EA is officially removing BioWare Points as a form of currency in the Origin Store on PC. To make up for it, EA is now offering most DLC from Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 to all players for free.
The news was shared on Reddit from those like AircraftSam89 who received an e-mail from EA stating that these BioWare Points would be no more, and EA confirmed to IGN that they will indeed be gone from the Origin Store on October 11, 2022.
For those unfamiliar, BioWare Points were a form of currency players could purchase from EA on the Origin Store to purchase in-game content packs. BioWare Points were more prevalent during the days of the previously mentioned games, but EA stopped using them for games such as Anthem, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Mass Effect Andromeda.
The one group of DLC that won’t be free will be Mass Effect 3’s Multiplayer Packs, and those who wish to purchase these packs can do so with BioWare Points until October 11. After that date, Multiplayer Packs will “only be redeemable using credits you’ve earned in-game.”
BioWare notes that other currencies like Crystals and Platinum will remain unaffected and all content previously purchased using BioWare Points will still be accessible.
BioWare is making these choices as it is in the middle of developing Dragon Age: Dreadwolf and the next entry in the Mass Effect series.
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