Wp bakery will not update without license payment

I just tried to update wp bakery Page builder but it refused to update without license payment. I bought the 7 theme assuming it’s plugins would not pull this kind of stunt. If I use ilementor instead do I lose customer support?

Bundled plugins i.e. those that come with themes do not come with their own license code to ‘activate’ the plugin (it still works regardless) - updates come from the theme author

That particular theme is one of the most highly regarded on envato and likewise @Dream-Theme are one of the most respected authors here so if there is an update available then I am sure they will add this ASAP, but if in doubt then reach out and ask them here https://themeforest.net/item/the7-responsive-multipurpose-wordpress-theme/5556590/support

Thanks Charlie4282 I will wait a bit to see if they push the update through. I am new to this game. I appreciate that you took the time.