Facing Baldur’s Gate 3 Steam Cloud Error? Here is How to Fix It

You’ve spent hours adventuring in Baldur’s Gate 3 – mastering spells, romancing companions (or at least trying to), and generally being an awesome hero or a delightfully evil mastermind.

And when you finally decide to take a break, Proceed to save your BG3 progress, only to get smacked with “Steam Cloud Error”.

Honestly, I’d rather face a whole swarm of Mind Flayers than deal with glitches like these!

But don’t worry friend – I’ve battled my fair share of glitches (alongside the mind-sucking kind) in early access along with the BG3 release version as well, so let’s get this sorted out.

Here’s a list of troubleshooting tricks that should do the job for you:

Why i am getting Baldur’s Gate 3 Steam Cloud Error?

How to Fix Baldur’s Gate 3 Steam Cloud Error

There are a few reasons why Baldur’s Gate 3 and the Steam Cloud might have a sudden falling out:

  • Problem with your Internet: Sometimes, your internet connection does a temporary vanishing act like a sneaky drow. Cloud saving requires your PC to be connected to the internet. Without connection saving in Steam Cloud will simply not work.
  • Broken mods: Mods are an excellent way to customize your BG3 experience. But at the same time is also the fastest way to break something down.
  • Overstuffed storage: Your Steam Cloud could be packed tighter than a Bag of Holding. This means there might be some issues with storage on your computer.
  • Tech glitches and Bugs: Okay, maybe it’s not an actual bug, but the technical glitches that affect your playability in the game.

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Troubleshooting the BG3 Steam Cloud error

If Mind Flayers can’t stop you, a pesky Steam Cloud error certainly won’t stand a chance.

You can easily troubleshoot this problem and here’s is how you can restore your saved adventures and get back to vanquishing evil (and hopefully figuring out this whole tadpole situation):

The Classic Turn it on and off method

The first very basic thing that you can do is exit the game, close it, and Turn your computer and router off.

Wait a few moments before you turn it all back on again. Surprisingly, this works more often than you think.

Check Your Connection

As mentioned earlier. Steam cloud saving requires an active and stable Internet connection.

When offline the cloud save will not work.

Ensure the proper connectivity before you run Baldur’s Gate 3 on your PC

Disabling your Antivirus software

Temporarily disable your antivirus or firewall programs (don’t forget to switch those back on again!).

If it fixes the error, you’ll need to add Baldur’s Gate 3 as an exception in their settings.

Depending on your Antivirus software process of doing is different in each case.

As for Windows Defender try adding the game and BG3 Installation folder to the exception list directly since you can’t turn it off.

Disable the Cloud-Saving

I know, I know, this doesn’t align with our goal of fixing the Steam cloud error since you want to fix it not disable it.

But I am not talking about disabling Steam cloud for good, just for a few moments, and then you can turn it back on from your Steam launcher.

Sometimes this temporary divorce works wonders.

To do this under BG3 game properties, untick the “Enable Steam Cloud synchronization” box.

Now launch the game, create a new save file, and save the progress.

Exit from the game and then re-enable it. See if that solves your problem.

However, If you don’t require the cloud synchronization, you can leave it off forever and rely on your local game save files.

Still Stuck? What can you do now?

Cloud syncing is a godsend, especially when you’ve lost a ton of progress thanks to some random bug in the game.

But oh man, when it doesn’t work, it can feel like worse than a Mind Flayer ambush! In this case you can see my another post – Baldur’s Gate 3 mod not working.

Hopefully, these troubleshooting steps will get you back on track with your journey to find the cure for mind flayer in no time.

If those tricks don’t work, the nuclear option is a full reinstall.

Depending on your internet speed, this could be a quick fix or a multi-hour ordeal.

Either way, a fresh install usually squashes most errors, unless it’s a nasty bug hidden in the game itself.

I'm Rahul Bodana, Writer by day, YouTuber by night, coder when the coffee kicks in, and trader when I want to test the limits of my stress tolerance.

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