Origin Battlefield 3 Activation Possible Fix: Switch Your Default Browser
Those of you still struggling to get Origin to activate your copies of Battlefield 3 might have a work-around. It could be that your issue is Firefox (or Safari).
An intrepid user in our other Origin activation debacle post pointed out that after messing around in the resource management menus on his system, he found that Origin was sending out HTTP requests and using his default browser to field their responses. That browser was Firefox, which EA doesn’t recommend for Battlelog, Battlefield’s browser-based game-launching system.
After shutting down Origin entirely and switching his default browser to Internet Explorer, Game Front reader Waddock said he was able to activate Battlefield 3 no problem.
We haven’t had a chance to independently verify this solution, but it sounds like it might work given EA’s lack of enthusiasm for Firefox. Give Internet Explorer a go and let us know if it solves your issues in the comments.
And thanks to Waddock for figuring it out.