Baldur’s Gate 3 Can’t Save Game – How To Fix

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As Baldur's Gate 3 is a massive game with a deep and engaging story, saving your progress is crucial—the last thing you want is to put hours and hours into the game, only to find out you can't save. Unfortunately, this very thing happened to me, and I had to watch my Half-Elf Paladin disappear. After encountering this error, I needed to fix Baldur's Gate 3 not saving.

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How to fix Baldur's Gate 3 not Saving

The issue with Baldur's Gate 3 not saving appears to be caused by several variables, but two methods have emerged that seem to solve the problem. I'll detail the steps to fix being unable to save the game in BG3 below, as well as more actions you can take. Without further ado, here is how to fix the can't save game error in Baldur's Gate 3.

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  • Method 1:
    • Close Baldur's Gate 3.
    • Restart Steam.
    • Right-click Baldur's Gate 3 in your Steam library.
    • Select General.
    • Choose Steam Cloud.
    • Turn this off.
    • Go to your Baldur's Gate 3 Steam Folder
      • Located at "C:\Users\myUser\AppData\Local\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3"
    • Delete this folder.
    • Launch Baldur's Gate 3
  • Method 2: (Use if the above does not work)
    • Click Start from your desktop.
    • Type in msconfig.
    • Go to General.
    • Select Startup.
    • Uncheck Load Startup Items.
    • Check Load system services and Use original boot configuration options checked.
    • Select Services.
    • Check Hide All Microsoft Services.
    • Click Disable All.
    • Click OK.
    • Restart your computer.
    • Run msconfig to return to the normal boot settings.

This should resolve the issue, but there may be other issues also causing problems, so here are a few more things you can try:

  • Turn off cross-saves to prevent any more saving stress.
  • Switch from DX11 to Vulkan (or vice versa) when launching the game.
  • Verify your game files for Baldur's Gate 3 on Steam. Many players are reporting this does not help, but it may be worth trying.

Another resource to try is the official Larian Studios' support page. This details various issues and errors with the game and can provide solutions. It is worth bookmarking this page and referencing it, especially in the game's early stages.

For more information on Baldur's Gate 3, check out How to fix Slow Download Speed for BG3 on Steam and Baldur’s Gate 3 can you respec your character? on Pro Game Guides.

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Justin Joy
Justin has been diving into fantasy worlds since he can remember. He is a certified nerd who has a deep love of reading, writing, and hiking. He has been writing since his college days, but specifically in gaming for two years. His favorite games are The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Hollow Knight, Celeste, and Banjo Kazooie.

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