Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Weapon Master Glitch on Wii

Well, I don't know how many actually follow along on the blog, or read, but this is IMPORTANT!

IF YOU OWN SKYLANDERS: SPYRO'S ADVENTURE ON THE WII YOU COULD FACE THE WEAPON MASTER GLITCH.  THIS WILL KEEP YOU FROM ADVANCING AND MAKE YOU START OVER ON A NEW SAVE FILE TO PROGRESS.


THE WEAPON MASTER GLITCH HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMPLETE CHAPTER 20 AND DO NOT PROCEED STRAIGHT TO CHAPTER 21.


DO NOT TURN THE GAME OFF AFTER CH. 20, STOP TO UPGRADE, EXPLORE ETC.


**SIMPLY PROCEED STRAIGHT FROM CH. 20 TO CH. 21 AND YOU WILL BE FINE.**


I can not tell you how annoying it is to be so close to the end, only to find you have to start all the way over.  This can be devastating for little kids and just really tick off any older players.  When ever you plan to play Chapter 20: Quicksilver Vault, make sure that you have plenty of time to complete it and Chapter 21: Arkeyan Armory.

Unlike I had previously posted, and many thought, bombing the hole has no impact on the weapon master glitch...in fact, I'm going to delete that.  I was one of the first few to get the glitch and most who had run into it just also happened to have bombed the hole, but don't even worry about that...Just go straight from Ch. 20 to Ch. 21 and you'll be fine.

I hope this helps you out and keeps you from falling victim to this glitch, which is really a horrible oversight.
As many of you know, I have not been able to progress to Chapter 21 thanks to the Arkeyan Weapon Master going into eternal hibernation...not even Eon's repetitive droning can awaken him from his slumber.

33 comments:

  1. Bombing the hole has absolutely no impact on the weapon master. I don't know where this rumor came from. He deactivates if you don't immediately continue to Chapter 21 after Chapter 20. So when you finish Chapter 20, and it asks you to continue to Chapter 21 and you say no, then you will most likely be stuck from then on, unable to progress any further. The bug is when you select no, the weapon master reverts to his non-active state that only the cut scene between 19 and 20 activates. But once you play through 19 you can't get that cut scene again unless you start a new game at Chapter 1 and play through. Only next time when they ask if you want to continue to level 21 say yes!

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  2. Yeah...at the time of this writing that was widely held to be the reason for the glitch...and it just so happens in my playthrough I bombed the hole right before going back to the weapon master. I searched online and saw a few others had run into this and just assumed, like them, it was bombing the hole. I've been telling everyone to play 20 and 21 immediately after it for awhile now...I'll update the blog this weekend as you are correct...it is simply talking to the weapon master that causes the glitch.

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  3. Not only saying "no" to continue on activates the bug...but also playing chapter 21 and NOT completing it will cause the weapon master to sleep FOREVER!!!!

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  4. Thanks for posting...I'll get that updated as well.

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  5. so please help solve the glitch! My 8 year old is very frustrated as he can not advance pass chapter 21. is there any system update from Skylanders to solve this issue ?

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    1. Sadly ya'll will have to start a new save file...I'm in my late 20s and it bummed me out, lol. I feel for you and your 8 year old. Basically when you get to Ch. 20 and beat it, you have to go straight into Ch 21 or when you come back you will be stuck...There is no patch or fix from activision...sorry for the lack of good news. Just tell him that this time he'll know the levels and can have more cash and level up the Skylanders. That is the only bright side.

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  6. If you replay and complete 20 and then go directly to 21 (after already experiencing the bug), will that correct the problem? I also have little kids who are very frustrated by this!

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    1. Sadly it will not...I tried that about 5-6 times. Once it happens the only way to get to Ch 21 is to start a new save file and then play 20 going straight to Ch 21.

      The good news is the Skylanders can be transferred to the new save file and won't loose upgrades/cash etc.

      I'm sorry ya'll ran into this too...I'm in my late 20s and it ticked me off...I know how devastating it can be for little kids (especially SO CLOSE to the end).

      Good luck!

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  7. So when it asks do you want to continue, you choose "YES" and then your fine, and it won't activate the glitch. Do i understand that correctly. You must complete it but when the Weapon Master asks you to continue you must choose YES. Also is this only on the WII Version. Or is it across all platforms? I play on 3DS (since it's made by nintendo will it have it as well? I have been playing it on Xbox 360 lately will it effect it on there from chapter 20 - 21?
    Let us know.

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    1. Yes. Right after you complete Chapter 20 and he asks if you want to continue click "Yes" or you will be stuck in eternal regret and have to start over.

      The good news is it seems to only be an issue on the Wii.

      I have not heard of an issue with the 3DS version relating to this, but I haven't played to that point.

      It all falls back on Activision in terms of the glitch. I believe you'll be fine on the Xbox, but after having it happen to me I'd just play 21 immediately regardless, lol.

      I don't think you've got anything to worry about unless it is on the Wii. Good luck!

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  8. Not just on the Wii. I came to this page to search for help since I have run into the same problem on the PS3

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    1. Seriously? I had not heard of anyone on PS3 with that problem. I definitely feel for you, it is pretty sad being that close to the end only to have to start over.

      I don't own a PS3 so I can't tell you if there are any workaround, but I know on the Wii you basically have to start a new save file.

      Let me know if you find a solution and I'll post up to hopefully help others.

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    2. This also is an issue on the XBOX 360. Just ran into it last night.

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  9. GOD!! SO BUMMED OUT! I WENT STRAIGHT TO CHAPTER 21 LIKE YOU SAID. BUT DIED WHEN I WAS ACTIVATING THE 3 MINI VAULT WITH MY LAST SKYLANDER GILL GRUNT WITH 100 OUT OF 540. HP KILLED BY THOSE ARKEYAN DEFENDERS!!

    FRUSTRATEd

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    1. Main thing is you can keep trying Arkeyan Armory...really bad when you can't get to it :( You might try taking your fleet thru a few heroic challenges and retrying. Also, making sure everyone is on Level 10 and has the best upgrades available will help you out. It is tough with all the Arkeyan Defenders...you were right at the end though!

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  10. The first time I played through to that level, I actually did say no to him but still was able to go to level 21 when I came back (even after turning off the game). I'm starting a second save file to see if it'll happen then just to see what it does.

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    1. You're playing on the Wii? I'd say you got lucky, lol...Wouldn't be a huge deal on a secondary save file just for levelling up etc, but on your first run thru the game it really, really sucks :(

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  11. Thank You for this. My son was getting very frustrated! And now since he's sick he can play all day and get all the way through :) I think Wii needs to work on that or the game makers...

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    1. No problem...it is a huge oversight on Activison's part. I hope that Giants doesn't have a similar issue. Hope your son is feeling better...if he gets to stay home and play Skylanders he might need a while to recover ;)

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  12. I don't know if a patch fixed this or not, but I'm on the PS3 and I've had no problems. (I did see some PS3 users say they did.)

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    1. I would still advise you to go straight from Ch 20 to Ch 21. It really sucks to have to start all the way over when you were so close to the end...trust me, lol.

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    2. Don't worry, I did.

      Well, regardless, I have been replaying all the previous levels so as to level my Skylanders.

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    3. Good call. I enjoyed the T-Bone levels, but despite everyone saying Lair of Kaos, I found it faster to go through Quicksilver Vault to pick-up and level-up the Skylanders. It is far more fun to cycle chapters than just do the same one over-and-over, but oh well...

      Good luck getting them all maxed out!

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  13. Thanks for the tip! You made a 7 year old very happy :-)

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    1. Glad I could help...It is really sad to run into this so close to the end! Spread the word and help save others some frustration!

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  14. We bought this game to my 4 years old son for Christmas, and he reached ch 20 yesterday (with help), and did not proceed with ch 21, to my surprise the weapon master was not working when he tried to continue, and your explanation of how to fix this its very helpful, it's a good thing that he doesn't mind right now to be stuck because he is redoing every chapter and he is happy about it, thank you

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    1. Wow, sounds like y'all have a very patient and understanding 4 year old! It is a pretty bad glitch to have overlooked in testing, and sadly no one really researches (no reason to) things like this AHEAD of time...so much like me, it catches you off guard.

      Since he is happy getting to replay the levels, that stuck save file basically just served to help him level up and upgrade a few Skylanders...y'all would have been playing it again to do that anyway, lol.

      Good luck and just make sure when you plan to play Ch 20 that you set aside some extra time so you can take on Ch 21 as well...That would be good for a weekend or easy night at home etc.

      Good luck!

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  15. ERMAHGERD!!!! I ran into that problem after getting the game for Christmas, it made me want to throw the console at the wall!! I feel SOOOO bad for anyone else who ran into this problem, too. But I don't get what you mean by " bombing the hole" though.

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    1. Sorry to hear that, I made this post specifically in hopes of people seeing it BEFORE it happened to them...I totally feel for you as it ticked me off too, lol.

      Don't worry about bombing the hole, I was one of the first to have the glitch AND report it, at the time a few posting/commenting we had all bombed the hole.

      That said, if you take the bomb and throw it in the hole you will stop the air stream and might find something interesting...

      There are lots of "hidden" winged sapphires around ;)

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  16. I am actually very disappointed. I completed all the way through but can not figure out how to beat kaos's lair with only the starter chars on Wii. So I thought I'd get a save file with a glitch too so I have played about 2hrs back to lvl 20 and turned the system off before and after the lvl and the weapon master won't stay sleeping! Makes me sad that I can't see the glitch after the hard work!

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    1. For some reason it doesn't show my name porknsoup@AOL.com

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    2. What console are you on? Try doing some upgrades or something after beating Quicksilver Vault and see what happens.

      How many characters do you have? Max them out to Level 10, get all their upgrades, AND do the heroics to give yourself the best shot...

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