Need For Speed (2015) - Incorrect language issue?

I’m unable to play Need For Speed (2015) due to this message that appears everytime I launch the game:

"The Origin account currently logged in does not have access to the installed language for this game. Please reinstall the game in an allowed language or log in with a different account".

I bought the game direct from the Origin store in my region so it’s not a region restriction issue (Confirmed with Origin support).

So, I uninstalled Origin from the prefix, deleted all EA & Origin files (Stuff in ProgramData, AppData etc), reinstalled Origin, did a repair on the game and tried again. I tried changing the language of the Origin application and the game to other languages & then back to English. I even did a complete fresh install in a new prefix but the problem persists. I’m not using a VPN or proxy servers, just connecting directly.

I’m out of ideas here! Does anyone know why it keeps doing this?

Also, can anyone confirm that they have this game, Need For Speed Payback or Need For Speed Heat working as I might try one of those instead?


Here one recommends to not only reinstall but completely re-downloading the origin installer. Another says that he changed his language preference in his online account to have it match with the game.

This one is also interesting:

Thanks for the reply.

I had been through those EA forums, Reddit etc… loads before posting here. I tried so many things but nothing worked. I figured it was just some issue with running it via WINE, even though people seemed to have had it working previously.

Anyway, I gave up in the end and just got a refund. I will try again with the newest game at some point though so I will find this thread and check your links again. I hadn’t actually seen that solution in your second link before so maybe it’s the one I needed/will need!

Cheers :slight_smile: