After announcing that they will give players the chance to beta test the next patch for Dragon Age: Inquisition, BioWare is now officially accepting sign-ups from PC gamers that wish to be considered for the test. As reported by the Inquisitr last Friday, Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition will give gamers several new features to enjoy within the latest installment of the popular role-playing game, such as additional item storage and new ways to alter their in-game appearance.
BioWare informed fans from their official Twitter account that they are now officially inviting players to participate in the beta test for the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition patch. Interested parties can now sign into the Dragon Age Keep to apply. To be considered for the test, users much have an active EA Origin account and a PC copy of Dragon Age: Inquisition needs to be tied to their account.
Due to the fees associated with releasing content patches on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, the Patch 5 beta test for Dragon Age: Inquisition will only be available to PC players. Since the game’s next planned update will actually add new content to the game, BioWare hopes to use the beta to help them be able to launch the patch with as few bugs as possible. Once again, this will cut down on console certification fees, as it will likely mean that they will have to release fewer hotfixes to fix new issues introduced with Patch 5.
While the beta sign-ups are limited to PC players, BioWare reassures fans that the actual patch for Dragon Age: Inquisition will actually launch across all platforms after the testing process has concluded. This means that Dragon Age: Inquisition users will be able to benefit from all of the new features that will be added in Patch 5, regardless of what system they play on.
All of the big changes coming with Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s next update are being added to the game based upon fan-feedback. According to BioWare, the most often requested features that gamers would like to see added to Dragon Age: Inquisition include having access to increased item storage and some way to alter their character’s appearance after the protagonist’s initial creation. Patch 5 will give fans the ability to finally do either of these and more, once the developer can smooth out the features with the help of the new beta test.
If you own a PC copy of Dragon Age: Inquisition, do you hope to participate in the Patch 5 beta or would you rather wait until the update is officially live?
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