Home Gaming Pre-order Battlefield 1 on Origin before the price increase? You’re in luck!

Pre-order Battlefield 1 on Origin before the price increase? You’re in luck!

1 min read


As you likely already know, the price of Battlefield 1 (and other impending EA games like FIFA 17 and Titanfall 2) has substantially increased.

It seems that EA’s digital sores have finally got their currency conversions locked in at the right exchanges, meaning that locally, many PC gamers will now be paying close to what console gamers have been paying for their games.

There has been a big worry amongst those who had pre-ordered Battlefield 1 on Origin at the old price,that they may have to pay the newer, higher price when the game is out. Why? Origin charges you when the game is out, not when you pre-order. Pre-order a game at R600, and then having a R999 charge comes off your card a few months later would be quite a shock.

We asked EA – and they’ve assured us that those who have already their pre-orders locked in and have received their confirmations won’t be stuck with the higher price. Of course, anyone who bothered to look in t the terms and conditions of sale on Origin would know this. Here’s what it says:

“When you purchase EA Content from EA, the price payable by you is the price indicated on the applicable EA Website or EA Game at the time of purchase.”

We also asked them why the pricing saw such a dramatic increase, but they’ve declined comment. Still, it’s some good news for those of you who managed to order the game before the increase, and a world of disappointment for those who didn’t.

Last Updated: September 9, 2016


  1. Ottokie

    September 9, 2016 at 14:02

  2. Pariah ???

    September 9, 2016 at 14:09

    It still boggles the mind as to why digital is MORE than physical. Literally no logistical overheads, no printing costs, no cases, DVDs etc. Literally just a setting on a piece of software that says “X user can download Y game”.

    It’s like banks charging R150 for a bounced debit order, when the entire system is automatic.

    Yeah, they both forego the Vaseline.


  3. Original Heretic

    September 9, 2016 at 14:25

    They declined to comment. Yeah, that’s what people who have something to hide do.

    Maybe EA is taking business advice from this guy now.


  4. RinceThis

    September 9, 2016 at 14:31

    I have to post this


  5. Fox1 - Retro

    September 9, 2016 at 14:34

    There was a time when the shelves of CNA, Game and Makro were flooded with EA PC games for R99 and games used to come in box’s. I’ll just wait for a year when it’s on EA Access or on XBL sale.


    • miaau

      September 9, 2016 at 14:36

      And I had not heard or seen half of them. I remember looking once or twice


  6. miaau

    September 9, 2016 at 14:36

    They declined to comment? I wonder why not? Surely they have a reason, that the average consumer can accept: Such as no increases effectively for years, in line with other market pricing or other such yada yada.



  7. Mossel

    September 9, 2016 at 14:54

    Battlefield 1 is still $44 on CD Keys. Making it about R630.


    • Dungeon of JJ

      September 9, 2016 at 16:23

      Yea, you can pick it up in dollars for way cheaper.
      The new SA pricing is BS. They can’t justify such an increase with exchange rates. That’s just an excuse.


  8. SA_intZA

    September 9, 2016 at 15:55

    It’s disappointment for both sides as the guys that pre ordered early will just have no one to play against.


  9. Avithar

    September 9, 2016 at 16:30

    Seems like the beta was that good they upped the price


    • Mark Treloar

      September 9, 2016 at 19:37

      Except that Activision and Microsoft both had games at the same price before EA’s increase.


      • BakedBagel

        September 12, 2016 at 07:34

        But NFS a $60 game is still R600



  10. pantsarehappy

    September 10, 2016 at 13:19

    No, it is not locked in at the right exchange rate. R1000 is $71 not $60. EA is showing their true colours again. They don’t care at all about this market. There is no way a company can increase their game prices by 66% overnight if they cared. I was keen to get this game but there is no way I can support this.

    Instead of nut hugging EA I wish our local game websites were calling this out for the bs that it is. They should be galvanising the community so that we can organize a boycott/protest.


  11. BakedBagel

    September 12, 2016 at 07:33

    Was it not a few months ago that EA stated they dont want to be the grinch?

    lmao way to go.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

FIFA and EA Split? How Did it Happen and What Now for the Future of the Franchise?

In life, there are many staples, peanut butter and jam, bread and a toaster, and in gaming…