As of September 25, 2020, we reduced the default microcontent spend limit on teen accounts from $25 to $0. Accounts that have manually set a limit will not be impacted. See how to change your teen’s limits below.
Want to link your EA Account to your family members’ accounts? If you have an adult account, you can link your teens’ accounts to yours and have more control of what they’re spending.
There’s no limit to how many teen accounts you can add to your Family, so you can easily monitor all of your family’s accounts.
You can only link teen accounts to adult accounts. You can’t link adult accounts to other adult accounts.
The age for a teen account varies by country. Once a teen account has been created, you or your teen can request to link their account to your account to create your Family.
Teen accounts have default spending limits, whether or not they’re linked to an adult account. The only way to modify those limits is to link a teen account to a parent or guardian’s Family.
Linking is easy. You can do it right from your EA Account and Billing settings in Origin:
We’ll send an invitation to your teen’s account. They’ll need to accept the invite within 24 hours to become a part of your Family.
There are two different limits that you can adjust for you or your teen’s accounts:
As of September 25, 2020, the new default spend limit for teen accounts is $0.
Here you can change the limits for games and downloadable content (DLC) as well as for microcontent purchases. You can also click Reset to Default if you want to put the settings back to their default settings.
Spending limits are pre-tax and fees. That means that any taxes and fees for the purchase will be charged to the payment method on the account directly instead of coming out of the teen’s spending limit.
We don’t take tax and fees into account when calculating total spend, so the total amount charged to the payment method on the account might be more than the spending limits on the account once any taxes and fees are added.