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Baldur's Gate 3

Bugged Saves in Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix

By
Scott Peers

The latest Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix (as of 16 August 2023) has temporarily bugged saves for numerous players. If you were playing at any time on August 16th, chances are your latest saves from that playtime will be inaccessible. This is a temporary bug that Larian Studios have assured us will be fixed soon, so for now you can either keep playing and redo the content you’ve already gone through, or you’ll have to find something else to do while you wait for a fix…

Lady Esther is just as annoyed as we are about the bugged save files!

Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix Borks Saves

If you’re one of the unlucky players who logged in to Baldur’s Gate 3 with a few of your latest saves grayed out, don’t worry… you’re not alone! This is a known bug that Larian Studios are in the process of fixing, but it means that those players who are affected won’t be able to continue from their latest progress in the game. Larian had the following to say on Twitter:

(1 of 2) Your latest saves will be grayed out if you’re affected.

Your latest saves will be grayed out if you’re affected. (left), Larian’s statement on the Hotfix #4 saves bug. (right)

Why Are Your Save Files Grayed Out in BG3?

If you’re not sure whether you’ve been impacted by this bug, just check your latest save files in game. If you don’t have any grayed out saves, you should be good. If you do, you’ll likely notice that whatever progress you made has been reverted for now. As Larian have told it, you should be able to load these saves properly again once they’ve fixed the issue. But who knows how long that’ll be?

In the meantime, you might as well return to normal life for a while. Y’know, do some of that adulting stuff… clean the kitchen, feed the cat, stock up on energy drinks that will slowly kill you so you can stay up playing BG3 all night post-fix. Or just play through everything you’ve already done prior to your borked saves.

BG3 Hotfix #4 Updates

If you’re curious to know what else has been addressed in the latest hotfix, you can see the key points below, but beware potential spoilers:

CRASHES AND BLOCKERS

  • Fixed players getting stuck mid-Long-Rest due to companions not waking up.
  • Fixed being able to Long Rest in the Astral Prism, potentially causing the portal to disappear.
  • Fixed Orin getting pulled from her location in the Temple of Bhaal if the door was opened before killing Gortash in "Wyrm's Crossing" iconWyrm’s Crossing.
  • Fixed a script issue preventing some players from loading savegames.

MULTIPLAYER

  • Fixed characters disappearing when disconnecting and reconnecting in split-screen.
  • Added a warning for hosts in multiplayer when clients join through drop-in during Character Creation. Hosts must now grant approval before new players join.
  • Fixed the visibility of multiplayer servers on GOG.

COMBAT

  • Slightly increased Isobel’s HP so she doesn’t die as easily.
  • Fixed a bug that would make Gortash join the combat taking place in Wyrm’s Rock’s Audience Hall while he was in his office upstairs.
  • Fixed "Cruel Sting" iconCruel Sting adding infinite additional !Psychic damage to attacks.

FLOW AND SCRIPTING

  • Fixed the ‘Enemy of the Absolute’ crime not clearing from player characters, resulting in a soft block when speaking to the Steel Watch.
  • Fixed the game thinking the Emperor had died in the Astral Prism when you healed a downed ally.
  • Player resources are now correctly restored at the end of Act II.
  • Having dead party members no longer prevents you from entering the Astral Prism.
  • Fixed a bug preventing you from talking to Ravengard if he gets moved to the camp in a certain case.
  • Hostages in the Iron Throne will no longer be stuck if you turn back and return again.
  • Players with modded or cheated savegames with characters at Level 13 or above can now travel to the House of Hope.
  • Killing Anders will no longer make the other paladins leave the Tollhouse.
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  • Publisher
    Larian Studios
  • Platforms,
    Mac, PC, PS5, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Adventure, RPG
  • Guide Release
    6 April 2023
  • Last Updated
    14 June 2024
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