EA’s Origin now allows you to manage download speed, adds FPS counter & cross-game party invites

Electronic Arts has just rolled out a new update for its online distribution service, Origin. This update introduces an option via which PC gamers can finally limit their download speeds. This is a must-have option that should have been included in Origin from the get-go. So, better late than never I guess.

Origin Spotlight - Download Speed Management

In addition, this update for Origin adds an FPS counter for all Origin games. Unfortunately, and as its name suggests, this counter only displays your framerate and nothing more. Still, it’s better than nothing, though we are pretty sure that most gamers – that want an FPS counter – are already using other third-party tools (such as MSI Afterburner) that work perfectly with all Origin games.

Last but not least, EA has introduced cross-game party invites. As such, players can invite their friends that are playing a different game in order to join them.

Origin Spotlight - Cross-game party invites

These new features are available on Origin right now!

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