BG3 elevators are the biggest threat during Honour runs

Stephanie Zucarelli
Baldur's Gate 3 Astarion

Baldur’s Gate 3 players reported that the infamous elevator glitch is affecting other moving platforms throughout the adventure, making Honour runs even more difficult.

Honour runs in Baldur’s Gate 3 are being plagued by the elevator bug, which has been swiping out entire parties and ruining uncountable playthroughs. This game-breaking glitch was reported to appear especially during the Gauntlet of Shar in Act 2, but it has also affected other moving platforms throughout the game.

A player shared in the Baldur’s Gate 3 subreddit that their Honour run ended abruptly while exploring Grymforge, a location in Act 1 that makes way for the Adamantine Forge. Their entire party jumped safely onto a platform, but all characters were left floating in the air when it was activated. After a second, they all fell abruptly and prompted the end of the playthrough.

It isn’t the first time that users reported this glitch, which was mostly seen after activating any of the elevators of the Gauntlet of Shar. Larian Studios haven’t addressed the problem yet, but players are expecting it to be fixed in an upcoming patch.

After a party gets entirely eliminated in Honour mode, there isn’t much to do. While a good tip to remember in this setting is to never send all your characters onto any moving platform at once, there’s a way you can rescue your playthrough even after it’s ended.

How to back up save files in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 players can back up their session to a backup folder just by copying all files from the “Story” directory. To do so, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open your Windows File Explorer.
  2. Search for %localappdata% and look for Larian Studios’ folder.
  3. Follow this path: Baldur’s Gate 3\PlayerProfiles\Public\Savegames\Story.
  4. Copy the entire folder to another location to back up those Save files.

To continue the Honour Mode run properly, this backup method has to be done before the party swipe. If they get killed, they can simply replace the Save files in the main folder and resume their adventure from the last manual backup.

While this way of saving an Honour Mode playthrough might defeat the purpose of the whole setting, it’s worth the shot while the elevator glitch is still around. If you were betrayed by other moving platforms in Baldur’s Gate 3 and managed to rescue some members of the party, you can check how to save your downed companions with this trick.