It is not uncommon for video games to be riddled with bugs and glitches when they are in early access. But taking input from the community and resolving those bugs on top of making QOL changes is the reason games are in early access in the first place. In today’s guide, we will be discussing how to resolve the progression-blocking glitch in Donald Duck’s quest line “A House Fit For A Duck” in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
A House Fit For A Duck
With this guide, our aim is not only to tell you the solution to this bug but also to give further guidance on how to complete the questline as well. This quest can be initiated after you have completed the “Lost in the Darkened Grove” storyline and unlocked the “Forest of Valor”.
To start the House for a Duck quest, simply visit Donald Duck after completing the Darkened Grove quest line to begin his friendship storyline.
Donald Duck will enlighten you about a problem he is facing. Apparently, his boathouse on the beach got thrashed and is currently in ruins. It is now your job to help Donald Duck with this issue, and the only person who can assist you with this is Donald’s uncle, Scrooge McDuck.
Now it’s time to reunite the uncle with his nephew. To find Scrooge McDuck, simply open the map and look for Scrooge’s Icon. Scrooge McDuck can often be found working in his shop or can be found standing in the same place we found Donald, shown in the image above. Scrooge is a little grumpy at first and doesn’t really want to help Donald.
But Donald is his nephew, and after convincing him that he’s his family, Scrooge agrees to help. After a brief conversation with Scrooge, you are now tasked with collecting the following items that can help in repairing Donald’s boat.
- 16x Softwood, which can be scavenged from pretty much any area with trees.
- The second item you will need is 8x Hardwood, which can also be collected from any area near trees, with only two exceptions, Main Square and Peaceful Meadow.
- Next, you will need to find 2x Iron Ingots, but unfortunately, they aren’t present in natural form anywhere in the game. You have to convert Iron Ores into Ingots using your workbench. Iron Ores can be collected from any mineral deposit, except for the ones present in Main Square and Peaceful Meadow.
- Lastly, you need to find 4x ropes, which can be obtained by converting 8x fibers into ropes through your workbench. Fibers can also be produced at the workbench, and you just need 1x sea wood to produce 5x fibers.
With all of the required materials gathered, you will now be able to craft the boat repair kit tool on your workbench. After you are done crafting the kit, simply give it to Donald Duck and visit Scrooge McDuck to begin the repair.
Now that all the repairs are done, your next task will be to clean the house and clear the mess created due to the renovation. The items that you need to pick up to clean the house are Donald’s Awards, Jugs, Donald’s book, and Mysterious Junk.
At this point of the quest, you will be faced with a very annoying bug. To put it simply, you won’t be able to pick up any item that is present between any two objects, for example, the sofa and the coffee table. Another annoying bug that’s also been reported is that users aren’t able to pick up any item present under the coffee table.
If I were writing this article a couple of days ago, I simply would’ve stopped right here because there was no fix for this until a recent patch.
Fix & Workaround
To pick an item under the coffee table, simply drop another item near it. Afterward, the prompts for picking up both objects will overlap, and in this way, you will be able to pick up the item from under the table.
Now moving on to the second problem, which is the unreachable item present between the two objects. There is no workaround for this, and there was no fix until the developers deployed an official patch on September 15.
Fans of the game shared their concerns on multiple forums and social media platforms, forcing the devs to take notice of the issue. With this patch, the developers of Disney Dreamlight Valley “Gameloft” not only fixed the bugs present in this quest but also made tons of new improvements and resolved various other bugs present in the game.
After updating your game to the latest version, you won’t face any issues related to item picking, allowing you to complete Donald Duck’s quest line finally.
With that, our guide on how to fix Donald Duck’s item-picking glitch during the quest “A House Fit For a Duck” in Disney Dreamlight Valley comes to an end. In case you are still facing any kind of issues, either with this or any other quest, consider contacting Gameloft Support.
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