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Most Recent

Version 9.5.6
  • Fixed an issue between Origin In Game and MSI Afterburner that sometimes caused FIFA 15 to crash.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Origin In Game from functioning while playing Dragon Age: Origins.
  • Improved performance of the Origin In Game browser.
  • Improved the downloader’s performance when resuming partially completed downloads.
  • Fixed a stability issue experienced by some OS X Yosemite users.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing The Sims 4 from automatically downloading add-on content.
  • Fixed an issue with Origin In Game and fullscreen mode.

Past Updates

Version 9.5.5
  • Fixed an issue that caused some users to receive feedback surveys too frequently.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some players to experience a crash when exiting The Sims 4.
  • Fixed an issue that caused patch download sizes to be incorrectly displayed.
  • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes.
Version 9.5.3
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.5.2
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.5.1
  • Added chat rooms.
  • Added pop-ups to notify user of new functionality.
  • Updated downloader appearance.
  • Improved download duration estimate.
  • Downloading a game queues all related downloadable content.
  • Game repairs will also repair related downloadable content.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 9.4.25 Mac
  • Added support for OSX 10.10, Yosemite.
Version 9.4.23
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.4.22
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.4.21
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.4.20
  • Improved image quality on Twitch broadcasts.
  • Fixed bugs causing Origin In Game problems and crashes.
  • Updated account registration process to reject invalid email addresses.
  • Additional miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 9.4.12
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.4.11
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with some DirectX 11.1 devices that blocked Origin In Game.
  • Fixed an issue where users with a large number of games in their library had difficulty downloading.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause Origin to crash when receiving friend invites while playing.
Version 9.4.10
  • Redesigned notifications
  • Improved quality and speed of Twitch streaming
  • Downloader visuals improved; downloading files will now queue
  • Stabilized playback when watching multiple videos
  • Improved automatic game update downloads
  • Paused game updates now resume properly
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.4.7
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.4.6
  • Fixed issues with social profiles and chat.
  • Additional miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 9.4.5
  • Added a new feature to allow companion websites such as Battlelog to launch from the My Games library.
  • Improved the process for automatically patching games .
  • Fixed an issue that kept Origin In Game from working in offline mode.
  • Improved our email verification system.
  • Fixed display errors on profile and achievements pages.
  • Additional miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 9.4.1
  • Added ability to pin in-game windows to be visible during gameplay.
  • Added ability to upload custom box art in My Games library.
  • Added support for changing email addresses.
  • Added Origin Error Reporter to help troubleshoot issues.
  • Added “log out” option to system tray menu.
  • Added additional support for 64-bit titles.
  • Added e-mail verification prompts.
  • Improved TwitchTV streaming.
  • Downloader fine tuning.
  • Fixed an issue with TwitchTV disconnecting some users from Battlefield 4.
  • Fixed an issue with Remember Me not saving in certain languages.
  • Fixed an issue where the Origin Store would not load for some users.
  • Fixed an issue where Origin In Game would not work if a game was running while user quit/restarted Origin.
  • Fixed a crash some users experienced when changing languages on Origin.
  • Fixed an issue where changing e-mail address would immediately log out user.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.3.11
  • Fixed a bug that prevented users from being able to view the Origin Store or view the latest release notes.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.3.10
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.3.7
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.3.6
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.3.5
  • Improved integration between My Games library and Battlelog.
  • Added functionality to allow users on retired operating systems to remain on the current Origin build.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.3.2
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.3.1
  • Added an all-new group chat feature
  • Added messaging on your friends list that shows when a friend is broadcasting gameplay
  • Added tabs and keyboard shortcuts to the Origin In Game browser
  • You can now disable Origin In Game for individual games purchased through Origin
  • Added the ability to upload custom box art for non-Origin games, including animated GIFs
  • Added the ability to check installation progress for certain games from your web browser
  • Added a security question notification (for those who haven’t set one yet) to help protect your account
  • You can now make your Origin Points and achievement totals from BF3, ME3, and DS3 visible on your Origin profile for friends to see
  • Improved error handling for when you run out of disk space while downloading paid DLC
  • You can now uninstall games through Origin for Mac
  • Improved user feedback survey for PC; enabled user feedback survey for Mac
  • More efficient auto-patching (now only the changed parts of a file get downloaded)
  • Faster game download performance
Version 9.2.1
  • Updated the look and feel of the Application Settings menu
  • Added a new launcher option for select titles
  • Added Origin In Game support for 64-bit games
  • Added existing achievements from BF3, ME3, and DS3 to your Origin profile
  • Added the ability to auto-archive your gameplay broadcasts
  • Additional miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 9.1.15
  • Closed hypothetical exploit of Origin URI (uniform resource identifier) by malicious web sites
Version 9.1.8 Mac
  • Added the Featured Today window to display deals, announcements, & giveaways.
Version 9.1.7 Mac
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 9.1.14
  • Added a menu option to launch the Featured Today module.
  • Fixed a bug that kept users from seeing if some of their friends were playing SimCity.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Origin to crash when launching games from the Jump List.
Version 9.1.13
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 9.1.12
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Origin for Mac Initial Release - 9.1.6
    Origin for Mac includes nearly all of the same features and functionality found in Origin for PC, including:
  • Cloud storage
  • Social capabilities
  • Ability to add non-Origin games to your library
  • Auto-patching for select titles
  • Origin InGame
  • This Mac release also adds:
  • Drag & Drop installation
  • Dual-platform play (Mac/PC) for available EA titles
  • A unified (Mac/PC) My Games library
Version 9.1.11
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 9.1.10
  • Added additional account security questions.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing some users from broadcasting to Twitch.
  • Added the ability to update account settings via the web.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 9.1.3
  • Improved client performance to allow for quicker startup.
  • Improved the speed of your friends list while loading.
  • Added the ability for you to broadcast gameplay on Twitch.tv.
  • Added a feedback survey that allows you to tell us what you think of Origin.
  • You can now add games purchased outside of Origin to your My Games library.
  • Right-clicking on Origin in your task bar will now display more options.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 9.0.15
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some users from installing certain titles.
Version 9.0.13
  • Fixed an issue that interfered with some users' ability to download games.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some users from launching or quitting certain games.
  • Fixed an issue that was blocking some users from logging in.
Version 9.0.11
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain games not to patch properly.
Version 9.0.10
  • Added the ability to opt out of certain types of data collection.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • Added a battery indicator to Origin In-Game. Users can now see how much charge remains on their battery without leaving their game.
  • Enabled cloud storage by default.
Version 9.0.2
  • Updated the look and feel of the My Games tab.
  • Updated game tiles with high resolution box art.
  • Added a slider allowing users to resize game tiles.
  • Moved the Download, Install, and Play buttons into game-specific mouseover windows.
  • Changed the Mark as Favorite button to a star icon.
  • Added new sorting options to the My Games tab.
  • Added a refresh button to the My Games tab.
  • Moved the Friends List into a standalone window.
  • Added the ability to hide the Friends List.
  • Added a button to the navigation bar that shows the Friends List if it’s hidden.
  • Added new navigation options to the Origin system tray menu.
  • Configured the Order History page to display both web and client purchases.
  • Added new title bars to a number of windows.
  • Improved overall performance of the Origin client.
  • Fixed an issue that was keeping some users from being able to patch properly.
  • Fixed an issue that was blocking FIFA 12 invites from being sent for some users.
  • Additional miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 8.6.3
  • Fixed an issue that was keeping some users from being able to patch properly.
  • Fixed an issue that was blocking FIFA 12 invites from being sent for some users.
  • Additional miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 8.6.1
  • Fixed several issues with the DLC download system, including one that was causing users to time out before completion.
  • Added hovercards to the Origin friends list. You can now mouse over a friend’s name to pop up their real name. Users who have hidden their real names will remain hidden.
  • Added release dates to all DLC available for pre-order.
  • Fixed several issues that were causing Origin to crash.
  • Reduced the client’s CPU load.
Version 8.5.2
  • Fixed an issue that caused some users to experience performance issues when running Origin.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a small number of downloads to get stuck at 100%.
Version 8.5.1
  • Fixed several miscellaneous bugs.
Version 8.5.0
  • Added captcha verification for increased security. NOTE: Users with automatic log-in enabled will need to re-enter their password after updating Origin. You will not be able to log in until you have done this.
  • Added cloud storage support for a number of additional EA games including Mass Effect 3.
  • Added the ability to upload custom avatars.
  • Improved relevancy of friend search results.
  • Progress bar now displays when installing games.
  • Streamlined Origin installation and update processes.
  • Game Add-Ons (DLC) can now be purchased and installed directly through Origin.
  • Updated the look and feel of the Origin client.
  • Users can now invite multiple friends to play at once.
  • Users can now hide games in their Game Library.
Version 8.4.1
  • Users can now change their Origin ID from the Settings menu.
  • Password security has been improved. Users with less secure passwords will be asked to choose a new password.
  • Required updates can now be delayed without disrupting access to Origin offline mode.
  • A number of small bug fixes have been made.
Version 8.3.7
  • Fixes an issue that caused downloads to go past 100% completion.
  • Users installing the Russian disc version of BF3 should no longer be improperly asked to insert disc 1.
  • Fixes a number of issues that previously caused the Origin client to crash.
  • Improves the performance of the Origin browser when loading flash-based applications.
  • Addresses a number of minor localization and user experience issues.
  • Adds the ability to download and install third-party games from Origin.
  • Improves the performance of the game update functionality.
  • Made changes so that Origin now sets permissions in ProgramData\Origin by default.
Version 8.3.1
  • Added the ability to change your password from the Settings menu.
  • Added the ability to purchase DLC while in-game.
  • Added the ability to import friends from select EA titles.
  • Added the ability to contact Customer Support while in-game.
  • Added the ability to check and repair games by right-clicking on the game.
  • Improved search so you can be found by real name, if you added it to your profile.
  • Introduced Cloud Storage Beta - store your saved games on the cloud, so you can continue playing from any computer.
  • Introduced Free Games - play PC demos to casual games from the Free Games page in the Origin store.
Version 8.2.6
  • Fixed several miscellaneous bugs.
Version 8.2.5
  • Added a feature to automatically log you into EA sites from Origin.
  • Fixed an issue with invalid cache folders.
  • Fixed an issue with the progress bar display.
  • Fixed an issue that forced users into Offline Mode improperly.
  • Added Origin In Game support for Battlefield 3 Beta.
Version 8.2.2
  • Added support for sending invitations to Facebook friends.
  • Fixed several miscellaneous bugs.
Version 8.2.0
  • Added option to enable Origin In Game for all games, including those that aren't officially supported with this feature.
  • Added opt-in to participate in Origin Pre-Release.
  • Added support for underage users.
  • Improved code redemption interface.
  • Added functionality to automatically update your games.
  • Added functionality to display pre-ordered games in your library.
Version 8.1.2
  • Fixed an issue where the client would sometimes crash on exit.
Version 8.1.1
  • Fixed an issue where the user's presence could not be changed from "playing."
  • Improved security for login and registration.
  • Added logging around client self-updates.
Version 8.1
  • Create a public profile, pick an avatar, and display the games you own on your personalized profile page.
  • Facebook, PSN and XBL integration so you can quickly build your Origin friends list.
  • Social notifications so you’ll know when your friends sign-on or start playing a game.
  • Chat with your friends and browse the web right from your game on select titles with the new In-Game Overlay.