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Common FIFA 16 Problems and Fixes



The FIFA 16 release date delivered access to the much improved FIFA game on consoles and PC, with a lot of exciting new features and upgrades, but there are a collection of FIFA 16 problems frustrating gamers who simply want to play the new FIFA game.

Join us for a fast look at common FIFA 16 problems and when possible the fixes for these problems that you can do right now to get back to playing.

Many of the most annoying FIFA 16 problems will go away as demand for downloads slows and servers stabilize for online play. Here’s what you need to know about FIFA 16 problems and how to fix them on your own.

When you run into FIFA 16 gameplay bugs or issues you will need to wait for a FIFA 16 update to arrive. The odds are good that we will see a FIFA 16 patch or update in October to fix some problems.

FIFA 16 delivers a number of new features and a new pace for gameplay thanks to smarter AI and new options to break out of a slide tackle or perform no touch dribbling.

Here are the common FIFA 16 problems and fixes you need to know about.

Slow FIFA 16 Downloads

Over the last two days we’ve seen horribly slow FIFA 16 downloads for users who purchased the game digitally on Xbox One and PS4. Some users reported FIFA 16 downloads of over eight hours.

Here are the FIFA 16 problems and fixes you need to know.

Here are the FIFA 16 problems and fixes you need to know.

If you have problems with a slow download you can try to restart your modem, router and PS4 to see if this speeds it up. Another solution is to connect to your router with an Ethernet cable, which can dramatically speed up game downloads.

Unfortunately we’ve noticed very long download times for PS4 and Xbox One games over the last several weeks, so these steps may not get you much faster downloads.

FIFA 16 Installation Errors

We are seeing scattered reports of FIFA 16 installation errors. If you run into a FIFA 16 install error when you attempt to download and install the game or the required updates there are some things you can try.

The first step is to restart the console and try to install FIFA 16 again. For many users this will fix the problem.

On PS4, go to Settings -> PSN -> Restore Licenses. This should fix the problem for most users.

On Xbox One you might need to delete the installation and start over. Here is a walkthrough on how to fix this Xbox One game install problem.

If you are installing FIFA 16 from a disk and the installation is stuck at 0% or near it, you will need to put your console offline, cancel the download, restart your Xbox One and then try again. Here is a guide for this process.

FIFA 16 Startup Error on Xbox One

There is a FIFA 16 problem on Xbox One that prevents users from playing. The Xbox One FIFA 16 startup error happens to players who are using energy-saving power mode. If you see this problem on your Xbox here is what you need to do.

  • Uninstall FIFA 16 from the Xbox One.
  • Re-Download from the Xbox Store.

That should fix your FIFA 16 problem, but it may take a while to download.

Invalid FIFA 16 Codes

If you are having trouble redeeming your FIFA 16 codes there are some steps you can take to try to solve this problem on your own.

EA recommends trying the code a second time to make sure you typed it correctly. If that doesn’t work. turn your console off completely, not just in rest mode, and then try it again after a full reboot.

If you still have problems redeeming your FIFA 16 pre-order codes, you can post in the EA forums or contact EA support, where someone will help you get a code that works.

FIFA 16 Club Name Errors

When you try to make a club name in FIFA 16 you may see this error;

“Your club name or abbreviation contains a censored word, please rename your club.”

EA shares, “New FUT users are receiving a censored word error message when they try to create a FUT Club name. FUT Club names that should not be blocked are still receiving this error message. We are working to resolve this issue.”

You can try to make the name in the Web App on a computer to make a name. This worked for many users, but not all.

FIFA 16 vs FIFA 15: 10 Key Differences

FIFA 16 Teaches You How to Play Better

FIFA 16 Teaches You How to Play Better

There are a lot of new FIFA 16 controls and features that you need to learn how to use. Additionally if you aren't a master of FIFA 15, you still have a lot to learn about playing FIFA 16 to your full potential.

On both PS4 and Xbox One I played with the new FIFA 16 trainer turned on. Instead of working through drills and trying to remember how to do something later in a real game, the trainer is always there.

While playing FIFA 16 on both systems a small set of commands sat over the top of my player to give me tips for using new FIFA 16 pass controls, becoming a better defender and more.

As you play the FIFA 16 trainer will start to tell you new features so that you now how to use the features. This is an essential upgrade that is making me a better FIFA 16 player. You can turn this off if you find it distracting.



  1. Maxime Gauby

    09/24/2015 at 10:06 am

    I have so many problems whenI launched the game ..

    First, I’ll describe my setup:

    i5 2500k, 8GB Ram, Nvidia 550GTX 2X (I run the game in SLI)

    So in terms of problems, the game starts when he wants… most of the time I get the message “the program stopped functioned”

    When it starts I play 60fps (30fps for cinematic, but that’s okay). But it’s strange that I have players with black faces (Florenzi from Roma have black face ahah and many players too!), I installing and uninstalling the game, update all my drivers (really all) up to date DirectX with such visual thing and everything.

    But it still is got really problems, I can get used to it, the real problem is that the game crash at any time, I mean when there is a cutscene, 1 times 5 the picture freeze and I have no choice to ALT F4.

    For SLI I added two line in “regedit”, I found this tip on a website I share it here:

    If you-have two graphic cards in your computer and start the game won’t please follow the next steps:

    1) Run your graphic card control panel and add / make profiles for fifaconfig.exe and fifa15.exe!

    2) Run regedit (Click on Start Menu and Type regedit in the search box), now change value from 1 to 0 in thesis two keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Windows \ RequireSignedAppInit


    But even after that I’ve always had trouble launching.

    I take very care of my computer, I have neither of viruses and spyware, my drivers are up to date, I find it incredible to sell a product that is not really playable, I didn’t buy this configuration in a Wallmart …

    Please help me.

    And i’m very sorry for my english, i’m a fu***** french haha :)

  2. Ree.

    09/24/2015 at 2:35 pm

    Bon Soir Maxime,
    Je suis Hollandais :) Et j’ai les problemes quand même.
    Le jeux est bien et voila, freeze aussi.

    Trés irritante.

    • Maxime Gauby

      09/26/2015 at 7:49 am

      we need to wait new updates, from the game, and from graphics driver too

  3. fn

    09/24/2015 at 9:44 pm


    • Joe

      09/26/2015 at 4:46 am

      I am having exactly the same problem..have you found a way to rectify it yet?

    • Nikodem

      01/27/2016 at 12:54 pm

      Same here

  4. Carlo

    09/25/2015 at 12:39 am

    Bought the game yesterday for £65 and can’t get go ut this is an absolute joke how a big company like ea sports can get it wrong so many times with there games this will be the last Fifa I will ever buy been playing Fifa games since 1994

  5. MikeG

    09/25/2015 at 2:09 am

    For slow download speeds on ps4 try changing dns settings on network setup.
    I use googles

    This worked for me.

  6. nzplayer

    09/26/2015 at 12:49 am

    I cant find any users to play season online on fifa 16 PC .. This is sucks …

    • Maxime Gauby

      09/26/2015 at 7:48 am

      you have to open your NAT port

      • nzplayer

        09/27/2015 at 2:34 am

        I done this beafore but I do not use windows firewall and eaven you sweith off firewall is nothing happens .. Over 4 days and i get 4 games online .. same was with fifa 15 ..

        • Dennis

          10/10/2015 at 12:59 pm

          Did you manage to find a fix?

  7. CheatCode

    09/26/2015 at 6:15 am

    Please help i can’t find anyon to play a game with ! (Xbox one )

  8. xb1xz

    09/29/2015 at 9:37 am

    I have FIFA 16 Pre-Order and it wont start. It tells me to re-install this but will I lose the pre-order bonuses?

    • nzplayer

      09/29/2015 at 9:22 pm

      You need to go to EA Help , and email them about itt . so they will remove your install from system and you will be able to download again .

  9. Alex

    10/03/2015 at 3:01 pm

    My career mode keeps crashing when i want to play a game. Only started after january. You can still sim games. I read on the internet that this problem is caused because i bought players in the january transfer window. Are you guys familiar with the problem and if you are, do you know how to fix it? Or maybe if EA is working on it? Thanks anyway.

  10. Casper moller

    10/04/2015 at 1:53 am

    Every time i buy something in the the fut store you know like if i buy one Lohan player i am not geting him and the same whit the other things

  11. Khaido

    10/04/2015 at 9:05 pm

    Hey I just bought a new fifa 16 pc format but won’t be able to install how one can go about installing the game please help me.

  12. Aron

    10/06/2015 at 12:32 am

    I bought Fifa 16 and downloaded the code but I can’t get the packs
    On xbox 360

  13. izaj ahmed

    10/10/2015 at 12:34 am

    hai i downloaded fifa 16 it is done i couldn’t get into the ultimate team neither i couldn’t able to do anything except logging into settings.first i should downloaded commentary and then proceed.can u reply me to my email id

  14. Josh

    10/10/2015 at 1:20 pm

    I downloaded Fifa 16 but I cant connect to Facebook and because of that I can’t open the transfer market

    Please help me

    • Lukas

      11/17/2015 at 10:22 pm

      Hi guys I got fifa 16 a couple of days ago and I thought I was going to start ultimate team and every time I try to create an account it says that my email is invalid or I have already used this email so I type in my password and then it changes back to my email is invalid so please if anyone knows what to do please reply

  15. Eamatullah

    10/10/2015 at 6:31 pm

    Fifa in my phone working stop stop.

  16. Felix Jónsson

    10/13/2015 at 7:00 am

    i cant create any more fut accounts

  17. Felix Jónsson

    10/13/2015 at 7:10 am

    pls help

  18. Scott

    10/13/2015 at 10:35 am

    So so bad I am not aloud to play any online features and I am 13

  19. vikki

    10/14/2015 at 10:15 am

    Cant save a profile and save? Please help

  20. Mark

    10/29/2015 at 3:54 pm


    • baz

      12/31/2015 at 8:12 am

      Any fix for this?

  21. Eddy Spencer

    11/10/2015 at 10:37 am

    My fifa 16 loads well but wont start any game neither in kick off nor career mode

  22. kavish jhuboo

    11/16/2015 at 10:58 am

    I have already downloaded fifa16 on my tablet tablet but l can’t install and open it

  23. Alan

    11/19/2015 at 8:29 am

    Can’t find any opponents online seasons?

  24. dani

    11/23/2015 at 11:54 pm

    Sometimes after playing a match in online seasons it says ‘error’ and I dont get the win draw or lose confirmed. This happens in like 50% of the matches I play. So I play 50% of the matches for nothing

  25. Anonymous

    11/24/2015 at 9:00 am

    Every time I try updating fifa16 it brings an error at 14%

  26. freddeullzy

    12/02/2015 at 12:43 pm

    every time i launch my game windows cant find any app to open the game

  27. Stephen Hackshaw

    12/26/2015 at 5:58 am

    I only play Pro club. I am actively in a club but when I trybto leave I cannot because I am the manager. But when I do try to put someone else as the manager my game crashes

  28. Jack

    12/27/2015 at 11:36 am

    My Xbox one won’t read Fifa 16 or my other ones but it will read the other games that I have. My problem is that when I put the Fifa 16 in the Xbox it will read but when it begins to start it will stop and return to the home page. Any suggestions to fix this please

  29. grei

    12/30/2015 at 4:33 am

    FIFA 16 PC has nobody on online seasons or online tournaments. No point asking EA they will just tell you it’s your firewall or modem but it’s not, there just isn’t anyone there to play. If you are willing to sit there and keep trying for an hour or two as I have a couple of times, you will find an opponent but there isn’t any point cos after you finish that game you most likely won’t find another opponent.

  30. Martin

    01/01/2016 at 4:05 am

    When installing Fifa ultimate team it stays in 38%is there any way to make it install quicker

  31. Jessica

    01/17/2016 at 5:37 pm

    When I run sometimes the player jockeys and its really frustrating what can I do??

  32. ashley

    01/23/2016 at 3:32 pm

    i installed fifa 16 download on my xbox one but I can’t play on line !! any ideas

  33. Nikodem

    01/27/2016 at 12:53 pm

    Every time I win, draw or lose a match on ultimate team it just loads and dosent stop so I have to turn of my PS3

  34. dave

    03/09/2016 at 11:46 pm

    Error sign downloading stopped after 64% help

  35. Daniel.

    03/26/2016 at 11:36 am

    It’s not letting me find a opponents online. That for fut as well as normal. Won’t let me do Co op either. It’s a joke. Spent lots of money on it.

  36. Niyi Onimisi

    06/16/2016 at 11:11 pm

    Hi pals, pls I cant install FIFA 16 on my android phone, it says ERROR TRANSFERING PACKAGE

  37. Niyi Onimisi

    06/16/2016 at 11:18 pm

    What can I do to solve the problem of ERRO TRANSFERING when ever I try to install FIFA16 on my phone

  38. jeetendra

    07/05/2016 at 8:53 am

    plz help me.
    when i tried installing fifa 16 it says netframe 5 is required. i installed it from microsoft but it still says the same ” waiting to complete framework 5″ what shoul i do?

  39. scot

    07/17/2016 at 4:26 am

    I tried fifa 16 on my xbox 360 (after buying it) but I didn’t get a fut draft token.
    please can I have a fut draft token please

    thankyou (if you gave me one) p.s my xbox 360 name is precutpillow7

  40. Scott Mason

    07/29/2016 at 8:45 am

    When i pass to a player he kicks ball away, any idea why guys help please

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