EA is ending BioWare Points and making Dragon Age and Mass Effect DLC free
EA will officially remove BioWare Points as a form of currency in the Origin Store on PC. To make up for it, EA is currently making most of the DLC from Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 available for free to all players.
The news was shared on Reddit from the likes of AircraftSam89 who received an e-mail from EA stating that these BioWare Points will no longer be available and EA has confirmed to IGN that they will indeed disappear from the Origin Store on October 11, 2022.
For those unfamiliar, BioWare Points are a form of currency that players can purchase from EA on the Origin Store to purchase in-game content packs. BioWare scores were more popular in the days of the games mentioned earlier, but EA stopped using them for games like Anthem, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Mass Effect Andromeda.
One set of DLC that will not be free will be the Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Pack, and those who wish to purchase these packs can do so with BioWare Points until October 11. After that date, the Multiplayer Pack will ” can only be redeemed with credits you’ve earned in the game.”
BioWare notes that other currencies such as Crystals and Platinum will remain unaffected and all content previously purchased with BioWare Points will remain accessible.
BioWare is making these choices like it’s in development Dragon Age: Dreadwolf and The next entry in the Mass Effect series.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and more Convulsions.