How To Fix the Encumberment Glitch in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3)

How to Fix the Encumbrance Glitch in Baldur’s Gate 3

When playing a game like Baldur’s Gate 3 with an encumbrance mechanic in the inventory, it’s common to run out of space and lose run speed. However, some players are experiencing a glitch where they become over-encumbered and unable to run even when their inventory is not past the weight limit for their strength. If you’re facing this issue, here are some solutions to fix the encumberment glitch in BG3.

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If one of your characters is suddenly encumbered without their inventory being at capacity, there are a couple of ways to find a solution. First, save the game and drop the inventory of the affected character, including their armor, to check if you were actually encumbered. To avoid picking everything up off the floor again, you can simply reload your save unless you want to sort your inventory.

If it turns out that you are actually affected by the glitch, there are two options you can try to fix it. Players have found that killing the encumbered party member, waiting until the debuff disappears from their icon, and then reviving them can resolve the issue. They should come back without being encumbered, and you can give them their inventory back.

Alternatively, you can fill your inventory to the point where the character gains the maximum encumbrance debuff. This should replace the glitched debuff. After that, drop enough items to reduce the weight to a reasonable level, and your character should no longer be encumbered.

Until Larian Studios provides a built-in fix for the issue, these two methods are the best solutions for fixing the encumberment glitch in Baldur’s Gate 3. If you’re looking to enhance your gameplay experience, consider downloading mods or researching the best bard builds to make the most out of your playthrough.

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Nick Rivera graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2021 studying Digital Media and started as a Freelance Writer with Twinfinite in early 2023. Nick plays anything from Halo to Stardew Valley to Peggle, but is a sucker for a magnetic story.