Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Fix Incompatible Version Save Issue (BG3)

Is there a way you can save this roll, or are we doomed?

No matter if you’re just a casual fan of the Baldur’s Gate franchise or someone that has been fully invested in the Dungeons & Dragons lore for years now, it’s almost indescribable how good Baldur’s Gate 3 is. Jumping into this fleshed-out world feels incredible, and almost demands you to return at any waking moment. That is until you run into an error that completely screws up your whole session and turns it into a frustrating mess. Let’s find out how to fix the Incompatible Version Save issue so you can get back into the game as quickly as possible.

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Update: As of 11:12am CST, a new Hotfix has been deployed

What Is Causing Incompatible Version Save Issue In Baldur’s Gate 3?

If you’ve been playing non-stop from sun up to sun down, there is a chance that you may not have run into this error. However, for those that have taken a little break from the game, you may find your save locked out after you’ve saved and quit the program. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do right now, according to Larian Studios.

After rolling out the latest Hotfix, it seems the development studio noticed that there was a nasty bug that was causing plenty of crashes, so they rolled the update back. Until Larian Studios rolls Hotfix 4 back out to the masses, the only thing you can do is load a save from before this point and continue playing from there.

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According to their most recent Tweet:

We have a candidate for a build, which is going through rigorous internal testing before it’s released. If all goes well, we aim to release Hotfix 4 by the end of the day, EU. We’ll let you know if and when anything changes.

Larian Studios, via Twitter

So, it looks like we should be back to aiming for Karmic Dice rolls in just a matter of hours if everything goes right, but that can feel like a lifetime if we’re not in the world of Baldur’s Gate. Until this hotfix comes out, take some time and venture through our Baldur’s Gate 3 section below to learn more about the game, so you’re fully prepared and ready for the adventure that is laid out before you. May the luck of the dice be forever in your favor.

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