How to fix FIFA 21 Activation Required Error on PC (Steam)

FIFA 21 Activation Required Error
FIFA 21 Screenshot

FIFA 21 is a football simulation video game from Electronic Arts. It is part of the long-running series that started back in 1993, and this is the latest entry. The game is also available on a variety of systems including PC via both Origin and Steam. If you are on PC and are running into the FIFA 21 Activation Required Error, here is how you can fix it.

The game currently has a Mostly Positive rating on Steam with over 10K people playing at this very moment.

FIFA 21 Activation Required Error

Multiple users have reported this error on forums, and here is how you can fix it.

Fix 1: Start from Origin

  • Completely exit from Steam
  • Now, do the same for Origin, and restart the client
  • Now, in your library, you should see FIFA 21
  • Run the game from Origin, and it should start working from Steam as well

Fix 2: Sync Accounts

  • Head over to the following link for EA Help
  • Now, login to your Origin Account on the EA Help page
  • Click login with Steam account, using this your Origin Account and Steam account will be linked and synchronized
  • After this, open Origin, and you should see FIFA 21 in your library
  • Now, launch FIFA 21 from Steam as usual

FIFA 21 System Requirements

To play the game on PC, you need the following specifications

Minimum

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 – 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-6100 @ 3.7GHz or AMD Athlon X4 880K @4GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

Recommended

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 – 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-3550 @ 3.40GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon R9 270X
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

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