How to Fix Can’t Save Issue in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

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Baldur’s Gate 3 is a massive 150-hour game with the potential to keep your attention for even longer, so making sure your game files are being saved reliably is incredibly important. Unfortunately, some players have run into issues preventing their saves from working, sometimes even corrupting their games and causing them to lose hours of progress. If you’re in this boat, or worried about it happening in the future, keep reading to learn how to fix the ‘Can’t Save’ error on PC in Baldur’s Gate 3.

How to Fix ‘Currently Syncing’ Cloud Save Error in BG3

To fix the ‘Can’t Save’ issue, you’ll need to disable cloud saving and cross-play saving before deleting your corrupt save files from the Baldur’s Gate 3 folder. When the ‘currently syncing’ message appears and doesn’t go away, Steam is having trouble syncing your cloud save data for whatever reason. Rather than banging your head against the wall, it’s best to just disable it outright and stick to saving your game the old-fashioned way.

Here’s how to disable Cloud Saving and Cross-play Saving in Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC:

How to Disable Steam Cloud Syncing for BG3

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Make sure the game is closed before doing the following steps:

  • In your Steam games library, right-click on Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Select Properties
  • Under the General tab, toggle the ‘Keep game saves in the Steam Cloud for Baldur’s Gate 3’ option OFF
  • Launch Baldur’s Gate 3

How to Disable Cross-saving in BG3

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While in-game, open up the Baldur’s Gate 3 options menu:

  • Click the Gameplay tab
  • Under ‘Save Options’, toggle the ‘Cross-save’ option OFF
  • Restart Baldur’s Gate 3

Related: Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Multiclass (BG3)

How to Delete a Corrupt Save File in BG3

If you’re still having issues saving your game, it could be due to a corrupt save file. Try the following steps to get rid of the culprit:

  • Open Windows Explorer, or click the magnifying glass (search button) on your taskbar
  • Copy and paste: %LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3\LevelCache
  • Press Enter
  • Delete all folders within the LevelCache folder
  • Launch Baldur’s Gate 3

This method will likely delete your Baldur’s Gate 3 save files, so it should only be used as a last resort. If disabling cloud-saving and cross-saving doesn’t work, you may have to try this option.

Hopefully, these steps can help you troubleshoot and rid yourself of any unexpected save errors in the future. Baldur’s Gate 3 is a massive game with lots to see and do, so you definitely don’t want a pesky bug to ruin the fun. To optimize your experience even further, click here to find out if you should run DirectX11 or Vulkan for Baldur’s Gate 3.

About the Author

Matt Vatankhah

Before joining Prima Games in 2022, Matt had a pretty boring office job. He's had a passion for video games for all of his life and really loves Final Fantasy, retro FPS, and roguelike games. He will absolutely stomp you in Tetris.