How To: Change your Origin ID. Tested and works!

#1 Posted by Zohar (136 posts) -

Sorry if this is old news.

Most of you probably know that your Soldier ID is linked to your Origin ID and cannot be changed. That means if you made your Origin Login name something stupid like "xXMilky_goatnipples420Xx" that will be your Soldier's ID in-game. And you can never change it.

But wait. You can!

First download EA's Scrabble app on your Android or iOS device. Yeah, Scrabble, the crossword game.

Log in to your origin account within the app

Click on the Gear icon (was in the lower left on the Android version) and update your Origin details.

Voila! You now have a new Origin ID. Note: If your name is already taken it will give you an error message. Now you can finally make your name way cooler like "[420]SSJ_TreeBlazer_666<(*_*)>!"

Disclaimer: I am not responsible if this fucks up your shit. I already did this and changed my Origin ID successfully. If it doesn't work for you I don't know why.

#2 Posted by mr_ace (59 posts) -

my problem wasn't changing my origin ID, it was actually trying to find one that hasn't been taken allready, whihc is stupidly hard. I'm sure this will be handy though, cheers

#3 Posted by iDarktread (1263 posts) -
#4 Posted by TheKeyboardDemon (870 posts) -

My problem was that I wanted xXMilky_goatnipples420Xx and couldn't get it!

#5 Edited by mr_ace (59 posts) -

@iDarktread: i know right, why the fuck EA can't do that blows my mind. If they want to try and take down steam, then they need to cut out bullshit like that. I had to use professor_ace as my origin id, because every fucking mr_ace combination under the sun was taken...

@TheKeyboardDemon: that's because i got it first

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