FIFA 23 mandatory update failed - how to fix FUT on PC, Xbox and PS5


FIFA 23 mandatory update failed - how to fix FUT on PC, Xbox and PS5
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If you are encountering FIFA 23 mandatory update failed error while trying to play FUT, we can help!

Like any other game, FIFA 23 is not immune to technical glitches and bugs. FIFA 23 connection error, FUT connection error, memory dump error, and mandatory update failed error are some of the common issues that players might face while playing the game.

In this article, we will discuss the possible causes of the FIFA 23 mandatory update failed error and provide you with some solutions to fix the issue on different platforms.

What is FIFA 23 mandatory update failed issue?

The FIFA 23 "Mandatory update failed, please try again later." error message that pops up while trying to play FUT. Basically, it is a connection issue that occurs when the game fails to connect to the EA servers to download the mandatory update.

The mandatory update is crucial for the game to run smoothly and to ensure that all players are using the latest version. Therefore, when the update fails to download, players are unable to play the game, and frustration sets in.

There are several reasons why the FIFA 23 mandatory update may fail. Some of the most common reasons include network connectivity issues, server outage or overload, and firewall or antivirus issues.

How to fix FIFA 23 mandatory update failed

To fix FIFA 23 mandatory update failed on PS5 and Xbox, make DNS automatic, and then clear the alternate MAC address. Thanks to alinaserip for sharing this tip on the FIFA 23 community forum.

PC players can try renewing their IP address to fix the FIFA 23 mandatory update failed. Go over here for instructions. If the issue persists, try launching FIFA 23 on the EA app, as this user suggested.

Since it is a connection issue, PC users can also try the basic network troubleshooting tips such as restarting their modem or router, disabling antivirus and firewall, and trying a different Domain Name System (DNS).

If none of the above solutions works, your last resort is to uninstall and reinstall the game. In case that doesn't fix the FIFA 23 mandatory update failed error either, you can try contacting EA support via their website.

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