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Madden NFL 23 Crashing & Won’t Load On Xbox

In this guide, we will be looking at ways to fix Madden NFL 23 crashing and not loading on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. The American football game has been very popular for EA Sports, and similarly to FIFA is released every year. But it’s very frustrating if you are getting stuck on the loading screen or the game keeps crashing in Madden 23.

You can arrange your fantasy team with your favourite NFL stars, play the league with good old-fashioned American football, or manage your franchise. If you are a fan of the previous Madden NFL games and you are having issues with this one, then luckily there are methods to fix not loading and crashing issues in the game on your Xbox console.

Why does Madden 23 keep crashing & freezing?

The reason you could be getting these issues with the latest NFL game could be caused by outdated software, your console overheating, or even the user profile you are using.

Whatever the cause, you may be experiencing Madden NFL 23 crashing on launch or in the middle of a football league, or it just won’t load at all on Xbox.

How to fix Madden NFL 23 stuck on loading screen & crashes on Xbox

We have listed some methods below that you can try to hopefully fix Madden 23 not working on your Xbox series X|S or Xbox One.

Fix 1: Update Xbox

If you haven’t checked your Xbox for updates recently then check and see if there are any new updates.

Xbox One:

  • Open Settings and then go to System
  • Go to Updates and downloads and then Update console
Xbox One system updates checking for updates

Xbox Series X|S:

  • Press the Xbox button on your controller > Open Settings from Profile & system
  • Go to System and then Updates
Xbox Series X update status in system updates menu

Fix 2: Update game

If you have auto updates turned off then there could be a new update available for the game that resolves the crashing or loading issue that you are having.

Xbox One:

  • Go to My games and apps and then select See all
  • Go to Updates and see if there are any available for Madden NFL 23
Xbox One select Updates in My games and apps

Xbox Series X|S:

  • Open up My games and apps from the Xbox home screen
  • Select Manage and go to Updates
Xbox Series X check for game updates in Manage settings

Fix 3: Storage space

Ensure you have enough space on the internal drive for your Xbox. And if you have the game installed on an external drive check you have enough space on that drive also:

  • On your Xbox controller press, the Xbox button then Go across to Profile and System
  • Now select Settings Next choose System and then Storage devices
Xbox One internal storage space left.

Fix 4: Clear cache

Clear the cache of your Xbox as this can help with Madden NFL 23 not loading and if it keeps crashing to your home screen. This sounds complicated but don’t worry as it’s not, and it won’t delete any of your saved data, etc:

  • Fully shut down your Xbox and unplug from the socket
  • Leave for 60 seconds and then plug back in
  • The cache will now be cleared and you can turn back on your Xbox and try the game again

Fix 5: Change user & saved data

Try playing the game on a different user profile on your Xbox. If the game works fine on that profile then it could be an issue with your saved data, so you will want to try removing this. But just make a backup before deleting your saved data for the game:

  • Select My Games & Apps > Go to Madden NFL 23 and then press the 3 lines on your controller
  • Go to Manage game and add-ons then select Saved Data
  • Choose your user name and then click on “Delete from console
Xbox One saved data setting.

Fix 6: Overheating

If your console is overheating then it can cause the game to crash so make sure your Xbox is not getting too hot and is getting enough airflow.

Fix 7: Reinstall

If the above methods have not fixed Madden NFL 23 on your Xbox then the next thing to do is reinstall the game on your Xbox. So if you had any corrupted game files then this will remove them:

  • Open My games and apps and then go to Games
  • Find Madden NFL 23 > More options
  • Select Uninstall > Then click on Uninstall All
  • Go ahead and now reinstall the game
Xbox one game icon menu selecting uninstall game

That’s the end of our guide on how to fix issues with Madden NFL 23 crashing and not loading on your Xbox. Hopefully, you can now enjoy the game and win that league!

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