EA Origin App Error for Invalid License Missing DLL gfsdk_aftermath_lib.x64.dll

You may receive an error when trying to play a game on the EA App (Origin based games).

We’re sorry, an error has occurred
Invalid license. Reason code = Missing DLL: [gfsdk_aftermath_lib.x64.dll]
Error: 0x45A.

Clicking Exit results in another error:

Easy Anti-Cheat
Untrusted system file (C:\Windows\System32\msvcp140.dll)

Searching for a solution you may come across several threads about the issue on the EA community forums:




The suggested fixes varied from things such as changing video card drivers, rolling back Windows to a previous restore point, reinstalling the game, reinstalling the EA App and reinstalling Visual C++ 2015.

The biggest clue was found in this thread:


The solution?  To install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, however you need the “2015-2022” Redistributable and NOT the 2015 Redistributable

Below is the 2015 version (published on 10/07/2015) suggested in one of the forum threads. It may already be on your system and will NOT fix the problem:

This is the 2015-2022 Redistributable that WILL solve the problem and eliminate the errors.  Installing this will replace any previous versions of the 2015 Redistributable that may already be installed on your system.  Install both the x86 and the x64 versions

Note: For reference, the permalinks for the 2015-2022 Redistributable files listed above are sourced from this Microsoft website:

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