Built on feedback from players like you, the EA Desktop app is the newest iteration of our PC platform. The beta includes new features and overall improvements to power a faster, smarter, more connected desktop app.
We want you to have the best possible PC gaming experience, with faster downloads and updates, simpler access to your games, and the ability to connect with your friends across platforms. So we got to work building a next-generation PC gaming platform — and we designed it from the ground up with your feedback in mind.
Today, we’re thrilled to offer you an early look at the all-new EA Desktop app, our built-from-scratch PC platform for EA players, games, and content. It brings you a faster experience, fewer clicks to jump back into your favorite games, and powerful Playtime Controls to help you keep tabs on how much time you and your family spend playing. We’re making it faster and easier to find and install new content, whether you’re buying games or playing through your EA Play membership. We’re also rolling out new benefits to give our EA Play* and EA Play Pro members even more from the games they love. And it all comes in the sleek dark-mode interface you’ve been asking for.
From the very start, we’ve put our players at the forefront of this project, and we plan to keep it that way. That’s why we’re inviting you to join the EA Desktop app beta: to test-drive our work, explore what’s new, and help us plan for the future.
If you’re an Origin player, your friends list and progress on eligible games will carry over. And rest assured that you can still access all of your content on Origin, so you can pick where you play.
We have lots of new features on the way, so download now, kick the tires, and let us know what you think. Your feedback is why we’re here, and we’ll need your insights as we build the faster, simpler, more powerful platform you’ve asked for.
Who can join the EA Desktop beta?
The beta is open to all players.
Why should I join the EA Desktop beta?
Your feedback matters. As with any beta, it’s a work in progress, and we hope you’ll join and share the good, the bad, and every experience in between so we can build a PC gaming platform that you’ll love.
How do I download the EA Desktop beta?
First, make sure you’re using a Windows PC. Then, download the EA Desktop app.
What’s new on the app? Where can I find out what’s planned for the future?
To find the latest news on patch releases, improvements, and new features, check out the EA Desktop Roadmap.
I have a technical issue with the EA Desktop app. Where do I go for help?
You can direct your technical support questions to our EA Answers HQ page.
Will I be able to switch back to Origin once I download EA Desktop?
If you’re joining EA Desktop from Origin, you can freely switch between apps and continue playing the games you love in either experience. However, both apps can’t run simultaneously.
Will my Origin games need to be re-downloaded on EA Desktop?
Nope. Games you’ve downloaded through Origin will be ready to launch through EA Desktop. If you don’t see your game on EA Desktop, don’t sweat. We’re adding titles all the time, so check the app soon for updates.
What will happen to the purchases I make in the open beta?
All transactions (including a-la-carte games, subscriptions, MTX, and DLCs) on the platform are permanent, real transactions tied to your EA Account.
Where can I find the purchases I made on EA Desktop?
Purchases made through the beta are tied to your EA Account — they will appear on both Origin and EA Desktop. If you don’t see your game on EA Desktop, don’t sweat. We’re adding titles all the time, so check the app soon for updates.
- Significantly improved My Collection loading speed, particularly for larger libraries.
- Everything started moving much more quickly once we switched over from the Dewey decimal system.
- Game Hub background videos can now be paused.
- From your Settings, you can choose to play or pause background videos automatically when visiting a Game Hub. Or you can pause background videos manually, whatever you like.
- Updated the main navigation to improve discoverability of the Home and Browse pages.
- The main navigation needed an overhaul because, before that, we just had to hand out maps and a compass, and hope for the best.
- Crash fixes for edge cases when launching games, launching the application, and exiting the application.
- Some of the feuding plants and zombies got a little carried away during battle and brought the fight into the app’s framework, but we were able to detangle the roots and cart off the undead without any casualties.
- …and other bug fixes and improvements.