The latest, and possibly last, official FIFA game has made a triumphant return to the stage, and it has brought with it an old friend - the FIFA 23 store checkout error.
In good news, this error doesn't affect gameplay in the way that other errors, such as FIFA 23 lag, might. At least not directly. But at the same time, being unable to complete in-game purchases will limit what you can do in terms of acquiring new players. Which ultimately can affect your gameplay experience.
So if this is happening to you, what can you do about it? Here's what you need to know.
How To Fix 'There Has Been An Error With The FIFA Store Checkout' When Buying FIFA Points
If you are unable to buy FIFA points as a result of the FIFA 23 store checkout error, then your best option, as it was in previous years, is to seek an alternative means of acquiring those FIFA Points. And you do have four different methods available.
The first is by using the in-game store. But given that this is what's causing all the trouble, we'd advise you to try something else.
Your second option applies if you are playing FIFA 23 on a console. Your console's store will offer you the chance to purchase FIFA points, which you can then redeem in-game.
Thirdly, you can go to a reputable online retailer, and purchase a digital code. This can be used to load FIFA Points onto your FIFA account.
Last, and in all likelihood, least, is the old-fashioned method of physically walking to a shop and buying a pre-loaded card. But given this requires effort, and time, and doing stuff like tying your shoelaces and putting on trousers, it's probably the one that will appeal the least.
Ultimately, if you're receiving the store checkout error on FIFA 23, then you will have to choose one of the alternative methods that we've highlighted.
However, in previous years, there have been occasions where you've bought the points, and the money has been debited from your account, but you can't use them. In this scenario, you'll need to get in touch with the EA Help team for extra assistance. You can also reach them via their official Twitter account.
What Is The FIFA 23 Store Checkout Error?
If you've played previous generations of FIFA, you may be all too familiar with this issue. But in case you're new to it, the FIFA 23 store checkout error arises when you are trying to purchase FIFA Points in-game. When players attempt to complete the transaction, they receive the following message:
There has been an error with the FIFA store checkout, please try again later
We know this is a recurring issue that has been around since at least the dawn of time. Or 2015, at any rate. And even though we are the best part of a decade on from this, EA still doesn't appear to have any explanation as to why this keeps happening.
The fact that it does may indicate something that is essential to the coding within the game. It's possible/probable that EA will release a patch to resolve this. So keep an eye out for any game updates, and install them as soon as you can.
If you're playing on a PC, then it may be worth trying to verify the integrity of the game files, in case a corrupted file is causing the issue. This would be rare, but it only takes a few minutes, so it's worth the effort.
If you're playing via Steam, then follow these steps:
- Launch Steam > Click on Library.
- Right-click on FIFA 23 from your list of installed games.
- Now, click on Properties > Local Files.
- Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
- Wait for a few minutes while the process finishes, and then try again to see if the issue has been resolved.
Otherwise, the options we suggested above remain your most effective workarounds for this problem.