Baldur's Gate 3 Gauntlet of Shar Traversal Gem Bug in BG3

Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Fix Gauntlet of Shar Traversal Gem Bug in BG3

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After hours of running through BG3’s Gauntlet of Shar, completing its trials, and collecting every Umbral Gem, it’s finally time to venture deeper into Shadowfell. However, while some may get through just fine, others may encounter a particularly troublesome bug that prevents us from progressing. As you attempt to interact with the elevator’s gems, you’ll quickly notice no option to use them! To learn more, continue reading to find out how to fix the Gauntlet of Shar Traversal Gem bug in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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How to Fix Gauntlet of Shar Traversal Gem Bug in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

There are several methods you can use to fix the Traversal Gem bug in BG3:

  • Walk away from the platform before returning and interacting with the gem.
  • Long rest at the elevator before returning and interacting with the gem.
  • Drop your Umbral Gems on the floor and have one party member pick them all up.
  • Reload your last save and interact with the gems.
Baldur's Gate 3 Traversal Gem Platform
Screenshot by Prima Games

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Before attempting any of these, check to make sure you have collected all four Umbral Gems, with one of the gems inserted into the nearby pedestal. Ensure you also click the Traversal Gem on the platform’s right side.

You’ll know the bug is fixed when hovering over the right gem shows the “Traversal Gem” text with the option to click on it. Doing this sends the elevator to the bottom level, where you can put your remaining three Umbral Gems to good use and get one step closer to obtaining Shar’s Spear of Evening.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on PC and soon on Mac, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. To learn more about the game, check out where to find Raphael’s old enemy in BG3, or click the game tag below to discover our growing content list.

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Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.