Happy October, everyone! It’s time to don your finest Spider-Man costume, binge American Horror Story reruns, and stockpile fun-sized candy bars in preparation for capitalism’s second favorite holiday. While it may no longer be appropriate for you to knock on a stranger’s doors asking for free sweets, EA has stepped in to fill the void. It’s offering a free month of its Origin Access subscription service for those who enable login verification on their platform.
Origin’s cybersecuri-FREE month
Apparently, October is “cybersecurity month”, and EA is encouraging its users to celebrate by enabling “login verification” on Origin. Per a post on the official EA site, users are encouraged to add an extra layer of protection to their accounts. In exchange, EA will credit the user’s account with a free month of Origin Access Basic, its $5/month program that gives players access to an ever-expanding library of titles.
It's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!
Your online security is very important to us, so consider turning on login verification for Origin. If you do, we'll automatically give you a free month of #OriginAccess Basic as a reward!
— Origin (@OriginInsider) October 2, 2019
If you’re like me and are already a subscriber to Origin Access, don’t fret! EA’s press release has taken us into account, stating:
- Already an Origin Access Basic member? We won’t charge you during the month of November, and you’ll get charged as normal for your next month during the following billing cycle.
- Are you a member of Origin Access Premier? We’ll give you a free month of Premier instead.
- Already have Login Verification enabled? Great! You’ll get a free month of Origin Access, too.
First world problems
While the basic subscription might not net you the absolute latest releases like Battlefield V or FIFA 20, there is still a major backlog of titles available. Perhaps most notably, DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is available, just in time for when its next content update arrives later this fall. A full breakdown of available titles can be found here.
And at the end of the day,
…and it’s hard to complain about that.
Oh yeah, and you get the comfort of knowing your precious backlog is safe, and that’s priceless.
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