FIFA 22, an outstanding football simulation video game released by EA (Electronic Arts), is a must-play for sports game lovers. Although it’s popular among users, reports of crashing issues never stop. If your FIFA 22 also keeps crashing at startup or doesn’t launch at all, don’t worry. In this troubleshooting guide, we will find out the reason and how to resolve it.

  1. Check the FIFA 22 system requirements
  2. Perform a clean reboot
  3. Update your graphics driver
  4. Verify game files of FIFA 22
  5. Change the DirectX settings
  6. Disable the in-game overlay
  7. Update FIFA 22

Before we start troubleshooting, please simply restart your computer to close all background applications and free up CPU usage. After that, proceed with the tips below.

1. Check the FIFA 22 system requirements

For starters, you should check if your computer system meets the minimum requirements of the game. If not, forcing FIFA 22 to run on your computer could result in a crashing issue with your system. The following information will help you determine whether your system is equipped with the required hardware components.

FIFA 22 Minimum Requirements Recommended Specs
OS Windows 10-64 Bit Windows 10-64 Bit
Processor Intel Core i3-6100 @ 3.7GHz or AMD Athlon X4 880K @4GHz Intel i5-3550 @ 3.40GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6GHz
Memory 8 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Graphics NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon R9 270X
Network Broadband Internet connection
Storage 50 GB available space 50 GB available space

If your computer has the required specifications but FIFA 22 still crashes, read on to check other possibilities.

2. Perform a clean reboot

Sometimes third-party software conflicts can cause your FIFA 22 to crash, and programs automatically running at startup may consume the system resources and internet data without your knowledge. In this case, we recommend a clean boot environment for your FIFA 22.

To do a clean reboot:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R together to invoke the Run prompt. Type MSConfig and press Enter.
  2. From the top menu, select the Services tab, check Hide all Microsoft services, and then click Disable all.
  3. Now, click the Startup tab from the top menu and click Open Task Manager. Click each of the tasks and click Disable.
  4. Now, back to the System Configuration page and click the OK button to reboot your computer.
  5. Once rebooted, re-launch your FIFA 22.

Now, check if the problem persists. If FIFA 22 still crashes, try the next troubleshooting tip.

3. Update your graphics driver

If your FIFA 22 keeps crashing, one of the first things you should do is to update your graphics card driver, since an up-to-date graphics driver always ensures the best gaming performance and fewer bugs.

To update your display card driver, here’s what you can do (please note that the following screenshots are taken on Windows 11, but the instructions work on Windows 10 as well):

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key and X at the same time, select Device Manager.
  2. Double-click to expand the category Display adapters. Then right-click your graphic card driver and click Update driver (the name of the device can be different on your computer).
  3. Then click Search automatically for updated driver software.
  4. Wait for Windows to find the latest driver available for you.
  5. When the driver update is done, restart your computer for the change to take effect.
  6. Then check and see if the problem is fixed.

If Windows says that it’s already found the latest driver for you, so no newer drivers are found, then you should consider updating your graphics driver in a different way with the help of Driver Techie.

Its ever-growing driver database allows you to always have access to the latest device drivers that you need. More importantly, Driver Techie simplifies the driver update process, so all it takes is just 3 clicks (for Pro users), and all your drivers are updated.

To use Driver Techie to find you the latest drivers:

  1. Download and install Driver Techie, then launch it.
  2. Click Scan Now.
  3. After the scan, select all the drivers you need to update and click Update All. Then all your drivers will be updated automatically without you having to do anything else.

Please note that Update All is available for Pro subscribers only, otherwise, you can only manually update the driver one at a time. To see how to manually update the drivers one by one, please check this post.

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4. Verify game files of FIFA 22

If FIFA 22 doesn’t run normally, check if there are any missing or corrupted game files to repair. To do so, you can verify the integrity of game files and restore FIFA 22 to a clean version. To do an integrity check, you can choose either Steam or Origin. Here are the steps:

On Steam:

  1. Launch Steam and select Library.
  2. Right-click FIFA 22 and select Properties.
  3. Click the Local Files tab, and click the Verify Integrity of Game Files button.
  4. Steam will automatically scan and repair the game files for FIFA 22.

On Origin:

  1. Launch Origin and select My Game Library from the left panel, then choose FIFA 22.
  2. Under the Play button, click the Settings icon and choose Repair.
  3. Origin will automatically scan and repair the game files for FIFA 22.

Once finished, re-launch FIFA 22 to see if the problem persists. If so, continue with the next solution.

5. Change the DirectX settings

There can be times when FIFA 22 crashes due to incompatible DirectX settings, as indicated by the pop-up DX error. To fix this, you can try changing the DirectX settings by modifying the FIFA Setup file with Notepad.

To do so:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Window logo key and E at the same time to open the File Explorer, then browse to Document.
  2. Locate the FIFA 22 folder and double-click to open it.
  3. Find the fifasetup.ini file, right-click it and select Open with > Notepad from the drop-down menu.
  4. If you see DIRECTX SELECT = 0, set it to 1. If the value is 1, set it to 0.
  5. Once done, press Ctrl and S on your keyboard to save changes.

Now, re-launch FIFA 22 to see if it helps. If the game crashes but no DirectX-related error occurs, try the other troubleshooting tips.

6. Disable the in-game overlay

If your hardware is powerful enough, then enabling the in-game overlay for FIFA 22 would be a good choice. However, overlays can conflict with game files when you’re using limited hardware resources, leading to FPS drop, lagging, or even crashes. In this case, you need to disable the in-game overlay. To do so, you can use either Steam or Origin:

On Steam:

  1. Launch Steam and go to Library.
  2. Right-click FIFA 22 and select Properties.
  3. Select Overlay from the left panel, then uncheck the box for Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.

On Origin:

  1. Launch Origin and go to My Game Library.
  2. Select FIFA 22 and click the Settings icon, and then choose Game Properties.
  3. Uncheck Enable Origin In-Game for FIFA 22. Then, save the changes.

Now, re-launch FIFA 22 to see if it works properly. If not, you will have to move on to the next fix.

7. Update FIFA 22

Developers always release updates or patches to fix some known issues and bugs. So, if the crashing issue still annoys you after going through the tips above, you can manually check if FIFA 22 needs an update, albeit Steam will automatically update your games by default.

To update FIFA 22, navigate to Steam > Library, then select FIFA 22 and you will see an Update button if available. 

Another way to update FIFA 22 would be a clean reinstall. This will clear the cache and install the new clean version of FIFA 22. To do so, you can first uninstall FIFA 22 on Steam or Origin (or any other game platform you’re using). Then, re-launch your game platform and install FIFA 22.

Now, you should be able to use FIFA 22 without crashing issue.

So, these are the 7 top tips we recommend to resolve the FIFA 22 crashing issue. We hope you find them relevant and helpful. If you have any follow-up questions, please leave a comment below.