EA Origin gamers receive some new tools, including an FPS counter

By: George Finley
2 minute read

EA’s Origin gaming client received an important update that will allow it to step up to some of the competing services in the field. While none of these features are exactly new, they are still brand new additions to Origin and users of this service have a real reason to rejoice. These new features have been requested by the Origin community for a long time now and now people are finally going to be able to get them.

So far, they are available on the beta client of Origins but they’re most likely to make their way to the main version of the client as soon as possible.  The new features are focused around providing gamers with more utility during and around their gaming hours.

The new FPS counter

Gamers have been using third party applications for years to achieve this result, but now they will have a baked-in alternative. Fraps has been the go-to application for many gamers that wanted to see what their FPS was at any given time, but having a third party application run in the background often times put unnecessary stress on their machines and alter their gaming experience.

Now, they will have a similar feature included directly in the game client which means that they will be able to be on top of their FPS count at all times without sacrificing gaming performance.

Bandwidth manager

Downloading games or updating them always has some kind of effect on machines but the new bandwidth management settings should be able to help them better handle such situations. The feature allows players to set a download limit for their game downloads and updates, which means that they can do other things online while game information is being downloaded. This is an important update because it allows for far better multitasking but also the preservation of quality when you think about the fact that downloading at full speed might cause the system to be quite unstable or at least vulnerable in games.

Cross-game invites

EA Origin will now allow players to invite one another to games even if the other party is already in another game. Now, players don’t have to be in the same place in order for an invite to go through.

If you are in a game and want to invite your friend to play with you while they’re in another game, you are free to do that. This is something that competing services lack actually, making it all the better for Origin users.

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