If you’re here to figure out how to fix the bug where Shadowheart isn’t following your party in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3), you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve personally experienced this bug as well when I jumped into an old save of mine. Since this is a common issue with other players since Patch 4 released, here are some possible solutions.
Baldur’s Gate 3: Shadowheart not following party bug fix
Typically, when Group Mode is on, all your party members should follow whoever you’re controlling. But unfortunately many players post-Patch 4 have experienced an annoying issue with this. How you can fix the bug where Shadowheart won’t start following you in Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3) is by quicksaving and quickloading, amongst other possible solutions.
On Reddit, one player complained about this annoying bug. But luckily some other BG3 players responded with a possible fix. If you press F5 on your keyboard, it’ll trigger a quicksave. Then if you press F8, you’ll quickload your previous save. This apparently works and you should start seeing Shadowheart follow your party.
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I tried out this solution, and it worked to fix the bug for me! But if you still aren’t seeing anything change, here are a few other solutions that could work:
- Check for outdated mods.
- Take Shadowheart out of your party, then add her back in.
- Let Shadowheart die, then have Withers revive her.
- Verify the integrity of your game files.
- Right-click game in Steam library, select ‘Properties’, look under ‘Local Files’, then select ‘Verify integrity of game files’.
- Restart your PC.
- Uninstall/reinstall Baldur’s Gate 3.
I honestly don’t believe this bug will lead you down any of these paths, since I fixed the bug myself with F5 and F8. But if all else fails, simply wait for Larian Studios to fix this in a future Hotfix or Patch.
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Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on Steam and the PlayStation 5.