An “Origin won’t go online” fix is needed by many players on the EA PC gaming platform. Attempting to sign into the service results in an “Online login is currently unavailable” error message popping up. While offline services are still functional, meaning you can play single-player experiences without a worry, anything that uses online multiplayer or online services is now down. Here’s what you need to know about potential Origin won’t go online fixes, which includes the pesky “Well, that didn’t go as planned” error.
How to fix the Origin won’t go online error
On your end, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can use to ensure that your connection is working properly.
- Try to connect to another service (Steam, Uplay) or access websites in your browser. This will confirm that it’s an EA Origin issue.
- Restarting the software can also have a positive impact.
- Failing the above, you can try restarting your PC and, if that also fails, your router.
If websites are loading correctly and you can connect to other services like Steam, then you can be pretty certain the issue is on EA’s side.
Unfortunately, as the problem is now EA’s and not your own, there is little that you can do to fix the issue. You’ll simply need to wait for EA to roll out a fix and get the Origin platform back online.
Until then, we’d recommend monitoring the official social media accounts, @EAHelp and @OriginInsider. Though, at the time of writing, neither of the accounts show any acknowledgment of the problems, nor any ETA for when fixes will be back online.
With many users staying safe indoors, Origin is probably receiving a lot more traffic than usual, which could potentially be causing issues. Here’s hoping it all gets resolved soon!
Stay tuned for more updates. As soon as we know more, we’ll update this post with the latest information.