This morning I discovered that the included instructions for the download of the Blood Dragon Armor was incorrect if not confusing.

The instructions on the pro-order slip in the game case are as follows:

  1. Enter your code at
  2. Start Dragon Age: Origins and log in to your EA/Bioware account
  3. Go to the Downloadable Content menu to view the download progress
  4. Once installation is complete, follow the instructions in the Quest Journal


Following these instructions requires you use a computer or the built in browser on the PS3. The web address given redirects users to the beta for the Bioware social site, which is more or less broken. You won't be able to acquire a standard 12 digit PSN store redeem code as implied... and get frustrated (like I did).


The actual processs is as follows:

  1. Once the game loads, select "Downloadable Content"
  2. Press triangle to enter "EA purchase code"
  3. Enter all 16 characters including the "-" (XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX)
  4. Blood Dragon Armor will appear on the in game DLC menu followed by "purchased"
  5. Select the Blood Dragon Armor and press "X"
  6. The PSN Store will come on screen and you'll be asked to Dowload or add to cart, select Download
  7. Don't tell anyone I never gave you help on anything.

The same instructions apply for getting "Shale"

I'll have my user review up in a few hours, until then... enjoy :)