If you are getting this error message “DLC Assets Update 1 appears to be damaged and cannot be used” whenever you are trying to log in to your FIFA 21 account, then you are not the only one. Apparently, a lot of users are facing the same problem.
FIFA 21 – Error “DLC Assets Update 1 appears to be damaged ” | How to fix this
This is probably the error message that every other user on every platform is getting right after the recent Title update. If you basically click on cancel it allows you to enter the game. But the game freezes right when you hit “Advance” for a Rivals game, or rather any other game mode as well. It would also freeze before entering the co-op lobby as well.
I tried clicking on “Delete” to see what happened next. Do not be afraid as you would not lose any FUT/ Ultimate team content.
Once you select “Yes, Delete”, you would be able to log in like you do regularly but the problem will still be there. So I would suggest you press Cancel instead.
Is there a Fix?
For now, I would have to say no there is no official fix to this. Seems like the recent squad update actually corrupted a few files. Since the update is already done, the only way out seems to be a fresh installation. A few users tried this and it worked for them. It worked for me too. But, the game is pretty large.
It is not possible to download the entire game again for a lot of us. And this should not be the ideal way out. Probably EA would be coming out with a patch fix soon. You can try to be a little patient until then or if you have the time then go for a reinstallation of the game.
I hope this guide has been helpful. Please let us know in the comment section and also share your thoughts regarding this error.
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