FIFA 23 Controller Not Working on PC | How to Fix

If your Controller is Not Working, Not Detected or Disconnected when you try to play FIFA 23 with it on your PC, then you have come to the right place. In this guide we will be helping you fix any controller related issue with FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 Controller Not Working / Not Detected on PC | How to Fix :

FIFA 23 is finally out on all platforms and this would be the last title under this name. We would still be having a football game developed by EA next year but it would not be called FIFA anymore. Which is why I have this feeling that the game will be really good this year.

Apart from the fact that PC users are finally enjoying the next gen version for the game, the moment you start playing FIFA 23 you notice a huge difference in the gameplay. The dribbling is very different in this game and there are so many new gameplay features available for this game now that it seems to be literally impossible to be good at the game with only a keyboard.

Therefore, the best way to experience this game would be a controller. The game had always preferred controller inputs over keyboard, which is evident from the fact that passing was terrible on a keyboard.

However if in case you have a controller which is not working for you then follow the steps that I am about to show to get the problem fixed asap. But before we get into that make sure that the controller you are using is working fine by checking if your PC reads the device.

PlayStation Controller Problem on PC (PS4 PS5 Controller) :

If you have a PS4 or a PS5 controller and you are planning on playing FIFA with it well, chances are you are not that lucky. FIFA 23 is available to use on Steam, Origin and Epic Games.

Steam :

If you are on Steam, chances are that the game would be running with a PlayStation controller easily. However, there could be cases where the PlayStation controller would not work and this is what you need to do :

  • Go to Steam option on the top left of the steam window.
  • Now select Settings
  • From the left side select Controller.
  • Now click on General Controller Settings
  • You will get a big picture window where you need to only check the options Guide Button Focuses Steam, PlayStation Configuration Support .
  • Also go to Library and then select FIFA 23.
  • Right click on it and select Properties and then Controller.
  • Under Override for FIFA 23 click on the drop down and select Enable Steam Input.
  • Restart Steam and Play the game.

Origin :

The PlayStation controller never works on Origin. That is the sad truth. So if you have a PS4 or a PS5 controller and yo are trying to play FIFA 23 with it on Origin, it won’t work. Origin does not have the required drivers for running a PS4 or PS5 controller. But there is still a way in which you can play FIFA 23 with a PlayStation Controller from Origin.

  • Open Steam and Origin.
  • Go to Steam Library and select Add A Game
  • Now select Add a Non Steam Game.
  • Now select FIFA 23 from the list and click on Add Selected Programs.
  • Now Launch Steam Big Picture Mode
  • Go to Library
  • Look for FIFA 23
  • Click on Manage Shortcut
  • Now select Controller Options
  • Under Steam Input Per Game Setting select Forced Off. If this does not work then select Forced On.
  • You can also check the controller configuration over there as well.

Basically what we are doing is linking Origin with Steam and then running the game through Steam to get the controller support. Make sure you also do the steps mentioned above in the Steam section of the troubleshooting if these do not work.

If these steps do not work :

  • Go to Steam Library and select Add A Game
  • Now select Add a Non Steam Game.
  • Now select Origin Launcher from the list and click on Add Selected Programs.

We are now basically adding the entire Origin Launcher to Steam just to get the PlayStation Controller Support. You would not have an issue with Generic Controller with Origin though. In case you do just follow the steps shown above. You also need to check the option “Generic Gamepad Configuration Support” as mentioned in the steam section.

Epic Games :

It is the same thing over here. The Epic Games Launcher is terrible and does not have driver for controller support. So you need to add the Launcher to Steam just like you did with Origin :

  • Steam Library and click on Add A Game
  • Now select Add a Non Steam Game.
  • Now select Epic Games Launcher from the list and click on Add Selected Programs.

Now you can get Controller support when you launch Epic Games from Steam.

Xbox and Generic Controller Problem :

Xbox Controllers are the best for gaming on PC. It is very rare that an Xbox controller would not be supported by a PC game. Xbox is from Microsoft and that is the reason why 99% of PC games will support the controller. In case it does not support FIFA 23 :

  • Go to Steam option (top left)
  • Now click on Settings
  • From the left panel Controller.
  • Now click on General Controller Settings
  • Check the options Guide Button Focuses Steam, Xbox Configuration Support. For a Generic Controller just select “Generic Gamepad Configuration Support”
  • Also go to Library and then right click on FIFA 23.
  • Select Properties and then Controller.
  • Below Override for FIFA 23 click on the drop down arrow and select Enable Steam Input.
  • Restart Steam Client and Launch FIFA 23

For Origin and Epic Games just follow the steps of adding the launchers to Steam as shown above. Or you can add FIFA 23 as a Non Steam game as well. Xbox controllers normally work on Origin but it does not work with Epic Games.

That is all you need to know about how to get controller problems fixed for FIFA 23


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