Troubleshooting Multiplayer Connection Issues for Baldur’s Gate 3
How to use this Guide
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.
Step 1 – Restart Your Router
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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Step 2 – Flush DNS and Restart Network
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)
Then you go to Windows Settings
Select Network & Internet
Select Network reset
Step 3 – Clean Cache
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.
and delete the Launcher folder.
and delete there everything except PlayerProfiles folder
and delete there all files except for the folders.
and delete there everything except for the Savegames folder
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)
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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