How To Fix Madden 23 Stuck on Loading Screen Issue on PC/PS4/XBOX

Here we have complete troubleshooting steps to fix Madden 23 not loading issue.

Are you a big fan of Madden 23, excited to play, but stuck because of a loading screen problem showing play like mad? You’re not alone.

Madden 23 players on various platforms have encountered a persistent issue where the game gets stuck on the loading screen, preventing them from enjoying the thrilling gaming experience they anticipated.

In this guide, we’ll explore the solutions to address the Madden 23 stuck-on loading screen issue on PC, PS4, and Xbox platforms.

Madden 23 Stuck on Loading Screen – PC Fixes

Let’s unravel the steps and troubleshooting methods to help you get past the “Play Like Mad” loading screen and back into the heart of Madden 23 gameplay.

  1. Start with a simple restart of the system, it can resolve the not loading issue.
  2. In the game properties, verify the integrity of game files through the game’s settings.
  3. Instead of launching the game from Steam, launch it directly from the installation folder.
  4. Set the game to run in compatibility mode, either Windows 7 or Windows 8, depending on your operating system.
  5. Ensure that the system time, time zone, and region settings are correct.
  6. Press Alt + Tab simultaneously with launching the game.
  7. Download and install the latest graphics card drivers (NVIDIA or AMD) based on your system configuration. (We recommend you to download Driver Easy)
  8. In the Documents folder, find the Madden NFL 23 folder and delete it (This will result in losing game progress).
  9. Disconnect all USB devices before launching the game.
  10. Try different DirectX versions by adding launch options commands, such as “-dx11” or “-dx12.”
  11. Adjust virtual memory settings by going to advanced system settings and changing the initial and maximum sizes.
    • Open the search bar and look for “View advanced system settings.”
    • Click on “Settings,” then go to the “Advanced” tab.
    • Under the “Performance” section, click on “Change.”
    • Set both the initial size and maximum size to 4096.
    • Click “OK” to apply the changes.

Madden 23 Stuck on Loading Screen – XBOX Fixes

  1. Make sure to log in and verify the email account associated with your EA account. EA sends a verification email, and you need to click on the link in that email to move forward.
  2. Some users reported that signing out of their gamer tag account when hitting the loading screen allowed the game to load fully.
  3. Keep an eye on the EA server status. If there are issues with the servers, it might affect your ability to access certain game modes.
  4. Update the Xbox and Game.
  5. Clear your console’s cache.
    • Shut down the console completely and unplug it from the socket.
    • Leave it alone for 60 seconds and then plug it back in.
    • The cache will now be cleared and you can turn back on your Xbox and try the game again.
  6. Check that the console is not overheating.
  7. Uninstall and reinstall the game.

Madden 23 Stuck on Loading Screen – PS4/PS5 Fixes

  1. Restart the console.
  2. Update Madden 23.
  3. Clear your console’s cache.
    • PlayStation 4
      • Shut down the console completely and unplug it from the socket.
      • Leave it alone for 60 seconds and then plug it back in.
      • The cache will now be cleared and you can turn back on your PS4 and try the game again.
    • PlayStation 5
      • Press and hold the power button and release it on the second beep in order to boot your console in safe mode.
      • Click on the Clear Cache and Rebuild Database option.
      • SelectΒ Clear System Software cacheΒ and pressΒ OK.
  4. Rebuild your console’s database.
    • PlayStation 4
      • Turn off the console.
      • Press and hold the power button and release it on the second beep.
      • Plug a controller into your console and select the Rebuild Database option.
    • PlayStation 5
      • Press and hold the power button and release it on the second beep in order to boot your console in safe mode.
      • Click on the Clear Cache and Rebuild Database option.
      • Select Rebuild Database.
  5. Uninstall and reinstall the game.

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