If you have encountered a minor or a game-breaking glitch, then please list it below. Ex: bosses not moving, immortal foes, stuck in the scenery, etc.
This page is not meant to encourage game glitching and exploits, but rather list the known ones. Also, please don't include details on how to perform glitches and exploits that breaks PvP or the game in general.


Known Glitches

  • If you have any pre-order/DLC weps, and the game server goes wonky and takes then gives them back to you, YOU WILL LOSE ALL MODIFICATIONS AND UPGRADES MADE TO THEM. (Confirmed)
  • By abusing the Binoculars it is possible to sprint really fast for a short distance. The length of the effect is also affected by what weapon you have equipped in the other hand. Also, I was unable to do the glitch on the unpatched version (ps3), so this glitch could have been introduced when something else got patched.
  • By abusing the Parry/Riposte mechanics it is possible to walk on air and go out of the map. This also works with ziplines?
  • It is possible to get stuck in the wall in the Smelter Demon arena if you stand up against it.
  • The Ricard NPC in the Dark Chasm of Old can backstab you into the wall in the tunnel behind him, so you'll be lying on the ground and unable to get back up.This glitch is probably related to the design of the tunnel in that area and not the npc itself.
  • The Drangleic Castle gate can close for whatever reason and you can get stuck without being able to re-open it or the door to the first bonfire.
  • The first drawbridge in Iron Keep can get stuck in the upper position, and you are unable to pull the lever again. This can happen if you get hit with an arrow and knocked away while you are pulling the lever the first time. - To circumvent the bug you have to do a running jump to the broken staircase with the dull ember to reach the other walkway.
  • Killing the Lion Clan Warriors, while they are in the air when jumping down a cliff can result in them getting stuck in a standing pose while dead.
  • In Drangleic Castle, jumping off of the elevator to the tower can result in other areas not loading. It can also make physics wonky while the elevator is still moving.
  • Unsure how this occurs, but it is possible to make your legs invisible by taking off the legging armor, on all characters, and is irreversible.
  • Unsure how this is caused, but a game-breaking glitch where Fragrant Branch of Yore fails to unpetrify non-playable characters, making it impossible to unblock areas and reach certain points in the game, as well as talk to Straid, making it impossible to obtain the items he sells, as well as to reach the bonfire he blocks.
  • Unsure how this occurs, but the loading screen can get stuck in an infinite loop making it impossible to load your save. (Both Xbox 360 and Xbox one SotfS) (Can be fixed by either clearing the Cache or removing/reinstalling the game.)
  • While loading into another world as a white phantom, or any other color possibly - it happened while being summoned as a white phantom - switching weapons at that moment can cause a permanent glitch resulting in the ability to equip weapons or shields into that weapon or shield slot, but the item will not actually be equipped and it will be an empty fist, and acting as such, and not the equipped weapon.
  • In the Shaded Woods, it is possible for the door past the first bonfire to not open and block your progress to the Shrine of Winter. This can be fixed in most cases by exiting The Shaded Woods and loading a new area besides Majula before returning.
  • In rare or unknown circumstances, the location the player spawns in may be not fully rendered, leaving everything's texture white and shiny. NPCs seems unaffected by this visibly, though they are silent when their dialogue is read off. Artifacts such as the bonfire and the shrine for the Pilgrims of Dark are unaffected as well.

  • On the way to the Gutter, if you fall in the correct position, then you will enter a falling state on the platforms and suddenly get launched up into the air whilst also immediately dying. (Only happened once on the Xbox 360 version, Unconfirmed if it can happen in SotfS.)

  • (Not sure if this counts as a glitch) If you bring a hostile NPC/Enemy towards the pit in Majula and parry them near the barrel by the statues to where they will fall off, if you start the riposte animation just before they fall, they will fall and you will fall down towards them at a approximate speedup of 3X. Once you hit them, they will die to the fall damage and you will be unharmed, allowing you to get to the Grave of Saints easily and safely. (Note that if the riposte animation is done at the incorrect time, you will either riposte too early or too late and die to the fall,Discovered by Distortion2) 

Boss Specific

  • When Scorpioness Najka casts soulmass and immediately dives beyond the ground, the orbs will still float in the air up above ground and fire. It is unknown if this is a feature or bug, but in comparison if a player casts soulmass the orbs will stay at head level and will vanish if they come in contact with any scenery.
  • While fighting the DLC boss, Raime, if you are cornered into the left side of the darker fog gate, you will then start to redundantly run backwards without stopping. On further examination, instead of running backwards, your copy of Dark Souls II seems to constantly register non-existent backwards movement of the controller. So far, this is proven irreversible. This glitch needs a second source.
  • A rare glitch occurs during online co-op, where a boss will lose all of its health when hit once. The cause of this glitch is not known yet.

 

Out of Bounds

  • With the Parry/Riposte bug it is possible to go out of bounds almost anywhere.
  • In Harvest Valley, at the top of the first ladder after the poison mist pool, it is possible to go out of bounds near the right side of the cliff.

 

Level Design Issues

  • In Huntsman's Copse, if an invader drops down to the hidden cave with the Ricard's Rapier he can get stuck there if the host hasn't opened the shortcut.
  • In Harvest Valley at the upper path, right where you enter the area coming from the Skeleton Lords. If you stay at the path above the broken ladder you can get invaded without the invader being able to reach you, since the ladder can't be scaled from below.
  • In Brume Tower(Crown of the Old Iron King DLC) by the third bonfire currently floating no scenery at all so staying close to the wall is only option other than falling. (Please explain)

 

Other

  • An odd health bug can occur where your health bar will show a small amount of red (remaining health) but your character will die as if at zero health. Seems to happen when attacked by more than one enemy at the same time?
  • A strange glitch can occur where the fire keepers when you enter their hut are pure white in the cutscene, but they aren't there in the actual game, and neither is any NPC not starting in Majula.



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    • Anonymous

      For me, in Scholar of the first sin, the stone statues in drangleic castle near the glass knight boss fight do not aggro or attack me for some reason and just seem to stay in their position, which makes it impossible for me to progress to the shrine of amana. No idea how this happened tbh

      • Anonymous

        I can’t start new game plus and I’ve killed every boss and when I got to majula bonfire it doesn’t give me the option to start new game plus

        • Anonymous

          I can’t open the door to the witches hut where you create your character, I can’t leave the betwixt or play the game at all really

          • Anonymous

            I somehow ended up getting trapped by an invisible wall when I went to grab the item around the corner with the single soldier from the Cardinal Tower bonfire in Forest of Fallen Giants. After grabbing the item, I couldn’t walk out of the area, as if some entity or wall was blocking me. I used the dark sign considering I didn’t have homeward bones on me and when I went back to grab my souls the wall didn’t appear. I haven’t been able to replicate the glitch. This is also when I realized the dark sign doesn’t leave a bloodstain, but I guess I didn’t really have enough souls for it to matter.

            • Anonymous

              An Item glitch occurred for me in shaded ruins. After the bonfire when you jump left through the window over the small bridge. There is a chest guarded by a knight. The soul Item next to the chest is infinite for me, I can pick it up over and over again! Even after quit and reload.

              • Anonymous

                I used an Aged Feather to return to the last bonfire after killing Throne Watcher and Defender and nothing in the game generated except for the bonfire, bloodstains, and messages. The only way I figured out how to solve it was by entering a giant memory, then leaving, and everything returned to normal.

                • Anonymous

                  Fell down from Earthen Peak to Harvest Valley by accident and learned that it crashes the game. Tried it a few times and it was consistent.

                  • Anonymous

                    My games is messing up, char wont open door or grab ladder and will just walk in place. Npc galvan disappeared, laddersmith wont spawn. I'm beginning to lose my patience. This is my 4th play through, new char.

                    • Anonymous

                      So this glitch keeps happening. Sometimes, the NPC summon signs won't be where they are supposed to be. I'm not in the Covenant of Champions, I'm always human, not wearing the ring, no human effigy active, have exhausted dialogue for the relevant NPC, and I have yet to lay down my own summon sign...this is starting to piss me off

                      • Anonymous

                        When the souls I am carrying reach 900 each successive pve kill DEDUCTS souls back down to zero, then builds back up to 900 and the cycle repeats. Help!

                        • Anonymous

                          I Lost 500k souls by quitting out while under toxic from Scorpioness Najka WHILE WEARING RING OF LIFE PROTECTION. When I came back I died instantly outside the fog gate. The ring of life protection was broken but all my souls were gone, and not a single soul pile to be found. Not near the bonfire, not near the fog gate, not in the boss arena, not in majula. I'm surprised no one else in all these years has reported this glitch because it has ruined the game for me completely.

                          • Anonymous

                            I just started to play again on my 360,and i noticed that the character sometines will just stay still and begun to walk to the opposite direction that it was facing

                            • Anonymous

                              Branches of yore are missing in every game I've restarted to look for them got as far as the lost bastille, there wasn't any in the three locations, lost bastille, no man's wharf and the merchant hag melentia. So I bought a new game SOTFS version and for some reason they are still not there? I got as far as checking with melentia and quit. There are no solutions online.

                              • Anonymous

                                (On Iron Keep Bridge?) when placing down a (red?) summon sign and then going to the bonfire (and attuning spells?), the game will crash if someone attempts to summon you.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I beat the Mirror Knight,but once i reached the Shrine of Amana....The area was gone...Only thing visble were the trees which were blank white....I found the bonfire but upon trying to warp...the loading screen just repeated the same items over and over...And upon trying to load the character from the menu..The loading screen just repeats...Im not put into game but my other 3 characters are fine...But none have yet reached the Shrine yet...Im worried that its missing on all the files.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    (Not Scholar of the First Sin). I have encountered a glitch to where nothing in the world loads. Everything is invisivlble, even NPCs and my character. Everything functions normally, but I am stuck in an invisible world. Pls help

                                    • Anonymous

                                      In all my runs i have encountered a bug (semi late) into the game where everytime i go to travel from bonfire to bonfire, i can see every possible place that can be unlocked, they are reffered to as "???" and has a darkend image. I don't know what triggers this but i don't think this was intentional. If anyone else has encountered this or if anyone have any knowledge of how to fix it (if that is possible) please let me know.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        No 6 Smelter Wedges at the beginning of Brume Tower where the Ashen Idol corpse is supposed to be. Wtf. (Playing on PS4).

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I have the Scholar Of The first Sin for ps4. When i try to enter in the "Crown of the Iron King" dlc, when i'm at the fountain behind the primal bonfire and i want to teleport in dlc, the game don't teleport me to the DLC area but instead teleport me to the bonfire. I have all 3 DLC Keys, other two dlc work fine...

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Items that return more souls when worn don't seem to work. I receive the same amount with or without them. Anyone know what's wrong?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Dark Souls 2 Original - I don't know if it's due to a recent update or patch, but it seems when trying to open the door to the spider cave in Brightstone Cove after following the path below the boulders, results in stepping in place without the door opening.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I created a new account(Xbox 360) and i have finished the game in ng+ in another account but when i started playing on my new account actually i had every Scholar Of The first Sin DLC features such as the shrines connected to the DLC maps and of course Aldia talking to me at the specific areas and become a boss after Nashandra is this a bug or what? can anyone help me?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Went to the gutter, and it didn't load in properly so all I could see was white . I reset the game and know I've been stuck on a loading screen for 10 minutes.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I can't hit anything if a wall is behind me. It's as if i'm hitting a wall in front of me. I don't under stand. This got me killed more than anything. wtf

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      When I play as a phantom in my friends world sometimes he will see me stop moving and anything i do in his world on his screen dosnt count, but i can see him moving around and fighting perfectly fine. Its like Im spectating but with the added bonus of i can still die.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Was playing on pc, burnt ivory king didn't drop his soul from the fight, this is after picking up the crown and searching around for a bit, this was in multiplayer as well

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          The undeads in my game shows a weird light green glowded texture there is any way to resolve that

                                                          Ps my game is on ps3

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Ps3 Soul Vessel bug:
                                                            After using Soul Vessel for the first time, when I went level up, I noticed I had less points compared to the status menu. To fix it I had to use another Soul Vessel, but this time I removed EVERYTHING from my character, including attuned spells. So be careful using it.

                                                            • Anonymous

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                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Eu não estou conseguindo acessar o Dark souls 2 Scholar, ele não aparece como jogo aqui, e só mostra Versão 64 bits sendo que eu tenho versao do Windows 32 (86 bites) o que eu faço pra poder ele rodar com a versão do meu windows?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Lately ive been farmin souls, andthe enimies are despawnibg, vut heres the thing, im part of the company of champions, so that shoulsnt happen. (xbox 360, confirmatikn plz)

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I believe tho, that some enemies/parts of the game were mixed up, like some enemies are misplaced and sh*t:

                                                                    For example, the cage in Aldia's Keep (where you fight the Guardian Dragon boss), that cage has tattered sheets everywhere, the dragon's breath would burn the whole cage, it doesn't fit for the dragon... If you will inspect the cage, you will see some hanging "hooks" that looks exactly like the sickles held by the Artificial Undead. I believe that the cage was originally intended for something else... Textures look like "horror" theme, where Torturers, Hunting Dogs, Undead Aberrations, etc would fit better... And the boss would be The Rotten. Even The Embedded would also fit, so that it would be like Silent Hill-ish rusty theme area (The Gutter has many "abominations", only the dog is *cough*)... But they decided to mix things up.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I was playing with a friend and every time i got summoned after a minute he would remain in the same position and get stuck there on my screen but on his screen he was able to move and see me moving while i would only be able to see him in the same place and all enemies that i killed werent killed on his screen.I was on xbox one anyone know why that happened.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I once fought the dragonrider (heides tower below faith merchant) with only one platform up (was unaware of the other) when fighting him he froze facing the ocean long enough for me to slowly strafe and hit with a soul arrow when he just runs stright of the edge while I was directly behind him. Hey, free souls and boss souls at that.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Though this isn't really a bad thing, enemies that have already disappeared have returned even though i have not used a bonfire astetic.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            When being summoned as a phantom/shade the Host is frozen but i am able to still kill all of the enemies,which aren't lagging at all as if i wasn't in someone else's world , if i die i am stuck looking at the place where I had died but the "you are dead" hadn't popped up and I can only get out of it, while leaving the game up, if the host (who is moving around I just can't see it) dies, or kills the boss, I don't get the reward for helping despite still being in the world. I have tried going to quit game but its greyed out, same goes for the Seperation crystal.
                                                                            I first found this with a friend who responded with "LAAAAAG" (doesn't have a mic)

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              There seriously isn't any working soul dupe glitch still working on a patched SOTFS? Was looking for an early game boss soul duplication.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Ok the infinite loading occurs when your system install 2 copies of the game by mistake during an update that profile is lost(sorry ) but if it affects more than just one profile ull have to wipe everything Dark Souls II to get the game to work wich also includes patches and DLC's Alsothis is not limited to Xbox 360 it also happens on Ps3 and there is no reports of this on Ps4 or XboxOne scholare of the first sin versions

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  In the lost Bastille while I was fighting the ruin sentinel boss I had two phantoms, a player and a npc, two of the ruin sentinels were alive and were on the ledge where you start the boss battle, and the other player and I were down on the ground with the npc on the platform, and then the two ruin sentinels got right next to each other and stopped, they didn't have there shield up they just stood there making for an easy kill

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I have this glitch where when you just barely enter the shaded woods in goes into an infinite loading screen and i have to shut down my ps3 just to play. I cant go into the shaded woods or past it, I did everything to the point where all the possible locations before the shaded woods have no enemies. I am extremely bored as hell right now because i cant progress in the game. feelsbadman :/

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      In the lost Bastille If you go to where you first meet the lady with the hat, then go outside that tower on the side you didn't come in on, there's a ledge you can walk up to get to a ladder that goes up the tower but if you fall just to the right of the ladder you get put into an "infinite falling animation" when something broke the box I died

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        While trying to get to the "horse" boss fight I ran for it. All the enemies were chasing me and I was able to touch the fog wall and the cutscene started. However, the enemies killed me before the cutscene was barely introduced. The Youre dead screen appeared and I returned to the bf. For some reason my screen is black... the bf fire appears, the signs and the shinny of the itens too. Ive already tried to reload the game and killed myself... nothing. What should I do?

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Has anyone else had trouble with the skeleton lords boss? After killing all enemies about 10% health remains. Have tried multiple times and reinstalled game and patches... no solution. Please help!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            In black gulch mouth I put down a summoning sign to help other people before I went through myself, it said that i was being summoned to another world but nothing happened and the sign dissapeared. I went ahead and tried going through to the boss but when I got to the phantoms that summon there there were two of the same phantom instead of one and its gonna be a pain to get through them. Idk how exactly it happened but oh man this is hell.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I can't enter in the secret room of brighstone cove tsledora , i complete the quest of pate and craighton and i have the key, pls help! i need the Engraved Guantlets.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                i have a glitch. at some point around level 40? my soul cost to upgrade dropped. right now im level 63 and it only cost roughly 6,000 souls to level. after doing the path to lost sinner and killing him (dying a few times in the water) i was able to level about 10 times just from those souls. i didn't even realize it was happening till that point i thought somethings not right. looked up the soul costs to level and its way way way below the normal.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I have a glitch I can't travel to lost Bastille there is a eagle nest when I walk through it bird grab me it suppose to grab me and drop it to lost Bastille but instead game keep sending me back to my last bonfire such as a tower of skmething I don't remember tower that has old lady sell stuff which it is pretty upsetting I just beat pursuer hoping to get large titanite shard at lost Bastille but no instead game glitch on me

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Downloaded a digital copy of the game for 360 and had this happen twice. First instance in Shrine of Amana: deleting game, cache, and saves seemed to fix the problem but second play through got stuck in the loop at Undead Crypt and nothing will reset and allow me to even play the game now (infinite load screen loop starts at first load screen before character creation). Contacted Xbox Live for help and got nothing.. working on contacting FromSoft for answers

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Got to the congregation boss and is literally unbeatable. All enemies are dead but there's still health left

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Xone :sotfs. In harvest valley. just picked up (and equipped) the poisonbite ring and it appears to make zero difference with the environmental hazards in the area. Isn't that the entire point of having this ring?

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          When i light bonfires the flame does not appear also when i light a torch it shows the animation where hes holding the torch as if its lit but no flames appear to brighten the area i also cant see spells being cast at my player yet i receive damage and vice versa playing offline had the patch still same problem

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Cant see signs and see phantoms running around and not being invaded and not being summoned i dont know what too do

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