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Gifting Games

★★ Newbie

HOW CAN l TRANSFER a game to one of my friends account?

 

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Hey @bridiculous  it is possible to gift a copy of a game to a friend even if you already own the game.

 

HOW DO I SEND A GIFT TO MY FRIEND?

It’s easy to send games and extra content to friends.

Here‘s how you can send a gift:

  1. Find what you want to gift in the Origin store.
  2. Click the Buy button pull-down menu.
  3. Select Purchase as a gift.
  4. Origin will bring up a list of friends you can send the gift to.
    • If you do not see your friend in the list, try searching for them in the search bar.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to their name, then click Next.
  6. Write a note to your friend (or not), then click Next again.
  7. Follow the prompts to make your purchase.
    • You can use credit cards, PayPal, IDEAL, DotPay, KCP, and E-Wallet to pay.
    • Note: Payment methods vary based on where you live.

You can find more info here: https://help.ea.com/en/help/origin/origin/send-and-receive-gifts-with-origin/

 

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Darko

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Hi, 

 

I do not believe you can transfer one of your own games to a friends account. This is only possible if you own multiple accounts yourself and is a very risky process. Details can be found HERE

 

You can however purchase a game as a gift for a friend by using the drop downs on the game purchase page. 

 

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Hey, I realize this is an old thread, but it's the most relevant one coming up in search.

Is this still accurate? I don't see any drop downs on the purchase page.

Thanks/

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Oh, I see the issue. I can't buy it as a gift if I already own it. Boo! 

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Hey @bridiculous  it is possible to gift a copy of a game to a friend even if you already own the game.

 

HOW DO I SEND A GIFT TO MY FRIEND?

It’s easy to send games and extra content to friends.

Here‘s how you can send a gift:

  1. Find what you want to gift in the Origin store.
  2. Click the Buy button pull-down menu.
  3. Select Purchase as a gift.
  4. Origin will bring up a list of friends you can send the gift to.
    • If you do not see your friend in the list, try searching for them in the search bar.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to their name, then click Next.
  6. Write a note to your friend (or not), then click Next again.
  7. Follow the prompts to make your purchase.
    • You can use credit cards, PayPal, IDEAL, DotPay, KCP, and E-Wallet to pay.
    • Note: Payment methods vary based on where you live.

You can find more info here: https://help.ea.com/en/help/origin/origin/send-and-receive-gifts-with-origin/

 

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Darko

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Sorry to necro a month old thread, but I'm not seeing a gift option for a game I already own. Trying to buy a copy of Anthem for my friend. I already have the deluxe whatever edition, and when I go to the store page all I see is "Anthem is already in your library!" I can click "View In Library" or if I hit the drop down, I see "purchase different edition", but after clicking that there is no gift option. In fact, since I own the highest edition of the game, I don't see any purchase options at all, let alone gifting.

If I go to Battlefield V, a game I do not own, I see the "Purchase as gift" option in the dropdown. I also could purchase Titanfall as a gift even though I do own that one, but no such option exists for Anthem.
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i own GW2 and wanted to gift another copy to a friend - no avail.
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So... I already bought the game. How can I gift a game that has already been bought, also... I got a card with money on it and put it on the wrong account, how can I gift that to my account? I need help!!

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For your issues @shyshycoats0806 the best thing to do is speak with one of our phone or chat support advisers who will be able to advise you further. 

 

You can contact our live support at help.ea.com.  

 

To request a callback or speak with a chat adviser:

Click on your product Origin

Then select 'PC

Manage my Account'

Can't log in

 

Finally, you can choose to receive a callback or begin a chat.

 

Darko

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