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Mass Effect 3 Pre-Loads Start Today

With all of those gorgeous textures and high-glow biotics, Mass Effect 3 can take a little time to download. That’s why we’re providing a free pre-load period for all PC gamers who have pre-ordered the game.

New to pre-loading? It’s just like downloading and installing any other game. The only difference is that you can’t play right away. (That would, after all, be cheating). On the upside, you’ll have all of that downloading and installing out of the way when launch day rolls around, which means you can skip some major progress bars and get into the game sooner.

Pre-loading Mass Effect 3 on Origin is especially easy. Just follow these four simple steps to start your download:

1.  Launch the Origin client.
2.  Sign in to your Origin account.
3.  Navigate to your Game Library.
4.  Click the “Ready to Download” button on Mass Effect 3.

If you still have a question about the pre-load process, check out the Origin Pre-Load FAQ.

Forgot to pre-order? It’s not too late to get in on the pre-load action! Order Mass Effect 3 on Origin today (HK | IN | KR | SG | TW | ZA) and you’ll be automatically qualified to participate.