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Learn how to disable in-game purchasing when playing EA games on PC, console, or a mobile device.

A lot of our games let you buy additional in-game content, also called microcontent or microtransactions, outside of what you can already earn through playing. This includes premium (virtual) currency and consumables, like extra energy, additional or enhanced player items, and more.

Keep reading to learn how to turn off in-game purchases.

You’re never required to buy in-game content to enjoy our games, but it’s there if you want anything extra.  Any purchases that require real money are always clearly marked.

Console games

If you play games on Xbox or PlayStation, your Xbox Live or PlayStation™Network account has settings to control in-game purchases. We recommend checking out their security and privacy settings, so you can set them up as you’d like.

Both Xbox and PlayStation offer online safety and privacy settings, as well as parental controls and family settings. These are important because they help keep you in control of the spending on your account. This can be extra helpful if you share your console with someone else, like roommates, friends and family, or your children.

Find out more about safety, privacy, and parental control settings:

Mobile games

Many of our mobile games are free to download and can be played without spending any money.

You can enable or disable in-game purchases for mobile games. Your Android, Apple iOS, or Windows Phone mobile device lets you restrict in-app purchases, through a quick adjustment of settings.

Here’s how:

PC games

To make in-game purchases easier and faster on PC games, you can securely save your payment information to your EA Account. We recommend that you save your payment information only if you want to be able to make recurring purchases using that payment method.

If you don’t want to save your payment information to your account, you can uncheck the Save my billing information to my account for future use box when you make a purchase in our store. Learn more about making purchases as well as adding or updating your billing information.

Want to control purchases on your teen’s account?

Add your teen’s account to your Household to set up player controls so you can stay on top of what your teen is buying and playing. See how to set up player controls in EA Desktop or in Origin.

The EA Desktop app is currently in Beta, so only some players have access. Find out more in our article.

Child accounts

You can also create an underage EA Account for your child. When logged into a child’s EA Account, in-game purchases are disabled automatically.

For extra safety, a child’s EA Account can’t use any social or online multiplayer features of our games. Find out more about online access with child accounts.

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