Electronic Arts is reportedly retiring BioWare Points in October 2022, and has now made all smaller add-on content in games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect free for PC gamers.
If you own legacy Dragon Age and Mass Effect games on Origin, you might want to boot the launcher back up to claim some free DLC. According to new reports, BioWare and EA are removing BioWare Points from the Origin storefront later this year. The content that required these points is now free, and larger DLC expansions are now exclusively bundled together for BioWare titles.
An example of the free extra add-on content available to Mass Effect 2 owners on Origin's PC client.
The free content includes smaller-scale DLC like miscellaneous bonus packs for alternate appearances, weapons, armors, and specific missions in Dragon Age Origins, Dragon Age II, and Mass Effect 2 & 3.
To access the content fire up Origin, go to your My Game Library, select the game, and click the Extra Content tab. This content is only free on Origin and still costs money on other platforms like the Xbox Store. Premium currencies like Dragon Age Inquisition's platinum and Mass Effect Andromeda Points are still around. Plus Mass Effect 3's multiplayer packs still cost money, too.
EA support reportedly told a Redditor the following information:
We're reaching out to let you know that starting October 11, 2022, BioWare Points will no longer be available as a form of currency in the Origin store. Other currencies like Crystals and Platinum in other BioWare titles remain unaffected.
To support you through this change, most DLC (downloadable content) that was previously only purchasable with BioWare Points are now available free of charge. This includes DLC for the following titles:
- Dragon Age II
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Mass Effect 2
- Mass Effect 3 (except Multiplayer Packs)
For the next 90 days, you can use your BioWare Points to purchase Multiplayer Packs for Mass Effect 3. After October 11, 2022, Multiplayer Packs will only be redeemable using Credits you've earned in-game.
Don't worry - you'll still have access to any content previously purchased using BioWare Points.
We're here to support you if you have any questions on this, just reach out to EA Help.
Happy gaming, The EA team
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