Baldur's Gate 3 can't save - how to fix the save error

Baldur's Gate 3 can't save - A close up of a female character in the game

Baldur's Gate 3 can't save - A close up of a female character in the game

If you are experiencing the Baldur's Gate 3 can't save issue, you are not alone.

Baldur's Gate 3 is finally here, but with it comes a dreaded issue – the inability to save your game. Many people have spent hours playing the game, only to find they can't save their hard-earned progress. It's frustrating to lose all that time and effort.

But worry not. In this guide, we'll show you how to fix the Baldur's Gate 3 can't save issue, so you can save your game and never lose your progress again. While we are at it, make sure you know how to save in Baldur's Gate 3.

How to fix the Baldur's Gate 3 can't save error

To fix the Baldur's Gate 3 can't save issue, disable cross-save in the game menu and turn off cloud sync in the Steam settings. This workaround has been reported by numerous players on Reddit to effectively resolve the issue.

Here are the detailed steps you need to take to fix the Baldur's Gate 3 can't save issue:

  • Disable cross-save in the menu.
  • Exit the game. Keep in mind that you will have to do the character creation again.
  • Disable cloud saves for BG3 (right-click the game in Steam > click Properties... > General > Steam Cloud > tick off).
  • Go to C:\Users\<user>\%AppData%\Local\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\PlayerProfiles
  • Enter all profiles and delete everything inside any Savegames folder you find.
  • Start the game again.

Alternatively, you can try disabling Steam Cloud save, launching the game in offline mode, and verifying game files, as this Reddit user suggested. Also, you can try relaunching the game with Direct11 instead of Vulkan to resolve the issue.

Why can't I save in Baldur's Gate 3?

The message "Can't Save Right Now Game Is Currently Syncing" in Baldur's Gate 3 indicates that the game is currently in the process of synchronizing your progress with the game's servers or cloud saves.

During this syncing process, manual saving is temporarily disabled to prevent potential conflicts and data loss. This usually occurs when you are playing in a mode that requires online syncing or when the game is performing an autosave.

The frustration lies in the fact that the synchronization process in Baldur's Gate 3 never reaches completion; it remains stuck, leaving users with no alternative but to force-close the game.

The never-ending synchronization problem in Baldur's Gate 3 may be a bug, but there's optimism that the developers will fix it soon. Until then, you can use the mentioned workaround to resolve the Baldur's Gate 3 can't save issue.

And that covers everything. Before you leave, make sure you check out how to remove dead party members in Baldur's Gate 3.

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