Baldur’s Gate 3 – Avoiding the Saving Bug

A quick step-by-step to dealing with the “game is currently syncing” error!

Introduction

G’day everyone! As of the full release of Baldur’s Gate 3, there is a pretty big bug caused by the cross-saving and cloud-saving systems provided both ingame and by Steam.

Avoiding the Saving Bug

Have you started the game, and noticed that you can’t save? I’m afraid that character’s gone for good, as much as it pains me to say it. Close the game right this instant, and follow the following steps:

  1. Disable Cloud Saves

To do this, right click on Baldur’s Gate 3 in your Steam Library, and select properties. From there, disable the steam cloud saving option.

  1. Disable Cross Saves

Truthfully, this setting isn’t especially useful at launch, as it’s mostly present for cross-progression with the PS5 version of the game. In the settings ingame, under the general category, you will find a listing for ‘cross-save’. Disable this.

  1. Restart Your Game

Now that you’ve done this, restart your game completely. When you boot back in and create a new character, you will then be able to save normally.

Volodymyr Azimoff
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I love games and I live games. Video games are my passion, my hobby and my job. My experience with games started back in 1994 with the Metal Mutant game on ZX Spectrum computer. And since then, I’ve been playing on anything from consoles, to mobile devices. My first official job in the game industry started back in 2005, and I'm still doing what I love to do.

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