How to limit download speed in EA ORIGIN desktop app

Last updated on April 29, 2020 Badman Loading... 2 comments

Time needed: 2 minutes.

You can easily limit the download bandwidth used by EA Origin desktop app in a few steps. Note that you can limit the download rate when out of games as well as during gameplay.

  1. Click on “Orgin” then select “Application Settings” from the drop-down menu.

  2. Look at the “Download restrictions” section. You can now set the maximum Origin download speed here. Recommended settings:

    – Maximum download rate when out of game: 1 MB/s
    – Maximum download rate when during gameplay: 512 KB/s

Everything will automatically be saved. Now you can play an online game without lag while downloading or updating a game in Origin desktop app.

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1 year ago

doesn’t work for me, still downloads max speed

3 months ago

Why would I limit EA’s servers when they do it for me? I just downloaded two movies on my phones wifi connection while they’ve kindly reduced my fiber speed to 11mbps from 90. If I pause and restart the download, I can watch my download speed drop about 3 a second until I get to that comfortable 11 mbps crawl.