How to Manual Save in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a bit unforgiving for players on their first run. The manual save will assist you with experimentation or roll you back from a big mistake. This article will talk about all the save features related to Baldur’s Gate 3.

Autosave Settings

The settings can be opened by pressing the “ESC” key while in a game. Find the options tab on the upper left which has a cogwheel icon on it. It will open up the settings where you can adjust gameplay, keybinds, video and audio settings.

Under gameplay, there will be save options you can set. You can turn off autosave by unticking the checkbox. The number of autosaves shows how many autosaves you can have at one time. After it reaches the max number, it will start overwriting the oldest autosave.

The same goes for the number of quicksaves. This is also called a manual save and you can set this at a higher number before it starts replacing your oldest manual save.

Cross saves are saves uploaded to the gaming cloud system. If you use multiple platforms to play the game like GOG, Steam or Google Stadia, you can transfer the save file from any platform you used to play on. This is why Larian Studios asks you to make an account on their website before playing the game.

You can log in on their website and go to your account profile. You will need to verify your account before you can fix any settings on your account. After verification, you can go to the account menu and press the “Connected Accounts” tab and from there, you can connect all the platforms you play Baldur’s Gate 3 on.

Manual Save Keybind

For manual saves, you can press “F5” to manually quicksave your game. It is the default keybind and you can check it under the “Keybinds” tab in the settings. You can add your own keybind if you want so it can be easier to press. Autosaves and quicksaves can be different from one another and it is best to have autosave and do your own quicksaves as well.


Quicksaves are a great way to experiment in the game. You can choose all the dialogue you want and as long as you did a save before any interaction, you can load it again if the desired result is unfavorable. The same logic goes for combat and other mischievous deeds your naughty mind thinks of doing.

It can save you hours of gameplay on disastrous encounters or traps as the autosave feature is based on progression. Of course, this is not the way the game is meant to be played and that is what makes this game’s replayability insanely high because of the amount of randomness that can happen.