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On October 20th, 2011 in News

Origin BF3
Finally, some good news after all the heartbreak we’ve had to endure with EA’s Origin, Battlelog, lack of multiple soldiers etc. Now EA has released an online service where users can change their Origin username. It still looks like we’ll be able to have only one soldier in Battlefield 3, so chose your username wisely. Previously, players could update their name through an iOS app. Either that, or write to EA support, which, given its sheer incompetence, didn’t seem to provide much help to many players.

You can change your Origin username here.

UPDATE: we’ve updated the post with the correct link. Sorry for the confusion.


  1. Vespucci
    October 20th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Glad they put this in. My name is actually pretty crude

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    • Hired_Mark
      October 20th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      Baby steps, EA, Baby steps. Come on, now lets get rid of the whole concoction, eh?

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    • Liar
      October 20th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      It’s a good thing, but still not great. I still don’t like that our bf3 name is linked at all with Origin.

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    • Implied
      October 20th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

      Just used it a couple of hours ago. I can confirm it does indeed work.

      Great for folks like me that setup an EA Account years ago and wanted to change their Future Character’s Name so its not lame ^^

      And incase they ever decide to take that down, we still have – :D

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  2. StrikeEagle
    October 20th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    So can i change my Soldier name later on?

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    • MRshootout
      October 20th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      Your origin name is your soldiers name! :)

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  3. BlueSmiley
    October 20th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks, EA. I’m on my knees.
    Now give us commander and an in-game browser and I’ll do a little dance for you guys.

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    • That Guy.
      October 20th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      Can you dance for me? I love laughing at silly people. This is also pretty good news. Also stop wanting a BF2 re-skin..

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      • That Vet
        October 20th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

        i think i speak for everyone here when i say we would prefer a re-skinned BF2 than a re-skinned BFBC2 -_-

        bring back commander! :)

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      • BlueSmiley
        October 20th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

        I don’t want a re-skin. BF3 looks good.
        But I’ll never understand EA dropping those good old things out of this game.
        I never really played BF2 much, but I know commander is a great feature.
        They should have kept it. Atleast as an option. :) Many new guys would like it too.

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    • Jepson
      October 20th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      Actually Commander will be in the game, it will come in the day1 patch! :D

      From twitter:
      Optiskilled: Hi mister Matros. Can you confirm Commo-rose at launch on PC?
      zh1nt0: Not on launch but in the 1st day patch.

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      • YoureStupid
        October 20th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        Comma Rose isnt Commander, numnuts.

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      • Tenzing
        October 20th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

        Get your fact straight. Commander and Comma Rose are completely different things.

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      • BlueSmiley
        October 20th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

        Pay attention, class.

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      • M93
        October 20th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

        actually, im pretty sure they wont have commander at all. commo-rose is the menu that pops up when you hit Q. and has options to send pre-set messages like, “iv spotted an enemy jet!” or “im running dry on ammo!”
        But i wish they had commander too :( but maybe the full game wont be so bad without it. a sequel is meant to be a NEW game right? (even though bf3 has more bc2 features than bf2) I think people forget that dice is trying to innovate. and innovation is about CHANGE. my 2c

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        • Gundam288
          October 21st, 2011 at 4:36 am

          I still don’t get why they went with the 4 man squads. 6 was much better. If they fixed that, I would be very happy. I’m starting to wonder if the 4 man squads is hardcoded into the Frostbite engine or something….

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  4. Vasidius
    October 20th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Broken link

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  5. Madman
    October 20th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Cool Story Brah!

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  6. The_Great_Elite
    October 20th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I Thought it Was Real And i thought my mouse was broken because it wouldnt let me click on it…

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  7. NoFreakinIdea
    October 20th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    im glad to hear we have this option. even if we have to wait 30 mins.

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  8. Rock
    October 20th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Nice! My is in need of changing.

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  9. sgtmoody1944
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    The link is down. Uh oh…

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  10. laitela
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    kwl although my nickname was already what i wanted it to be

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  11. defunkt
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Great. Now maybe they’ll run an integrity check and fix the accounts that are broken as a result of changing their ID via Live Chat. I haven’t been able to login to support or Gun Club since.

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  12. laitela
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:09 pm here’s a proper link

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  13. Anttwan
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Need that link!!! :o

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  14. TheSkankyTank
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I would say this is good news for origin, but the words origin and good don’t belong in a sentence together.
    I’ll say its an improvement. I first pre-ordered and they made me make a name, and I set it as the most generic 12 y/o name possible and named my soldier ‘tankmaster55′ I am still ashamed of that today, but I finally was able to change it.
    Souped for dat preload tomarrow!

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    • huh?
      October 20th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

      why are you excited to preload the game lolol and dont you guys see that the servers are most likely gonna suck tomorrow because everyone is going to preload noone will wait

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  15. moody -.-
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:44 pm
  16. BaxterX7
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Hooray… :\

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  17. Moyrta
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    And I spend so much time thinking up a nickname that I would be proud to use and that isn’t taken yet

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  18. MrU
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Nice, btw you heard about this?!/zh1nt0/status/126959150205906944

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  19. mm
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Aaa yeaah, just changed my stupid old ID to brand new one :)

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  20. Reece
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Wicked! Although my PS3 username is taken on origin…

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  21. 0815
    October 20th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    @ MOD

    Please delete my comment. It seems to be official. But i found no link at the origin site.

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  22. Reece
    October 20th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    The link is down?

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  23. SickTwisted
    October 20th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Thank god, I’m tired of my old name “oXoibangedurmomoXo”

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  24. AmericanJedi001
    October 20th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    The link is formatted incorrectly in the article, here is the proper link:

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  25. Oh- Excuse me?! EXCUSE ME?!
    October 20th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks, mom!

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