[Dragon Age 2] Sorting out the DLC and unlockables

da2_hawke1 Lizzy Hawke leans insouciently against a wall in her shiny dragon platemail – a rare scene when she isn’t covered in actual blood spatters.

Hurrah, my copy of Dragon Age 2 arrived today. Apologies for slow blog updates but (aside from the stupid flu) I have to kick arse, take names, and sort out Kirkwall.

When you load up the game, any unlockable DLC (for example, if you have the signature edition, or got some items for signing up to the newsletter) won’t download automatically.

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What you’ll need to do is get the loading screen up (as shown above) and log into your bioware/ EA account as part of the process. If you then select either extras/ unlockables or downloadable content, the game will open a browser window for you and it’ll be directed to your account on the Bioware Social Network.

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If you select Profile/Redeem Promo Code (if you have a promo code, for example in the signature or collector’s edition) then you can enter that to tie the DLC to your account. Then if you go to Profile/ Your registered game content you’ll see a list of every item/ DLC registered to your account and next to each one is an info button when you can check how to download it.

I do think they could make this process more streamlined but it’s not actually hard once you figure out that you have to use your bioware/EA account to tie things together.

Happy questing, more on DA2 when I’ve had more time with it. For now, I’m one of those annoying people who likes to play through on ultra-easy combat settings – I’ll leave a more tactical play through for next time!

Solving the birthday dilemma

Arb and I are both very excited about Dragon Age 2, partly because we both loved the first game and partly because both of our birthdays are in March – conveniently for the game’s release.

So the announcement of the new signature edition, available to pre-orders, gave us both good ideas for potential birthday presents.

Do you have any ideas what you want for your birthday next year, because I had a thought …?

DA2? I was thinking of getting that for you too

We could both pre-order and get signature editions for each other

<<pause>>

Shall I just order one and get it sent to myself, and then you can do the same and we’ll pretend we paid for each other?

Interestingly, although unsurprisingly, the signature edition costs more than the regular edition on Amazon. (I’d assumed that all pre-orders would automatically be signature edition but nope.)