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Origin 8.6 Goes Live For All Users

The latest version of Origin is out of beta and ready to download! Enjoy a lighter CPU load, improved DLC downloading, and more when you update today.

While performance improvements comprise the bulk of today’s update, 8.6 also brings the first of many friends list changes to come. Check out the “hovercard,” our most recent add, by launching the client and mousing over a friend’s name. If they’ve chosen to share their real name with others (you can toggle this in your settings), you’ll see it roll up to replace their username.

Going forward, we’ll be working to incorporate even more community-requested improvements. Enable pre-release updating in your settings if you’d like to be the first to see what’s new.

Ready to update now? Simply launch the Origin client and log in to your account. The 8.6 update will begin automatically. If you’re already running Origin on your computer, you’ll need to quit and restart the client to kick off the update process. Either way, you’ll be running 8.6 in just a few short minutes.

Need help installing or updating to Origin 8.6? Contact Origin Help for friendly, 24/7 assistance.

You can also find the latest version of the client at www.origin.com/download.
 

Origin 8.6 Release Notes

  • Fixed several issues with the DLC download system, including one that was causing users to time out before completion.
  • Added hovercards to the Origin friend 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.

Comments (23)

  1. +4 -2
    Nice. Much appreciated.
    May 22, 2012
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  2. +1 0
    Hope that fixes the problems for downloading games and upgrades and start downloading at once. Not at the 9098098 attempt.
    May 22, 2012
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  3. +2 -6
    Installed update, not Origin wont run. Origin doesnt run, I can't play the games THAT I PAID FOR. Never again, EA. NEVER AGAIN
    May 22, 2012
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    1. +2 -1
      I installed it and it worked just fine. Probably then there is something with your PC. Stop blaming Origin for every thing that happen
      May 23, 2012
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    2. +1 -2
      $60 bucks down the toilet. Never again ORIGIN!!!
      May 23, 2012
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  4. +1 -8
    And you get paid for your crap??????????????/Do you even know how to make things work????? I'm not rocket scientist but before releasing an update shouldn't you test it to see if it actually works before forcing us all to update. Now I can't play. Incompetent muppets. How some of you are still employed is a mystery to me!!!!!!!!!!!!
    May 23, 2012
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  5. +2 0
    i can't connect to your servers. i want to play online in my godfather 2 game and it always fail. even the crew member tommy cipolla can't be unlock in the game. help please!
    May 23, 2012
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  6. +1 0
    I can't update my Origin client from the beta-version of 6.0 to the final one. Is it because the update isnt live in Germany yet?
    May 23, 2012
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  7. +2 0
    A time ago I suggested Origin client software allow custom avatar. Later, I was satisfied since the suggestion was implemented. But the suggestion for salve window size and position up to today was not considered. I have another idea: The user to be able to shopping for other users. I explain: I have nephews and I would like using the promotions of games as gift them. Today Origin does not allow that.
    May 23, 2012
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  8. +2 -1
    Origin 8.6 forced me to update, yet the update killed my MW3 game. Can't install any other versions of Origin, can't play any Origin based games. MW3 is my favorite game, even though it crashes every time I play it on my PC. Every time, loosing all my points, and awards. web interface for games is, well - stupid, and doesn't work. Failed experiment. Not purchasing any games that run on Origin - ever again.
    May 23, 2012
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  9. 0 0
    how to download ORIGIN as a English language to my country???????????when i uploading it, it was a finnish language and my the sims 3 in also not in english language...
    May 24, 2012
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  10. +2 -1
    cant launch Bf3 now
    May 24, 2012
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  11. +3 0
    You guys really did a great job with the new DLC system i noticed with Mass Effect 3! Well done! But you should include that infrastructure in every ea game that offerst downloadeable content and not just for the new gMes. That would be the nest step. Please gof forward ;)
    May 25, 2012
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    1. +1 0
      And please do not just include these features in EA Games! Offer the same service for Third-Party-Games.
      May 26, 2012
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  12. +1 -1
    Everytime when I try to launch Origin with the new update, my BF3.exe will hang with 572k in memory in Windows Task Manager. Will have to kill it then double click on Battlefield 3 to run again. The same thing when trying to join a server, only thing is that I have to log out of Origin completely and try again. Gosh...it's sad to say but it appears everytime an update is implemented, the more issues I get. At least now the You have been disconnected from EA (1) has appeared less......well...because I spend more time trying to get to a server to play. Anybody else having issues like mine?
    May 25, 2012
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    1. 0 0
      Same problem, word by word. It's annoying. EA repair, plz repair. OMG
      May 28, 2012
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  13. +1 -2
    After updating Origin 8.6 all my games dissapeared and now won't accept my codes as they have already been used by myself before the update
    May 27, 2012
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  14. +2 0
    Yap, after the update I can't play BF3 anymore, Origin just won't open Battlelog. Why do you EA want to compete with Valve. Origin will never beat Steam. With all this bugs you are just making their job easier. Just give me Origin 8.7 or whatever version bug free....plz.
    May 28, 2012
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  15. +1 0
    Ah... EA.. =D I love it so much that you are failing so hard with your wanna be Steam! =D It fills me with so much joy! Keep up the good fail! =D
    May 30, 2012
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  16. 0 0
    I cant run the game when I install the origin.. this is bulshit!!!.. u know.. f there somebody knows that this can help to run any games or my game. please how can I update the game?.. I already Install the origin or EA but nothing happened.. this is a LIE..
    May 30, 2012
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  17. 0 0
    after the update i can register my cods and worst it's origin its crashing down almost evry time
    Jun 1, 2012
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  18. 0 0
    Add me to the list of computers killed by this Patch. Had an expert wipe and reinstall everything and run hours of tests. System ran great. I reinstalled 8.6. Three minutes into my first game, full crash again.
    Jun 6, 2012
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  19. 0 0
    So does this mean if I want to play ANY E.A. game I have to have this Origin thing?
    Jun 17, 2012
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  20. +3 0
    It sure is nice having all these expensive Sims 3 games sitting around that wont run because I cant connect to Origin. Thanks EA, your the best!
    Aug 29, 2012
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