I also have (I think) the same glitch. I'm playing on Xbox 360 in single player and got to the Barrow Downs boss, but I am unable to do anything. There's like a force field around the boss I think and the ranger you follow is dead i believe. When I first entered the room my screen went blank, but after a while the boss room loaded and now I'm stuck in there. Don't think it loaded correctly, was never able to fight the boss.
Experiencing the same problem here.
Boss of Barrow of Amon Gorthad is not spawning after returning to this area a second time when we had already completed it. The room he is in is completely empty. There is no way to go back or proceed. When we go to the map, the travel option is grayed out.
Please patch this ASAP as my girlfriend and I can no longer play. Our characters are both stuck in this level!
Same on PS3
I'm playing a split-screen co-op game and we have just arrived at the final boss in Barrow Downs. Same as report above, screen was blank for a while, both rangers dead, unable to attack boss or proceed.
Please ditch auto save now.
Stuck - barrow of amon gorthad
Originally Posted by koink
did you find a solution to this? JUST happened to me.
We (my wife and me, local co-op) stopped playing the game the second time (after finishing the normal level) because we got stuck in the Barrow Downs... Yesterday I started the game after a longtime, got an update and I really hoped that the problem was fixed, but it was still there: we're trapped in the boss lair and we can't go on.
Originally Posted by koink
It's a pity that a nice game has a stupid bug like this: if you can visit again some game levels, how can you forget to provide a way to leave them? I hope it is something harder than this, but it's a pity anyway...
A bit late but I've also run into this problem tonight and maybe some extra info could help out with a fix.
Also Xbox 360.
Downloaded the patch when first booting the game.
Me and a friend were playing local co-op with each of us on separate accounts connected to Live, him Player 1 & a lvl 25 Elf, me Player 2 & a lvl 25 Dwarf on our Heroic playthrough, at the start of the boss battle in the tomb when I selected to quit to main menu.
I then played an XBLA game for a brief period and went back to War in the North, again he went first, selected HDD and loaded fine. I then attempted to load from the cloud and was informed that my friend was further ahead in the story so I couldn't save or earn achievements. We ignored it for now and proceeded to defeat the boss and continue on to Rivendell.
After this I wanted to see what it meant and when we went back to the main menu I noticed that I was showing as being on Chapter 3 part 1 and him on Chapter 4 Prologue. [The only time we've played the game until encountering the glitch is when it's both of us together on local co-op and connected to Live.]
His save seems unaffected but mine on both solo and in co-op loads us in the boss tomb with no exit and no enemies.
I think I've successfully fixed the problem.
I joined an online game from before where I was stuck and played through to Rivendell, this left me still glitched in the tomb but this time rather being just my party the two rangers were there. However the one that is temporarily in your party was lying on the ground like when you first encounter him and the possessed one was curled up in a ball but without the boss covering him.
After this I joined another game from before the boss and played through until after Rivendell and starting the Ettenmoors. After the host ended the game I was able to continue playing the game.
Also, in case it made a difference, in the first attempt I was still playing as my Dwarf but on the second and successful attempt I was playing as the Lore Master.
Last edited by Vlad; 02-21-2012 at 02:24 AM.
Got stuck at the Barrow Downs boss on our second play through of the game in local split-screen coop on Xbox 360 ... empty room and no way to get out.
Workaround was to go into Settings menu on Xbox dashboard, then Storage -> Game Data. Selecting Lord of the Rings War in the North revealed quite a few more saved games than were listed when trying to select a game from within the LotR WitN game (only 3 there). Copied the Barrow Downs saved game to cloud storage then deleted it from the hard drive.
Upon launching the game we were able to resume from the most recent saved game before the Barrow Downs one (which was not listed before) -- lost a level or two but much better than starting over completely!