Baldur’s Gate 3 Currently Syncing Error [SOLVED]

Solve The Baldur's Gate 3 Currently Syncing Error Today By Restarting The Game, Disable Steam Cloud Save And More!

The “Baldur’s Gate 3 Currently Syncing Error” is an annoying problem that users have experienced. Numerous people have complained about the error, which has left them needing clarification and seeking solutions for smooth gameplay.

The error causes the game to crash suddenly. Players may become frustrated by the error and require assistance for a positive gaming experience. The frustrating error’s potential causes include network instability, heavy server traffic, and installation file corruption.

Baldur’s Gate 3 currently syncing error says that: “Can’t Save Right Now: Game is currently syncing“.
Baldur's Gate 3 Can't Save Error
Baldur’s Gate 3 Currently Syncing Error (Image by eXputer)
Key Takeaways

Here are some effective fixes to resolve the error:

  1. Clear LevelCache folder.
  2. Delete the AppData folder.
  3. Regularly check for and apply available patches.
  4. Verify the Integrity of the Game Files.
  5. Launch Steam with administrator privileges.
  6. Add exception to Antivirus.
  7. Launch the game directly from the installation folder.
  8. Disable Steam Cloud support.
  9. Temporarily turn off Steam’s cloud save feature.

Clear The LevelCache Folder

The cache is useless temp files that your game continually stores up as you continue to play the game. These cached files slow down the game and reduce its performance when they become corrupted and in large quantities.

More specifically, for Baldur’s Gate 3 the cache stored in the LevelCache folder of the Larian Studios directory becomes a massive problem as corrupted files in the LevelCache folder can lead to saving and loading problems.

Clearing these cache files gives the game a decent boost in performance while fixing the saving issue.

To clear the contents of the LevelCache folder, follow these steps:

  1. Open file explorer and browse to ‘C:\Users<UserName>\AppData\Local\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3\LevelCache’. Make sure you write your username in the username place.
  2. Then delete all the files located in this folder.
  3. You can quickly reach this folder by copying %LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3\LevelCache into Explorer’s location bar.

Delete the Baldur’s Gate 3 AppData Folder

To delete game progress data, navigate to Baldur’s Gate 3 installation directory on your PC through the Steam folder and delete the local app data folder. Additionally, the game syncing issue should disappear once it begins saving game progress data in a new way.

Selecting the Baldur’s Gate 3 AppData Folder will help fix the error in no time and cause smooth gameplay.

Follow our step-by-step guide given below to do so:

  1. Open the Steam launcher > Library > Baldur’s Gate 3 > Manage > Browse local files > AppData > Local > Larian Studios > Baldur’s Gate 3.
  2. Delete this folder.
  3. You can alternatively open the location bar.
  4. Type C:\Users\myUser\AppData\Local\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3. 
  5. Delete the game folder.
  6. Restart the computer.
  7. Save to apply changes.
  8. Re-launch the game.
  9. Check to see if the error persists. 

Update Baldur’s Gate 3

An outdated game version is the main culprit when it comes to players facing errors. Oftentimes, most players don’t notice their game is outdated and end up trying to play with the outdated version which keeps giving error pop-ups.

Updating the game is also necessary as any patches to certain errors and bugs that have been pushed out by the developers in the latest update can only be implemented by downloading the said update.

So I advise you to check and download any available updates for Baldur’s Gate 3.

You can update the game by following the steps mentioned below:

  1. Open Steam > Library > Baldur’s Gate 3. 
  2. Steam will search for the available Update.
  3. Click on Update if there’s one available.
  4. Allow the Update to complete.
  5. Close Steam.
  6. Reboot your PC to apply changes.
  7. Check to see if the error persists.

Verify The Integrity Of The Game Files

Game files can often become corrupted or go missing. Without these important game files, the game is unable to access vital data it needs to run properly and the game can start throwing out a multitude of errors including the Currently Syncing error. The simple way to fix this is to verify your game files to make sure they are all properly located and uncorrupted.

Verify The Integrity Of The Game Files (Image By Exputer)
Verify The Integrity Of The Game Files (Image By Exputer)

Run Steam As An Administrator

There are several methods to resolve the Baldur game’s error. Running Steam as an Administrator is one such strategy to resolve the error. By running the game as an administrator, you let it use your system resources without any barriers.

Follow the step-by-step guide mentioned below to do so:

  1. Launch Steam > Properties > Compatibility tab > Run this program as an administrator > Apply.
  2. Select OK to save changes.
  3. Launch the game.
  4. Check to see if the error persists.
Run Steam As An Administrator (Image By Exputer)
Run Steam As An Administrator (Image By Exputer)

Add Exceptions To Your Antivirus

Antivirus software is made to protect your system from threats, but at times it can mistakenly block actual game processes. So it is necessary to add exceptions for Baldur’s Gate 3 to prevent the software from interfering with the game’s ability to access and manipulate files.

Launch Baldur’s Gate 3 Directly From The Installation Folder

Starting the game directly from its installation folder prevents any possible conflicts with game launchers like Steam or GOG. This will ensure a clean launch environment and may solve the Baldur’s Gate 3 can’t save error.

Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Exit Steam or GOG.
  2. Then locate the executable files located in your installation folder. They are most likely located in the ‘…\SteamApps\common\Baldurs Gate 3\bin’ folder. 
  3. Right-click on the executable (bg3.exe for Vulkan or bg3_dx11.exe) and run it as administrator.

Disable Steam Cloud Support And Rename Profile Folder

Disabling Steam Cloud support targets the synchronization conflicts that can occur between different saves of the game. It prevents mismatches between the locally saved progress and those saved online on the cloud.

To disable Steam Cloud Support, follow these steps:

  1. Open Steam > Library.
  2. In your Library, locate Baldur’s Gate 3 and right-click on it.
  3. Then select Properties.
  4. In the General settings, toggle Steam Cloud so it is turned off.
    Disabling Cloud sync for a steam game
    Disabling Steam Cloud (image captured by eXputer)
  5. Then open your file explorer, navigate to ‘C:\Users<UserName>\AppData\Local\Larian Studios’, and rename the Baldur’s Gate 3 subfolder. An easier way to reach your folder would be to copy %LocalAppData%\Larian Studios into the location bar in Explorer and press Enter key.
    Deleting or renaming Baldur's Gate 3 subfolder
    Delete or rename Baldur’s Gate 3 subfolder (image produced by eXputer)

Disable Steam Cloud Save

Another thing you can do is turn off the Steam cloud save option on the Steam client to ensure there is no conflict with the online cloud saving.

Sometimes, the Steam cloud saving feature can cause several issues with the local game progress save, and turning it off can fix these issues, as it also did for players online.

You can disable Steam Cloud Sync by following the steps mentioned below:

  1. Launch the Steam > Library > Baldur’s Gate 3 > Properties > General > Steam Cloud.
  2.  Turn off the Keep game saves in the Steam Cloud for Baldur’s Gate 3 toggle.
  3. Launch your game.
  4. Check to see if the error persists.

My Thoughts On Baldur’s Gate 3 Currently Syncing Error

Baldur’s Gate 3 has shocked players and critics alike with how amazing it has been in terms of gameplay and overall enjoyability. With the massive success and critical acclaim of the game have come, however, a fair number of criticism as well the majority of which points towards bugs and errors that fans of the game, such as myself, are disappointed to see left in the game at release.

I also recommend you check out any discussions being held on the Currently Syncing error on online gaming forums such as Steam Community, and Reddit.

The Currently Syncing Error is one that I have been facing a lot and I was finally able to fix it, but it should be Larian Studios’ responsibility to pay attention to all the feedback they are receiving online and push out a fix for the error.

At the very least, the community  deserves that Larian Studios at least address the matter on their social media but so far, they have not commented on this error, but keep a lookout for addresses such as this one:

So I recommend staying hopeful as the game is still in its infancy as I’m sure a fix will come eventually. In the meantime, I hope I was able to solve the error for you in this guide. 

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Ayyoun is a Senior Writer & Editor for Error Fixes, and Game Settings guides on eXputer. He’s been passionate about games and technology since he got his hands on the PlayStation 1. He has a software engineering background and loves to play games from a technical perspective. He has a knack for uncovering solutions for the latest games and presenting them in easy-to-follow guides for his audience. You can keep up with his gaming activity on his Steam profile.

Experience: 7+ years || Worked For VeryAli Gaming and IGN || Education: B.S Software Engineering, Google IT Professional Certificate, Editing Mastery from Udemy, and Digital Journalism.

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