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FIFA 18- PC crashes, errors, DLL issues, DirectX fix, stuttering, freezing, bugs and other performance fixes




FIFA 18, the 25th installment in the FIFA series is finally released worldwide on all platforms. The PC version of the game is available through EA Origin client. Like many other PC games, the launch hasn’t been that smooth and many PC players are facing issues while trying to play this game. Earlier there was this predominant issue where the game was not getting downloaded via Origin. EA has responded to that issue with an immediate fix. While EA is actively working on the other critical issues of the game, we have jotted down few fixes and workarounds that might just help you to play this game. Before moving down to the fixes, have a look at the system requirements for the game.

DIRECTX 12

Minimum Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 10 - 64-Bit **
  • CPU: Intel i3 6300T or equivalent benchmark (5,199) - Intel i3 4340 (5,226), and Intel i3 4350 (5,302) as alternatives. AMD equivalent is AMD Athlon X4 870K (5,219) - AMD FX-4350 (5,272) and FX-4330 (5,297) as alternatives.
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 660 (4,116) 2GB or equivalent * AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 460 (4,218)/R9 270 (4,258)/R7 370 (4,258)
  • Hard Drive Space: 50 GB available space
  • DirectX: 12

Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 10 - 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel i3 6300T or equivalent benchmark (5,199) - Intel i3 4340 (5,226), and Intel i3 4350 (5,302) as alternatives. AMD equivalent is AMD Athlon X4 870K (5,219) - AMD FX-4350 (5,272) and FX-4330 (5,297) as alternatives.
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon R9 270X
  • Hard Drive Space: 50 GB available space
  • DirectX: 12

DIRECTX 11

Minimum Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 - 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.1GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 or AMD Radeon R7 260
  • Hard Drive Space: 50 GB available space
  • DirectX: 11

Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 - 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel i5-3550K @ 3.40GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270
  • Hard Drive Space: 50 GB available space
  • DirectX: 12

1. FIFA 18 PC- Crash at startup/ CTD/ Game not responding/ APPCRASH/ Black screen fix:-

  • Update your Nvidia and AMD drivers to the latest versions.
  • Disable antivirus/firewall or add game to the exception list of the antivirus software.
  • If your game is crashing during the Single Player Campaign, you may need to update your game with the latest fix by EA. Game can be updated via the Origin Client. You can also try the Repair option if the above fix doesn’t work.
  • Missing ‘MSVCP140.DLL’ error- The solution to this problem is to update or download the missing dll file. This can be done by installing Visual C++ Redistributable Update 3 which will automatically resolve the dll issue.
  • If your game is crashing while going full screen, try playing in windowed mode.
  • Black screen issue- Well this issue can be due to lot of reasons. First of all, you should check that the in-game resolution matches the resolution supported by your display device so that there should not be any conflict. If you are using HDMI, try unplugging the HDMI cable from TV and launch the game. Wait a few mins before replugging the HDMI cable back into the TV. Also running the game in windowed mode can help.
  • Registry clean using CCleaner can also fix some of the crashes. You can download CCleaner from here.
  • For any DLL error or APPCRASH issue, it is recommended to do a clean install of Directx. Or, you can download the missing DLLs from here and paste them in the game directory. Install all executables from the Redist folder of your Game’s directory.


2. FIFA 18 PC- Menu Not Loading:

This issue is also attributed to unwanted USB devices being plugged in to the system. Most users have confirmed that unplugging such USB devices fixes this issue.


3. FIFA 18 PC- Low FPS/ Stuttering/ freezes/ lags fixes:-

  • Updating your Nvidia and AMD GPU drivers is a must.
  • If you are facing optimization issues, severe lags or stutters; you can try turning down shadows, Anti-Aliasing and adjust other graphics settings. Updated GPU drivers is mandatory.
  • For those of you facing random freezing in game, there is a workaround to unplug any unwanted USB devices that may be plugged in your system. If this doesn’t work, you can also try deleting the Squads Update settings. Just navigate to C:\Users\...\Documents\FIFA 18\settings and delete the file starting with ‘Squads2017’. In the meantime, EA is working on an official fix. This is also a workaround for ‘Stuck at Loading Screen issue’.
  • For AMD users, disable Raptr from task manager. Disable any other intensive applications that may be running in background. Also try setting ‘Tessellation mode’ to 8x/16x and 'Texture Filtering Quality' to Performance from your latest Crimson edition Radeon software to fix frame rate drops.
  • For Nvidia users, go into your control panel 3d settings. Make sure that ‘Power Management Mode’ option should be set to ‘Prefer Maximum Performance’.
  • If you are experiencing screen flickering or frame-pacing issues, disable Crossfire/SLI and run the game using a single GPU.
  • Turn off all overlaying softwares and disable any recording softwares like Fraps, D3DGear, MSI Afterburner etc. Disable ShadowPlay.
  • If your PC is getting overheated, try keeping the Vsync ON while lowering all other settings. Disable any kind of overclocking.
  • Disable third party background apps and set High Priority for the game in Task Manager.

4. FIFA 18 PC- Menu Not Loading:

This issue is also attributed to unwanted USB devices being plugged in to the system. Most users have confirmed that unplugging such USB devices fixes this issue.



Heads Up: FIFA 18 is available on Origin for US $59.99.

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