with FIFA 23. This can be correlated to its interference with every game you have on your computer while the program is running in the background. This is because it offers an in-game overlay and additional features that can improve your overall gameplay experience. 

With that said, despite the advantages, it is not worth running in the background if the program is crashing the game. As such, we recommend closing GeForce Experience in the background if it’s running and seeing if FIFA 23 keeps crashing. 

4. Reinstall Graphics Drivers

Graphics drivers are important to any computer to communicate with the installed graphics card on your motherboard. When it comes to games, graphics drivers play a vital role, as games heavily rely on your graphics card. 

Therefore, if you have outdated drivers installed on your computer or they are damaged due to a recent update, you will not be able to play games on your computer properly. If this scenario is applicable, you will have to reinstall your graphics drivers.

To uninstall your graphics drivers, you can use a third-party application like Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) as it leaves no traces of the driver behind. Follow the instructions below to do this:

  1. Start by downloading the latest version of DDU from the official website here. 
  2. Extract the files to any desired location and then navigate to it. 
  3. There, open the Display Driver Uninstaller.exe file.
  4. When DDU starts, you will be shown a General Options screen. You can click OK to continue.
    DDU General Options
    DDU General Options
  5. Afterward, choose GPU from the Select device type drop-down menu.
    Selecting GPU as Device Type
    Selecting GPU as Device Type
  6. Follow this up by choosing your GPU manufacturer from the subsequent drop-down menu.
    Choosing GPU Manufacturer on DDU
    Choosing GPU Manufacturer on DDU
  7. Finally, click the Clean and restart button to uninstall your drivers.
    Uninstalling Graphics Drivers using DDU
    Uninstalling Graphics Drivers using DDU
  8. After uninstalling your drivers, head to your manufacturer’s website and download the latest drivers available for your graphics card.
  9. Install the drivers and then see if the issue is still occurring. 

5. Verify Game Files

The game files of FIFA 23 on your computer can be the cause of the issue in some scenarios. This can happen when there is corruption in the game files, or you are missing specific game files altogether. 

If this case applies to you, you can overcome the issue by simply repairing the game files on your respective client. This is pretty simple to do; follow the instructions below for your respective client:

Steam

  1. First, open the Steam client on your computer and navigate to the game Library.
  2. There, right-click on FIFA 23 and choose Properties from the drop-down menu.
  3. On the Properties window, switch to the Local Files tab.
  4. There, click on the Verify integrity of game files button. Wait for the scan to complete.
    Verifying FIFA 23 Game Files
    Verifying FIFA 23 Game Files

Origin

  1. Start by opening Origin on your PC.
  2. Once Origin is open, click on FIFA 23
  3. Then, click on the gear icon next to the Play button. 
  4. From the on-screen menu, choose the Repair option.
    Repairing FIFA on Origin
    Repairing FIFA on Origin
  5. Wait for the game to be repaired, and then see if the problem persists. 

6. Perform a Clean Boot

Finally, if none of the mentioned methods has fixed the problem for you, there is a good chance a third-party application on your computer causes the problem. You can perform a clean boot to validate your suspicion in such a scenario.

Clean boot starts Windows with only the required services running in the background. This means third-party applications are not allowed to run automatically on startup. If the problem goes away in a clean boot, it will be evident a third-party service on your computer causes the issue.

In such a scenario, you can enable the services one by one to find out the problematic application. Follow the instructions below to perform a clean boot:

  1. First, open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows key + R on your keyboard.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type in msconfig and the hit the Enter key.
    Opening System Configuration
    Opening System Configuration
  3. This will open the System Configuration window. Switch to the Services tab.
  4. Then, click on the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox.
    Hiding Microsoft Services
    Hiding Microsoft Services
  5. Afterward, click on the Disable all button and click Apply.
    Disabling Third-Party Services on Startup
    Disabling Third-Party Services on Startup
  6. Follow this up by switching to the Startup tab. 
  7. There, click on the Open Task Manager option.
    System Configuration Startup tab
    System Configuration Startup tab
  8. On the Task Manager window, select each app one by one and click the Disable option to stop it from running on startup.
    Disabling Apps on Startup via Task Manager
    Disabling Apps on Startup via Task Manager
  9. With that done, restart your computer and then see if the game is still crashing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kamil Anwar


Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.
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