How to save in Baldur's Gate 3

How to save in Baldur's Gate 3 warrior with sword

How to save in Baldur's Gate 3 warrior with sword

It is almost time, Baldur's Gate 3 is upon us. The third chapter in the long-running series of RPGs has been a long time coming but the wait is almost over. So, let’s get down to business and find out one of the most important things. How to save in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Of course, you might be wondering about this, but there are some interesting tips and tricks you might not know about. We definitely don’t want to find out our game has been lost, while we recruited some of the best companions or were looking at the best mods.

While this might sound obvious, it is always useful to have all the information you might need. So let’s look at how to save objects in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to save in Baldur’s Gate 3

While Baldur’s Gate 3 has an autosave system in place, it is also possible to save manually. This might be a good thing to know if you want to experiment with some different choices or options.

To save manually in Baldur’s Gate 3, open the Menu by pressing ESC and select “Save”, then give it a name. There are other options as well, such as Quicksave. Here’s a guide on how to do it:

  • To save manually, press F5.
  • To reload the last save, press F8

Both of these keys can be also changed in the Options menu, also accessible by pressing ESC. While it is generally good to trust your Autosave system, sometimes also accessing a manual save might be a good thing.

Baldur’s Gate 3 autosave settings

If you want to adjust some of the settings for autosave, you can find them in the options menu under the Gameplay tab. This, for example, tells you the number of autosaves you have at your disposal.

Once that number runs out, the oldest save out of your different autosaves will be overwritten. It is also possible to turn off autosave completely, even though we wouldn’t recommend it. You can also choose how many different quick and manual saves you can have at one point.

Will Baldur's Gate 3 early access save work on the full game?

Unfortunately no, it is not possible to carry over saves from the early access version to the full game. This means that, once the full version is online, you will have to start the game all over again.

There is also another possibility if you really don’t want to stop playing. There is a 72-hour exclusive access for those players who already own the game. In other words, saves made within 72 hours of the release date, August 2, will carry over.

This means you can start a new game on the 31st of July, and those saves will indeed work once the finished version of Baldur’s Gate 3 will be available.

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