Dragon Age 2 Unlimited Gold and XP Glitch

Even epic adventurers sometimes need a little quick cash. Consult the video below for a step-by-step depiction of an unlimited gold and XP glitch that Dragon Age 2 veterans will recognize from the original game.

  1. The first step of this glitch/exploit is to choose one of the “Find and Deliver” sidequests. “Bearded Beast” is the one we used in the video, but any of them will do.
  2. Go and retrieve the item you’re supposed to be collecting. In the case of “Bearded Beast,” you’ll have to travel to the Bone Pit and retrieve the remains of the titular beast, which are on the left, in the first area.
  3. Return to the questgiver with the item you collected. For the Bearded Beast, it’s a guy named Arintal the Lessar, down by the Docks.
  4. This is the key step. Before you reach the questgiver, draw your weapon.
  5. Initiate dialogue with the questgiver; before he or she is finished speaking, put away your weapon and begin slamming the action button. Each time you press it, you’ll receive money and experience. This can be repeated as many times as you like.

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43 Comments on Dragon Age 2 Unlimited Gold and XP Glitch

john doe

On March 9, 2011 at 3:49 am

i have the xbox 360 non-sig. version; i found someone like this but whenever i press the action button over and over it only gives me the exp/gold only once. why. if you can help please email me at knuckles2007@gmail.com subject line: dragon age 2 exp/gold glitch.


On March 9, 2011 at 7:25 am

Hi i wanna know if its works on pc? this glitch because i try but nothing and if is working please tell me what is this action BUTTON :(


On March 9, 2011 at 11:41 am

Knuckles2007- It sounds like you’re not getting the timing right on pulling out and putting away your weapon. It can be tricky. Make sure you pull out your weapon before talking to the person, using the action button (the A button on the 360). Stand right in front of the NPC so that their dialogue indicator shows up. Wait until the exact moment your character puts the weapon away and then start mashing the action button. It might take a few tries, but you’ll get it.


On March 9, 2011 at 11:54 am

The “action button” is simply whatever button you use for pulling out your primary weapon and speaking to other characters.


On March 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm

This does not work on the PC version. There is no action button (other than mouse click) and no way to unsheath your weapon (this is handled by the game automatically).


On March 12, 2011 at 1:33 am

@ laz : to unsheathe your weapon… press W and right click at the same time on the guy you wanna talk to or on any intractable item :D


On March 12, 2011 at 1:34 am

but yes…. the cheat doesnt seem to work on the pc !!! Gah !!


On March 12, 2011 at 2:06 am

Why the frak would you need to do this on the pc when we have access to the developer console (that is, cheat codes).

See here: http://www.gamefront.com/dragon-age-2-dev-console-cheats/

Enable the console (article explains how, same way as DA:O) and use the following codes:

runscript addxp #

runscript addmoney #

et voila! no need to bother with silly console glitches.


On March 26, 2011 at 6:40 pm

I just tried the out the glitch on the 360, worked like a charm. This is my 3rd playthrough. I’m and hour into the game and a, lvl 19 with 400 gold….hahaha.

Jordan Alston

On March 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I know this is kinda of topic and kinda a long shot but could this technique be used a situation where you click on something and you gain attributes. i think there is something in the fade you click on and you gain attribute points. i know this a big long long run but could somebody maybe try this out. sorry if i did not make sense 100%


On March 28, 2011 at 11:28 am

Don’t forget the fact that the enemies scale with your level. If you’re an hour into the game and jump up to level 15 when you should be level 4, you’re going to find yourself getting killed quickly unless you can find better equipment.


On April 2, 2011 at 11:32 am


After using this glitch/bug I found that game became very very difficult, even after changing the difficulty setting down to casual. This could be because of the difference in equipment. My advice would be to only use this if you plan mess around, and not to use it for an actual story play.


On April 5, 2011 at 11:26 am

I just realized you dont even have to put your weapon away just have it out then interact! btw enemy level goes up with yours so the only way the difficulty would be higher is if you dont replace your current weapon with a level appropriate one which should be available for purchase now. i just went and bought a new staff and the difficulty went away.


On April 5, 2011 at 4:47 pm

@Jordan Alston

dood, i dont recall items you touch and recieve powerups to your stats in DA2….. i remember that in DA:O

i just might not have seen it in DA2 tho, i havent done EVRYTHING yet X.X

and if you mean DA:O i cant try it out =[
my copys on the other side of the world


On April 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm

i think they fixed this glitch in most recent update, how sad
if im wrong pls say so


On April 16, 2011 at 10:15 am

No your not, well it doesnt work with my game any more so if anyonw can give info on how to get it back id be very grateful!! my Xbox Live name is IVIr IVIask


On April 30, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Hey does this glitch still work? Because I am trying to get it to work but im having no luck.


On May 7, 2011 at 12:37 pm

it doesnt seam liek the glitch works anymore. anybody here used it recently and can verify? then i know i am just doing it wrong.


On May 12, 2011 at 7:37 am

delete the downloaded data from your game data folder to get the glitch working


On May 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm

It’s may 17th and the glitch won’t work no matter how many times I try it. What’s going on ?


On May 29, 2011 at 5:32 am

I’ve tried everything to try to do the money/xp glitch on the 360 but doesn’t, it did about a month or so ago but not any more.
Before I was able to do it all the time without even needing to do the thing with the weapon.


On June 4, 2011 at 8:05 am

This glitch has been fixed through one of the game patches.


On June 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm



On June 29, 2011 at 10:02 pm

thats not true for ps3 then cause my mom plays da n she did it 3 days ago but i cant get it to work n she did soo i dont think iys fix yet


On July 4, 2011 at 5:23 am

Keep this in mind if you didn’t know this, but your enemies will also level up, the same as you(only their attack damages are affected).

-For those of you who do not know how to remove a patch read below.

For Ps3 users, if it has been patched, then go to “game data utility” “highlight the game” and press “triangle” and “delete”. This should be used only on single player games. It will work for all games, but it will ask you to update game if you play it while you are connected to the internet and you can’t refuse or else you will not be able to play.

If you’re using a xbox360 you will not be able to use this glitch if it has been patched, also there is no safe way to remove a patch on the 360. Also do not use the patch remover code because it is unreliable and almost never works. If you get a code that does work, it will probably cause various problems on your 360, so I don’t recommend using it. Besides I don’t think there is one for the newer 360 dashboards…

Another person

On July 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

I really hope this works. I’m trying this game out later today,and I hope its good! I HATE grinding,and a lil’ extra cash never hurt.So thx if this works! :)

Yet another person

On July 14, 2011 at 1:37 am

It doesn’t. I’m pissed.
in’ dad downloaded the patch. .


On July 29, 2011 at 7:26 pm

For 360… I downloaded the patch. To remove it… just to to dashboard… system…. memory… then click Y on your hard drive. Select clear cache… and stay off live till after you cheat the out of it. Btw… never rank up more than 30 @ a time or u lose the attribute points (over 99). Worked like a champ! Questions email@ jeremyw82^hotmail.com


On August 7, 2011 at 8:32 am

@CraYzeR_808 i did that on the ps3. And i went to load the game it said couldn’t cause i didn’t have the pacts. What did i do wrong?


On August 10, 2011 at 7:33 am

This Glitch Doesn’t Seem to work on Ps3 version. Does Any Of You Guys Did It on Ps3? Cause I’ve Tried a lot of times…


On August 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Hey smith thank man iv been trying to use the glich but they patched it. so i did what you said im about to try it out use clear cache.


On August 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm

So it doesnt work? I tried clearing system cache and it says you cant play the game. Wtf? I bought the game for 30 bucks just yesterday. I wouldve payed 10 bucks more for this glitch as I suck at rpg games on the easiest difficulty but find them fun.. :(


On August 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Hey whats up i did what you told me i pulled out my wepon and went right in front of him and right when they put there wepon away i quickly pressed the A button on my Xbox 360 conttroler but nothing happened if you can please E-mail me at sniper631@yahoo.com


On August 19, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Can you do the glitch when you just started the game after you get in Kirkwall?


On September 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Just thought I would like to mention that they patched the glitch up and it is no longer available


On November 30, 2011 at 6:57 am

thx you very much this cheats is give light for me ^^!

Ineed lvl 50

On January 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Pathched om 360?!


On January 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm

the glitch wont work been trying for days and nothing wtf should i do neone


On February 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I used it to level 50. Then I found out that I couldn’t buy better weapons or purchase anything. Every weak thing that I had at level 7 I kept so I levels up but all my stuff was weak. Help!


On March 16, 2012 at 6:47 am

I’ve tried clearing the Cache on PS3 and STILL CANT GET THE DANG this to work? anyone know if they patched it on the disk or somehting i’m overseas deployed and got the game late. Any suggestions?


On July 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm

hey, I cleared my cache on my 360 and tried again after trying it earlier, but it didn’t work. Can any one please help me by listing off what has to happen exactly. Thx.

That guy

On August 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

It won’t work :( I need help


On November 7, 2015 at 12:49 pm

The glitch works like a charm, except for the fact that if you level up too much, your weapons and armor will have no stars. I used the glitch in the beginning of the game and went to level 36, thinking that I would be too powerful if I continued to use it. The result being: No weapon or armor that I’ve looked at in stores, or picked up have ever had even 1 star. This is still happening to this day. I have yet to find a weapon, armor piece, or item that has even 1 star. I do not recommend leveling up at once on one side quest with this glitch. It makes you much weaker than you were before using it. That being said, I am playing as a rouge (first playthrough) so I don’t know if that applies to just them, or every class.