What is save scumming Baldur’s Gate 3?

Souhardya Choudhury
Minthara as seen in Baldur's Gate 3

Badlur’s Gate 3 fans have extremely dived opinions regarding save scumming in the game but many wonder, what exactly is it? Here’s what save scumming actually is in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is easily one of the best and the most successful games in 2023. Now that several months have passed since its release back in August and the Game Awards is near, many people consider it to be a major contender for the Game of the Year title.

With plenty of interesting mechanics and hidden details in the game, it throws a lot of choices in your direction during your playthrough. Sometimes it might get a bit overwhelming for the players and they might resort to save scumming.

Here’s what save scumming actually is in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 save scumming explained

Save scumming in Baldur’s Gate 3 is reloading a save over and over again to get a favorable outcome during your playthrough.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is an enormous game with a huge amount of choices constantly coming your way. If you make a wrong decision without save scumming, you could end up on a path that you’re not happy with. The game features a very generous save system that allows you to quicksave at any point, allowing players to save and reload to the moments before a key choice is made.

Shadowheart as seen in Baldur's Gate 3
Save scumming in Baldur’s Gate 3 is completely legal and safe.

Although some players find it to be a good way of achieving the outcomes they want, many consider it to be unethical as the players do not have to face the consequences of their wrong decision. But it is an in-game mechanic and there is no penalty for using the feature during a playthrough.

Ultimately, it is personally preference on whether you want to use save scumming to ensure the game plays out the way you want it to, or deal with the consequences of each choice after it happens.

This was everything you need to know about save scumming in Baldur’s Gate 3. For more on the game, you can check out our other guides:

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