Meteors not breaking

Game mode: Online official
Type of issue: Bug
Server type: PVE
Region: US West

[I’ve located 3 meteors in the snow biome and they will not break no matter how many orbs and explosives I use. This is not the first time it’s happened but the 3 today was rediculous. I was only able to break apart 2 orbs as of a few minutes ago and that is separate from the 3 that are unbreakable. How do you expect us to farm the best metal when we can’t even break them? I’ve seen other similar posts in the past so I know it’s a known bug. It’s really frustrating to use up all your materials for nothing. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Please provide a step-by-step process of how the bug can be reproduced. The more details you provide us with the easier it will be for us to find and fix the bug:

  1. Tried breaking apart a meteor with a gaseous orb and using an explosive arrow to detonate
  2. Tried using several grease orbs and using a demon fire orb to detonate
  3. Doesn’t happen every time but approx half.
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how frustrating that this still occurs. I’m guessing that Funcom still hasn’t figured out the code to ensure that they land in a breakable way (and/or place) all the time. (Or perhaps they become unbreakable if not found within x time of landing … like how you can’t harvest your corpse after a certain time but get the notice you can not harvest due to rigor mortis).

If you can be bothered next time you come across one that can’t be broken to update this report with information such as
A) a screenshot of where it is, indicate where you put the explosives etc you used in trying to break it (eg screenshot with mouse pointer in location where you tried the explosive, draw on screenshot, screenshot before the explosive blows up).
B) how long ago it was that you saw the meteor shower before getting to the unbreakable node; if you could break any after finding that one
C) ingame co-ordinates of where the unbreakable one(s) are falling … can get these by holding down Alt Ctrl Shift L … it brings up the co-ordinates which you can then copy and paste to a program out of the game. Note: I use the right Alt so I don’t roll backwards and ensure you are safe from all enemies before you do bring up the ingame co-ordinates as it’s impossible to fight when these are onscreen. Press same key combination to get rid of them and return to normal play.

Of course everything I suggest is optional, but Funcom has worked on getting meteors breakable for a long time but the bug persists.

There definitely could be a bug here. I have found that when shooting an explosive arrow uphill at a meteor it often will not break even after four or five shots. However, if I move my position to above or to the side of the meteor it will break with one shot. I think it is some line-of-sight/targeting issue.

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5 grease orbs, you will only need 3 when you get good at sticking the g-orb to thee meteor. The torch it. (fire orb)


We always use jars and sometimes we put jar over a foundation. And it’s true, not all times breaks, but with a second jar will be necessary for to break, try it :slight_smile:

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I just use explosive arrows without this orb humbug. One or two arrows breaks the meteor. Or if they don’t, then the meteor is likely bugged and I stop wasting arrows on it.


Agree, love the new arrows anyway.
I never lose my time with no-breaking meteors, they break quick, or i go to the next one.
It’s mostly just a waste of time and material otherwise, be it with orbs or the new arrows now.

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