The Battlefield Hardline beta has many players chomping at the bit to give it a play. Dragon Age: Inquisition is still devouring the lives of hundreds of gamers. The Sims 4 still has families growing and procreating via WooHoo. So this all means one thing. PC players are trying to log into Origin. Sadly, it appears that the Origin Login servers are well and truly down.
Players across all gaming networks are being affected by this. The problem is more than likely being caused by a massive burst in server traffic thanks to attempts to pre-load the Battlefield Hardlline beta. EA have acknowledged that there is an issue and, so far, they have no ETA on a fix for the problem. Everyone from FIFA players to Titanfall Titan lovers are being affected. So there’s no fix. Great…
EA is currently experiencing an outage. EA games, services & support may be impacted. We’re working to resolve as fast as possible.
— EA Support (@AskEASupport) February 2, 2015
Or isn’t there. This has worked for two Twinfinite staff members using PC so maybe this will work for you. Open up whichever browser you use and access the Origin website. Then attempt to log in there. This will likely fail. That’s fine. It may progress to a login screen where it will state that there’s a problem it may not.
Now, return to the Origin app itself and try to log in via that. What you’ll likely find is that you’re now able to log in through the Origin browser (or indeed your own browser). We know, it sounds like the most bull-crappiest workaround in human history but heck, it worked for us.
This hasn’t been tested with any console users experiencing issues. If you try this and it does work though, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
If you are suffering with the Origin server problems right now then we sympathize with you, no doubt joining everyone in hoping this rather strange little period of downtime fades quicker than Titanfall‘s map packs (too soon?).