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I've spent the last couple of days engrossed in Battlefield 3. However I also took part in the Alpha and the Beta testing, so in my Origin account, I have multiple entries for BF3 (one for alpha, one for beta, one for retail).

Obviously, I can't play the old 2 anymore, so does anyone know of a way to remove these from the Origin game list? There doesn't seem to be an obvious way of doing so.

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I'm not familiar with a way to actually remove the game from Origin, but there is a way to hide the game from actually appearing in Origin. Open the file


The Battlefield Beta has an ID of 71171. Find that line and change

hidden="0" to hidden="1"

I'm not quite sure what the ID for the alpha is, but you could just follow a similar process to remove that one as well.

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This no longer works. Any other ideas? – user20104 Feb 17 '12 at 20:01
@Tr0n, you could try grouping the unwanted entries and then collapse the group, or at least you can do so in Steam. Don't know about Origin. – kotekzot Feb 17 '12 at 20:05

You need to contact EA support. They will disable whichever games you want.

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They? You mean YOU.. – DrFish Feb 19 '12 at 19:48

Note that in order to remove a game from your EA Origin account you MUST call the phone support.

It does NOT work if you contact them via email, web form or online chat - they will either do nothing at all or they will tell you to contact the phone support. It is only possible by directly speaking to a person!

This is ridiculous, because even Steam allows a hassle-free removal. But that's the way it is for EA Origin. Unless they change this policy I cannot recommend this service at all.

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