Since video games first started getting really popular, there has been one bug that players have feared above all others. We’re talking about, of course, the dreaded Black Screen. Most other game-related issues can be solved in some way or another, but what to do if you can’t even get the game to run in the first place? Unfortunately for many players, the Black Screen is also present in FIFA 23. But is there any way to fix the FIFA 23 Black Screen bug? There are several things you can try out to resolve this, and we are going to go over all of them in this guide.
How to Fix Black Screen Bug in FIFA 23
The first thing that you should do is to check if your PC meets the minimum hardware requirements needed to run FIFA 23. These are – OS: Windows 10 64-bit, CPU: Intel Core i5 6600k or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (minimum) / Intel Core i7 6700 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (recommended), Memory: 8 GB (minimum) / 12 GB (recommended), GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 570 (minimum) / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (recommended), DirectX: Version 12, and Storage: 100 GB available space.
Next, you should also check to see if your GPU drivers have been updated to the latest version. Go here for Nvidia cards, and here for AMD cards. Now that you know that this isn’t down to your hardware, the next step is to make sure that you have run FIFA 23 as an administrator. For this, you have to go to the folder where the game has been installed. By default, this is Steam > Library > Right-click FIFA 23 > Manage > Browse Local Files. This will take you to the installation folder. Right-click on FIFA23.exe and select Properties. In the Properties screen, go to the Compatibility tab and turn on the “Run this program as an administrator” option. Press Apply, then OK.
Sometimes, your antivirus program can mistake the game for a virus. To get around this, you need to select the FIFA 23 game folder and put it in the list of exceptions for your antivirus. How this is done depends on which antivirus you have. If this still hasn’t done the trick, the next thing to do is to repair the game files. Go to Steam and find FIFA 23 in your Library there. Right-click on it. From there, go to Properties > Local Files. Select the “Verify integrity of game files” option. You should also disable video recording and highlights in NVIDIA GeForce Experience and AMD Radeon Settings, since this can cause trouble in some cases.
One final thing to try is to disable full screen and start your game in windowed mode instead. This has helped some players to start the game. And if none of these options work, the only other solution is to contact EA support for further assistance. They are probably going to ask you for your computer’s DxDiag report. Here’s an explanation on how to do this.