This year, we have received a large number of highly anticipated video games, and some of them have pleasantly surprised the gaming community. Baldur’s Gate 3, which won the GOTY award this year, is one of the most highly regarded games by both gamers and critics alike. Although it initially launched on PC and PS5, it recently made its way to Xbox. However, the debut on Microsoft’s console has not been great, as the game crashes and can cause loss of saved files; thus, it is recommended to update the Xbox firmware.
In 2023, we have seen titles such as Hogwarts Legacy, Alan Wake II, Tears of the Kingdom, Spider-Man 2, Phantom Liberty, Starfield, and many more. Among these games, many have received critical acclaim, while others like Gollum were a disaster. In fact, speaking of disasters, we cannot forget The Day Before, which, for some strange reason, became a top seller on Steam Spain with inexplicable hype, as what they showed was not real.
Larian releases a new Xbox patch and recommends updating the console
Xbox players, we’ve pushed a small update to Baldur’s Gate 3 containing stability fixes.
We’re aware of the issue of saves disappearing after a crash. An update is available from Xbox to help with some of these issues, please manually update your Xbox through the system menu.
— Baldur’s Gate 3 (@baldursgate3) December 11, 2023
On the other hand, critically acclaimed Baldur’s Gate 3 has been a huge success. This role-playing game by Larian Studios offers hundreds of hours of gameplay, thanks to the numerous paths we can take based on our decisions. In essence, this makes each replay feel like a completely new experience, encountering new NPCs, completing new missions, or witnessing different outcomes than expected. Although Baldur’s Gate 3 officially launched on August 3, it wasn’t until a few days ago that it became available on Xbox.
Unfortunately, problems have already emerged on Xbox, as some users have experienced game crashes and even loss of saved files. Larian Studios is aware of the issue and has released an Xbox stability patch. To prevent the loss of saved games when the game crashes, players must manually update their console.
By updating the game and Xbox, you shouldn’t lose your saved Baldur’s Gate 3 file again
To do this, go to the Xbox Series X/S settings menu, navigate to System>Updates, and download the latest firmware update. This will help avoid the annoying saved game issue. Whether you have experienced this issue or just bought the game on Xbox, it is recommended to update both the game and console for safety. Remember that the game was not initially released for Microsoft consoles, mainly due to the Xbox Series S.
Although it is a current-generation console, it is significantly less powerful than the Series X and PS5, making it more limited. In the case of Baldur’s Gate 3, Larian Studios did not release the game on Xbox until they released an optimization patch. As we saw a few weeks ago, this patch reduced VRAM usage by 34% on the Xbox Series S, making optimizations essential. It remains to be seen if the game will run smoothly after the latest updates or if more work is needed for the Xbox version.
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