Origin Update: March 28th, 2018

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There’s a new update available in Origin: Version – 0

Version 10.5.15

  • If you tried to purchase BioWare DLC recently you weren’t seeing double – our system was duplicating purchases. The glitch has been fixed, but if you believe you were affected please visit help.ea.com and click “Contact Us” to speak to one of our advisors.
  • Origin will now run in the background on system start-up – that means it can sign you in, install updates and more without throwing a sign-in or update window in your face.
  • Origin no longer turns game art in your library into gray blocks when you load a game (because it thought you weren’t looking).
  • After broadcasting on Twitch you might want to grab a snack or take out the trash before someone reminds you *again*. In the past, when you tried to change your status from “Online” to “Away” Origin wouldn’t let you. We’ve addressed its separation anxiety, so feel free to go do what you need to do. And can you grab us a soda while you’re up?
  • Origin is supposed to sign you into the Origin forums automatically when you visit from the client, but for a while, it was making you sign in manually out of paranoia and/or laziness. Whichever it was, we fixed it.
  • When you earn a bunch of achievements you probably want to know it. Unfortunately, our notification system gave up after telling you about just one. We hung a few motivational posters around the office, gave the system a good old-fashioned pep talk and it’s now brimming with team spirit. It can’t wait to tell you all about every last one of your latest achievements.
  • You might’ve noticed that scrolling on Origin with your Mac trackpad has…been…a…little…slow. Well, we noticed too and gave the scrollbars an espresso or two. They’re moving a whole lot faster now.
  • The old “one to open, one to keep in the box” rule doesn’t really apply to digital games, so we figure when you buy the same game twice it’s a mistake. Now Origin knows that too, so it stops you if you accidentally try to buy a lower edition of a game you already own.
  • What do Ouija boards, the Voyager space probes and our game invite system have in common? All three were attempting to reach the unknown. We can’t be sure about ghosts, or aliens, but we do know that offline players absolutely can’t join your game, no matter how many times you invite them. Now the system knows it too.