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BioWare Beta Testing Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch With Party Storage

by Matthew Kato on Feb 13, 2015 at 07:30 AM

BioWare has announced a closed beta program for Dragon Age: Inquisition's Patch 5 for the PC version of the game. The patch includes customization features, a new shop called the Black Emporium, and the much-needed party storage feature.

The Black Emporium contains epic weapons, artifacts, new crafting schematics, and the Mirror of Transformation. This lets you change your voice and facial appearance, and other customization options are available via an item tinter that lets you change the color of your armor with crafting materials. The patch also contains accesability improvements such as additional mouse button bindings.

The party storage feature will be in the Undercroft.

The developer says that sign-up for the closed beta program will be offered via The Keep in the near future, but did not announce any other patches available to the community at large or other platforms.

For more on the patch and the program, check out BioWare's official blog post.

[Source: BioWare]


Our Take
It's good that party storage is being offered (although it should have been there all along), and even better that it's not a part of DLC like in Origins.

It would be great if there was some news about this patch coming to the console versions, but hopefully the program can work out all the kinks before it's launched anywhere. 343 Industries recently canceled its public beta for an update to Halo: Master Chief Collection. The two situations may be apples and oranges, but it will be interesting to see if either way of approaching patches makes a difference and if more developers plan such test runs.