In Dragon Age 2, there is a glitch where if you unequip and re-equip a shield, then it permanently increases your character's armor by 34 each time. Is there a way to fix or avoid this glitch? (The glitch occurs even if you just replace one shield with another shield, so you can't avoid the glitch just by never unequipping a shield if you want to upgrade the shield.) Is there a patch or something to fix this problem? I am using the Xbox 360 version.

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    Wait, you want to avoid permanently increasing your armor? Why? Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 2:45
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    @JSBangs > Some people prefer not to use exploits when gaming. I'm the same way.
    – GnomeSlice
    Commented Mar 20, 2011 at 18:37
  • @Gnome, actually, me too. I just thought that the question was slightly ironic. Commented Mar 20, 2011 at 23:05
  • How in the world did this glitch get past QA? Do game companies even do QA anymore!? Commented Jul 24, 2011 at 8:56

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There is no fix at the moment. The only thing you can do is not equip any shields until you find the final upgrade. I didn't catch the glitch until the start of Act 2, so even with my tank's default shield, her armor rating was higher than it should have been.

Hoping for a patch because this is a game breaker.


I have downloaded the latest patch and it fixes the issues.


Dragon Age II patch 1.02 is now out - see here. This issue is not mentioned specifically, but may be one of the "minor" issues fixed. May be worth a try.

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