warhammer 40K Rogue Trader Astray Quest Bug

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Pesky problem.

Owlcat Games’ latest RPG is an absolute blast, but it isn’t perfect. As with any complex RPG, some persistent bugs can spoil your day in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader, and the “Astray” quest bug is definitely one of them. This bug typically occurs after defeating the cult leader on Footfall, leading to dialogue problems when interacting with Argenta on your ship’s bridge. This glitch can prevent crucial events and conversations from triggering, ultimately hindering your progress in the game. Here’s everything we’ve found to fix the Rogue Trader Astray quest bug so far.

All Rogue Trader Astra Quest Bug Fixes

There are a few different solutions, so let’s break down each. Do note that there isn’t an official patch or solution yet, so you’ll need to roll up your sleeves and experiment with different options until that time.

Reload Autosave Before Killing the Cult Leader

If you haven’t yet confronted and defeated the cult leader in Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader or if you did so before speaking to Argenta on your ship, consider reloading your last autosave before the cult leader encounter.

This action may potentially trigger a dialogue between Argenta and the cult leader, allowing you to engage in a conversation with Argenta on the bridge afterward.

Use Cheat Codes or Mods

If you’ve already killed the cult leader and spoken to him on the bridge but still cannot converse with Argenta, some players have found success by utilizing cheat codes or mods.

Cheat Code “questcomplete”: Apply the cheat code “questcomplete,” which has resolved the dialogue issue for specific users. This code may bypass the problematic quest step.

“Quest Fixer” Mod: Another option is to install the “Quest Fixer” mod, which is designed to address various quest-related bugs. Ensure that you obtain mods from reputable sources and follow installation instructions carefully.

Wait for an Official Patch

If the above methods do not yield positive results or if you prefer not to use cheats or mods, your best course of action may be patience.

Owlcat Games has acknowledged this specific issue on its Steam forums and has assured players that they are actively working on a fix.

Keep an eye on official patch notes and announcements from the developers, as an official patch may be released to address the bug shortly. We’ll keep this article updated, of course.

That does it for fixing the Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader Astray quest bug. Yes, it’s a frustrating one, but we’re confident the devs will have a solution soon. If you’re struggling with the Outcast’s Duty quest bug we have a guide for that also.