Latest Xbox Firmware Update Addresses Baldur’s Gate 3 Crashes


  • The latest Xbox update aims to fix Baldur’s Gate 3 crashes and save issues.
  • Xbox support advises players not to unplug consoles to prevent data loss.
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available worldwide on Xbox, PC, and PlayStation 5.

In a recent development, Microsoft’s Xbox support team announced that the latest Xbox firmware update includes a fix for some of the crashing issues plaguing Baldur’s Gate 3 on the Xbox platform. 

The highly anticipated release of Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3 for Xbox earlier this month was marred by reports of crashes that resulted in save files disappearing or becoming unusable for some players.

Crash issues affecting Baldur’s Gate 3 players

Since its Xbox debut, Baldur’s Gate 3 has garnered a dedicated player base. Still, unfortunately, a subset of gamers encountered persistent crashing issues, which disrupted their gameplay experience and led to the loss of valuable progress in the game. 

In response to these issues, the development team behind the game recently issued a minor patch to address some of the issues. However, they also pointed to an upcoming Xbox firmware update to comprehensively tackle these problems.

Xbox support team takes action

Taking to their official Xbox support account on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, the Xbox support team provided an update on the situation. While acknowledging that Microsoft is actively investigating the reported issues with Baldur’s Gate 3, the team indicated that the latest Xbox console update would contain a fix designed to address these problems, albeit for some players.

The statement from Xbox support reads,

“While we still don’t recommend powering off your console by unplugging it, the latest console update includes a fix for some players; we are continuing to investigate all save issues reported.”

Earlier this month, Xbox support had warned Baldur’s Gate 3 players, alerting them to the potential saving issues associated with the game. In their communication, they advised players not to disconnect their Xbox consoles from power, as doing so could result in lost progress.

The previous advisory from Xbox support stated that Xbox is aware of a problem that can cause players to lose saved progress in Baldur’s Gate 3. To avoid this issue, players should save their game and then return to the Xbox dashboard and select ‘Quit Game’ or ‘Save to Quick Resume’ from the game menu (Home, Game, Select, and then choose ‘Save to Quick Resume’ or ‘Quit’) when they finish playing. 

“Users should not disconnect their console from the power. Users should select ‘shut down’ from the console menu and leave their Xbox connected to power. We are working to fix this ASAP.”

Hopes for a resolution

With the latest Xbox firmware update, there is renewed hope that the crashing and saving issues within Baldur’s Gate 3 will be mitigated for affected players. Microsoft and Larian Studios have been working to address these problems and provide players with a smoother gaming experience.

As the situation unfolds, the gaming community eagerly awaits further information on the progress of these fixes. In the meantime, players are advised to stay tuned for updates regarding the ongoing efforts to resolve the issues in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 availability

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available worldwide on various platforms, including Xbox Series, PC, and PlayStation 5. The game debuted on Xbox during The Game Awards 2023 event, marking an exciting milestone for fans of this beloved franchise.

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Benson Mawira

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