If you need a fix for FIFA 23 not launching on PC, you’re far from the only one. This problem is pretty wide-spread among PC players, and the main cause seems to be the Anticheat system. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can try to work around this issue, maybe even solve it for good until the devs roll a proper fix out. So, here’s what you can do.
How to Fix FIFA 23 Not Launching on PC
The one method that seems to fix the issue of FIFA 23 not launching on PC for everybody is to run both the launcher and the game as the administrator. First off, be sure turn the game off (and Origin, too, while you’re at it). By that, I mean all the processes in the Task Manager have to be deactivated. Then, right-click the Origin shortcut (or Origin.exe) and select Run as Administrator from the menu. Click “Yes” to confirm your selection. Now, follow the process for FIFA 23, and you should be good to go. It doesn’t matter which PC platform you bought the game on; the process should work for Steam and Epic, too. We’re not entirely done, though.
If the previous FIFA 23 fix for the game not launching on PC doesn’t work, you might have to uninstall EA Anticheat. Find it in its directory (it’s probably under C:\Program Files\EA\AC) and uninstall it from there. Now, run Origin as admin as described above. Boot up FIFA 23, which will reinstall the Anticheat. Restart your computer when that’s done, then run Origin as an administrator. Disable any antivirus programs you might be running (or add the game, the launchers and the Anticheat to the white list), then turn on FIFA 23. You might also have to uninstall any other anticheat systems you might have on your computer. If all of that fails, well, you’ll just have to contact EA support and hope for the best.