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EA to Remove BioWare Points System, Makes Mass Effect and Dragon Age DLCs Free

As EA Games pivots to removing its Origin currency, BioWare Points, the publisher has decided to make some DLC for two of its largest franchises...
As EA Games pivots to removing its Origin currency, BioWare Points, the publisher has decided to make some DLC for two of its largest franchises... / EA Games

As EA Games pivots to removing its Origin currency, BioWare Points, the publisher has decided to make some DLC for two of its largest franchises, Mass Effect and Dragon Age, completely free.

In an e-mail now published on the official Mass Effect subreddit, EA explained that it will be discontinuing BioWare Points as a currency beginning on Oct. 11, 2022. Other currencies that can be used inside the games, themselves, will remain unaffected. This includes Crystals and Platinum, in the Origin store.

EA Games Frees DLC for Mass Effect and Dragon Age

To "support" fans through this change, the publisher has decided to make most of the DLC that was BioWare Point-exclusive completely free for Origin users. The following games will now have a host of free DLC that players can add to their favorite games and play through:

  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age II
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Mass Effect 3

Smaller transactions and DLCs, such as Multiplayer Packs, are exempt from this move as they'll still be able to be purchased using in-game credits. However, players can still use their remaining BioWare Points to purchase them should they so choose.

Any content previously redeemed with BioWare Points will remain available on the account its was purchased for.

This has become somewhat of a trend for major publishers in the past few weeks. Blizzard Entertainment has sent its MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, out to pasture. Ubisoft will also be delisting several titles this September and allegedly no longer allow those who have purchased them to access them. Additionally, Rockstar Games recently announced it will be reallocating resources away from Red Dead Online to focus on Grand Theft Auto 6 ⁠— essentially stripping the game of any chances at new content this year.