Dragon Age 2

Dragon Age 2 Achievements


Reached Level 20.

This is unlocked immediately upon reaching Level 20. You are not required to spend the points you have earned for the achievement to unlock. Although not needed to obtain this achievement, there is a glitch that can be used to obtain experience and money very quickly. This glitch can be performed using any side-quest that doesn’t involve a cut-scene to turn in. Save your game before talking to the NPC required to complete the quest. Draw your weapon with  and as you are putting your weapon away talk to the NPC. Continue spamming  to earn continuous amounts of XP and money. A video demonstrating this can be seen below.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Breeding
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 11:38:46 AM

So is lvl 20 going to be the cap? seems like it should be higher but that's what dlc is for i guess.

Comment #2 by X iSte
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 10:26:38 AM

Hopefully there wont be a level cap and level 20 is just an achievement.

Comment #3 by iToastMan
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 12:20:20 PM

I reckon cap will be 25 again, origins cap was 25 and achievement was for 20 :p

Comment #4 by solo07
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 08:59:32 PM

I'm going to cry if max is 20 :(

Comment #5 by InfiniteRefrain
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 07:43:47 AM

I'm fine with a cap, so long as there is a way to reset all of the skills, etc

Comment #6 by artphobia
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 05:03:07 AM

Not the cap.

Comment #7 by Sam is Psych0
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 06:54:58 AM

mite b cool.

Comment #8 by goddess_althena
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 08:25:22 AM

50 is the level cap.

Comment #9 by LegendaryMSN
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 04:38:55 PM

25 will probably be level cap, as it was with origins.

Comment #10 by UKillMeLongTime
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 03:53:36 AM

Its 50 if not unlimited because leveling gets harder and on one play you will never get everything or close. Yet there are XP glitches that can get you maxed in no time. I did it and got to 40 in about 10 minutes. I then reloaded my save as as nice as having 'everything' i don't want to fight level 40s plus leveling is fun and gives me a goal. No once i beat the game then i can play with the level 40+ save

Comment #11 by AlastorsNight
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 02:07:27 PM

I maxed my mage out using the EXP glitch because I wanted to see how high the level cap was but now I am thinking about going to my pervious save and only going up to about 20ish as it seems a little cheap now that I know everything I want to know (skill wise) and I am kinda raping the AI (which was kinda the point but didn't want to by this much other wise I would have played on casual) even though they are suppose to be gaining in level along side of me as I go up. So yeah, make sure to save BEFORE doing the glitch, that way if you screw up or have glitching remorse you can always go back.

Comment #12 by Avereal
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 01:07:51 PM

The level cap is 50. i have one mage at 34

Comment #13 by chris176
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 03:32:10 PM

Comment #14 by chris176
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 03:33:23 PM

Comment #15 by Dermot
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 09:38:45 PM

I have completed the game on level 19, I have done all the available missions.. Is there any way I can still get to 20?

Comment #16 by H41L TR1GG3R
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 04:48:34 AM

I am still on act 1 and I am level 20

Comment #17 by bedwards1990
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 09:54:48 PM

how are you guys getting your characters that high of a level? my rouge was 23 when i finished the game

Comment #18 by bedwards1990
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 09:56:07 PM

@16 lol can you just keep going to different areas and fighting people or something? because i know there isn't that many quests in act 1

Comment #19 by HugTheBear
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 10:19:05 PM

does this glitch still work?

Comment #20 by ACMASTERR16
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 12:57:21 PM

Interesting. I would love to learn this glitch, seeing as I only got to level 21 by the end of the game

Comment #21 by SouthrnReb09
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 11:22:28 AM

yea id like to know about the glitch as well seeing as im on my second playthrough and just wanna get the achievements i missed out on in my first. i manganed to be a lecel 22 warrior by the end of my first.

Comment #22 by TheGingerMennis
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 06:07:51 AM

I think they've just patched the glitch now - had an update this morning and thought i'd try it - to no avail. You should be able to get to level 20 fairly easily anyway in your first play through if you do all missions, however if you wanted to reach 50 you may find it a little more challenging!!

Comment #23 by ProDragRuyu
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 05:35:57 PM

and if I reinstall that game and delete any patch in my 360? does the glitch
will still active?

Comment #24 by BootstrapGolem
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 09:38:59 PM


i'm still able to use it after the update, i think i'm 42 right now at the beginning of act 3

Comment #25 by Novaflame13
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 09:15:52 AM


what quest did u complete, im trying to do it with the stone toe but not working

Comment #26 by darkhide
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 07:59:24 AM

They only problem with the level glitch is that you could be level 50 and still not be on the expedition yet into the Darkroads.

Comment #27 by chris lailo
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 08:14:00 AM

Is this glitch patched yet, and if it is, is there an easy way of getting rid of the patch (aka can you just delete it)? I tried deleting the patches on Fable III before and seriously f***ed up the game :'( not going to do that again...

Also what act is this done on?

Comment #28 by SKiiTzY x
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 05:23:33 PM

the glitch worked perfectly thanks

Comment #29 by PrimalObsidian
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 10:13:05 AM

the glitch dont work for me :

Comment #30 by Ikos Du Vharr
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 01:47:07 AM

lvl cap is 50. i have a lvl 50 mage without dlcs.

Comment #31 by Ikos Du Vharr
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 01:49:50 AM

not even to deep roads yet either

Comment #32 by shadowfeeder
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 02:18:19 PM

I tried the glitch earlier today a couple of times, doesn't seem to work anymore.

Comment #33 by Lorgar666
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 01:08:31 PM

I'm pretty sure thishasbeen patched. I'm gonna have to stop being lazy and do this the hard way aren't I LOL.

Comment #34 by 2665
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 10:03:22 PM

lvl 20 is not the cap lvl 50 is,like origins there is a lvl up glitch

Comment #35 by 2665
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 10:11:45 PM

1.when you go on the quest for at sundermount there's a crate with the seal of house talwain in it get the seal complete the quest.
2.look in your journal and youll find the quest for the seal.
3.go to the area for the quest when you see the women you give it to pull out your weapon,get in talking distance when he/she puts away there weapon push the a button multiple times.when your arm starts hurting tou can pause it and it wont interupt the glitch.

Comment #36 by 2665
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 10:13:48 PM

there are more quests like this(if it goes to cut scene it wont work)but this is the first

Comment #37 by Irish Tyrant
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 01:28:53 AM

I believe this has finally been patched.

Comment #38 by Major Monogram
Monday, January 30, 2012 @ 02:44:02 PM

Yeah, the glitch is a no-go for me too. I've tried it many times with many different quests, and not a twitch of extra XP.
It's patched!
But I think the question others are asking above is pertinent. Could you clear your cache, do the glitch while off XBL and level up, then sign back in and reinstall the patches, and continue the game with your beefy Hawke?
Does anyone want to try it?

Comment #39 by kero_340
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 07:43:12 AM

@#38 I deleted the title update and it stopped me from loading my previous game in order to do this glitch still I believe you must delete the title update and start all over on a new char

Comment #40 by LilRed563
Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 01:42:36 PM

ahh im so close to level 20 and i beat the game and now i cant get it :/. i didnt get any exp from meredith otherwise i would have level....

Comment #41 by freedomgeass
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 08:49:07 PM

those ba****s

Comment #42 by someguyhere
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 01:34:23 AM

40- Don't you have more sidequests on an older save?
Glitch doesnt work for me. Only at lvl 16 for both my characters (Before final events). Maybe if i got to 18, ill get to 20 from the final events.

Comment #43 by Mc1ovin11
Thursday, August 14, 2014 @ 03:46:47 PM

Just in case anyone is still attempting to do the xp/gold glitch,it was patched a while back now.According to Dragon Age Wiki if you own the disc version of the game,you could clear your cache & remove the update,play the first 10 mins of the game til you can do a side quest,do the glitch to the lvl you want,then save,re-install the update & away you go.

If like me you own the games-on-demand version,tough luck as the patch is embedded in the game itself.You will get a title update when you first start playing it but thats not related to this glitch.

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Electronic Arts


US March 08, 2011
Europe March 11, 2011

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