How to Successfully Delete Your Origin Account

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How to Successfully Delete Your Origin Account

Origin is one of the top digital platforms made by Electronic Arts. Origin delivers a wide selection of PC and Mac games for all game lovers to enjoy. Whether you're into RPG games or Sim games, Origin provides some of the most popular PC games on its platform.

While Origin is popular, not everyone wants to keep their account. If you find that you want to , you may be uncertain of the process. Luckily, DoNotPay makes completing tasks like deleting your Origin account feel seamless. If you want to quickly and successfully delete your account with Origin, read on to learn what steps you can take to do it on your own and how DoNotPay can easily do it on your behalf.

Reasons to Delete Your Origin Account

Thinking about ? There are a few valid reasons why you may want to do it. Some reasons may include:

  • The cost of the games is too expensive and you're unable to purchase anything.
  • You haven't found any games you like on Origin, which prevents you from taking advantage of the platform.
  • You've found another platform that you prefer and don't need your Origin account any longer.

Issues You May Run Into When Deleting Your Origin Account

If you want to quickly delete your account with Origin, you will likely find that the process is more difficult than most, especially compared to other gaming platforms. Origin does not provide a direct link to enable users to delete their accounts. Instead, you must go through their customer support department to initiate an account deletion. Not only that, but some users have stated that account deletion has been unsuccessful even after speaking to an advisor. If you don't remember your password to log in to your Origin account, this can create additional problems.

How to Delete Your Origin Account on Your Own

If you would like to delete your Origin account, users will need to follow a few steps. It's important to note that you won't be able to delete your Origin account through the Origin platform. You will need to go to as all EA digital platforms are deleted through the EA website. Here is a step-by-step of what you'll need to do to delete your Origin account on your own.

  1. Go to
  2. Navigate to the EA "Contact Us" page and log into your account.
  3. Once you're on the contact page, type "Origin" in the search field and select the logo.
  4. Choose your platform.
  5. Then, you'll need to select "Account Management".
  6. Type in "Close my account".
  7. Select the "Chat Now" button and wait for an advisor to start a chat.

What's the Difference Between Deactivation and Account Deletion?

Many Origin users confuse the difference between account deactivation and account deletion. But it is important to understand if you're looking to fully delete your Origin account. It is also important to consider if you have other digital platforms with EA games.

  1. Deactivating Your Account

An account deactivation enables you to essentially shut down your Origin account, but it keeps your account in the system and all related progress retained. But with an account deactivation, you won't be able to log into your account until you choose to reactivate it.

Deactivating your Origin account is a better option if you have other games through a different digital platform from Origin that you use. A deactivation means:

  • You will still receive marketing emails.
  • Your username and comments will still be visible.
  • Other platforms will remain linked to your account.

You can reactivate your account again whenever you're ready.

  1. Deleting Your Account

If you delete your EA account, this means that you will be deleting your account associated with Origin along with any other platform that you may be using through EA games. This is a better option if Origin is the only digital platform you use through EA or you want to delete all of your accounts. The following will occur when deleting your account.

  • You won't be able to use any accounts you have with the platform.
  • All account history will be permanently deleted.
  • You will be removed from all EA platforms,
  • You will lose access to games, subscriptions, and more.

To learn more details about deactivating and deleting your account, refer here.

Can I Delete My Origin Account on My Own?

Origin does not enable users to delete or deactivate their Origin account on their own. You must talk with an adviser to walk you through the necessary steps.

Delete Origin Account with DoNotPay

Deleting your Origin account can be difficult. Unfortunately, Origin doesn't provide a simple process for users to quickly delete their accounts. Not only that, but if you don't remember your account username or password, this can lengthen the time it takes to get your account deleted successfully. The good news is that DoNotPay can quickly and easily delete your account on your behalf.

But that's not all. We help users delete old accounts across various platforms. Here's how it works.

  1. Go to Delete Old Accounts product on DoNotPay.

  2. Select the type of account you are trying to delete, such as email, streaming service, social media, gaming, eCommerce, and more.

  3. Tell us more about your account, including usernames and associated emails/phone numbers.

  4. Help us verify your account ownership by entering the date you first created the account, when you last logged in, any payment methods saved under the account, etc.

  5. Upload photographic evidence if you have any that can help prove your account ownership.

  6. Enter any last known or previously used passwords.

  7. Enter your contact information and submit the task!

Other Accounts DoNotPay Can Help You Delete

Whether you want to delete your social media account or your personal email accounts like AOL or Gmail, DoNotPay makes it easier for you to get it done. Other accounts DoNotPay can help with include:

Email AccountsDelete email accounts you no longer use, such as an old account on Yahoo, Outlook, etc.
Streaming ServicesDelete old accounts from streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, HBO, etc.
Ride-Sharing AppsDelete old accounts that you no longer use from apps like Uber, Lyft, etc.
Gaming PlatformsDelete old game accounts from League of Legends, Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox, etc.
Social Media AccountsDelete old or unused profiles from Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
Dating ProfilesDelete old accounts from dating sites you no longer use, such as Eharmony, Tinder, Bumble, etc.
eCommerce PlatformsDelete unused accounts from sites like Amazon, eBay, Etsy, etc.
Digital Wallet ServicesDelete old accounts from apps including PayPal, Venmo, CashApp, etc.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

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