Baldur's Gate 3 PS5 crashing - how to fix

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If you find you are having problems with Baldur's Gate 3 PS5 crashing issues, then we are here to help with this comprehensive guide.

Clearly, the RPG is not exactly problem-free. Many gamers have been experiencing frustrating problems such as the can't save issue and the companions not following issue. These issues can end up being quite irritating when you are just trying to have a good time.

Let us, then, dive into the heart of the problem and provide you with step-by-step solutions to put an end to the annoying issue of Baldur's Gate 3 crashing on PS5.

How to fix Baldur's Gate 3 PS5 crashing

There are a few things you can try to prevent the game from crashing. For example, you might want to check for updates on the game or the PS5 firmware, reboot the console and play in safe mode.

Let's look at some of the methods to fix it.

Turn your PS5 on in Safe Mode

Since the game is in early access, using your PS5 in Safe Mode might indeed reduce the crashing.

Here’s how to use your PS5 on Safe Mode:

  • Turn off your console
  • Connect your Dualsense via USB
  • Turn it on again but keep holding the PS button until you hear two beeps
  • Your PS5 should now be in Safe Mode

Try and see if Baldur's Gate 3 is now crashing less than before.

Rebuild the PS5 database

Once your PS5 is in safe mode, it might also be a good idea to go ahead and rebuild the database, as that often helps with games that are crashing.

Here’s how to use to rebuild the database on PS5:

  • Turn off your console
  • Connect your Dualsense via USB
  • Turn it on again but keep holding the PS button until you hear two beeps
  • Select the fifth option you see on screen.

Now wait for PS5 to finish rebuilding, this does not delete any data so you are safe.

Reset your PS5

Keep in mind that using this method will delete all your save data on the console. So, definitely do a backup of your files before proceeding.

This is how to reset your console:

  • Go to System and "System Software".
  • Find "Reset options" and go ahead and reset your console.
  • This will delete all data on the system.

This is really a last chance that you might try, we recommend saving it as a last resort.

What causes crashing in Baldur's Gate 3?

Generally, games can crash due to issues like hardware conflicts, software bugs, outdated drivers, insufficient system resources, or memory leaks.


In this case, with Baldur's Gate 3 being in early access, it can easily happen that it is not still properly optimized to run on Sony's console. Larian is surely working on the game and they should have it running smoothly with no crashes soon enough.

That's all we have for you on Baldur's Gate PS5 crashing. For more tips and tricks, check out our guides on how to get a dog and the Drow twins.

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