Many more common questions regarding the expansion pack are answered in the source below.
On PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console, start up Dragon Age with the
Awakening disc in the drive, then press New Game. Select Awakening
- How do I import my DA:O character?
To import your Dragon Age: Origins character into Awakening:
Select OTHER CAMPAIGNS at the start menu.
Select Dragon Age: Awakening from the list of campaigns.
Select IMPORT FROM ANOTHER MODULE at the next screen.
You will be presented the character from your last played save game.
Select IMPORT, or choose ADVANCED to select another save game you wish
For Console: To import your Dragon Age: Origins character into
Start Dragon Age with the Awakening disc in the drive.
Select NEW GAME at the start menu.
Select the Awakening icon.
At the character creation screen, select IMPORT CHARACTER
Choose save game to import
In all platforms, if the character had not yet reached level 18, they
will be elevated to that level instantly.
- What level do new Grey Wardens start at?
If you create a new Grey Warden for your adventure in Awakening they
will start at level 18.
All specialization, attribute, talent and skill points will be
unassigned, allowing you to customize your character from the very
- Will my items transfer to Awakening when I import my character?
Most items will import into Awakening from Origins. All items obtained
from the Return to Ostagar DLC will transfer. Weapons, armor and other
items that are unique to all other DLC releases will not transfer.
Your storage chest at Warden's Keep will not be accessible and items
stored in it will not transfer to Awakening. Be sure to go back and
retrieve anything you think you might want before importing your
character to Awakening. You will have a new storage chest at Vigil
Keep once you are in Awakening.
- Do I have to complete the base game to import my character?
No. You do not have to complete the base game to import your
character. However completing Dragon Age: Origins may open different
options for your character in Awakening.
When I try to install my Awakening expansion the auto-installer
freezes and returns an "Installation Failed" message.
There is a potential workaround, which can be found in the Dragon Age
Customer Support Site: