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How to fix Epic Games Store stuck on ‘Please wait while we install Origin’

Epic Games Store releases of EA games like Star Wars Battlefront 2 will likely present users with a ‘Please wait while we install Origin’ message. This prompt informs the player that, rather than downloading the game directly on EGS, they will instead be directed to a prompt to download the game via Origin. However, some players are reporting that they are stuck on this message, and that Origin isn’t installing for them. Here’s how to fix this issue.

Epic Games Store ‘Please wait while we install Origin’ fix

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The ‘Please wait while we install Origin’ prompt doesn’t appear to do anything for many users, but it’s actually opening up tabs within Origin that you might not see.

If you already have Origin installed, then you won’t receive a prompt to reinstall it — instead, a new tab within Origin is discreetly opened. This means that you’ll need to go to Origin on your taskbar, then select the logic screen that the Epic Games Store prompt will have quietly opened. From there, you log in to your existing Origin account, and you’ll be guided through the steps to install your game via Origin.

Some users are also reporting an issue with the Origin installation page itself if they’ve yet to install the service, with the launcher appearing in a small tab on their screen that they cannot access.

In order to fix this issue, users must follow these steps:

  • Go to Display
  • Change the size of text, apps and other items to 100% (recommended)
  • Change display resolution to 1080p

If you already have EA games like Star Wars Battlefront 2 downloaded on Origin, this means that you won’t need to separately install the game on EGS. It also means that Battlefront 2 will access your Origin friends list to play it, rather than your Epic friends list.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 releasing for free on the Epic Games Store is but one piece of good news for fans of the sci-fi series this week. It was also recently revealed that Lucasfilm Games has been formed, while it has been announced that Ubisoft is working on an open-world Star Wars game.