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Update Origin Today

Today we start rolling out a new update to Origin for PC that refreshes parts of the interface, adds more launch options for certain games, and improves the experience for gameplay broadcasters. Mac gamers: we haven't forgotten you; we're still rolling out beta updates to make sure the experience works smoothly before pushing the Mac update live for everyone.

After downloading this update, you'll notice that we've revamped the look and feel of the Application Settings menu. Those of you PC users who like to show off your skills (hitting someone over 600 yards away in Battlefield 3, or finishing a Platinum round by yourself in Mass Effect 3) by broadcasting your gameplay will appreciate the new ability to auto-archive your broadcasts; you’ll also notice that we moved some advanced settings—where you tweak things such as resolution, framerate, and display quality—into the broadcast menu in Origin In Game rather than in Application Settings. Also, certain games now have multiple launch options, ranging from different game modes to support for 64-bit systems; this “multilauncher” shows up when you right-click on supported games. Finally, you can now keep track of all the Achievements you've completed in Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, and Dead Space 3 on your Origin profile page.

Updating Origin should be as easy as exiting and then restarting the client. If you’re eager to check out these new features before your client auto-updates, you can also download the latest version now from www.origin.com/download.

We hope you enjoy this new Origin update. Your feedback and suggestions for future updates are always welcome, just drop us a note in the comments section below.