If you found yourself in a situation in which you wanted to play on your PC, and Origin games are not launching? Unfortunately, you are not the only one experiencing this issue.
A large number of users have complained that they can’t get access to their beloved games on the Origin platform. Seeing that none of your Origin games can be launched has caused (and is still causing) a lot of stress and worry to Origin users.
It seems that the issue can be caused by a variety of reasons. In some cases, the games stopped launching after an update to the Origin platform. In other cases, it can be caused by incompatible software running at the same time in the background, or because of a DNS cache error.
For these reasons, in today’s fix article we will explore some of the best troubleshooting steps for this issue. Please follow the methods closely to avoid any other issues.
What to do if none of my Origin games will launch?
1. Clear your PCs DNS cache
- Press Win+R keys on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
- Inside the Run window -> type the following command: -> ipconfig /flushdns -> press Enter.
- A command box will appear on the screen for less than a second, and the DNS cache will be cleared.
- Try to see if this method allows you to run your Origin games.
2. Reset the Hosts file on Windows 10
In the case that this file becomes corrupt, or contains incorrect information, it can cause your Internet not to work or can create problems with applications like Origin.
We already wrote a comprehensive guide on how to reset the Hosts file easily, so be sure to check it out.
3. Disable all Origin in-game overlays
Here’s how to disable them:
- Open Origin.
- Select the option Application Settings from the top menu.
- Click on Origin In-game.
- Disable all in-game overlays found in the list and restart your Origin app.
4. Clear the Origin cache
Note: To complete this method, you will need to make sure that all instances of Origin are closed. To make sure, it is recommended that you search for Origin.exe and OriginWebHelperService.exe inside Task Manager, and press End task for each of them.
- Press Win+R keys -> type %ProgramData%/Origin -> click Ok.
- Delete all the files and folders in that location but do not delete the LocalContent folder.
- Press Win+R keys again -> type %AppData% -> hit Enter.
- Inside the Roaming folder -> delete the Origin folder.
- Click AppData in the address bar -> open Local folder -> delete the Origin folder in there.
- Restart your PC and log into Origin again.
5. Uninstall and re-install Origin
If all of the above-mentioned methods failed:
- Press Win+X keys -> select Apps and Features.
- Search for Origin -> select Uninstall.
- Download the latest Origin software and re-install it by following the on-screen instructions.
Please feel free to let us know if this guide helped you solved your problem by using the comment section below.
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