Mass Effect & Dragon Age BioWare Points “Will No Longer Be Available” Soon
Mass Effect games—as well as Dragon Age games—will soon no longer have BioWare Points as a form of currency. Electronic Arts made the official announcement in an email that they seemed to have sent to players who still have the points in their accounts.
“We are reaching out to let you know that starting October 11th, BioWare Points will no longer be available as a form of currency in the Origin Store,” EA wrote. “To support you through this change, most DLC that was previously only purchasable with BioWare Points are now available free of charge.”
Fans of the Mass Effect franchise are well aware that the only way to get some of the DLCs were by purchasing BioWare Points. They usually came in packs of 800 and hardly went on sale. Of course, they did not retail at 800 points. Players had to buy multiple packs just to get everything that they wanted. As a result, they would have several hundred points left over.
As previously mentioned, devs are giving away some DLCs at no charge. Players will just have to log into the Origin Store and get their hands on the DLCs for Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. They select the games in their library and click on Extra Content. Afterwards, they need to click on the Get It Free button for each one.
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition already has all of its single-player DLC content in its package. However, if players own the original versions of Mass Effect 2 and 3, they can get the essential expansions Lair of the Shadow Broker and Citadel at no extra cost.
“Do not worry, you will still have access to any content previously purchased using BioWare Points,” devs added. “We are here to support you if you have any questions on this—just reach out to EA Help.”
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