Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Fix Multiplayer Connection Issues

Troubleshooting Multiplayer Connection Issues for Baldur’s Gate 3


How to use this Guide

This guide is for multiplayer connection issues. Issues like this one

You can go through it step by step and check after each step to see if it helped with your problem. Mod users have to consult the mods authors for help.

Remember: to fix a problem on your side or on the other side (client <=> host), all players in a party must go through this guide. It will not do you much good if it turns out that you have done everything correctly and your Internet and PC setup is up to the task, if the other party is the one who actually has the problem. You must gather your party before venturing forth.

Good luck!

Step 1 – Restart Your Router

By router, I mean the device that connects you to your Internet service provider.

It normally goes like this:

1. Disconnect the device from power by unplugging its power cable

2. Disconnect the device from your internet by unplugging its DSL cable

3. Wait circa five minutes and let the device rest

4. Connect the device back to power and let it boot up

5. Wait circa five minutes for the device to boot up

6. Plug in back the internet cable

If you did everything correctly, for most users, you should get a new internet protocol address.

You can check your IP before starting the procedure and compare it afterwards with this
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Guess what: I am already using NordVPN and it still wants to sell me NordVPN…

Step 2 – Flush DNS and Restart Network

Right-click on the Windows logo on your taskbar

Select Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu

Enter each of the following lines one by one and confirm each with ENTER
(you can use copy & paste)

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
netsh winsock reset

Then you go to Windows Settings

Select Network & Internet

Select Network reset

Restart your PC once you are done.

Step 3 – Clean Cache

Please Restart Your PC First before you continue

the cleanup is best done when no apps are running, as we will also address the OS’s temp folder

Tip: all links which are put in the (code) frame can be copy & pasted into your Windows Explorer’s address bar for convenience.


%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3\LevelCache


Go to

%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios

and delete the Launcher folder.

Go to

%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3\

and delete there everything except PlayerProfiles folder

Go to

%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3\PlayerProfiles\

and delete there all files except for the folders.

Go to

%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3\PlayerProfiles\Public

and delete there everything except for the Savegames folder

Go to


and delete there everything what can be deleted

Right-click on the game’s entry in your Steam Library -> Manage -> Browse local files

Enter the subfolder Data

Delete there every file starting with Patch

Right-click on the game in your Steam Library -> select Properties

Go to the Local Files tab and select Verify integrity of game files

The game will replace any missing and corrupted files from the game.

Step 4 – Use “Fake” LAN (Hamachi VPN)

If nothing so far helped, try setting up multiplayer via LAN by using a virtual private network. Hamachi is the most popular one among gamers and easy to use. It is free for up to five PCs in a network, meaning you can fill a whole party with that free of charge.

This method can also reduce stutters caused by lag due to micro-disconnects.

LogMeIn Hamachi can be downloaded for free from here:

Make sure that LAN Connections and Direct Connections are allowed by the host

Step 5 – Change DNS

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