“Thank you Electronic Arts for your Gaming Platform Client.” ~~Jungfaha~~

What is Origin?

Origin is a free gaming service that lets you connect with your friends and the games you love from anywhere and across multiple devices. Origin also helps you discover great games from some of the world’s leading publishers, and keeps you informed of exclusive content and deals you can’t get anywhere else.

How do I get started?

Getting started is simple: (1) Download and install Origin to your Mac or PC. (2) Create an Origin account.

To download and install Origin for Mac or PC:

  1. Go to www.origin.com/en-us/download. Review the system requirements, then click the orange Download Origin button.
  2. Run Origin.dmg (Mac) or OriginThinSetup.exe (PC)
  3. Follow the instructions to install Origin on your computer.

To create an Origin account, go to www.origin.com/create. Alternatively, you can sign up through Origin itself once you’ve downloaded and installed it by selecting Create an accounton the login screen.

Are all the games on Origin paid?

Origin offers lots of free options:

Free-to-play games, are full games that you can download and play for free.

A free trial is a full game that you can download and play for a predetermined amount of time. If you choose to purchase the game after its trial expires, Origin’s cloud storage allows you to pick up exactly where you left off when the trial ended.

Demos and betas are typically pre-release. A demo is a short, curated, sample portion of a game that may only let you play a specific level or a designated section of a game. A beta is an early build of a still-in-development game that’s released—sometimes used for stress testing by the game team or feedback on bugs and performance—before the final game gets released to the broader public.

Occasionally a paid game will be free for a limited time as a special offer; if you download it for free, you will own it forever just like any paid game

How do I get help with Origin?

If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please visit help.ea.com.

System Requirements for Windows:

150MB of available disk space

Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, Windows Vista, or Windows 7

1GHz processor

512 MB RAM


System Requirements for Mac:

OS X 10.6.8 minimum

Intel Core 2 Duo processor

It is recommended to get this client so that you may join your team in game.

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