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While Xbox Works On The Saving Issues, Baldur’s Gate 3 Developer Offers A Workaround


“We’re doing everything we can”

Even though it’s New Year’s Eve, Larian Studios has an update for us on the deleted saves issue in Baldur’s Gate 3 for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S! In a nutshell, work is still being done, but we have a potential workaround.

The developer has confirmed that it is a firmware issue on Xbox’s end and that the problem is that the game believes the save was successful but that it hasn’t been “fully committed to disk yet.”

So, while efforts to resolve this continue, Larian Studios has provided the following workaround :

1. Create a Larian account at

2. Go to the options menu from the main menu. Under gameplay, activate cross-saves, linking your Larian and Xbox accounts.

3. From now on, your last 5 saves will automatically be uploaded to the Larian servers. You mustn’t exit the game before the upload is finished. The upload is finished when the message “Syncing cloud save” is no longer visible.

4. If the firmware bug occurs, you will need to re-activate the cross-save functionality in the options screen. This will give you access to the saved games that were successfully uploaded.

Baldur's Gate 3 artwork

“We will make this process more fluid and extend the number of save games that get uploaded in the coming days.”

It’s still early days, so we don’t know how successful this workaround will be – so far, the Baldur’s Gate 3 community is reporting mixed results. Still, if you’re worried about losing progress in BG3, it’s probably worth a shot!

In addition, Larian has described the situation as “frustrating” and “unacceptable,” and has stated that everyone is working extremely hard to resolve it as soon as possible. Hopefully, we’re getting close!

“We completely understand that losing progress is frustrating, and unacceptable. We’re doing everything we can to ensure this problem – which we understand is unique – is resolved as quickly as possible, and we’ll keep you up to date with progress.”