I bought a 30 day subscription for star wars the old republic via Steam, after which I received an email from them (not steam) telling me that they'd charge me every month to renew.

Is that true? Will I automatically be charged through steam? (BioWare doesn't have my CC info)

I thought it was a one-time 30 day buy (since you can even buy more time in one chunk)

For the record I plan on keep subscribing for a while longer but I'm unsure if I should manually buy more time, wait to be charged automatically, or what

  • Were you forced to buy through credit card? Or are there also other payment options available that would make it otherwise impossible for steam to charge you recurringly?
    – Mixxiphoid
    Commented Aug 11, 2020 at 19:09
  • I used wallet balance @Mixxiphoid
    – juan
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 13:13

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EA/BioWare's direct subscription options are also for different chunks of time (you save a couple bucks per month, they get you to subscribe for longer). This is likely exactly the same and they just have Steam charge you. However, I'm finding some conflicting information about whether Steam's variety is actually non-recurring.

You can always cancel the subscription now, and decide what to do once your current 30 days are up. If you plan on playing more, you may want to do that and just pick one of the longer plans.

  • So, follow up question... how can I unsubscribe then? I can't find the subscription anywhere
    – juan
    Commented Aug 11, 2020 at 0:41
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    This should help @juan: support.steampowered.com/… Commented Aug 11, 2020 at 3:52
  • Yeah I saw that but I can't find subscriptions anywhere in my account details page... strange
    – juan
    Commented Aug 11, 2020 at 15:10
  • I searched a little more and I'm finding conflicting information on whether a Steam SWTOR "subscription" is recurring or not. I'd suggest you send a ticket in to Customer Service in-game @juan to ask about the email you received and whether you will indeed be re-billed automatically. Commented Aug 11, 2020 at 18:28
  • Yeah, I can always wait and see what happens too... I asked a follow up question here: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/374663/…
    – juan
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 13:18

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