Turn off Automatic Updates


Every now and then, EA graces us with a patch. Since there are many issues with those and some people just want to wait with patching because their favorite mod isn’t update, it’s wise to turn off automatic updates. Fortunately, EA lets us do this.


  1. Start the launcher
  2. Click Game Updates
  3. Remove the check mark Automatic Updates

Automatische Updates

If a patch is already out and you don’t want the launcher to automatically patch but did not remove the check mark, turn off your Internet connection, start the launcher, remove the check mark and then turn the Internet back on.

Note that if you don’t have Origin installed or your Origin is not running and updated, you won’t be offered a patch. In this case, manually download from the links that are usually provided in the posts about the patch.

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