EA eventually rectified the situation in part with a series of DLC bundles on Origin and Steam that pulled major content together into a single package at a reasonable price. Some content was made available for free on EA’s support site(opens in new tab). And, of course, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is a modern all-in-one package for the sci-fi trilogy.
In order to replace the oppressive BioWare Points system, EA is making a large portion of the Mass Effect and Dragon Age DLC catalogues free for PC users. On the PC, the developer used a currency system called BioWare Points to pay for DLC for titles like Mass Effect and Dragon Age. While PC gamers have long been required to acquire BioWare points at difficult exchange rates, console players have been allowed to purchase content in pieces through the appropriate Sony and Microsoft shops.
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, but as an email sent to players today(opens in new tab) revealed, EA is killing the BioWare Points system entirely, and now “most DLC that was previously only purchasable with BioWare Points are now available free of charge.” So if you have Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, Mass Effect 2, or Mass Effect 3 on Origin, go enjoy the free DLC.= If you still have a BioWare Points balance, you can spend it on multiplayer packs in Mass Effect 3 until October 11. After that date, in-game credits will be the only way to purchase those packs. You have a limited time left to get the entire Mass Effect: Legendary Collection package free via Amazon Prime.