Disney Dreamlight Valley ‘A Friendly Exchange’ Isn’t Progressing

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The original story (published September 20, 2022) follows:

What could be more exciting than seeing your favorite Disney and Pixar characters come to life in an adventure game that lets players embark on a variety of intriguing quests.

However, we have witnessed many bugs and issues with the game lately. For example, the “With Great Power” quest recently stopped progressing for many players.

Disney Dreamlight Valley ‘A Friendly Exchange’ Isn’t Progressing

And now many players (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, seven, 8) reported an issue where they can’t complete the quest “A Friendly Exchange” because it doesn’t save progress.


I’m in the “quest for a friendly exchange” and to the point where I just have to listen to wall-e talking to Ariel, but they just don’t interact at all. I tried different areas and turned the game off and on again. I don’t know how to fix this problem

I can’t complete the Wall-E quest “A Friendly Exchange”. I gave all the items to Wall-E, but he’s not talking to Ariel.

The quest asks players to listen to Wall-E and Ariel as they exchange gifts. But the conversation between these characters never starts, making it impossible to complete the quest.

Even when the characters are face to face, they don’t really engage in conversation. The problem also persists among other characters like Anna and Kristoff, Ariel and Eric, etc.

Players unable to pick up a light bulb

Aside from Ariel and Wall-E who don’t speak, Disney Dreamlight Valley players (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, seven, 8) are also facing an issue where they are unable to collect or pick up the bulb.

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I can’t pick up the light bulb in wall-e’s house for his quest with Ariel. It spawns in the middle of its house and there’s no interact button when I approach it. Has anyone else had this problem?

So I’m trying to complete Wall-e level 10 friendship quest. I found everything but it won’t let me pick up the light bulb. my inventory is not full and the button to pick it up does not activate.

In the “A Friendly Trade” quest, players must collect items to trade Ariel. But many are unable to acquire the light bulb found in Wall-E’s house.

Disney Dreamlight Valley players have managed to collect other items like the bowling pin and the toy train, but have no idea when it comes to getting the light bulb.

Official recognition

So far, the devs have only acknowledged the issue where players cannot pick up a light bulb in the quest “A Friendly Exchange”.


Potential Workarounds

Luckily, we have found workarounds that may possibly help fix both issues. Players experiencing issues with Ariel and Wall-E not conversing can try talking to them separately for a potential fix.

i had to make sure the wall wasn’t hanging out with me then i talked to him and ariel separately and for some reason it finally got them to talk to each other lol

Affected players can also try waiting for the two characters to start talking to each other.

I found it best to wait. Move on. Go collect resources or something. Go out with another boyfriend. Eventually you will see the characters on the map next to each other not moving. That’s when they’re ready to talk. Just walking close to them, but not too close, should trigger the bubbles above their heads.

Last but not least, simply quit and rejoin the game also seems to solve the problem.

For those who can’t interact with the light bulb, start positioning their characters at random distances and wait for the “E Pick Up” option to flash.

I walked around a few times and noticed “E Pick up” flashing for a second in a certain spot. If you stand directly in front you can’t pick it up, but if you stand a little distance away you should be able to, if I remember correctly I had my back to the wall.

We hope that the issue where the “A Friendly Exchange” quest does not progress in Disney Dreamlight Valley will be resolved soon.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for further developments and updating the article as something noteworthy arises.

Update 1 (September 23, 2022)

6:35 p.m. (IST): Here is a potential workaround suggested by one of the affected people that might help you resolve this issue.

Update: I gave it a few days and tried some workarounds which ultimately didn’t work. I then noticed that Wall-e always went to the same part of the beach, but Ariel never swam there, I had a house right next to where he was, so I moved, then Ariel came and spoke! (Source)

Update 2 (September 26, 2022)

3:54 p.m. (IST): Here is another workaround suggested by one of the affected people that might help you fix the problem with the “A Friendly Exchange” quest.

I moved Wall-E’s house to the beach next to Ariel’s house and they had a conversation almost immediately and I completed the A Friendly Exchange quest.😃 (Source)

Update 3 (September 27, 2022)

6:19 p.m. (IST): A Redditor has suggested a workaround that might help fix the issue with the “A Friendly Exchange” quest.

Workaround: This can be similar to the quest where you have to clean Donald’s boat and you can’t pick up a certain item. I got around it by dropping an object I didn’t care about on the floor and strangely enough I was finally able to pick up the bugged object. It might be worth a try for that too. (Source)

Update 4 (September 28, 2022)

12:57 p.m. (IST): Disney Dreamlight Valley has revealed details of its upcoming fix which includes bug fixes. However, it doesn’t mention any fixes for the “A Friendly Exchange” quest.

To note: We have more stories like this in our gaming section, so be sure to follow those as well.

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