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Origin friends list error stymies Apex Legends multiplayer

Struggling to get online via Origin? It seems you’re not alone

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People looking to hop into friendly Apex Legends squads today may run into a pretty significant issue: Origin is acting up, and it’s causing people to show up as permanently offline.

The error seems tied directly to Origin, as players are able to launch and play matches of Apex Legends, they just can’t join friends’ games, since they’re listed as being offline.

EA’s support account on Twitter mentioned the error, saying the company is “looking into it.” The account followed up several hours later, noting that there were errors with cloud saving as well.

Origin Friends List bug Electronic Arts via Polygon

Unfortunately, until the problem gets solved, there’s not a lot that can be done. The issues seem to be intermittent and only for specific players, so the best advice we can offer is to wait it out with Origin open, and your status may pop back online. Once it does, you should be able to play with friends, assuming they’re not suffering from the same error.