Anyone who played Dragon Age : Origins would agree with me that the game is pretty addictive. BioWare created a masterpiece and I don’t say this often (not do I buy a lot of games), it is well worth the money. Anyway DAO was supported by many downloadable content (DLC) packs that included bonus items, additional missions, playable characters and so on. Most of the DLC were free for those who purchased the game. By releasing so many DLC packs for the legitimate game, BioWare definitely wanted to discourage pirates. However, pirates were one step ahead and every single bonus content pack got leaked online soon after they were released. And this trend is still not over – latest DAO additional content pack, ‘Return To Ostagar’ too has appeared online.
What’s even more interesting about this leak is that Return to Ostagar (RtO) has not even been officially released. As far as I know, the leak originated from a non scene source, namely on a regular gaming discussion forum. A member posted download links to two archive files which supposedly contained the DLC. One file was hosted on a one click hosting site (maybe modified aka pre cracked) and the other link directly pointed to a file on BioWare’s servers. Later there was a scene release from group ARM but this was a repack of the P2P source, as usual. I have not downloaded nor played it myself but as per comments on that particular gaming forum, leaked version works. You apparently need Dragon Age Origins v1.02 installed in order to play.
The official description of this add-on (as stated on Bioware’s DAO page) is quoted below:
Your memories of the battle of Ostagar will haunt you for years to come. It laid waste to your order and claimed the lives of many great men and women. Now, there are rumors that a fellow survivor of the battle has escaped from captivity and is seeking the Grey Wardens' help. The time has come for the Grey Wardens to make their return to Ostagar and exact their revenge upon the darkspawn.
- Return to the battlefields of Ostagar, now thick with darkspawn encamped amidst the snow.
- Reclaim the lost arms and armor of a king
- Have a second chance to add Dog to your party
More information about RtO add-on may be found here. If you have the legit version of Dragon Age Origins, DLC packs can be purchased/redeemed from within the game itself. And do not confuse this with the upcoming Dragon Age : Awakening expansion.
P.S. – Just hours after the initial release of the DLC, scene group BReWErS have come up with a PLUS 7 trainer as well.
Note: Do not ask for download/torrent links for DA : Origins or any of its DLC. This post is for informational purposes only.