KOTOR II's Switch Port Has A Bug, But You Can Cheat Around It

KOTOR II’s Switch Port Has A Bug, But You Can Cheat Around It

A Jedi battles the Sith and some strange lizard animals in a hallway.

Screenshot: Aspir / Obsidian

This week, Aspyr, the studio behind the Nintendo Switch port of knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, admitted the existence of a bug that caused the game to crash during the main quest, preventing at least some players from completing the game.

Today Aspyr said Axios that the bug only affected a small number of players. The developer also published an immediate solution on his website and promised a more permanent fix “in the next patch.” There is currently no estimated release date for the official patch.

For players affected by the bug, KOTOR II crashes shortly after the player crashes on Onderon as part of the planet’s main quest line. Players can attempt the main quests in any order, but Onderon’s quests require you to leave the planet to continue with the second phase of the story, so most players will likely finish the quest quite late. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for the patch to continue playing the game.

Instead, the studio suggests clicking the left stick three times, which brings up the cheat menu. From there select “Warp” and then go to “OND504” which is where the search from Onderon continues. my box was one of the unlucky few affected by the bug and was able to independently verify that the workaround actually works.

Visa Marr goes up the ramp to fight the Sith troopers.

Screenshot: Aspir / Obsidian / Kotaku

However, there is a catch. You’ll be stuck using the same party you selected to explore Dxun (which occurs right before the buggy quest), and you can’t change your party composition. So if you left the weaker characters in Dxun… well, good luck. They will be leading the entire attack by themselves. If you’ve seriously lowered the level of your B squad, have no fear: the cheat menu also includes an invincibility switch. my box contacted Aspyr about changing group members, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.

In the original Obsidian PC game, KOTOR II would mark your save files with a yellow “CHEAT” overlay if you tried to modify them with external tools (even to fix major bugs). So it’s pretty funny to me that in 2022, cheating is the officially recommended way to complete the game.

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