FIXED: Madden 22 Trial Not Working PS5

Our guide features some fixes for you if you are unable to access the Madden 22 trial on your PS5.

Madden fans wait for the newest installment of their favorite Rugby game every year and most super-fans even pre-order the game. The best part about preordering the game is the fact that you get to play a trial of the game earlier. However, this year, PS5 fans were left disappointed. Selected users had the issue of the Madden 22 trial not working.

Key Takeaways

  • Many Madden users have been shut out of the trial version, with it being replaced by a timer for the game’s release.
  • Some have suggested that this is happening because the account itself is locked; this can be fixed by launching the game through the EA store.
  • If the problem does not go away, you will need to get in touch with EA Support.

What Is The Error, And Why Does it Occur?

Users were able to play the games in the launch prior to the early access period. However, after that, many were rendered incapable of doing so. According to one user, they woke up to the PS5 showing them the countdown for the game release, with them pulling the trial completely off the shelves.

Funnily enough, this same problem does not occur on the PS4 version. Therefore, just like the latest God of War, this too, is a PS5 exclusive.

Additionally, some users also reported that this error led to them not being able to claim their pre-order rewards, which, quite frankly, is quite unfair. Some have theorized that the cause for this is the fact that the account that preordered the game has been locked.

How To Fix Madden 22 Trial Not Working on PS5?

The fixes are pretty intuitive and simple to follow, and we’ll provide a step-by-step guide. Therefore, fret not, for we’ll ensure your issue is resolved. However, before we begin, here’s one easy fix you should try.

First of all, hard reset your console. This is a safe bet, and chances are you’ve already probably done this. This also helps with any stuttering, lagging, or other issues.

With that out of the way, here’s a list of quick and easy fixes that can potentially help:

  1. Launching game from EA Play.
  2. Launching the game from System Menu.
  3. Sync with Cloud Data.
  4. Clear Cache and Data.
  5. Reinstall the Game.

Launching The Game From EA Play

EA Play is EA’s own app that allows easy access to their games. To put it easily, it’s their own mini-store. If the Madden 22 trial isn’t working, you can try launching it through EA play. This generally can solve the issue if the trial isn’t working due to general reasons.

If the error itself says something along the lines of “Trial has expired,” then you should move on to the next fix.

Launching The Game From The System Menu

According to our testing – (and a tedious amount of trial and error that cost us a shred of our sanity) – we concluded that when the screen says something along the lines of “Trial has expired,” then you should go to the actual PS5 system menu. This weirdly fixes the error at times, which is quite random and doesn’t make a lot of sense, however if it works, it works.

Sync With Cloud Data

Sometimes upon syncing cloud data, we could see that a version of Madden 22 would show up for download. However, the downloading itself is slower than usual, but it does work. Here’s how you can sync your data with the cloud:

  1. Go to “Settings”
  2. Go into “Saved Data,” then make your way into the Game/App Settings.
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    Saved Data – Image Credits (Emopulse)
  3. Next, you have to select “Select Data (PS5) and select your game – in this case, it will be Madden 22.
    Saved Data
    Saved Data (PS5) – Image Credits (Emopulse)
  4. Now, upload it to the cloud.
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    Upload to Cloud Storage – Image Credits (Emopulse)

Clear Cache And Data

Cache is data that is temporarily stored in your memory, and over time, if not removed, can cause interference with your current data. Therefore, to avoid running into issues like this one, we advise that you clear cache as often as possible. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to do it on your PS5:

  1. You need to turn off your PS5 completely.
  2. Hold the power button for 5-7 seconds until you hear a beep.
  3. Press the PS Button on the controller.
  4. .Select the “Clear Cache and Rebuild Database” option.
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    Clearing System Software – Image Credits (Emopulse)
  5. Select the “Clear System Software Cache”
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    Clearing Cache in the PS5 menu – Image Credits (Emopulse)

Reinstalling The Game

This is by far the most time-consuming method. However, it might be fruitful at times since sometimes, upon download, files can very easily get corrupted. Therefore, it is advisable to just reinstall the game itself.

What Do I Do If None Of The Fixes Work?

This is perhaps the worst-case scenario since launching the game through EA play and through regular launch has been the most consistent method. However, sometimes, when none of the methods work, you’ll have to bite the bullet and consult the EA support team. Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Go to the EA website.
  2. Pick the game and the platform that you need help on.
  3. Select your issue and then your preferred method of contact.

This should be enough to get an EA support member to get in touch with you and resolve your issue.


Hopefully, that article was of help to you in general and fixed your issue of the Madden 22 trial not working on PS5. Chances are if you’re here, you’re an avid PS5 user, which means oftentimes you’ll have to run into annoying buggy errors. Here’s a bunch of guides we’ve written that might be helpful:

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my EA Access not working?

You must either pre-purchase the game or have an active EA Play subscription in order to receive early access to a game trial. If you are unable to access the game trial, there may be a problem with your subscription or your pre-order of the game.

How do you access EA Play on PS5?

Choose a subscription on the EA Play website, then follow the on-screen directions. Look for EA Play from your Games home. Then, adhere to the on-screen directions after choosing a subscription.

How do I get the Madden 22 Trial?

Make sure you have EA Access, which costs $5 per month, if you are having trouble accessing the trial. Once you've done that, you must also confirm that your Xbox One is set to be your home Xbox. To access and download the Madden 23 10-hour trial, you must have an EA Play subscription on a PS4 or PS5.

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