Baldur's Gate 3 Rolls Out Crucial PS5 Update to Resolve Saving Snafu

  • 24-01-2024 |
  • Emily Standish

Baldur's Gate 3 has launched a new update for the PS5, targeting the persistent Error 544 that plagued players by disrupting their ability to save game progress. As one of the most highly acclaimed titles in modern gaming, Baldur's Gate 3 has seen its fair share of glitches—some minor, others more impactful. While many glitches could be circumvented by players through simple actions like reloading or transitioning to a different area, critical bugs like the save issue have notably dampened the gaming experience, a problem that spans across all platforms. PlayStation aficionados, in particular, may see the dawn of a resolution.

The team behind Baldur's Gate 3 shared details about the patch designed to rectify Error 544. The crux of the problem involved invisible save files that interfered with creating new saves. With the new update in place, these saves are no longer hidden and can be disposed of by the player, potentially putting an end to the troubling error. Following a set of straightforward instructions can guide players through the fix: updating Baldur's Gate 3 to the latest version, proceeding to the Load Game interface from the main menu, locating and deleting the previously concealed saves, and then reopening the main save file.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to eliminate Error 544 on PS5:
1. Install the new game update.
2. Access the Load Game option on the main menu.
3. Identify and delete the old saves that were unseen before.
4. Start the primary save game.

In the wake of a similar update released for Xbox to address save-related issues, some players have continued to report challenges with saves on their consoles, though the PS5 update tackles a distinctive bug and could prove to be an effective solution.

Baldur's Gate 3 enthusiasts concerned about future save troubles are encouraged by Larian Studios to enable the cross-save functionality. This feature conserves the last five saves on Larian's servers and facilitates gameplay continuation across various platforms. Despite isolated incidents where users still experienced save losses even with cross-save enabled, the feature likely prevented many players from losing progress.

With eyes set on the horizon, players invested in Baldur's Gate 3's journey are eager for expansion content. Although a developer from Larian Studios mentioned in August that additional content development had not commenced, advising that it may be a significant wait before seeing any expansions, the notion of future DLC has not been dismissed, given the title's resounding success.