Dragon Age: The Veilguard Promises True Offline RPG Experience Free of Microtransactions and Account Linking

14 Jun 2024



Dragon Age: The Veilguard is the RPG treasure that continues to deliver, as BioWare announces that its upcoming title will offer a true offline single-player experience—free from account linking or microtransactions.

It's confirmed—Dragon Age enthusiasts needn't worry about hidden in-game charges or compulsory account linking while enjoying The Veilguard this fall. In a fresh conversation with IGN, Corinne Busche, the video game director, elaborated that the much-loved franchise's fourth sequel is truly void of microtransactions. Moreover, it adheres to the single-player RPG interaction that supporters appreciate—one not demanding integration of their Steam account, or similar, with an EA profile.

The developer's comment comes during a conversation concerning the confirmation that players' choices in Inquisition will carry over to The Veilguard and its character creator. Busche mentions that fans can import their Inquisitor's appearance and backstory "fully integrated" this time, clarifying that this doesn't mean any account linking is necessary. Surprisingly, it doesn't involve any save file reading either.

Busche explains that the technology is different and was designed to be within the client. It's quite exciting—and if the absence of account linking or microtransactions sounds too good to be true, it's not. One fortunate early player confirms Busche's statement, noting that The Veilguard will not have any microtransactions at all. Rather, players are encouraged to explore and grind for stronger weapons and gear, resulting in improved stats and cosmetics as the game progresses.

While Baldur's Gate 3 made shorter characters wait to properly kiss their taller partners, Dragon Age: The Veilguard ensures that animations will suit any character built from day one.