Baldur’s Gate 3 – Download stuck on Steam – Is there a fix?

Baldur’s Gate 3 download stuck – Is your Baldur’s Gate 3 download stuck on Steam? Is there a fix? Lets find out.

Baldur’s Gate 3 – Download stuck on Steam – Is there a fix?

Baldur’s Gate III has to be one of the most anticipated titles of this year. Ever since the trailer debuted early this year, the game has managed to create some decent amount of hype in the community. And now that it is out, people are really excited.

Apparently a lot of people who bought Baldur’s Gate 3 on Steam, are facing an issue where the download of the game is getting stuck after a certain point. No matter what they do, the installation bar is reluctant to move or make any sort of progress. People have been trying all types of things, like:

  • Pausing and then resuming the download
  • Restarting the download
  • Restarting Steam or restarting their PC.

Unfortunately nothing seems to help. So is this some sort of a bug or glitch?

Is there a fix to this downloading issue

Actually the truth is, this is neither being caused by a bug, nor by a glitch. If you go and look at the download folder of Steam you will notice that there is nothing over there. Steam will actually download the installer file first. And once the downloading is completed the unpacking will take place.

When Steam is showing that Baldur’s Gate III is still being downloaded, that is not what actually is happening. It is unpacking the game instead to get it ready for installation. And then there are other installations like the C++ Redistributable and the latest DirectX.

The file size of Baldur’s Gate 3 is a whopping 150 GB. So all you have to do is wait for a while. The process is really fast on a SSD but HDD users would have to be a bit patient.

If you check out the discussions page of Baldur’s Gate 3 on Steam. You will get a good idea about the situation.


If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you are facing problems that are not mentioned on this article then also you can comment below. We will try come out with a fix. Good luck!


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