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FIFA 23 EA Anti Cheat Error Fix

The EA Play trial for FIFA 23 is out, and PC users have been encountering issues with the new anti-cheat system.

The 10-hour trial for FIFA 23 was released ahead of schedule, and fans have been attempting to access the game.

However, PC users have been struggling to play the latest FIFA title with the new FIFA 23 anti-cheat system causing issues when loading up the game.

EA AntiCheat Service Error Message FIFA 23

EA AntiCheat Service encountered an error. Please restart the game.: C:\ProgramFiles\EA\AC\EAAntiCheat.GameService.exe (9)

EA Error Message

Here are all the current known fixes for this error.

How to Fix EA Anti-Cheat Error

There are currently three potential fixes floating around for this error:

1. Run Apps as Administrator

Some users have discovered that running the Origin app and the FIFA23 .exe file as administrators has removed the error for them.

Here’s how to do it.

  • Right click on the Origin app on your desktop
  • Click run as administrator
  • Select “Yes” when asked if you want the app to make changes
  • The app should be running as administrator

2. Uninstall and Reinstall the Anti-Cheat

The classic turn it on and off approach seems to work if the fix above didn’t remove the error for you.

Here’s how to do it.

  • Click the EA Anti-Cheat folder (located here: C:\Program Files\EA\AC )
  • Launch the installer and then uninstall it (File named EAAntiCheat.Installer.exe)
  • When it’s uninstalled, close the window and re-open Origin
  • Launch FIFA 23, and it should give you the option to re-install the anti-cheat
  • Re-install the anti-cheat, and it should bypass the error message

3. Delete Anti-Cheat Files From Other Games

A pattern is emerging suggesting anti-cheat files from other games you previously installed are conflicting with FIFA 23.

FaceIt Anti-Cheat

  1. Open Settings on your computer (Windows + I).
  2. Down the left-hand column find Apps then > Apps & features.
  3. Scroll down on the list until you find FACEIT Anti-Cheat.
  4. Click the 3 vertical dots next to it.
  5. Click on Uninstall.

Riot Vanguard

  1. Open Settings on your computer (Windows + I).
  2. Down the left-hand column find Apps then > Apps & features.
  3. Scroll down on the list until you find Riot Vanguard.
  4. Click the 3 vertical dots next to it.
  5. Click on Uninstall.
UPDATE #1: September 26th 2022 - 10:10 PM BST:

- On the EASF Tracker on Trello, EA says they're aware that some players are experiencing an EA anticheat Service Error on PC and are investigating the issue.

- Some players are reporting Step 3 (listed above) is resolving their issue.

Try each one of these and let us know in the comments section whether it worked for you. It seems these fixes will not work for everyone!

If none of these fixes work, you may have to wait for EA to release a quick-fix or patch.

In the meantime, why don’t you find out how you can maximize your FIFA 23 10-hour trial once you gain access to the game.

You can also see who is predicted to make FIFA 23’s Team of the Week 2.

Share your thoughts, or ask a question:
Comments 13

Harsh

Wednesday 28th of September 2022

iam waiting for this game for two months, this thing is making me furious. please EA sort this out as early as possible because i can't wait any longer to play this game. what kind of bug is that when i start the game it's just blank and hang it i can't even exit it.

Lukss

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

Bois i got the solution go unistall riot Vanguard, i sweater thats the problem!

Hiro

Saturday 1st of October 2022

@Lukss, bro what if i need vanguard wtf

melle

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

@Lukss, bro where do i find that

Matthew

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

typical EA crap, just like BF2042

T o b i

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

didnt work

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

geht nicht...

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