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Electronic Arts adds more than 1000 achievements to its games on Steam

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Electronic Arts has now added achievements (opens in new tab) to more than two dozen of its games on Steam, and the good news is that as long as you've completed the required task at some point in the past—even on Origin—you'll get the recognition you crave.

"Based on popular demand, EA has enabled over 1000 Steam achievements for a large number of recently released games including Battlefield V, Titanfall 2, and Need for Speed Heat," EA said. 

"During game-play, you can now complete certain objectives and unlock achievements as a result. Achievement progress is retroactive, meaning if you’ve completed the objective already in Origin or Steam, you’ll be granted the achievement in Steam."

Achievements have now been added to these games:

  • A Way Out
  • Battlefield Hardline
  • Battlefield 1
  • Battlefield 3
  • Battlefield 4
  • Battlefield 5
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered
  • Dead Space 3
  • Dragon Age Inquisition
  • Fe
  • Jedi Fallen Order
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst
  • Need for Speed
  • Need for Speed Heat
  • Need for Speed Payback
  • Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville
  • Sea of Solitude
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2
  • Titanfall 2
  • Unravel
  • Unravel 2
  • Madden 21

Look upon my cheevos, and despair! (Image credit: Electronic Arts)

I tested the achievement import with Titanfall 2, and it worked perfectly: The first time I started the game on Steam, it did some magic, and then the 33/50 achievements I'd earned on Origin were immediately dumped over. So did my in-game record of collectibles and Master completions, which is nice (it means I can basically pick up where I left off on Origin, rather than having to replay the entire campaign again), but I don't know if every game will carry over progress in that fashion. 

The only restriction is that the achievements won't transfer until you actually install and run the game in question—simply purchasing and having it in your library won't trigger it.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.