Baldur's Gate 3's critically acclaimed fantasy adventure arrived on Xbox several days ago (December 7) in a surprise release as part of The Game Awards 2023. However, it looks as though the RPG's debut on Xbox Series X|S hasn't been as smooth as many might prefer.
Across the Baldur's Gate 3 Reddit, players on Xbox have been reporting issues with their saves on Microsoft consoles. One user, known as loganburke, has discovered a particularly nasty bug, and it looks like they're not alone.
In their Reddit post, loganburke explained that, while attempting to load their game, "[Baldur's Gate 3] gave me an Xbox error stating that there was not enough room available to save the game. This is untrue as I have hundreds of GB of saved space on that drive."
The post itself has received over 200 comments so far, full of players reporting similar issues.
To their credit, loganburke didn't take this issue lying down and has been experimenting with saves and reinstalls to try and find a solution. According to an update on the post, the Redditor found a temporary workaround for the issue.
"Started playing again today. Three hours. I reduced my number of autosaves to three and quick saves to two. However, I haven't used Quick Save yet. As per what one other person suggested[,] I am deleting saves and making new ones each time (vs overwriting most of the time) and keeping my total saves no greater than five between manual and auto. Thus far, it is fine, but who knows."
However, it looks as though developer Larian Studios has promptly responded to the problem, saying in a tweet that "an update is available from Xbox to help with some of these issues."
Xbox players, we’ve pushed a small update to Baldur’s Gate 3 containing stability fixes.We're aware of the issue of saves disappearing after a crash. An update is available from Xbox to help with some of these issues, please manually update your Xbox through the system menu.December 11, 2023
Though we don't yet know if this will fix every instance of this problem, it's good to know that the developer has the bug in its sights.
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