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How to Fix Controller Not Working in FIFA 23

Is your controller or gamepad not working in FIFA 23 on PC?

Is your controller not switching, detected, or locked on Steam/Origin/Xbox/PS4/PS5?

If so, you won’t be able to use your controller to play the game.

FIFA 23 has a lot of bugs and glitches that they are working on fixing.

In this guide, you’ll learn why is your controller not working, detecting, or switching in FIFA 23 and how to fix it.

Why is my controller not working in FIFA 23?

Your controller is not working in FIFA 23 because it is set to “Use default settings” (if you’re using Steam).

Otherwise, the controller issue is due to a bug/glitch in the game that EA needs to fix.

Steam Input allows you to play any controller-supported game with any device.

The input will translate your input into something the game understands.

Unfortunately, Steam Input does not always work for all games.

For example, the input does not work for some people playing FIFA 23.

Many users are complaining about the issue on the internet.

“Does anybody know why is my PS5 controller not working on Fifa 23? I have tried on Fifa 22 and it is working. I don’t know what to do”.

“I’m having issues with my controller while I’m playing Fifa 23 on PC. I can’t play but while I’m in the menu, it works perfectly and when im not playing against online opponents, my controller works, but when i go to rivals it stops working and I can’t do anything”.

How to fix controller not working in FIFA 23

Controller not working in FIFA 23

To fix the controller not working in FIFA 23, you need to disable the Steam input in your controller settings (for Steam users).

You can also try launching Steam/Origin as an administrator or disabling Xbox Configuration support on Steam.

This will fix most controller issues that you’re having with FIFA 23.

Here are all of the known solutions:

  • Method 1: Open Steam > library > right-click FIFA 23 > Properties > Controller > Disable Steam Input.
  • Method 2: Launch Steam/Origin as an administrator.
  • Method 3: Open Steam > Steam > Settings > Controller > General Controller Settings > Disable Xbox Configuration support.

After you’ve disabled the Steam input, close FIFA 23 (if you still have it open).

Lastly, restart FIFA 23 and your controller should work.

Many users said that disabling the Steam input fixed their controllers.

If all else fails, you need to wait until the EA team fixes the bug.

This can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

If all else fails, you can contact EA support here: https://help.ea.com/en/fifa/fifa-23/.

Or send a direct message to EA Help here: https://twitter.com/EAHelp.

Further reading

Best Defenders in FIFA 23 (CB, LB, RB, LWB, and RWB)

How to Fix “Game failed to launch. Please try launching the game again” in FIFA 23

How to Fix “Unable to save Personal Settings 1” in FIFA 23


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