Apex Legends: How to unlink your Origin Account from Steam

November 30, 2020


If you’re like me and have been playing Apex Legends on Origin then you may also be encountering lots of loading issues, mainly with the Origin Launcher itself. It’s for that very reason that I decided to move my game data across to Steam.

Apex Legends has been out now since the 4th of January 2019, which is almost 2 years, since the release of this article. Since that time you could only play the game itself on Origin, however, on November the 4th 2020, EA has released the game, so that It can be played on Steam.


The bonus to this is that it has become a very popular game again, with a huge increase in players.


This is okay if you haven’t played the game before but if you’re like me then you may be wanting to transfer your old saved data across to Steam.

How to link my Origin account to steam – Apex Legends: 

The steps in order to link your steam account with your Apex Origin Account is a very simple one. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Download Apex Legends on Steam via the launcher.
  2. Once the game has downloaded, launch it for the first time. You will then be prompted with a login screen, asking to log into your Origin Account. (MAKE SURE THIS IS THE RIGHT ACCOUNT)
  3. When you log into your account you will be able to boot up Apex Legends and all your saved data will be moved across with it.
  4. That’s it! You are now able to play Apex Legends on steam with your current saved data, just as you would have done on Origin.

A lot of players are very happy that Apex Legends is now on Steam, which has already had noticeable results. From smoother performance to quicker integration with friends, you can now play, stress-free.


What if you linked the wrong account? Read below:

How to unlink my steam account from origin – Apex Legends: 


If like me, you have multiple Origin accounts, it’s an easy mistake to get the wrong one. There is good news, you can unlink your account although it is a bit of a faff. If you want to unlink your account follow these steps:


  1. To begin with, you need to head over to the EA Support site.
  2.  Now you must choose the game in which you want support with, so Apex Legends > then follow the option to Manage my account > Account Linking > then click Contact option.
  3. This will take you to a page where you need to fill out your details and your preferred support options. The main choices is a live chat or a telephone call. We would suggest the live chat if the queue isn’t too long. When you choose this option, you will have to wait for an agent. Once connected to the support agent, they will ask how they can help. Explain you’ve linked the wrong account and they will want the linked account email and username. After you’ve confirmed this will go through a disclaimer explaining any data loss from the removed account is not their fault. Accept this, wait a few minutes and you can then open up Apex Legends on Steam and log into the correct account. 


These steps aren’t just for Apex Legends. You can actually use these steps for any game which you’ve linked the wrong account to.

 The good news is that you can get rewards for linking with steam. If you were unaware you can actually link the account and get three exclusive weapon charms. These charms are crossovers between the outlands and other popular steam titles.

Alternatively, if you need a video help you can click on this channel below which will go through an explain the problem for you:

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