FIXED: Madden 22 Trial Not Working PS5

If you are unable to access the Madden 22 trial on your PS5, then the account itself may be locked. Let's fix it quickly.

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 pre-ordering the game is that you get to play a trial of the game earlier. However, this year, PS5 fans were left disappointed due to an issue of the Madden 22 trial not working.

The particular error message may vary when having problems with Madden Trial 22 on a PS5. However, in such a situation, you may encounter a message that says, “Trial has expired“.

According to some users, this occurs because the account itself is locked; this may be resolved by launching the game from the EA store. To do so, quickly consider the steps below to resolve the Madden 22 trial not working on PS5 error.

Key Takeaways

  • Many Madden users have been shut out of the trial version, which is replaced by a timer for the game’s release.
  • Some users have suggested this happens because the account is locked; however, corrupted data, expired trial, and outdated software versions can also cause this issue.
  • This problem can be fixed by launching the game through the EA store from the system menu, syncing with cloud data, clearing cache and data, and reinstalling the game.

The fixes are intuitive and straightforward, and I’ll provide a step-by-step guide. Therefore, fret not, for I’ll ensure your issue is resolved. Here’s a list of quick and easy fixes that can potentially help:

Launching The Game From EA Play

I addressed this error by launching the game from EA Play to fix this issue, which also fixed the error for another user on Reddit. EA Play is EA’s app that allows easy access to their games. To put it quickly, it’s their mini-store. If the Madden 22 trial isn’t working, launch it through EA Play. This generally can solve the issue if the trial needs to be fixed for general reasons.

If the error says, “Trial has expired,” you should move on to the next fix.

Launching The Game From The System Menu

According to my testing (and a tedious amount of trial and error that cost us a shred of sanity), I concluded that when the screen says something like a trial has expired, you should go to the PS5 system menu. This weirdly fixes the error at times, which is quite random and needs to make more sense; however, if it works, it works.

Sync With Cloud Data

Sometimes, upon syncing cloud data, I saw 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 > Saved Data >  Saved Data and Game/App Settings.
    Madden 22 Trial Not Working
    Saved Data – Image Credits (Emopulse)
  2. 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)
  3. Now, upload it to the cloud.
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    Upload to Cloud Storage – Image Credits (Emopulse)

Clear Cache And Data

I suggest you clear your cache as often as possible to avoid such issues. 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.
    Clearing cache in the PS5 menu – Image Credits (Emopulse)
  5. Select the Clear System Software Cache.
    Clearing System Software – Image Credits (Emopulse)

Reinstalling The Game

This is by far the most time-consuming method. However, according to my team members, uninstalling and reinstalling the game worked for them, which also worked for other Reddit users to fix this issue. Therefore, it is advisable just to reinstall the game itself.

Final Verdict

This error is also reported on the Electronics Arts, and the user has resolved this issue by contacting the PlayStation and asking them to remove the game/version from the game library. However, launching the game through EA play and regular launch have also been the most consistent method. But, sometimes, when none of the methods work, you’ll have to bite the bullet and consult the EA support team.

Chances are, if you’re here, you’re an avid PS5 user, which means often 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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