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Mystery of the Hidden Tower (bug?)

I've been completing the light puzzles in Bjora Marches and have come across what I assume is an issue.
At the end, I receive the message informing that I've completed the puzzle and the chest spawn's in the middle.
However, I can't open it. I've tried logging out and back in and still the same problem.
I have the correct Essence unlock because I've been able to open the same type of chests (the green ones) elsewhere. But for some reason, I can't open any of the final chests in the light puzzles.

As you can see in the picture, whenever I hit INTERACT a dialogue box is trying to come up.

I don't know for 100% certainty that this is a bug. If not, can someone explain to me what I'm doing wrong.


  • I have exactly the same problem.
    The chest is there, but I can't open it...
    It seem to be an attempt to open a dialog window that immediately disappears (with the sound effect).


  • Exactly the same issue I'm having. But I've searched online and so far, no explanation.

  • OK. I think I may have found the issue. What Tier is your Resilience Essence Manipulation at?

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 1, 2020

    The first thing I thought of was Essence Tier, but I did some Light Puzzles and didn't have any issues opening Chests. Pretty sure I got Tier 3 afterwards, but perhaps not.

    Regardless, I'm fairly certain the Devs said anyone could open Tier 3 Chests as long as the account had at least Tier 1 completed. Just that the rewards would be different. (Per Guild Chat.)

  • Well, I'm going to try again after getting my Tier 3 unlocked. If it continues, I'll report it to ArenaNet.

  • Ok. So I reached Tier 3 and still can't open the chest. I'm utterly confused now.

  • Well, I did 'Lighting the Hidden Tower' and when I reached the end the med. green chest was there but I couldn't open it. Neither could the next player that arrived not long after I did. Very frustrating!!! :(

  • I have the same problem, I can see all three open chests at the ravens but cant open the big green chest 😔 this hasnt been fixed yet I take it?

  • misterman.1530misterman.1530 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 10, 2020

    Yup. Same issue. Standing there, clicking F does nothing but make a ping and, for a split second, a legend of some sort appears - very dim. Shows karma and gold.

  • Same problem... very annoying. Please fix this :(

  • Can confirm bug still unfixed

  • Still an unfixed bug. Just started the achievement a few days ago and can’t progress because of the same chest bug.

  • I've experienced the same bug today; this time however within the "Fallen Mountains" light puzzle. I'd completed both of the "sub puzzles" within the larger puzzle, granting me completion and the presentation of the large chest. However, I experienced what others have described as a "ping" of my currency in the center left of my screen before quickly dissapearing. Before this, I'd completed a larger light puzzle in the map without issues opening the chest. I have Essence of Resilience Tier 2.

  • Seems it's still bugged, I've been trying to finish this and I can't open the large chest at the end no matter what I try.

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  • Omori.8079Omori.8079 Member
    edited September 12, 2020

    I'm experiencing this as well. I can't open the large chest upon completing both light puzzles within the Fallen Mountains.