I'v opened all the required ports, set my firewall to ignore it. What else can i do? I heard it was a bug at first but why is it still not working for me. Makes it so that i can't add friends to play.
I tried a clean boot and still got nothing. Still saying it's offline. There shouldn't be anything running that would interfere with it. Any other ideas?
We've got some further options available in the below thread, such as resetting your host files:
Go through those options and chat should become available again.
Welp. I tried all of that yet still no chat. Makes it so I can't add friends or play with them. This is a really annoying problem
The Friends section of Origin is running as its own section, which can be blocked by programs on your system. Please review your system once more for any security software that could be blocking this function.
Some of the things that can get between Origin and the Internet can be:
Tom replies with the same message for ALL chat and friend issues and they never work but all are marked as solved.
EA_Tom = worst tech support ever
January 2018 - last edited January 2018
Tom, Your so called "Complete support" for connection problems doesn't really help that much At all. For example is there No explaination for when the Chat goes Offline just like That. While Playing an online game.
I've had way more issues with Origin and EA games than on Steam for example and it's seriously annoying -_-
for example you're playing Dead Space 3 with your friend the whole day and then, all of the sudden, "Chat offline". And everything else still works, like ingame browser or playing online in Battlefield 4.
It's Just The Chat that is offline and with it, you can't invite your friends anymore. Till it works again that is...
It seems like the chat had some server issues a few hours ago, but it should be online again. Does it still not work for you?