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Breaking the Shrine/HL

NOTE: this is a work-in-progress area for collecting information about glitches with Shrines. It will eventually become an article, but not yet.

Link collection: rebi 2020-05-27 "Theres a small cube surrounding every shrine that keeps the shrine active. You can activate the shrine and leave this cube and depending on the timing you can get 2 results. 1. Shrine is lit, portal is invisible but still active, so you can still enter the invisible circle and begin the cutscene. The benefit of this is you can keep the shrine active while you're outside of the cube. You can set up certain tricks like pulling a carpet into PD HL, or you can activate the shrine early in UG to set up a WM attack at the shrine, or set up the active shrine to pull the ancestors into tower HL 2. Portal is lit but inactive"

The main benefit of breaking the shrine (activating the light after watching the HL) is it prevents connecting with a companion for the current level, in case you want to explore or practice Fancy flying solo. This should be verified for PC.

At the discord in glitching channel at that date are some images too (Rebi told me its ok to take his images and help for the wiki <3) Ravingmadness (talk) 13:21, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Another rebi video

What is it?[]

Short description of the glitch, if possible a short video of the "end product", if a complicated glitch.

How and where to do it[]

In every level with a Shrine, glitches and tricks are possible.

There was a talk on the fan discord about "zen jumping and falling down somewhere. Being teleported, stuck or glitching the History Lesson as result.

Chapter Select[]

Zen jump in CS shrine light circle: random teleport[]

Nathanj added "i never had it in Tower though" - Knock-knock-joke: "It seems Tower is just too high for a Wayfarer"/to teleport up again.

Video by Nathanj on PC. Length: 00:28 minutes.


Interrupt The History Lesson In Tower[]

Need to know how to Zen Jump and dry climb the Tower. Its advised to avoid building the cloth bridges, as they may keep you from falling down.

The goal is to Zen Jump into the light circle, thus being pushed out, HIstory Lesson is still started, falling down the Tower. The History Lesson will be interrupted, you get to see yourself at the bottom of the Tower for some seconds.

Video by TenkaraSumo on PS4 (?). Length: 05:36 minutes.

This glitch is also possible in red:

Failed "interrupting Tower HL" Information[]

I didn't think it was possible to actually break Journey I was trying Ten's trick with glitched Tower HL, but failed, and Wayfarer got stuck at the foot of the Tower and HL couldn't start.

I completely lost control over the traveler and could only turn the camera, only restarting the level helped. — Knock-knock-joke, Discord 2022-02-10

Pink Desert[]

Zen Dropshoot into light circle, Wayfarer stuck afterwards[]
Video by Mister Zero on PS4 (?). Length: 04:59 minutes.

In-depth analysis[]


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See also[]

Other general Glitches articles
About Glitches and more links

Broadly speaking, a glitch is where something in the game does something it wasn't meant to. We do not distinguish between a "wanted Glitch" and actual bugs.
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