A Baldur’s Gate 3 bug that prevents players from saving is making the rounds on the internet, causing some to lose a fair amount of progress right off the bat.
“I also have this issue,” one player wrote on the game’s Steam Forums in response to a plea for a solution. “This plus a crash meant I had to go through character creation and the first 20 min on the ship all over again. Not an auspicious start.”
Players experience the issue are finding that their game gets stuck syncing, preventing them from either saving or loading in Baldur’s Gate 3. Some players have suggested turning off cross-save functionality, which has worked for some but not others. Other players have effectively scrubbed their installations clean and started from scratch.
If you’re having trouble saving or loading in Baldur’s Gate 3, check this support page for troubleshooting steps! https://t.co/GHKiAMkD7U
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IGN reached out to Larian Studios about the issue, and the developer acknowledged that it’s aware of the problem while putting to an FAQ with some potential fixes, including shutting down Windows Defender and other programs. One player also suggested the following steps.
1. Turn off the cloud sync to Baldur’s Gate 3
2. Remove the folder “C:\Users\myUser\AppData\Local\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3”
3. Start the game and do not enable the cloud sync
Let us know in the comments if this works for you.
In the meantime, Baldur’s Gate 3 is off to a fast start on Steam, jumping to more than 400,000 concurrents in just a few hours. Originally announced back in 2019, Baldur’s Gate 3 spent several years in early access before finally being released on PC this week. Early reactions have been positive, and there’s every indication that it will be one of 2023’s biggest games. First though, Larian Studios has to iron out some bugs.
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