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Keeper
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Registered: ‎12-23-2012
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Can two people play Origin games on the same computer, but different accounts?

I'm switching from console to PC and I wanted to know if I buy Battlefield 4 on my PC and install it, could my brother play it on his account on my PC? It's the same computer, but just different accounts.  It's mostly so we don't mix stats.

Sentinel
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Registered: ‎03-23-2013

Yes and no.

Hello! Nice to see you are switching from Console to PC. Welcome to the PC master race!

 

Ok, so the answer to your question is, You could install BF4 on one PC and use two different accounts but you will need to purchase BF4 for each individual origin account to actually use it. What I mean to say is that lets say you purchase BF4 on your personal account first and then you play it. Then your brother wants to play BF4 too on his personal account. So he must sign in with his personal account and purchase BF4 for his Origin account too. Only then you could actually have different stats. This actually means you need to purchase BF4 twice for two users even on the same PC if you want different stats for each person. In simple words BF4 must be purchased for each individual Origin account if you don't want to use one account for two users(mix stats).

 

Hope this answers your question.

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Re: Can two people play Origin games on the same computer, but different accounts?

You can't play on the same copy of the game from two different accounts - a single copy of the game can only be associated with one account.

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Keeper
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Re: Can two people play Origin games on the same computer, but different accounts?

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Okay, thanks

Keeper
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Re: Can two people play Origin games on the same computer, but different account


EA_Stephen wrote:

You can't play on the same copy of the game from two different accounts - a single copy of the game can only be associated with one account.


Hi this is a shame and it is something that Origin should change. For example: I have 2 children who play on the one computer. I don't want them to use my Origin account and they don't want to 'share' one either.

 

As such, I think what should happen is Origin allow for sub accounts, so people in families don't have to buy the game for each user, as I cant afford to buy 2 or 3 copies of each game.