Got a used EA game with no online pass? You might be in luck.

According to a quote from an EA spokesperson on Game Informer, EA’s online passes are not just going away – they’re retroactively being replaced by free add-ons or removed via an update.

As we discontinue Online Pass for our new EA titles, we are also in the process of eliminating it from all our existing EA titles as well.  We heard the feedback from players and decided to do away with Online Pass altogether.  

Players will see it first with some EA Sports titles, where a prompt to enter an Online Pass code will no longer appear in-game; with other titles we are simply making Online Passes available free of charge online.

These are rolling updates that are taking effect over the next several weeks. We hope players continue to enjoy our games and online services for a long time to come.

Welcome news for those who bought as game before learning about the online pass program, or got a cheap game and were missing out ’cause of price.


  • JonofPDX

    Great news…but the cynical part of me wonders if this decision was made only after getting information that Microsoft (and possibly Sony) will be disincentivizing used games sales in the next gen anyway.

    Still–could have been the worst of both worlds and for the Vita, at least, there’s no downside.