Vampyr: Known Bugs, Glitches, and their Fixes

Stuck on a particular quest? Found you're stuck on the investigation screen? Learn what's going on with several of the bugs and glitches you find in Vampyr!

Been sinking your teeth into Vampyr and found the game biting you back?

A number of players have reported they've run into a series of bugs and glitches during their time in Vampyr, as they explore the dirty streets of early 20th century London. Many of these issues turn out to be game breaking, and something the developers, Dontnod, need to create patches for -- hopefully you can find a solution here!

Here's a list of known bugs, glitches, and their respective fixes, if any solution was found.

Stuck On Green Screen?

A number of players have run into a green screen upon loading in to the game. You might think restarting your game, or restarting your desktop, will fix the issue but this green screen continues to pop up. You'll find the problem doesn't stem from the game, but your desktop's graphic card.

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This problem famously occurred following the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Many reported their displays appeared corrupted and the images on their screen began to flash green. NIVIDA learned about this issue and have offered a work around.

Here's the process of how you get around the horrid green screen:

  1. Open up your NIVIDIA control panel
  2. Go to the option that says "Change Resolution"
  3. Select your display
  4. Alternate your settings so you display uses NIVIDIA color settings
  5. In the "Output Color Depth" option, change it to 8bpc
  6. Save your settings

This should clear things up and the next time you launch Vampyr, you should not run into this issue. If you still have this happen, you may need to try updating your graphics card to see if this provides a better solution.

Infinite Experience Points Glitch

For anyone looking to check out some of the higher level Vampire abilities Doctor Reid can use, you can receive infinite experience without having to do too much.

One warning: don't do this if you want to keep your save file pure.

You can preform this glitch from your Active Skills menu. Here you should see all of the skills available for you to choose from. Click on any of the abilities in your menu, as if you were going to upgrade it. As you go to upgrade it, hold down the "O" and "P" buttons on your keyboard. You should see, in the upper right hand corner, your experience points shooting up at a fairly fast rate. 

You can do this for however long you like. When you have all of the experience points you want, you can freely purchase any of the Vampire abilities you want, and go to town on your enemies in combat!

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This will definitely ruin your save file. Preforming this glitch doesn't ruin your information or anything, but it means you're fairly broken for the rest of the game.

If you're looking to keep the game as traditional as possible, you're better off trying it out once you've beaten the game. 

Expect a patch to take care of this glitch at some point in the future.

Blackmail in Whitechapel Quest Bug

This remains a fairly rare bug, but certainly worth mentioning as it does have crippling effect on the progress of your game.

The bug occurs during the Blackmail in Whitechapel quest, when you're at the part where you go to the Whitechapel district to gather more information about the nurse, Dorothy Crane, from Darius Petrescu. You speak to Petrescu about Dorothy, and then go through a cutscene, you do not receive any further instructions about how to proceed in the quest.

You can't reload the game to fix this bug. If you do reload it, the quest says you need to go and speak to Petrescu, even though you've already done that. You're essentially stuck.

Unfortunately, there's no solution about how to get around this. As of right now, the developers know about this and are working on a solution. The best thing to do right now is wait for a patch to come in to fix this issue -- because the developers know about it, expect one to show up soon.

Blinding Light Glitch During Fergal Boss Battle (Chapter 3)

You'll find this an extremely frustrating bug as you may mistake this for a game mechanic attempting to make this fight harder. That's not the case.

During the boss battle with Fergal in the sewers, in chapter 3, there's a light that can obstruct your perspective. No matter how you move or the angle you approach Fergal, the light follows you and makes it nearly impossible to see what's going on -- as a result, you may die during this phase multiple times.

When you die and continue to attempt to conquer this fight, you're showing up with less health and blood than you originally came in with. If you're running into this issue stop fighting. You'll only continue to frustrate yourself.

Unfortunately, there's no solution for this bug, yet. The developers are hard at work attempting to find a way to remove this light and make it easier to see Fergal during your fight.

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In a forum, a number of players mentioned if you dodge Fergal enough times during the engagement the blinding light will disappear for a short while. Additionally, if you move your camera at the right angle, you can make it disappear. Sadly, it always returns after a period of time and remains a consistent problem. 

Occult Oculus Quest

During this quest, you're tasked with acquiring four different Braille pages to hand to Mason Swanborough. He acknowledges you giving him all of the pages, except for the last one.

When you go to hand him the fourth page, Mason makes a comment about you needing to find a laboratory -- though, the quest does not update and you're left wondering what to do next.

As of right now, the developers have not commented that they know of this bug or if a solution is being worked on. Should you run into this issue, make a blog post on the Vampyr forums. A community member on the page will likely see it and bring it up to the developers as quickly as possible.

Red River Investigation

Another game breaking bug you might find yourself running into. This one happens when you go to investigate the corpse during the Red River quest.

As you're investigating the corpse, you'll go through the prompts on the screen and the process you're already accustomed. However, you'll find yourself unable to get out of this screen. You're instead stuck attempting to investigate the body you've already combed over.

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Many other players who have run into this issue have gone through a number of attempts to bypass it. Some have attempted to simply hard reset their consoles or desktops. Others have even attempted to uninstall the game, and reinstall it -- still, nothing. They cannot get past this part, and they're stuck attempting to learn more about the corpse!

As of right now, the developers do not have a solution ready for you. This remains a rare problem, so if you're experiencing this, make a post on the Vampyr forums to notify community members and developers of this issue.

Again, a solution for this problem will likely crop up in a series of patch notes in the future.

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Experiencing a unique issue with Vampyr? Let us know in the comments, and we'll add your problem to the overall list! If there's a solution out there, we'll post it alongside your issue to assist you in continuing your game progress.

If you haven't already, check out our review of the game. For more information and Vampyr guides, keep it here with GameSkinny. 

Games Vampyr Genres ActionRPG Platforms PCPlaystation 4Xbox One Tags
Published Jun. 9th 2018

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