Can you set Autosave frequency?

The world of Baldur’s Gate 3 is filled with danger and surprises. Even seemingly simple encounters can lead to the demise of your characters. While there is an Autosave feature to prevent major progress loss, players may wonder if they can adjust the Autosave frequency in the game.

Is it possible to set Autosave frequency in Baldur’s Gate 3?

As you journey through this hostile world, teeming with adversaries who can abruptly end your adventure, it’s natural to worry that a minor mistake could erase hours of progress. While manual saving is an option, players often forget and rely on Autosave to rescue them. Unfortunately, currently, there is no way to adjust the Autosave frequency in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldurs Gate 3 Autosave Options Menu

From the main menu or during gameplay, you can access the Options screen to make changes. Under the Gameplay tab, you’ll find the Save Options category, where you can enable or disable Autosave. Additionally, you can adjust the maximum number of Autosaves and Quicksaves. However, setting Autosave frequency is not an available option.

When Autosave is enabled, the game will automatically save your progress at predetermined points during your journey. A notification icon will appear on the screen to indicate when progress is being saved. It’s worth noting that Autosaves may not occur for a while, so it’s recommended to use the Quicksave option regularly to avoid losing significant progress. By default, the Quicksave key is F5.

Note: If you played Baldur’s Gate 3 during its Early Access phase, it’s necessary to delete any old save files to start fresh with the official release. Refer to our guide on save file locations and how to delete them if you require assistance.

It’s possible that Larian Studios may introduce additional Autosave options in a future update. Some players prefer games to automatically save at specific intervals, such as every five minutes. Until that update arrives, it’s essential to safeguard your progress diligently. Consider saving after each battle or before exploring new and dangerous areas. Personally, I find this practice beneficial in many RPGs. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on Steam.