How to Fix FIFA 22 Crash/Freeze/Not Launch/ Black Screen/Fatal Error Issue

FIFA 22 is a multiplayer soccer video game published and developed by Electronic Arts, EA Sports. The game is now available in Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows platforms. However, within days of its release, several FIFA 22 players pointed out several issues, including crashing the game, game not launching, black screen, fatal error issues etc.

FIFA 22 is currently in beta and has not been officially released. If you’re experiencing the above problem in FIFA 22, then you are in the right place. In this article, we have collected some guaranteed solutions to deal with these issues in your FIFA 22 and help you play further without problems. So let’s look below to see the detailed solution.

System Requirements:

Some workarounds:

  • Make sure your PC has a stable network connection.
  • Update Your Operating System.
  • Disable your Antivirus before launching the game.
  • Make sure you installed the game properly; no issue in installation.

If you have checked all the above norms, then after the same issue persists, you need to go to the below-detailed solutions.

Fix 1: You need to Verify the Integrity of Game Files:

If the FIFA 22 is crashing on your PC, then you can verify the integrity of game files as the first attempt to resolve the same issue. To verify the integrity, you can follow these steps,

  • Firstly, launch the Steam client and go to LIBRARY.
  • From there the list, select and right-click over FIFA 22 and click on Properties.
  • In the next window, select the General option and click on Verify integrity of game files option
  • Once done, restart the game and check for improvement.

Fix 2: Update Graphics Driver:

If your game is not running smoothly, you need to check the graphics driver installed on your system. Suppose the graphics driver is outdated or corrupted; your system might not launch properly and may show some inconsistencies. Here you need to update the driver, and you can follow the steps below to update your driver.

  • Firstly, right-click over the Start button and select Device Manager from the context menu.
  • Then inside the Device Manager, select and expand the option Display adapters section.update graphics driver
  • Now right-click over the Graphics driver and click on Update driver from the drop-down menu.


  • You can go to the Manufacture’s official website of your Graphics driver (AMD, NVIDIA).
  • Then select the latest driver suitable to your system and download and install it on your system.

If you find the manual update is time-consuming, then you can depend on any third-party automatic driver updating tool. There are several automatic updating tools available online; select a reliable one among them.

Fix 3: Disable Controlled Folder Access:

Sometimes the FIFA 22 might not even launch in the Launcher, which is the problem you are facing; then, you need to turn off Controlled folder access. To disable controlled folder access, you can follow these steps,

  • Firstly, open the Settings app and select the Update & Security category.
  • Then click on Windows Security from the left pane menu and click on Virus and threat protection from the right side.
  • In the newly opened window, click on the Manage ransomware protection link under Ransomware protection.
  • Now turn off the toggle under the Controlled folder access option.
  • Once done, relaunch the game in the Launcher and check the issue is resolved for you or not.

Fix 4: Edit the DirectX Settings:

Some users managed to escape from the FIFA 22 crashing issue by making changes in the DirectX settings. To change the settings in DirectX, you can follow these steps,

  • Firstly, press Windows + E to launch the File Explorer and move to Document.
  • Then open the FIFA 22 folder from the list and right-click on fifasetup.ini file, and open it with Notepad.
  • In the Notepad, screen set the DirectX Select value to 1. If it is already set the value as 1, you can change it to 0.
  • Now open File and click on the Save option.
  • Once done, restart the system and check for improvement.

Fix 5: Disable Overlay:

The overlay is an additional feature that helps you do more, but sometimes it can interrupt your game and lead to crashing and black screen problems. In this case, you need to disable the overlay, and to do so, you can follow these steps below:

In Steam

  • Firstly, launch the Steam client and go to LIBRARY.
  • From there the list, select and right-click over FIFA 22 and click on Properties.
  • Now select General and untick the checkbox beside the option Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.

In Origin:

  • Firstly, launch Origin and select the My Game Library option.
  • Then from the list of games, click on FIFA 22, click on the Settings icon and choose Game Properties.
  • There untick the checkbox beside the  Enable Origin In-Game for FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition option and click on the Save tab.
  • Once done, check for improvement.

Fix 6: Set to Default Settings:

Another solution to getting rid of the FIFA 22 crashing or Fatal error issue is to go to default settings. To practice this, you can follow these steps,

  • Firstly, launch the game in Launcher and click on Game Settings.
  • In the Game Settings window, click on the Restore Default button from the bottom of the screen.
  • Once done, check for improvement.

Fix 7: Optimize the Graphics Settings:

If you run FIFA 22 in Ultra Graphic settings, there is a chance that the game will crash. Here you need to lower the graphics settings to make the game run smoothly on your system. To edit graphic settings, you can follow these steps:

  • Firstly, launch the game in Launcher and select the Game Settings option.
  • Then click on the Radio button beside the Windowed or Windowed Borderless option under the Resolution category.
  • Now click on the Lock to 60fbs option under the Frame Rate section.
  • Once done, restart the game and check the said issue is resolved or not.

So these are all about the FIFA 22 Crash/Freeze/Not Launch/ Black Screen and Fatal Error Issue and its solutions. However, if you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, then please leave a comment in the below-given comment box.