I just purchased the video game Titanfall for PC through EA’s Origin software. After the 50GB download and lengthy game installation, I fired up the game to play, and was met with the game effectively freezing at the EA logo.
It would advance slowly. About 1 frame every 15 seconds. After some investigation, I saw in the Windows Task Manager and Resource Monitor that Titanfall was writing to my hard drive at 100% capacity.
Now I don’t have the fastest hard drives in the world, but I have two decent drives in a striped RAID configuration, so this should not be happening.
It took about 2 hours of Googling before I found someone with the same problem. And fortunately, someone had a fix that worked for me.
It’s a bug with origin’s recent update to the overlay. Right click the game, properties, and disable origin in-game.
So if you’re having this problem, Google no more.
Open Origin. Browse to “My Games,” right-click on Titanfall, click “Game Properties,” check “Disable Origin in Game for this game,” and finally click “Apply.”
Worked like a champ for me.