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*{{platforms|pc}} [http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Stamina#Stamina Quick Heal]/[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Stamina#Stamina Quick Stamina] icons on the Taskbar will often appear grayed out and be unselectable, as if there are no potions left. To fix this, the player must hover the mouse over the controlled party member portrait.
 
*{{platforms|pc}} [http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Stamina#Stamina Quick Heal]/[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Stamina#Stamina Quick Stamina] icons on the Taskbar will often appear grayed out and be unselectable, as if there are no potions left. To fix this, the player must hover the mouse over the controlled party member portrait.
   
*{{platforms|xbox360}} Bug. Removing items that give bonuses to talents such as dexterity, strength etc. will leave equipped items of clothing and weapons that are no longer compatible with the character's current talent ratings. Items will appear greyed out and unselectable but still with the equipped ticks by them.
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*{{platforms|xbox360}} Removing items that give bonuses to talents such as dexterity, strength etc. will leave equipped items of clothing and weapons that are no longer compatible with the character's current talent ratings. Items will appear greyed out and unselectable but still with the equipped ticks by them.
   
 
=== Traps ===
 
=== Traps ===
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=== Spells and talents ===
 
=== Spells and talents ===
*{{platforms|pc|ps3|xbox360}} [[Haste (Dragon Age II)|Haste]] spell is extremely bugged. Even though it is supposed to be a buff spell, it is affected by your party's magic resistance. So, if your characters have high magic resistance, it will wear off very quickly.
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*{{platforms|pc|ps3|xbox360}} The [[Haste (Dragon Age II)|Haste]] spell is affected by your party's magic resistance. If your characters have high magic resistance it wears off very quickly.
   
 
*{{platforms|pc|ps3|xbox360}} [[Rally (Dragon Age II)|Rally]] talent for Warriors does not correctly extend the benefits of sustained modes to other party members. What this means exactly is unclear, as it was taken from the PC readme file.
 
*{{platforms|pc|ps3|xbox360}} [[Rally (Dragon Age II)|Rally]] talent for Warriors does not correctly extend the benefits of sustained modes to other party members. What this means exactly is unclear, as it was taken from the PC readme file.
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*{{platforms|pc}} [[Tactics (Dragon Age II)|Tactics]] Slots with use of item when moved will not be saved correctly after Tactics Menu is closed. Both, left and right parts of tactic-slot will be corrupted.
 
*{{platforms|pc}} [[Tactics (Dragon Age II)|Tactics]] Slots with use of item when moved will not be saved correctly after Tactics Menu is closed. Both, left and right parts of tactic-slot will be corrupted.
   
*{{platforms|pc}} Tactics Slots which were scrolled with mouse scroll will cause other Tactic Slots to lose order and "Conditions for Next Tactics" will lose their targets.
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*{{platforms|pc}} Tactics slots scrolled with the mouse cause other tactic slots to lose order, and "Conditions for Next Tactics" lose their targets.
   
*{{platforms|pc}} The cursor used to interact with an object (doors, quest items...) sometimes will not appear and prevent the player from interacting with the object. Switching characters seems to fix this(NOT always, sometimes only save-load can fix it, or restarting the game). In cases where character portraits are stuck highlighted during this bug, it can frequently be fixed by mousing over the highlighted portrait until it is no longer highlighted.
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*{{platforms|pc}} The cursor used to interact with an object (doors, quest items, etc.) sometimes does not appear, preventing the player from interacting with the object. Switching characters seems to fix this (not always, sometimes only save/load or restarting the game can fix it). In cases where character portraits are stuck highlighted during this bug, it can frequently be fixed by mousing over the highlighted portrait until it is no longer highlighted.
   
 
*{{platforms|xbox360}} During combat, after felling an enemy who was stunned, the enemy, although dead, will still be seen to be staggering in a standing position, though will not attempt to attack the party or exit the stagger to fall to the ground. The only fix seems to be leaving an area and then returning, required if the staggered individual is carrying quest necessary loot.
 
*{{platforms|xbox360}} During combat, after felling an enemy who was stunned, the enemy, although dead, will still be seen to be staggering in a standing position, though will not attempt to attack the party or exit the stagger to fall to the ground. The only fix seems to be leaving an area and then returning, required if the staggered individual is carrying quest necessary loot.
   
 
=== Companions ===
 
=== Companions ===
*{{platforms|ps3|xbox360}} Intermittent screaming + not following Hawke bug. A companion stops following Hawke and simply stands in one position. The companion will warp back into the party when out of range and will engage enemies as usual but will otherwise not move. In addition, the companion screams "EEAAARGH!" repeatedly every few seconds. This bug seems to be caused by setting all of the selected companion's tatics to wait and then traveling to a new area. Can be fixed by switching the selected companion's tatics preset.
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*{{platforms|ps3|xbox360}} Intermittent screaming + not following Hawke bug. A companion stops following Hawke and simply stands in one position. The companion will warp back into the party when out of range and will engage enemies as usual but will otherwise not move. In addition, the companion screams "EEAAARGH!" repeatedly every few seconds. This bug seems to be caused by setting all of the selected companion's tactics to wait and then traveling to a new area. Can be fixed by switching the selected companion's tactics preset.
   
 
*{{platforms|pc|ps3}} When placing characters, the game does not always check if there is another character there. In dialogs with NPCs, other NPCs (such as guards or passers-by) will often stand in literally the same location as Companions, so you might see a companion's face sticking out of a guard's back. Companions will sometimes all generate in exactly the same place when entering a new area, appearing as one body with several heads/limbs. They will sort themselves out once they start moving after the player.
 
*{{platforms|pc|ps3}} When placing characters, the game does not always check if there is another character there. In dialogs with NPCs, other NPCs (such as guards or passers-by) will often stand in literally the same location as Companions, so you might see a companion's face sticking out of a guard's back. Companions will sometimes all generate in exactly the same place when entering a new area, appearing as one body with several heads/limbs. They will sort themselves out once they start moving after the player.
   
*{{platforms|pc|ps3}} After defeating the Hurlocks attacking Aveline and Wesley during the quest "The Destruction of Lothering", right-clicking on Aveline before the dialogue automatically begins can result in having the same conversation twice, resulting in getting double Friendship/Rivalry points for the Hawke siblings if certain responses are chosen. Sometimes it can happen at PS3 platform aswell.
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*{{platforms|pc|ps3}} After defeating the Hurlocks attacking Aveline and Wesley during the quest "The Destruction of Lothering", right-clicking on Aveline before the dialogue automatically begins can result in having the same conversation twice, resulting in getting double Friendship/Rivalry points for the Hawke siblings if certain responses are chosen. Sometimes it can happen at PS3 platform as well.
   
 
*{{platforms|pc|ps3}} If the warden romances Alistair in Origins, and did not marry him or make him king, the ending states that he is always at the warden's side. Then at the end of Awakening, it states that the warden and Alistair ran off together. However, in Alistair's cameo in Dragon Age II, he refers to her as an "old friend" instead of his current love? It has him say the same thing in the male warden import that he had no romantic interest in, and does not seem to take into account the correct romantic interest with the female warden. [http://social.bioware.com/project/4364/ This mod] fixes the bug.
 
*{{platforms|pc|ps3}} If the warden romances Alistair in Origins, and did not marry him or make him king, the ending states that he is always at the warden's side. Then at the end of Awakening, it states that the warden and Alistair ran off together. However, in Alistair's cameo in Dragon Age II, he refers to her as an "old friend" instead of his current love? It has him say the same thing in the male warden import that he had no romantic interest in, and does not seem to take into account the correct romantic interest with the female warden. [http://social.bioware.com/project/4364/ This mod] fixes the bug.
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*{{platforms|xbox360}} [[The Deep Roads Expedition]] - After Bethany/Carver is infected by the taint and the conversation about looking for the Wardens, the cutscene of actually finding the Wardens will not trigger, thus being stuck in the Deep Roads.
 
*{{platforms|xbox360}} [[The Deep Roads Expedition]] - After Bethany/Carver is infected by the taint and the conversation about looking for the Wardens, the cutscene of actually finding the Wardens will not trigger, thus being stuck in the Deep Roads.
   
*{{platforms|xbox360}} [[Demands of The Qun]] - Apon entering high town, the walls and ground will both turn completely white, this is before/during the cutscene.The only way to solve the bug is to reload a saved game before this bug appears. (The game will auto-save apon entering hightown, also saving the bug) The game will be comletely playable, but the bug will be in hightown and the gallows. (other zones might be "infected", gallows and high town are the only ones confirmed)
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*{{platforms|xbox360}} [[Demands of The Qun]] - Upon entering Hightown the walls and ground turn completely white before (or during) the cutscene. The game remains playable but the bug will persist in Hightown and the Gallows. Reload a prior saved game to resolve this problem; the autosave created upon entering Hightown may be bugged as well.
   
 
==== Companion quests ====
 
==== Companion quests ====
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*{{platforms|xbox360}} [[Repentance]] - Sebastian cannot be removed from the party after the quest is complete. It's uncertain whether this occurs when all rooms within the Harimann estate are not discovered or if it results from waiting until entering the Harimann estate to add him to the party.
 
*{{platforms|xbox360}} [[Repentance]] - Sebastian cannot be removed from the party after the quest is complete. It's uncertain whether this occurs when all rooms within the Harimann estate are not discovered or if it results from waiting until entering the Harimann estate to add him to the party.
   
*{{platforms|ps3|xbox360}} [[Fools Rush In]] - When you meet up with Isabela at High Town (Night) after the cutscene you will be ambushed by three raiders, after dispatching them be sure to wait for Isabela to say "check their bodies" before you loot the corpses. Otherwise this will trigger a bug in which Isabela will remain in place and you will not be able to enter the Chantry thus unable to finish the quest. If this happens simply reload to your last save game or auto save.
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*{{platforms|ps3|xbox360}} [[Fools Rush In]] - When you meet up with Isabela at Hightown (night) after the cutscene you will be ambushed by three raiders, after dispatching them be sure to wait for Isabela to say "check their bodies" before you loot the corpses. Otherwise this will trigger a bug in which Isabela will remain in place and you will not be able to enter the Chantry thus unable to finish the quest. If this happens simply reload to your last save game or auto save.
   
 
*{{platforms|xbox360}} [[Portrait of the Past]] - When you go to retrieve the portrait, it won't spawn in the chest. Reloading doesn't seem to effect this, nor does it depend on which version of the quest you perform.
 
*{{platforms|xbox360}} [[Portrait of the Past]] - When you go to retrieve the portrait, it won't spawn in the chest. Reloading doesn't seem to effect this, nor does it depend on which version of the quest you perform.
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*{{platforms|xbox360}} Occasionally Hawke's upper body gets frozen in combat stance after battle. Simply pause and then unpause the game and this will be fixed. (Also on the PS3)
 
*{{platforms|xbox360}} Occasionally Hawke's upper body gets frozen in combat stance after battle. Simply pause and then unpause the game and this will be fixed. (Also on the PS3)
   
*{{platforms|ps3}}When turning on persistent gore the blood from enemies will act as if persistant gore was off,disappearing after a while.When it is off gore will not be on your characters ever,even during battle.
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*{{platforms|ps3}} When persistent gore is enabled the blood from enemies behaves as if persistent gore is disabled, disappearing after a while. When persistent gore is disabled blood never appears on your characters, even during battle.
   
 
== Patch notes ==
 
== Patch notes ==

Revision as of 06:47, March 5, 2013

This article is about bugs in Dragon Age II. For other uses, see Bug.

This is a list of all known bugs, glitches and exploits in version 1.0 of Dragon Age II. A patch for PC and Mac updating to version 1.01 was released on 17th March 2011. Another patch, 1.01 for Xbox and 1.02 for Mac and PC was released on April 14.

Note: When listing a bug, please be as accurate and detailed as possible. Please list the platform you use, and any factors you think may have caused the bug. Hopefully this page can serve as resource to other players in avoiding these issues, and to Bioware in creating patches.

Current bugs

Items

  • pcIcon pc Quick Heal/Quick Stamina icons on the Taskbar will often appear grayed out and be unselectable, as if there are no potions left. To fix this, the player must hover the mouse over the controlled party member portrait.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Removing items that give bonuses to talents such as dexterity, strength etc. will leave equipped items of clothing and weapons that are no longer compatible with the character's current talent ratings. Items will appear greyed out and unselectable but still with the equipped ticks by them.

Traps

  • xbox360Icon xbox360 You can avoid triggering any trap that can be disarmed by running into a nearby wall as you move across it, merely hugging the wall does not work. The character must actively be jogging against the wall.

Spells and talents

  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 The Haste spell is affected by your party's magic resistance. If your characters have high magic resistance it wears off very quickly.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Rally talent for Warriors does not correctly extend the benefits of sustained modes to other party members. What this means exactly is unclear, as it was taken from the PC readme file.
  • pcIcon pc Healing Aura & Panacea only has their area of effect of 1-2m (roughly estimated from a characters height) regardless of their information claiming 6m.
  • pcIcon pc Backstab & Vendetta, when executed against an enemy whose back is to a balcony (or similar area), it is possible to teleport over the balcony. This can result in a character being stuck in a normally inaccessible area.
  • pcIcon pc Cone of Cold sometimes the area in which you aim the semi-circle to aim the attack cannot be moved, forcing the user to quit the attack or attack directly in front of the user.
  • pcIcon pc Tornado does not work properly and does not increase the critical chance of Whirlwind.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Auto Attack in combat has a probability that the playable character will simply stop attacking. Witnessed as a rogue. The rogue simply swung their weapons around as they do when they have no target, despite have a clear target, including it's label indicator standing right in front of the rogue. This was corrected by drinking a potion of stamina draught.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Holy Smite This talent is meant to have an AoE of 8m around the Templar. You can set the tactics for the Templar character to activate if x number of enemies are clustered. This allows the Templar to damage a group of enemies across the battlefield.
  • ps3Icon ps3 Unforgiving Chain's Ring will occasionally remain after combat, appearing over item icons for or dialog icons next to a character's name. This will disappear after re-initiating combat or switching to another character.
  • ps3Icon ps3 Mind Blast will trigger spontaneously for any controlled mage character that knows the spell, even if a different spell was selected from the paused menu.
  • pcIcon pc In the Subterfuge tree, you can take Stealth, Evade, put some more points in talents that go off of one of those, and drop the other.

Tactics and AI behaviors

  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Dog will occasionally not follow the party, instead staying in the last place he moved to during combat.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 During combat, it happens frequently that any AOE talents or spells is locked at a fixed position and the player cannot cast the talent or spell. This happens very often and unpredictable, which seriously affect combat performance.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Regroup Spell by Anders or any means of reviving fallen party members, upon use will occasionally continually regenerate their health as if they are outside of combat. They will not draw weapons unless directed to, and after using a spell or talent, they will revert back to non combat mode. This is often triggered if the revive spell is cast while enemies are stealthed or in the case of the Rock Wraith 'burrowing underground'.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Ranged Companions that are not being controlled in combat will always take a break between every attack by swinging their weapon around; therefore, reducing their effectiveness by about 50%.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Companions will occasionally stop fighting during combat, or not initiate combat at all. Manually switching to that character and beginning combat, then switching back, will start them fighting.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 After combat some Companions will shout "AH!" or a similar combat noise shortly after combat has finished and the party is moving on. This occurs as a result of Sustainable Skills that are not turned off right after combat.
  • pcIcon pc Regroup Spell by Anders when used in Tactics, if a companion falls, it will be used even if Panacea isn't activated.
  • pcIcon pc After being revived from KO in mid-combat, companions will sometimes stop following their tactics and will keep re-initializing attack. The problems appears to be solved by either exiting and re-entering combat or by opening and then closing the menu.
  • pcIcon pc Tactics Slots with use of item when moved will not be saved correctly after Tactics Menu is closed. Both, left and right parts of tactic-slot will be corrupted.
  • pcIcon pc Tactics slots scrolled with the mouse cause other tactic slots to lose order, and "Conditions for Next Tactics" lose their targets.
  • pcIcon pc The cursor used to interact with an object (doors, quest items, etc.) sometimes does not appear, preventing the player from interacting with the object. Switching characters seems to fix this (not always, sometimes only save/load or restarting the game can fix it). In cases where character portraits are stuck highlighted during this bug, it can frequently be fixed by mousing over the highlighted portrait until it is no longer highlighted.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 During combat, after felling an enemy who was stunned, the enemy, although dead, will still be seen to be staggering in a standing position, though will not attempt to attack the party or exit the stagger to fall to the ground. The only fix seems to be leaving an area and then returning, required if the staggered individual is carrying quest necessary loot.

Companions

  • ps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Intermittent screaming + not following Hawke bug. A companion stops following Hawke and simply stands in one position. The companion will warp back into the party when out of range and will engage enemies as usual but will otherwise not move. In addition, the companion screams "EEAAARGH!" repeatedly every few seconds. This bug seems to be caused by setting all of the selected companion's tactics to wait and then traveling to a new area. Can be fixed by switching the selected companion's tactics preset.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3 When placing characters, the game does not always check if there is another character there. In dialogs with NPCs, other NPCs (such as guards or passers-by) will often stand in literally the same location as Companions, so you might see a companion's face sticking out of a guard's back. Companions will sometimes all generate in exactly the same place when entering a new area, appearing as one body with several heads/limbs. They will sort themselves out once they start moving after the player.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3 After defeating the Hurlocks attacking Aveline and Wesley during the quest "The Destruction of Lothering", right-clicking on Aveline before the dialogue automatically begins can result in having the same conversation twice, resulting in getting double Friendship/Rivalry points for the Hawke siblings if certain responses are chosen. Sometimes it can happen at PS3 platform as well.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3 If the warden romances Alistair in Origins, and did not marry him or make him king, the ending states that he is always at the warden's side. Then at the end of Awakening, it states that the warden and Alistair ran off together. However, in Alistair's cameo in Dragon Age II, he refers to her as an "old friend" instead of his current love? It has him say the same thing in the male warden import that he had no romantic interest in, and does not seem to take into account the correct romantic interest with the female warden. This mod fixes the bug.
  • pcIcon pc Zevran and Leliana will not acknowledge their romance with the Warden if you import a save not from Origin (for example Witch Hunt). Their romance dialogues indeed exist, but due to this bug they don't trigger properly.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 There is also a bug that when Anders is in his Justice form, his blue eyes will be lower then his normal eyes.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3 If you have romanced Anders but side with the templars at the end of Act 3, even though you kill Anders, at the very end of the game Varric will say Anders was the only one who did not turn from your side.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 There is a bug during the Act 3 main quest The Last Straw were Orsino's robe and Meredith's armor turns white when they meet in the Gallows. This glitch can continue and cause large areas of the environment to lack color and texture for the remainder of the game.
  • ps3Icon ps3 When doing Bait and Switch the chest in the alienage house will not open. This makes the quest unable to be finished and you forever lose the ability to have Fenris in your party.
  • pcIcon pc A companions' face may become invisible, but with the rest of their body and hair visible, this bug also affects the portrait of that companion. Reloading alone does not fix it, but quitting the game and restart does. (only happened to Isabela so far, but others may be affected as well.)

Quests

  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Fetch and Return quests such as Waxler's Hat, upon completion you can continuously press the "A" button to turn in the item as many times as you want, gaining infinite experience and money. This is done by holding out your weapon and highlighting the NPC, as your character puts his/her weapon away immediately talk to the NPC.
Note: Doing this repeatedly causes Hawke's damage reduction to deplete, eventually reaching zero percent. However the armor count remains the same.
  • pcIcon pcxbox360Icon xbox360 It is possible that despite completing a conversation and having the NPC walk away from your character, the conversation will begin again, complete with dialogue choices and the voice of an absent NPC forcing you to complete the entire conversation again to end the quest/conversation.

Main quests

  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Near the end of Act 2, before initiating the quest 'Demands of the Qun', walking past the Qunari compound at night while Aveline is standing outside the gates can sometimes trigger Aveline's guards to turn against her and attack her. Coming back during the day returns the guards to normal.
  • pcIcon pcxbox360Icon xbox360 Demands of The Qun - Using Decoy (Dragon Age II) during the fight with the Arishok will sometimes cause him to freeze up and simply stand in place. This makes the fight incredibly easy. This bug is only confirmed when dueling the Arishok one on one. Note however that as soon as the Arishok drinks a potion, he will be able to move again. It is unknown whether it occurs when fighting with the whole party.
  • ps3Icon ps3 Demands of the Qun - If an imported save is used in which Alistair is a Grey Warden and Bethany or Carver is also made a Warden, after running into the Wardens and telling your sibling of your mother's fate you may find the game freezes as you move toward the next waypoint marker.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 The Deep Roads Expedition - After Bethany/Carver is infected by the taint and the conversation about looking for the Wardens, the cutscene of actually finding the Wardens will not trigger, thus being stuck in the Deep Roads.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Demands of The Qun - Upon entering Hightown the walls and ground turn completely white before (or during) the cutscene. The game remains playable but the bug will persist in Hightown and the Gallows. Reload a prior saved game to resolve this problem; the autosave created upon entering Hightown may be bugged as well.

Companion quests

  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 A Bitter Pill - It is possible to begin the quest without Fenris in your party. After entering the Holding Caves it is impossible to leave the area to reform your party. During cutscenes, you will hear Fenris' voice and the camera will pan to where he should be standing, but there will be nothing there. You can still receive friendship and rivalry points with him, despite his not being there. However, killing Hadriana will not trigger a cutscene and it is then impossible to finish the quest, even if Fenris is later brought to the caves. This can be avoided by adding Fenris to the party through the use of "runscript zz_dae_debug" in the developer console prior to defeating Hadriana.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes Isabela's outfit doesn't update after she's romanced (Act 2). Reallocating her points with a Maker's Sigh potion can correct this.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Questioning Beliefs (Anders) - In Act 3 you will receive a message in you journal - active quest - saying "Meet and talk to Anders at his Clinic." When you go there Anders will only say that he is busy with his preparations and can not talk to you despite gloving quest marker above his head - preventing you from successfully completing the quest.
  • pcIcon pc Merrill, Friend or Foe? - If you currently are in a Romance with Merrill and she has moved in with you in your Hightown Mansion when you complete the quest A New Path, her follow-up quest and cutscene Merrill, Friend or Foe? doesn't trigger. Somewhat ironically, the cutscene that is missing now, is the one that the last "Act 3 Merrill Bug" (described below, fixed with PC patch 1.02) caused to run prior to accepting A New Path .
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 A New Path - Merrill seems to break her Act 3 quest, regardless of whether she is a friend or rival. The quest is received after "Best Served Cold." Upon visiting Merrill to start the quest, you will see the quest chain's last scene, making the chain unfinishable even though you can start it afterward. On the PC, this can be fixed through save editing. (Fixed for PC as of patch 1.03).
  • ps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 For the final companion quest for Merrill in Act 3 after you have completed a new path Quest the journal states that you need to go and speak with Merrill at her home in the alienage. This is where Merrill will destroy the mirror she has spent so long trying to rebuild. however upon entering her home the marker above her head will not appear and so you will not be able to initiate the quest.
  • pcIcon pc Occasionally cutscenes will skip several lines of dialogue. In both cases below, the conversation proceeded normally from that point. Reloading an earlier save and triggering the cutscenes again sometimes corrects it, allowing you to hear all the dialogue.
    • During a scene which was meant to trigger automatically upon entering the Hawke Estate, it skipped straight to Hawke's first conversation option, bypassing the other character's lines. At this point, the camera also hovered above and behind Hawke's head with no one else in sight.
    • During The Storm and what Came Before It the scene skipped straight to Anders' final line of dialogue before he walks away to let you talk to Varric.
  • pcIcon pc Favor and Fault - When you kill Jeven, he is supposed to drop Aveline's fourth armor upgrade piece, Deflecting Joints - Guardsman Pattern, which adds defense. However, the only items that seem to constantly appear on his corpse are some sovereigns and Cornerstone. For an unofficial fix, try this mod.
    • This bug has yet to be fully fixed in patch 1.02. If you have already started Act 3 prior to patching, then save-game editing or other unofficial workarounds are the only solutions. If playing from Act 2 or prior, then the item will drop accordingly. (Reference post here)
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Alone - After finishing the fight with Danarius, in the following conversation with Varania, choosing to not kill her will result in the following conversation at Fenris' mansion not triggering.
    • pcIcon pc I recommend playing this quest early in the act to see if this bug occurs. The only way to fix it seems to be restarting Act 3.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Repentance - Sebastian cannot be removed from the party after the quest is complete. It's uncertain whether this occurs when all rooms within the Harimann estate are not discovered or if it results from waiting until entering the Harimann estate to add him to the party.
  • ps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Fools Rush In - When you meet up with Isabela at Hightown (night) after the cutscene you will be ambushed by three raiders, after dispatching them be sure to wait for Isabela to say "check their bodies" before you loot the corpses. Otherwise this will trigger a bug in which Isabela will remain in place and you will not be able to enter the Chantry thus unable to finish the quest. If this happens simply reload to your last save game or auto save.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Portrait of the Past - When you go to retrieve the portrait, it won't spawn in the chest. Reloading doesn't seem to effect this, nor does it depend on which version of the quest you perform.


Secondary quests

  • pcIcon pc Bait and Switch Reward Bug. Hawke will NOT receive any Gold reward despite Fenris insisting that he has made the payment after the quest was finished. This bug occurs when Hawke first meets Fenris and chooses to help him in return for a payment with dialogue option "You better make it worth my time". After clearing out the mansion, Fenris will approach Hawke and claim to make the payment via a Cut-Scene Dialogue which Does NOT physically give Hawke any amount of Gold.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Night Terrors If you have Anders in your party during the start of the quest and he doesn't have the sustained ability Vengeance, he (Justice) will activate it and you cannot deactivate it unless you get it and manually deactivate it.
    • You get the ability for free after completing Dissent.
    • Letting Anders/Justice die will also deactivate the ability.
    • Swapping Anders out of the party will also deactivate the ability. (swapping out companions will force deactivation of passives)

Side quests

  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Who Needs Rescuing?. In The Wounded Coast when you go to the right of the main entrance and go right again, you will see the leader of the bandits standing there, but you can't talk with him and there won't be any bandits to kill.
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Sketchy on the Details after the completion, from the Chantry Board, the quest may still be under the active quests section of your journal instead of going into the completed quest's section.
  • pcIcon pc Finding Nathaniel After killing the first darkspawn mob with the help of the explosives, when you move to the second room, Nathaniel's dialog may not trigger, thus leaving the quest unfinishable.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Finding Nathaniel In Act 3, the entire quest may not be triggered if Nathaniel survived Awakening.

Locations

  • ps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360In Act 3 during the day, the gate to Qunari compound is visible but cannot be opened due to it being boarded-closed from behind. At night, only the boards are visible.
  • Best Served Cold, during this quest a platform in the warehouse section has an invisible floor, though it is still safe to walk on.
  • ps3Icon ps3 During Act 1, when trying to enter docks during the day you get an infinite load screen.

Achievements

  • xbox360Icon xbox360 No achievements from The Exiled Prince will be unlocked as the missions are completed. FIXED: Only the initial release version was glitched. Uninstalling the original and re-downloading the DLC should make it work. You will have to re-play the missions to get the achievements. Please check, see talk page.

Hardware and software related

  • pcIcon pcxbox360Icon xbox360 People in Kirkwall are not rendered and look like ghosts. You can walk right through them.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Graphic Errors. During cut scenes, people will begin to flicker although scene pieces will not (ie walls, furniture). This will frequently happen when speaking to Wesley while he is on the ground and in many other areas in Kirkwall when interacting with someone during a conversation.
  • ps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360When going to a new area a "Unable to load" window pops up and you return to the title screen.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 The loading screen freezes.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Reaching the save game limit (31 saves) frequently causes corrupt save files when overwriting old files. Manually removing a couple of files seems to fix this.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Occasionally Hawke's upper body gets frozen in combat stance after battle. Simply pause and then unpause the game and this will be fixed. (Also on the PS3)
  • ps3Icon ps3 When persistent gore is enabled the blood from enemies behaves as if persistent gore is disabled, disappearing after a while. When persistent gore is disabled blood never appears on your characters, even during battle.

Patch notes

List of all bugs which has been fixed by a patch.

Patch 1.02

  • pcIcon pc The effects of various follower talents and item properties are now being properly removed and re-applied when loading and saving.
  • pcIcon pc Anders's default set of tactics will now activate Haste when appropriate.
  • pcIcon pc Aveline's final armor upgrade is now available during "Favor and Fault."
  • pcIcon pc Aveline's Retaliation talent no longer imposes a delay when activated.
  • pcIcon pc The warrior's Rally talent now functions as described.
  • pcIcon pc The rogue's Lacerate talent now functions as described.
  • pcIcon pc Party members who are resurrected during a fight now rejoin combat properly.
  • pcIcon pc Hawke no longer gains random spells or talents after using the Maker's Sigh potion, then saving and reloading.
  • pcIcon pc Potions, poisons, grenades, and runes can now still be ordered from the Hawke estate after the main campaign is complete.
  • pcIcon pc Various minor gameplay issues no longer occur.
  • pcIcon pc "Duty" will now appear on the Chanter's Board even if the player accepted all of the board's quests before installing the Exiled Prince premium content.
  • pcIcon pc The journal for "Duty" will now update if the player left the Docks (Night) area immediately after killing the Flint Company mercenaries.
  • pcIcon pc In "Finders Keepers," the door to Woodrow's Warehouse will now open if the player steals the location to the warehouse from the harbormaster's office.
  • pcIcon pc In "Finders Keepers," if the player leaves Woodrow's Warehouse before finding the crate, it is now possible to return to the warehouse to complete the quest.
  • pcIcon pc In "Herbalist's Tasks," the varterral's heart is now available even if the player killed the varterral before receiving the quest.
  • pcIcon pc Merrill no longer refers to the aftermath of "A New Path" before the plot has been completed.
  • pcIcon pc Varric is no longer confused about which character Hawke has been romancing.
  • pcIcon pc Various minor story-scripting issues no longer occur.
  • pcIcon pc Varric's Embellishment talent no longer incorrectly refers to movement speed.
  • pcIcon pc It is now easier to select party members by clicking on their portraits when the level-up arrow is displayed.
  • pcIcon pc The game now functions correctly if the Windows desktop is set to 150% size.
  • pcIcon pc The video options menu now allows a wider full-screen gamma range.
  • pcIcon pc Various issues specific to DirectX 11 no longer occur.
  • pcIcon pc Various technical changes should improve performance and limit crashes.

Bugs prior to patch

  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Maker's Sigh can be abused using Saving and Reloading technique to attain 1 more Talent/Spell point each time. This can be done to help improve your character immensely; however, it is possible to go over the spell points limit (having more spell points than the total spells available) which will disable your character from leaving skill selection screen after spells selection. This is fixed by Patch 1.02
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Maker's Sigh triggers a game breaking bug that reverts any positive Passive Bonuses (provided by current Gear or Skills) into permanent negative modifier. For example, using Maker's Sigh after taking Shadow Specialization for a Rogue with Pinpoint Strike unlocked will give Hawke -25% Critical Damage permanently. This is fixed by Patch 1.02
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Shields Bug. Characters that use Shields have an essentially unavoidable bug involving their armor rating. Whenever a new shield is equipped, the difference in armor rating between the shields will be permanently added to the character's armor rating, in addition to the new shield's armor. **Not retroactively fixed**
  • pcIcon pc Item Sets Bug. Removing an item set will (correctly) remove the bonus stats and the set bonus skill from your abilities window. However after a reload, set bonus abilities may show up on your abilities list again even though you are no longer wearing that item set, and are not receiving those bonuses. This can become dangerous to your gameplay because the game believes that you already have bonus, and so re-equipping the item set will not apply the bonus bonus, however removing the set items again WILL remove stats equal to the bonus you should have received, causing permanent stat loss. Saving and loading will yet again erroneously apply the set bonus skill to your abilities without applying the associated stats, allowing this error to occur cumulatively akin to the Isabela/Sebastian Friendship bugs. The test subject was a Warrior with 296 hp who ended up with 175 hp within one Act. This is fixed by Patch 1.02
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Isabela's Game Breaking Friendship Bug. This is fixed by Patch 1.02 Right now where the game will wrongly apply Isabela and Sebastian's friendship bonuses to the PC (+5 attack speed/+5 damage reduction, respectively); basically the game will assume the bonuses are active even when they aren't, and then "remove" them by subtracting 5 from the affected value. Over time, this continual lowering of your character's stats can have your characters taking double damage and attacking in slow motion. More details here: http://www.dragonagenexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=2299 (unofficial PC patch) and here: http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/301/index/6616837 (tips on preventing the bug's effects).This is fixed by Patch 1.02
  • pcIcon pcps3Icon ps3xbox360Icon xbox360 Sebastian's Game Breaking Friendship Bug. The exact same issue exists for Sebastian. His friendship passive will slowly lower Hawke's damage resistance by an increasingly greater amount until he is taking massive amounts of damage and dying very quickly.
    • This bug, along with the improper handling of item set bonuses has been successfully dealt with in patch 1.02
Note: for avoiding both versions of the Game Breaking Friendship Bug
If you have the bug, the relevant companion ability will appear in Hawke's ability screen (under the special "Hawke" abilities along with your mabari summon and armour bonuses, if you have them) even when the character is not in your party.
Do not load a game save with Isabela/Sebastian in your party while in quest-specific areas, outside Kirkwall, or at night. Kirkwall during the day is safe, as are your companions' home bases. Note that saving itself does not cause the glitch, so the autosave function will not cause any problems here.
Remove Isabela/Sebastian from your party manually, rather than returning to your home base and letting the game force her/him out. (By going to a companion's home base or the docks and using the "summon party" module)
If you cannot avoid having the problematic character forced out (such as during To Catch a Thief), put them back in your party when you can, then remove them manually. This must be done in one session; if you load a save between the forced exit and the "fix" you will be stuck with the bug. If it's done right, the ability will deactivate normally, and you can save and load your game as you like, though points 2 and 3 still apply.
Once you have the bug, the only way to remove it at this time is to use a savegame editor. Due to the encryption on Dragon Age II PS3 saves, there is currently no solution for PS3 gamers. Also note that using an editor to fix the bug won't prevent you from getting it again

Patch 1.01

  • pcIcon pc Save game issues on single core machines
  • pcIcon pc Game asking for non-existent drives
  • pcIcon pc release control issues where some players were unable to unlock correctly
  • pcIcon pc Steam-specific issue related to VO not playing after switching languages

Bugs prior to patch

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