Pirahna Bytes’ new fantasy/sci-fi RPG excursion ELEX may have replaced the standard gold with “elexit,” but whatever you want to call it, you still need a whole lot of it to to get ahead in the world.
Adventuring is hard work, and as it turns out, it’s quite an expensive undertaking as well. Killing monsters and completing quests isn’t quite as lucrative as it used to be…
If you can’t seem to make enough money to keep yourself well-stocked, there are a couple of different ways to cheat vendors out of their elexit. Most notably, there are methods to make money appear out of thin air with some wonderful bugs that haven’t yet been patched out by the developer!
Let’s take a look.
Let’s get to trading – and to cheating vendors out of money!
ELEX Vendor Glitch #1 (Xbox One)
For this glitch (tested on Xbox One) head over to any vendor. Go to any tab on the screen, like weapons or armor. We’re looking for a tab where there are three items or fewer for sale. If there are any item stacks that have more than three items, buy enough items to reach that threshold. You need to do this so the prompt doesn’t ask how many items you want to buy because if it does, it will mess everything up.
Now, hit A repeatedly to buy each item while spamming the up and down buttons on the D-Pad. Do this a couple of dozen times on the weapons screen and then armor screen (making sure no stack is above three before you start) so that each tab only has 1 item left to buy when you’re done.
Now press Y to reset the trade… and you will suddenly have an absurd amount of elexit – somewhere in the six-figure range!
This is definitely an actual bug and not a way to take advantage of bartering skills, so get on this fast before it gets patched out!
Yeah, that’s a lot of elexit!
ELEX Vendor Glitch #2 (PS4)
This glitch was tested on the PS4 and it’s unclear if it will work on the Xbox One or PC. To get started, look for a vendor that has the “Materials” or “Other” tab for buying items.
If the vendor doesn’t have these tabs, you can actually sell these item types to a vendor first to make the tabs appear. While many items in those categories work for this glitch, it seems to function best with either cigarettes or electric scrap.
Unlike the previous glitch, we want to make sure the vendor has more than four of the item in question so the pop-up box appears asking how many of the item you want to buy. We want them to have quite a bit more than four, in fact, so there are enough items in the stack to make this worthwhile as you sell the items back.
Buy the full stack of the item, then switch to the shopping cart. With the stack of items in your shopping cart showing, hit the Revert and Accept Trade buttons at the exact same time (on the PS4 these are the X and Square buttons).
You will know the glitch worked if the vendor screen disappears but the “Select Quantity” pop up box remains on the screen.
Spamming cigarettes for infinite elexit
Now hit the Cancel button twice (O on the PS4), which should make your character jump backward. Next, hit the Square button twice, followed immediately by the X button.
After hitting the key combo, go talk to the vendor again. You should see that your amount of elexit has dropped, but the stack of items will be in your inventory. Now you can sell those items back normally. Just repeat the process over and over to keep selling the items back for free.
Have you found any other glitches or workarounds to get tons of money fast in ELEX? Let us know in the comments section! If you need any more help with this jetpack-fueled, science fantasy extravaganza, be sure to also check out the rest of our ELEX guides here.