Lightless achievement in Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Lightless

Beat the Game Without Spending any Spirit Light

Lightless+2.5
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How to unlock the Lightless achievement

  • LifeExpectancyLifeExpectancy1,459,302
    09 Mar 2020 10 Mar 2020 09 Apr 2020
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    Edit: The patch appears to have solved achievement issues.

    WARNING: Taking the FREE map from lupo in Willow's End appears to void this, since it has a spirit light "cost" (even though it is zero).

    The patch to fix achievements has been released.  However, it disables fast travel from the map without purchasing the ability, which *could* impact trying to combine lightless, shardless, and look at the time (speedrun).  However, I do firmly believe you can speedrun the game in under four hours without fast-travel from map. My speedrun using this feature was 2h20min. Not being able to fast travel at any time wouldnt add more than another hour to my run.  I *believe* you can still fast travel from spirit well to spirit well without buying this, as well. Just not from anywhere. A user below already did a 3h20min run without buying the fast travel upgrade.

    For this one, do not spend ANY spirit light. Not just at shops, even buying a map will void it. And anytime you buy something the game saves so just avoid talking to any sellers at all.

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    Astral Ninja XI just beat the game post-patch on Easy in 3h20min. I started the playthrough after the patch was released, and beat it without buying the fast travel upgrade. The only things I bought were the glade well using ore and the "free" map for the willow's end area. I did not get the achievement.

    I'm not sure which of these cause it not to trigger because neither actually cost me any light. My suspicion is that buying that last map is the culprit. I just wanted to add that data to the pool.
    Posted by Astral Ninja X on 08 Apr at 20:57
    LifeExpectancyYes buying that map counts as a light transaction even though it is free. Spendi g gorlek ore does not impact this achievement.
    Posted by LifeExpectancy on 08 Apr at 21:18
    imthatguy19FYI achievement doesn't pop until after the ending cut-scenes
    Posted by imthatguy19 on 11 Apr at 20:09
    Shred Asics 13Doing the long sidequest unveiling the map items doesn't count against I would assume?
    Posted by Shred Asics 13 on 05 May at 12:53
    LifeExpectancyNope the sidequests do not preclude this achievement.
    Posted by LifeExpectancy on 06 May at 12:00
    LucasmaniaXLKnow this might be dumb, but spending Gorlek Ore does not void the Lightless/Shardless achievements right?
    Posted by LucasmaniaXL on 09 May at 20:58
    LifeExpectancyNo it doesnt.
    Posted by LifeExpectancy on 09 May at 21:11
    LucasmaniaXLThank you!
    Posted by LucasmaniaXL on 09 May at 21:21
    I Argonaut IEven after the patch, this is very doable when following the video. I could not teleport at will, but you will be running to get to shines to warp less than 10 minutes. I was too careful and saved too often worried about re-doing things and I should not have stressed that much. I am not supremely talented at the game and just finished less than 2:40.
    Posted by I Argonaut I on 06 Jun at 04:18
    KIRITO 231I started the playthrough after the patch and I 've just beat the game. I bought the map in Willow's End and It cost some Spirit light. Even though in the end the achievement was achieved, although It has not pop up.
    Posted by KIRITO 231 on 22 Jun at 14:19
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