BioWare thanks fans with a free copy of Mass Effect 2 for PC

We thought Dragon Age II was great and we’re not the only ones. The multi-platform sequel sold 1 million copies less than two weeks after it went on sale. As a token of appreciation to its fans, BioWare has released a special ‘thank you’ trailer for Dragon Age II and Mass Effect 2. But that’s not the important part.

Until April 30, 2011, anyone who owns a copy of Dragon Age II will be eligible to download a free copy of Mass Effect 2 for the PC from the EA Store. All you have to do is register your copy of Dragon Age II to activate the Black Emporium online pass before April 30.

Here are the official details and instructions straight from BioWare:

1. Activate the Online Pass content that came with your copy of Dragon Age II (The Black Emporium)
2. Start the game and log in using your EA Account or create a new EA Account
3. Visit and log in with that EA Account
4. Enter your Online Pass code and click “Submit.” You will then be provided the code for Mass Effect 2.
5. Open the EA Download Manager and enter the code to commence download

Above: Two games, one trailer. As a special thanks to fans, BioWare is giving away a free copy of Mass Effect 2 on PC to all Dragon Age II owners

Technically, even if you haven’t already purchased a copy of Dragon Age II, you can still get one for your free copy of Mass Effect 2. GamesRadar gave Dragon Age II an 8-out-of-10 and Mass Effect 2 a perfect 10. Sounds like a good deal to us.

Apr 5, 2011

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  • foxxjeh - April 7, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    This is the most retarded fucking promotion I have ever seen from any company ever, fuck you Bioware To defend my statement, Dragon Age 2 was a cash in game, and Mass Effect 2, was actually a well thought well made game, Mass Effect 2 sold a lot, I mean 2 million copies the first week and much more then fourth. Dragon Age 2 not so much, this is a simple ploy to make people think Bioware is being nice and thoughtful and that Dragon Age 2 sold well so it must be a game worth getting. Hey Bioware, if you really thought about the fans, you would probably give them some free points from your retarded DLC system, so they could download a games worth of DLC rather then this crap about a game they most likely already have.
  • The_King_of_Nothing - April 6, 2011 5:12 p.m.

    Well, I don't have Dragon Age 2 and they still gave me a code. I'm not sure what that means in this whole thing. The kick in the nuts of it is that I use a Mac and own a PS3 for gaming. So it's useless to me.
  • Kermit1970 - April 6, 2011 8:30 a.m.

    @ kingsmikefan & JohnDagger I don't I hardly play on my PC so this will be a download for me recaptcha: Yamasaki ripts. Is that a new motorbike?
  • Crabhand - April 6, 2011 6:26 a.m.

    @JohnDagger Perhaps, but there isn't necessarily complete overlap between Dragon Age and Mass Effect fans. This move will likely boost sales of Dragon Age 2 a bit and generate more excitement for Mass Effect 3 as well as DLC revenue. Seems like a pretty savvy business move to broaden their market base.
  • JohnDagger - April 6, 2011 6:11 a.m.

    Wouldn't fans already have both games? Isn't this more aimed to get new customers instead?
  • 4fromK - April 6, 2011 5:53 a.m.

    if this was a steam game, I'd drop money on DAII right now, as its practically a twofer deal... but I don't really wanna deal with EAs online service, which I'm sure is pretty lacklustre.
  • kingsmikefan - April 6, 2011 5:50 a.m.

    so they reward their "most loyal fans" with a game they most certainly already have? Sounds more like they're just trying to sell more copies of Dragon Age II and do something really nice to offset the fanboy rage.
  • Omrikon - April 6, 2011 4:05 a.m.

    I have to say that this is a surprisingly nice gesture. I'd rather just spend the $20 to get Mass Effect 2 on it's own though, since I'm not interested enough in Dragon Age 2 to justify spending $60 just so I can get both.
  • TheManWhoPaysTheRent - April 6, 2011 3:34 a.m.

    I already own ME2 and hated DA:O sooooo no thanks. It's nice fo them to want to give their fans something but it's not for me
  • BriefCandle - April 6, 2011 3:16 a.m.

    Totally works for Xbox version. Nice. Bioware makes Edmonton proud, that's for damn sure.
  • Brumbek - April 6, 2011 2:01 a.m.

    For the sole reason of having to download ME2 from the lame EA Store I wouldn't participate. Steam only. That is all.
  • thejadefalcon - April 6, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    @Redeater: Derp. Didn't notice the second post was from you. No, there isn't a way to really connect them other than activating it as a non-Steam game (go to the Steam Client>Library>+Add a Game>Add a Non-Steam Game).
  • thejadefalcon - April 6, 2011 1:45 a.m.

    @Redeater: Don't think the FAQ mentioned that, just that you would get ME2 on PC, end of story. I don't see why not though. No harm in trying anyway.
  • Redeater - April 6, 2011 1:44 a.m.

    Also sorry for the posts but I meant to say I have them both for the 360.
  • Bloodstorm - April 6, 2011 1:30 a.m.

    Wanted to buy a game tomorrow, now I know which one I will be buying.
  • Redeater - April 6, 2011 1:12 a.m.

    @Tyler Nagata Wow it worked. Is there anyway I can link this to my steam account?
  • blakebeauchamp - April 6, 2011 1:06 a.m.

    Ah that's sweet! Too bad I haven't played dragon age let alone picked it up.
  • Redeater - April 6, 2011 12:59 a.m.

    Stupid question but does this cover the 360 version of it as well? If I enter my code for my 360 can I get the pc version? I have both for pc but it would be nice to play ME2 at a later date with pc graphics.
  • SlinkyDink - April 6, 2011 12:40 a.m.


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