There are players who have not been able to play the early access version of EA Sports FC 24 even after purchasing the Ultimate Edition of the game, and there are some who are not able to preload the game. You, too, might have faced these issues yourselves. Anyway, you managed to get the game running. But what is this? It seems to be freezing and stuttering, with occasional black screens and crashes. And sometimes, it does not even launch at all. So, what is the issue? And more importantly, is there a way to fix it?
For players of EA Sports FC 24, nothing is more frustrating than encountering technical errors that disrupt their gaming sessions. The game’s crashing, freezing, stuttering, and black screen issues have plagued a portion of the player base, leading to a less-than-ideal gaming experience. These problems not only disrupt gameplay but also leave players searching for solutions to get back into the match. So, if you are encountering the same thing, here’s everything you need to do.
EA Sports FC 24 Crashing, Not Launching, Freezing, Stuttering, & Black Screen Issue troubling players: Is there any fix yet
Now, of course, there is no one fix to this problem. But that does not mean that there are no solutions at all. As always, the community is discussing this and other issues with the game and sharing potential fixes. Besides, issues like this are not completely new to this game. With that said, let’s take a look at some potential fixes to get rid of such issues.
Restart/Check your internet/Run as admin
The first workaround is simple: just close the game and your PC. Unplug all the wires and let it stay in that state for a couple of minutes. In the meantime, check your internet and see if it is having any issues. Try rebooting your router as well, and if possible, use that LAN cable for better connectivity. Reboot your system, and before you launch the game, right-click on its .exe file and select Properties. Head to the Compatibility tab and checkmark the Run as Administration option. Save the changes, and then check if this fixes the issues with EA Sports FC 24.
Freezing in Career Mode?
If you had recently dismissed a staff member while playing in career mode, you might end up freezing this game mode entirely. A notable bug has been reported where dismissing staff members can lead to the game freezing. To prevent this problem, proceed with caution when considering staff changes while playing the Career mode.
Go Offline and start the game
This workaround is very popular and it can hopefully fix the crashing issue in the game. To do this, launch the EA App first and click on the icon in the top left corner. From the drop-down menu, select the “Go offline” option. Now, start FC 24 offline through the EA App. When you are in the game’s main menu, minimize the game and attempt to log in to Ultimate Team mode. After that, return to the EA App and reconnect by selecting “Go Online”.
Update your drivers/Run the game on a dedicated GPU
It is absolutely important to keep the drivers for your graphics card up to date. Outdated drivers may be the reason behind errors like this, especially if you do not have the habit of updating them. So, head to the official website of your graphics card manufacturer and look for the latest drivers for your graphics card. Download and install them. After installing the latest drivers, you want to make sure that the game uses the dedicated GPU to run. To do so, type “Graphics” in the Windows search box to open the graphics settings menu. Here, from the list of installed programs, select EA Sports FC 24 and set it to “High Performance”. Save, exit, and after that, launch the game and see if the crashing, freezing, and other issues are still present.
Clear Resource hogging applications.
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open up the Task Manager. In the Processes tab, clear out any unwanted resource-hogging applications running in the background. While doing so, make sure to not terminate any system-related processes.
Verify the files
Maybe some game files went missing or got corrupted resulting in these issues. To know if that is the case, you can try verifying/repairing the game files. The steps to verify/repair the files on different platforms are given below.
Steam: If you got your copy of the game through Steam, just head to the library and right-click on EA Sports FC 24. After that, select Properties and open the Installed Files tab. Here you will find the option to verify your game files.
Epic Games: If you have the game on Epic Games, the process is still a lot similar to that of Steam. All you have to do is open your library, select EA Sports FC 24, and click on the three-dot icon next to it. After that, click on “Manage” and select the “Verify” option to verify the files.
EA App: On the EA App, you can repair the files for FC 24 by going to “My Collection”, selecting EA Sports FC 24 from the list of games you have, and clicking on the three-dot icon. Next, just select the “Repair” option.
After verifying/repairing the files, launch the game and see if the black screen, freezing, and other issues are still present in the game.
BIOS related workaround
This workaround comes from a player who suggested it on the game’s Steam discussion forum. It is also for players who know their way around the BIOS of their motherboard. In other words, this workaround should only be attempted if you have some experience with tinkering with the BIOS settings. BIOS, if you did know, is basically the driver for your motherboard. Messing it up could mean messing up your entire system. So, proceed with caution. With this out of the way, here is what you need to do:
Enter your PC’s BIOS settings. You can usually do this by pressing a specific key (like F2, Del, or Esc) when your PC is booting up. Note that the key needed to press to access the BIOS setting will be different for different motherboards. So, it is absolutely imperative to search online for instructions on how to access the BIOS and navigate through the different menus and options for your specific motherboard.
Once you’re in the BIOS settings, search around and find options for “Secure Boot” and “TPM” and make sure they are enabled. Again, the name of the settings might vary according to the motherboard you are using.
After making all the changes, save them in the BIOS settings and restart your PC. Now, try launching the game, and hopefully, it should work.
If none of the above-mentioned workarounds do the trick for you, perhaps it is best to consult the support team. Inform them of your problem, and they might be able to help you.
Those are some workarounds that you can try to enjoy EA Sports FC 24 without crashing, not launching, black screen, or freezing issues. We hope this guide was informative. For more guides like this on all the latest games, make sure to visit DigiStatement regularly. And while we are on the topic of EA FC 24, click here to learn about the Pro Clubs not working issue.
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