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 in this EA anticheat deep dive.
Every game that uses EA anticheat will install its own copy of the software. You can check whether your game uses EA anticheat in the EA app.
If you need to troubleshoot an issue or previously uninstalled EA anticheat, follow these steps.
Any game that uses EA anticheat will try to install the tool when you install the game, if EA anticheat isn’t already enabled.
If you uninstall EA anticheat, any game that uses EA anticheat protection 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.
Secure Boot is a security technology that allows Windows 11 to boot programs with a higher standard of trust and safety, like EA anticheat.
Heads-up: if you’re not used to navigating through your BIOS, you should contact a professional. Incorrectly configuring BIOS settings can cause issues with your computer, including having it fail to start up.
BIOS is highly variable depending on the brand and type of computer or motherboard you use. We highly recommend that you get in touch with your computer or motherboard manufacturer's support resources to assist you with your BIOS settings. If you adjust your BIOS settings, we take no responsibility.
Follow these steps to check whether you can use Secure Boot.
If Secure Boot State is off, you can turn it back on to use Secure Boot. If it’s Unsupported, check with your motherboard manufacturer to see if Secure Boot is supported. You can find this info in your motherboard’s specification sheet or manual.
If you’re on Windows 11, you need to enable Secure Boot. Follow these steps on Microsoft’s website to enable it on your computer. After you’ve done that, try reloading the game again.
Here are a few support resources with steps on how to enable Secure Boot and UEFI:
Your Windows install drive must be set up correctly to support Secure Boot.
Click View more below each error code for troubleshooting steps.
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 the EA app. Even if you’re using Steam or the Epic Games Store, they’ll still launch from the EA app.
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.