4 artifacts in inventory, but zero Artifact points

I just finished The Sea Titans. I have 4 artifacts in inventory: Boom Box, Far-Looker, Hipster Fruit Tester, and Power Brick. For each one, the description includes, “Use Artifact points to buy upgrades in the Ark!” The summary at the top shows 0 Artifact points, and at Pripp’s Place, it says, “0 Artifact points available!”

Am I missing something?

Same issue here…I have all 4 artifacts…Hhhmmm!
Did you figure it out?


Did you use any points to upgrade yet? I noticed mine were still in the inventory after I used the points, I assume wo you can read the flavor text.

Yup, I’ve used the points to upgrade…
I’m guessing the items/artifacts still show in the inventory regardless. I was thinking they’d disappear after using the points.

Ah, that must be it. Yes, I have used 4 artifact points. The game should indicate when they have been used.

I haven’t used my artefacts and cant in shop. this is frustrating as with out upgrade I cant go any further, any help wold be much appreciated. I have payed thro twice and the same bug happens and I know I haven’t used the points as any artefacts I pick up no longer count as points.

glitch starts at hominids cabin as far as I can tell (chap 4)

Hi its Mark here, are you 100% sure you didnt spend any artifact points?

If you are, could you please zip up the whole ‘saved’ folder and mail it to me at: [email protected] please mention what savegame you are using and copy your forum post into the message.

Tnank you!

hay there mark. thank you for replaying and sorry for the late replay. ill get on that now

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I have exactly the same (and other!) problem with his game. Can we please share the solution?

I just started playing Mutant today, and I now have 3 artifacts in inventory. I don’t know if they are the same ones that I used to purchase skills or not, but in any case I can’t purchase any with those 3 I have.
I have been through 11 areas in the Zone, not including the Ark. I have explored each area thoroughly as I can, sneaking around higher level mobs, and picked up close to 400 scrap, some outfit items, over 200 weapon parts, and, I guess, those few artifacts. My characters are now level 8.
I am stymied on how to proceed with the game, as I can’t upgrade my weapons to do enough damage to stealthily take out even level 5 mobs of which there is one large group left in The Fallen Angel. My weapons currently do 5 (pistols) to 6 or 7 (crossbow and Rambino) damage, so as soon as I fire on a level 5 with 8 health with silent weapon the still living mob calls for help and everyone including mobs with lots of health (don’t remember but over 10) swarms over to kill my crew.
All of the rest of the areas I have searched through are level 25 through 45, so I haven’t even attempted to fight anyone there but have cleaned out anything I can find.
I haven’t a clue what to do next to gain the additional power that I need to continue.

I hope it is OK to commandeer this old thread for my request.

Hey Jaim-sandar,

Are you using your weapon parts to upgrade your weapons? That’s one very important element in gaining the upper hand in a fight. Head to Viridia’s Shop in the Ark to upgrade them, and remember to attack scopes and weapon mods. Artifact Points are spent at Pripp’s Bar in the Ark.

You should sneak around and isolate single enemies and then attack them for as much damage as possible. If you have the three silent weapons (Crossbow, Ancient Pistol, MIMIR Needle Pistol) fully upgraded you should be able to take out singled out enemies with them. Singling out enemies and taking them out silently is a good way to gain a few extra levels. Even if enemies have a level or two on your characters, you should still be able to defeat them.

Finally, Bormin’s Hog Rush is considered a silent attack when you use it, and will knock out an enemy long enough for you to take them out with silent weapons.