EA's Now Making Online Passes For Older Titles Free


Keen-eyed NeoGAF user Vert Boil spotted several titles from publisher EA on Xbox LIVE whose online passes had gotten a major discount: if you want to hop onto the the Cerberus Network with "Mass Effect 2," well, you're in luck because it and ten other titles' online passes have gone free.

The move follows EA's announcement earlier this month that they would discontinue the practice of charging for a separate pass to go online with its multiplayer titles.

Explaining the move in a comment to Game Informer, EA's corporate communications department said:

As we discontinue Online Pass for our new EA titles, we are also in the process of eliminating it from all our existing EA titles as well. We heard the feedback from players and decided to do away with Online Pass altogether.

Players will see it first with some EA Sports titles, where a prompt to enter an Online Pass code will no longer appear in-game; with other titles we are simply making Online Passes available free of charge online.

These are rolling updates that are taking effect over the next several weeks. We hope players continue to enjoy our games and online services for a long time to come.

When I say "older," I mean releases like "Mass Effect 2" with last year's "Medal of Honor" being the most recent title getting a free online pass. The affected titles are:

"American McGee's Alice"

"Bad Company 2"


"Dragon Age: Origins"

"Dragon Age II"

"Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning"

"Mass Effect 2"

"Medal of Honor"


"Skate 3"

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