Witch of the Wastes Bug in Diablo 4? Here’s the Quick Fix

Fix Witch of the Wastes bug in Diablo 4

Hello fellow gamers! If you’re here, you’re probably as frustrated as I was when I first encountered the infamous Witch of the Wastes bug in Diablo 4. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Let’s dive into the solution together, shall we?

Diablo 4 Witch of the Wastes Bug

In the Act 5 Witch of the Wastes quest, you’ll come across a pesky bug involving the vial of Purified Quicksilver. You’re supposed to hand this vial over to Dunan, but the darn thing just vanishes into thin air. Trying to place the vial on the table doesn’t do anything, and if you try to pick it up again, it just drops on the floor. Talk about a headache, right?

Diablo 4 - Place the Vial of Purified Quicksilver on the Table

Fixing Witch of the Wastes Bug in Diablo 4

Now, onto the good stuff – the fix. After much trial and error, I found a workaround that allowed me to complete the “place the vial of Purified Quicksilver on the table” objective and move on with the end of the main campaign. Here’s how you can do it too:

  1. Carry the Vial: Pick up the vial from where it drops in Dismal Foothills in Hawezar and carry it back to Dunan in the Ruined Tower. But here’s the catch – you can’t use a town portal. I know, it’s a pain, but bear with me.
  2. Avoid the Town Portal: If you try to leave the area with the vial of Quicksilver by using a town portal, it will just drop on the floor as you try to teleport out. I learned this the hard way. Trust me, it’s not fun.
  3. Use a Mount: Instead of using a town portal, use a mount to manually bring the vial back to Dunan. It’s a bit of a trek, but it’s worth it to get past this bug.

I remember when I first encountered this bug. I was so excited to complete the quest and move on with the game, but this bug had other plans. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing worked. It was only after I quit out of the game and logged back in that I was able to fix the problem. Thankfully, not a lot of progress was lost due to the autosave system.

Final Thoughts

I’m not sure why Blizzard made this main quest objective so finicky. There are other fetch quests that allow you to use a town portal, and there’s no warning in this Witch of the Wastes mission that you can’t use one. But hey, that’s gaming for you. Sometimes, you just have to roll with the punches and find a workaround.

I hope this guide helps you get past the Witch of the Wastes bug in Diablo 4. Remember, the key is to avoid using the town portal and instead use a mount to carry the vial back to Dunan. It’s a bit of a hassle, but it’s a small price to pay to continue your adventure in the world of Diablo 4. Happy gaming, everyone!

Note: This article is based on my personal experience and the information available as of June 6, 2023. The game may have been updated or patched since then, so please check the official Diablo 4 website or forums for the most current information.

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