Electronic Arts just made Mass Effect and Dragon Age DLC free

In case you missed it, Mass Effect and Dragon Age DLC is now free.


BioWare Points are a relic from a bygone era when Electronic Arts was much more greedy. These days, EA's hunger for money has mellowed. EA no longer wants you to buy imaginary currency with real money so that you can buy DLCs for their games, as was the case with BioWare points. Furthermore, EA is removing BioWare Points altogether. As a result, EA is also making select Mass Effect and Dragon Age DLC free effective immediately.

Mass Effect 2 and 3 have some of the best DLCs in gaming.
Mass Effect 2 and 3 have some of the best DLCs in gaming.

TLDR; if you haven't played Lair of the Shadow Broker before, now's a good time to fix that.

The news of the free Mass Effect and Dragon Age DLC comes from u/AircraftSam89, who claims to have received an email from EA, saying:

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.

According to the email, the "affected" games include the following:

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

Starting on October 11, players can get the DLC for the said titles just by clicking the "Get it Free" button under the "Extra Content" tab. The change does not affect other existing EA premium currencies such as "crystals" and "platinum" that are for Battlefront II and Dragon Age: Inquisition, respectively.

EA will be removing Bioware Points as of October 11th. from Games

Unfortunately, the free DLCs do not include the multiplayer packs for Mass Effect 3, which, you could argue, is the best part of the final game of the initial Mass Effect trilogy.

If nothing else, this is a great PR move by EA. The publisher already deserved credit after it made the original Mass Effect trilogy available following the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Making the DLC for Mass Effect 2 and 3 available for free is a huge bonus. This is great news for those who've waited for years to play Mass Effect 2 and 3.

Lair of the Shadow Broker is a must play for Mass Effect fans.
Lair of the Shadow Broker is a must play for Mass Effect fans.

In other news, Rockstar Games effectively sent Red Dead Online to pasture with its recent statement. Meanwhile, Ubisoft is under fire for delisting several games like Assassin's Creed: Liberation and making them unavailable to play. Finally, Konami assured longtime fans that it will bring back Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 after taking both titles down because of licensing issues.

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