You can quicksave/quickload your game in the Xbox, PS5, and PC versions of Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is a dream come true for devoted RPG fans. While the game is a throwback to the original series and tabletop games, new players will surely enjoy the dense world filled with choices and stories. These choices are made through skill checks using D20 dice rolls, like pen-and-paper RPGs. This can lead to an unlucky dice roll or two that drastically changes your choice’s outcome and the story at large.
You should save regularly as you never know when the next roll can cut out a character from your party permanently or worse. Baldur’s Gate 3 has a useful quicksave and quickload feature, so you can see the multiple outcomes of your choices without losing too much progress. Here is how you can quicksave/quickload on the PS5, PC, and Xbox versions of the game.
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How to Quicksave
- Xbox Series S/X – Open the pause screen and press the Y button to Quicksave.
- PS5 – Open the pause screen and press the Triangle button to Quicksave.
- PC – Press F5 on your keyboard to Quicksave. You do not need to pause the game.
After quicksaving, the game will stop for a second before resuming with an onscreen successful save notification. Keep in mind that there is a limit to the amount of quicksaves that you can have at one time. This limit is 25 and can be increased to 50 in the PC version’s save options menu. The limit is lower on consoles and is variable depending on the save size. When the limit has been reached, new quicksaves will begin replacing older ones. The quicksave limit still counts between separate player characters and their respective campaigns. Make sure to manually save if you’re switching back and forth regularly between multiple playthroughs.
How to Quickload
- Xbox Series X/S – Pause the game, then hold the X button to Quickload.
- PS5 – Pause the game, then hold the Square button to Quickload.
- PC – Press F8 on your keyboard to Quickload. You do not need to pause the game.
Quickloading does not revert to the last quicksave, but to the most recent save in general. Remember this to avoid any confusion when loading your saves. Check the load screen often to make sure your saves are intact, as there are some bugs that Larian is still working on, especially with the Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3. Manual saves will always be more dependable than quicksaves. Use all these helpful tools to make those drastic choices while exploring.
Baldur’s Gate 3
- Baldur’s Gate
- August 3, 2023
- M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Partial Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Violence