EA anticheat is a PC anticheat solution that is designed to ensure fair play in our games and help prevent cheating. It also has a strong focus on privacy and security.
It’s a kernel-mode anticheat and anti-tamper solution, which you can learn more about on ea.com.
EA anticheat is already available in FIFA 23 and is installed when you download and install the game from the EA app, Origin, Steam, or the Epic Games Store. Stay tuned to hear about any future games that we may add.
If you need to troubleshoot an issue or previously uninstalled EA anticheat, follow these steps.
Any game that uses EA anticheat will look to automatically install when you install the game, if EA anticheat isn’t already enabled.
If you uninstall EA anticheat, any game that uses EA anticheat protection (like FIFA 23) won’t be playable until you reinstall it.
We don’t recommend uninstalling EA anticheat unless you need to install from a clean state. To do that, follow these steps.
EA anticheat protection will also be uninstalled from your PC if you uninstall all EA games that use it.
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There are two ways to fix this error:
You’ll get this error if you’re trying to launch your game directly from the Windows File Explorer.
You need to launch the game from either the EA app or Origin. Even if you’re using Steam or the Epic Games Store, they’ll still launch from either of these apps.
This happens when EA anticheat can't find the installation folder or can’t start the game. There are two ways to fix this.
EA anticheat will shut down the game and our services if you use cheat tools, debuggers, or other conflicting software. Turning off or uninstalling conflicting software can help you get back in the game.
This can happen if you’ve altered or changed any game files. Reinstall EA anticheat to fix it.
EA anticheat will shut down the game and our services if you use cheat tools. Turning off or uninstalling conflicting software can help you get back in the game.
This can happen when expired or unsigned drivers are loading while trying to launch the game.
Try restarting your PC and relaunching the game. If that doesn't resolve the problem, follow these steps on Microsoft’s website to enable Secure Boot on your computer.
After you’ve done that, try reloading the game again and it should fix the issue.
If you’re on Windows 11, you need Secure Boot to be enabled to play FIFA 23. Follow these steps on Microsoft’s website to enable it on your computer. After you’ve done that, try reloading the game again.