Dragon Age: Origins is a role-playing game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It is the first game in the Dragon Age franchise, and was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in November 2009, and for Mac OS X in December 2009. The game features a variety of downloadable content packs that were released from November 2009 to September 2010 on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and BioWare's website. The DLC packs are both story-based and content-based, and added in elements that were cut from the base game, such as Shale, the Golem companion. Although BioWare announced in October 2009 that they intended to support the game with downloadable content for at least 2 years, the final DLC for Origins, Witch Hunt, was released on September 7, 2010.Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition is the complete bundle consisting of Dragon Age: Origins, its expansion Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening and the DLC packs listed in this article in a single release. It was made available for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 26, 2010.
Various in-game items for Origins were given away for promotional purposes as pre-order bonuses, platform exclusives and as rewards from special events. Prior to December 7, 2012, they were only available through limited promotional opportunities. From December 7, 2012 onwards, with the exception of the Blood Dragon armor as well as the Collector's Edition exclusive items, players may unlock all promotional and exclusive items in Origins and its expansion pack for free.
25 downloads; This Dragon Age: Origins mod adds King Cailan's Glorious Sword, a greatsword matching the appearance of the weapon he is seen carrying at Ostagar, will drop from the Risen Ogre boss in the Return to Ostagar DLC.
|Blood Dragon Armor||November 3, 2009||A crossover promotion with Mass Effect 2, the Blood Dragon armor was available without extra cost to players who purchased a new copy of Dragon Age: Origins. In addition, unlocking the Blood Dragon armor set in Origins will unlock it for use in Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age II.|
|The Stone Prisoner||November 3, 2009||The Stone Prisoner adds Shale, a stone Golem party member, to the game, along with new locations and items. Shale has a backstory, voice acting, and a unique quest.|
|Warden's Keep||November 3, 2009||Warden's Keep adds the fortress of Soldier's Peak to the world, with a story which explores why the Grey Wardens were exiled from Ferelden hundreds of years ago. The player can set up a base of operations that has an area to store party members' surplus equipment. The pack also adds new talents and spells.|
|Return to Ostagar||January 13, 2010 (Xbox 360 only)|
January 29, 2010 (re-release for PC and Xbox 360) 
March 11, 2010 (PS3 only)
|Return to Ostagar features a return to the first battlefield of Ostagar, where the Grey Wardens were nearly wiped out by the Darkspawn invasion. The player can unravel King Cailan's and Loghain's agendas, discover the armour of the late King Cailan and the arms of the last Grey Warden Commander, Duncan, and have another opportunity to recruit a Mabari War Hound. It adds one achievement and other new items.|
|Feastday Gifts and Feastday Pranks||April 1, 2010||Feastday Gifts and Feastday Pranks includes ten unique Feastday gift and prank items, one for each companion, as well as two generic items that can be given to any companion. Each item can be downloaded separately or as part of the Feastday Gifts and Pranks pack.|
|The Darkspawn Chronicles||May 18, 2010||The Darkspawn Chronicles allows players to replay the final battle at Denerim as the Darkspawn army. In this version of the game's plot, the player's Grey Warden did not survive the Joining, so the Ferelden army is led by Alistair.|
The pack adds a sword called Blightblood which could be transferred into Origins and Origins - Awakening campaigns upon completion of the DLC.
|Leliana's Song||July 6, 2010||Leliana's Song is a standalone campaign set several years before the events of the main campaign. Players assume the role of Leliana when she was an Orlesian Bard, and experience the events that inspired her to join the Chantry. It features fully voiced cinematics. Leliana is joined by three companions of her own: Sketch, an apostate city elven mage; Tug, a surface dwarven warrior; and Silas Corthwaite, A Ferelden warrior.|
The pack adds an armor called Battledress of the Provocateur which could be transferred into Origins and Origins - Awakening campaigns upon completion of the DLC.
|The Golems of Amgarrak||August 10, 2010||The Golems of Amgarrak sends the player's Warden-Commander on a campaign in the Deep Roads to investigate the disappearance of a dwarven expedition that was searching for the lost secret behind the construction of golems. Completing the DLC unlocks a special item that can be used in those campaigns. BioWare advised that this campaign is recommended for experienced players because of its high difficulty. The Warden-Commander is joined by the following companions: Brogan Dace, a dwarven warrior; Jerrik Dace, a dwarven rogue; and a dwarven runic war golem.|
The pack adds three new achievements, each unlocking a unique reward which could be transferred into Origins and Origins - Awakening campaigns.
|Witch Hunt||September 7, 2010||Witch Hunt follows a campaign by the Warden-Commander to investigate reports that Morrigan has returned to Ferelden, nearly a year after her disappearance at the end of Origins. It provides closure to Morrigan's storyline, with rewards that transfer into Origins and Awakening. The Warden-Commander is joined by the following companions: Ariane, a Dalish elven warrior; Finn, a Circle mage; and a Mabari War Hound.|
The pack adds four new achievements, each unlocking a unique reward which could be transferred into Origins and Origins - Awakening campaigns.
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