Skylanders Swap Force Cheats

Looking for Skylanders Swap Force cheats on Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, PS4 & Xbox One? Here we’ll list Skylanders Swap Force cheat codes and unlockables with tips for Activision’s new platformer game.

Take a look at the cheats below…

Index of Skylanders Swap Force Guides:

Skylanders Swap Force Cheats

How To Unlock Nightmare Difficulty

Here’s how to unlock the new Nightmare Difficulty: Beat the game to unlock Nightmare Difficulty Mode for the Skylanders Swap Force’s “Story Mode”.

Money Cheat

Here is a way to get a lot of money fast in Skylanders Swap Force, and so you can Max Out your Skylanders quickly.

REQUIREMENT: You’ll need to buy the “Skylanders Swap Force – Adventure Pack – Tower of Time” to get the needed “Sky Diamond” Magic Item.

STEP 1: The “Sky Diamond” Magic Item provides lots of money when used together with punching the Training Attack Dummies in Woodburrow for as long as the “Sky Diamond” powerup lasts. Use two players in order to get more money points, which will allow you to use your money to max upgrade faster!

STEP 2: Using the “Sky Diamond” over and over is not as simple putting it off and on the Portal of Power. But here’s an easy way to keep collecting the money… Go to the Pause Menu (press the + button on Wii & Wii U) and select “Portal Master”, and then select one of the 42 SWAP Zones.

STEP 3: Once you’ve selected a SWAP Zone Challenge from the “Portal Master” menu, and you’re in a SWAP Zone Challenge, then you can cancel right out of the SWAP Zone Challenge by pausing the game (press the + button on Wii & Wii U), and from the Pause Menu you see you’ll be able to select Woodburrow to go back there again. This means you can put on the “Sky Diamond” again when you arrive back at the Training Attack Dummies in Woodburrow, to punch the Dummies to get some more money.

STEP 4: Now repeat the previous 3 steps over and over to get lots of money! Then you can use that money at the Power Pod to buy upgrades for all your Skylanders. 😀

Watch this video guide with voice-over tips to see how all steps are done in-game:

Unlock Secret Codes & Upgrades

Here are some cool extras that come with the Starter Packs:

• Skylanders Swap Force’s Starter Pack comes with 3-Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes, as well as 3 In-Game Upgrade RFID Trading Card.

• Skylanders Swap Force’s GameStop/EB Games/GAME Exclusive Dark Edition** comes with 5-Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes, as well as 5 In-Game Upgrade RFID Trading Card.

** This Dark Edition comes with 5 Dark Skylanders Figures (Dark Wash Buckler, Dark Blast Zone, Dark Ninja Stealth Elf, Dark Mega Ram Spyro, and Dark Slobber Tooth) who learned to control the pure Darkness power that infected them in Kaos’ secret experimentation lair.
As a pre-order bonus this Dark Edition also comes a Bonus Polar Whirlwind!

Gameplay Tips

Here are some gameplay tips straight from the creators of Skylanders Swap Force at Vicarious Visions! The below video shows examples of Swap Force characters, whose bottom and top halves can be mixed and matched to give you 256 different character combinations, thanks to their “dynamic swapability”!

Skylanders Swap Force will be introducing 16 new Swap Force characters and 3 new core characters, as well as supporting the other 100+ existing Skylanders from the first two games. And they all have a new jump ability as well.

In this Skylanders Swap Force developers diary they tell you all about the game:

Which Figures To Buy To Access All Areas

Which Skylanders figures can you buy to be able to access all areas? If this is your first Skylanders game, and you do not want to spend a ton of money on lots of figures, then you’ll need at least one Swap Force character of each movement type & element to be able to access all areas in the Story Mode.

You only need 8 Swap Force Skylanders to get every element and movement type combination. The creators have introduced two cycles of 8 and fortunately the two characters you get in the starting pack, Blast Zone and Wash Buckler are part of the same cycle. That means you only need to buy another 6 characters, which are…

Wave 1 Characters:
1. Rattle Shake (Undead/Jump)
2. Hoot Loop (Magic/Teleport)
3. Magna Charge (Tech/Speed)
4. Free Ranger (Air/Spin)
Wave 3 Characters:
5. Stink Bomb (Life/Stealth)
6. Rubble Rouser (Earth/Spin)

What follows is an example of 16 that you could choose from…

Here’s the list of each of the 16 Swap Force characters and their movement type & element:
1. Hoot Loop (Magic/Teleport)
2. Trap Shadow (Magic/Stealth)
3. Wash Buckler (Water/Climb)
4. Freeze Blade (Water/Speed)
5. Rubble Rouser (Earth/Spin)
6. Doom Stone (Earth/Dig)
7. Blast Zone (Fire/Rocket)
8. Fire Kraken (Fire/Jump)
9. Magna Charge (Tech/Speed)
10. Spy Rise (Tech/Climb)
11. Night Shift (Undead/Teleport)
12. Rattle Shake (Undead/Jump)
13. Free Ranger (Air/Spin)
14. Boom Jet (Air/Rocket)
15. Stink Bomb (Life/Stealth)
16. Grilla Drilla (Life/Dig)

In Skylanders Swap Force, in addition to the Magic Gates from the first two games, they’re introducing Dual Element Gates and Swap Force Zones.

A) The Dual Element Gates, as the name suggests, are magic gates that require two elements to pass through instead of one. You access them, you can either have two players (one of each required element) pass through, or you can use a single Swap Force character (top half one element and the bottom with the other element).

B) With Swap Force Zones, you’ve got the different movement types coming into play. Each Swap Force character has a bottom half that corresponds to one of these types, so naturally you need have the right bottom half. As far as I know, there are eight movement types (two Swap Force characters per movement type). The types are: Teleport, Stealth, Climb, Speed, Spin, Dig, Rocket, and Jump.

How To Unlock Free Portal Masters Levels

On Wii you can get free portal master levels. You need 2 slanders, 1 of whom will be reset (only top half if swap force) you open the start menu in Woodbridge and pick solo survival challenge. The game will ask if you want to go without 2nd player if you say yes they are removed. Simply hit back and return to game. 2nd player character will be lvl 1 and no money but you’ll get about 7 stars repeat with same character for desired portal rank. Can be used to buy all hats at Tim’s early and accessing all the legendary pedestals. They will save buff even if they later lose accessibility. Rank will stay until the game is shut off or loaded too main menu.

Thanks for the tips to Activision, Yomigaeru, TheSkylanderBoyAndGirl, Urutsini & Shadowgunman.

Until other Skylanders Swap Force cheats on Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, PS4 & Xbox One are discovered, we made the handy Skylanders Swap Force guides listed above to help you with more tips and tricks for the game!

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