Dragon Age 2 glitch gives cheaters unlimited XP and money

Dragon Age 2 only came out yesterday, but some crafty people have already discovered an easy to perform glitch that gives the player an infinite amount of experience points and gold. That's one way to slay a dragon.

The glitch, or "cheat" if you're the judgemental type, involves some quick button presses while turning in quest items from delivery missions. Check out GameFront's video for the details:

The trick here is making sure to have your weapon drawn BEFORE you talk the the questgiver to turn in your quest items. As soon as they start talking, put your weapon away and mash the action button like it's a QTE for the free XP and money. Note that the video only shows the glitch working on the Xbox 360 version, so fair warning to lazy PS3 and PC gamers attempting this.

Bear in mind that this sort of glitch will completely ruin the game for you if it's your first playthrough, so you might want to ignore it until you've beaten the game properly. On the other hand, EA will have likely patched this by the time you've beaten the game so maybe you should strike while the iron is hot? Sometimes it's hard being a gamer.


March 9, 2011


  • Omasska_keyes - March 13, 2011 10:27 a.m.

    not only im rich and highly experienced but another glitch occurs when come into hightown and one of my arms is stuck in midair. Mostly I look half my body is trying to fly away, its intially ammusing in cut scenes
  • yonderTheGreat - March 11, 2011 5:19 p.m.

    @Crabhand Let me give you two of your quotes: "Hardly a significant problem when you consider the game doesn't run cutscenes and dialogue in 4:3 resolution on SDTVs on the 360" "Until consoles stop supporting 4:3 format, there will be people using SDTVs" Guess what, it's not the console itself that will make the change, it's the games. DA2 is *FAR FROM* the first (nor will it be the last) to have this "problem". Just stop using an SDTV. Seriously. HDTVs cost barely more than twice what consoles cost. If you have a 360, get an HDTV. Ugh... this argument was old years ago. Btw, the answer to "EA is sure to patch this" is simple. Make 2 characters. Have your 2nd character get TO this point, cheat, then save. Then pick it up in a few months (or weeks, for some of you) and continue from the cheated character. DING!
  • JimmyDugan - March 10, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    Yeah, being a PC gamer i'd just use the developer console commands if I really wanted to cheat, but this game is soooo damn good who would want to on their first playthrough, or second, or third.... oh and @bloodyshadow, obviously you don't play RPGs and/or don't know what the hell you're talking about. The grownups are talking, so STFU.
  • bloodyshadow - March 10, 2011 4:47 p.m.

    Wow... that game has such a hype behind it... I've haven't seen a game with such high priority and such shitty graphics since the N64.
  • Burdmayn - March 10, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    @crazyW01F Using any kind of glitch is essentially "cheating" as you're exploiting the rules and coding of the game. When you say "built in" to me that kind of implies that the developers intended for people to find and exploit this, which is most likely not the case. Either way I have nothing against it, but you certainly can't say that this is something they meant for players to find.
  • rabidpotatochip - March 10, 2011 3:27 p.m.

    @crazyW01F Of course using a built-in glitch is cheating. The real question though, is why there's such a stigma around cheating in a single-player game. If you want to cheat and it doesn't affect anyone but you, I say have at it! ;)
  • Persephone_ - March 10, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    If you're being pedantic this isn't a glitch but a cheat that's clearly been built in for testers. Therefore, its totally legitimate to use it :) In Oblivion I always use the 'God Mode' cheat because of the stupid AI and because there's so much to do I'd never finish it without it. Also, i didn't realise that the difficulty was leveled dependent on your level. So it got much too hard much too quickly... Have no intention of buying the game though. Buying Okamiden/ Ghost Trick/ Kirby's Epic Yarn/ Capcom Vs Marvel all in the next month. Skint :(
  • moncealyo - March 10, 2011 7:22 a.m.

    No thanks. I like the story and I want a little bit of a challenge. Besides I'm not in a rush to finish the game.
  • ChiChiRocket - March 10, 2011 7:03 a.m.

  • crazyW01F - March 10, 2011 5:47 a.m.

    Utilizing a built-in glitch is not cheating.
  • quincytheodore - March 10, 2011 5:22 a.m.

    ah this will ruin the game, I rather not know this.. which is ironic that I've clicked the link.. ohh Dynasty Warriors 7 is out soon...
  • Koolkat23 - March 10, 2011 3:11 a.m.

    Same as in Origins, I wont attempt the glitch during my first playthrough but 2nd playthrough was just for giggles and being evil so i did the gold glitch. I will do the same thing again in DA2.
  • PimplesInYourAsstista - March 10, 2011 3:07 a.m.

    @Fiirestorm21 Couldn't agree more. Hell, I made sure to put all the unlocked gear (pre-order items, Ser Issac armour, ect) into storage as some as I could. Not going to use it until my second play through.
  • Fiirestorm21 - March 10, 2011 2:24 a.m.

    How about play the game as intended and not do it at all? Mods are one thing, cheats and exploits are another.
  • Crabhand - March 10, 2011 2:11 a.m.

    @Bladex206 Until consoles stop supporting 4:3 format, there will be people using SDTVs. It's not as if I don't want an HDTV, it's just not reasonable to replace a TV that works perfectly well and is still supported by current media. With DA2 it's clearly a mistake as the issue wasn't present in the demo and isn't present in the PS3 version (as far as I know).
  • FVDub - March 10, 2011 2:01 a.m.

    @bladex206 The damage increase is insignificant because if you do this glitch towards the beginning of the game, you still have crap weapons that do like 5-15 damage. It makes strength insignificant when you have a piss sword.
  • FVDub - March 10, 2011 1:59 a.m.

    Pretty ridiculous that something like this can happen. I'll admit that I did this glitch with a warrior, mainly to see how far of a level I could get to. But I didn't play through the game with that character, I started over!
  • Bladex206 - March 10, 2011 1:57 a.m.

    @crabhand I...I..Had no idea people still had SDTVs (at least for gaming...) i look forword to trying this on another character, and see just how much damage it could do ^^
  • juicenpancakes - March 10, 2011 1:53 a.m.

    Are you guys going to have a Dragon Age 2 review up anytime soon? Just curious.
  • Crabhand - March 10, 2011 1:23 a.m.

    Hardly a significant problem when you consider the game doesn't run cutscenes and dialogue in 4:3 resolution on SDTVs on the 360 (defaulting to widescreen and distorting the graphics).

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