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Baldur’s Gate 3 | Steam purchase stuck on pending fix

Baldur’s Gate 3 is out now on Steam, with the RPG finally available to play in early access. However, new players looking to dive into the game are facing an error which sees the Steam purchase stuck on pending, effectively ensuring that they cannot play Larian’s new game on its release date and preventing it from appearing in their Steam library. So how do you fix the Baldur’s Gate 3 Steam stuck on pending error?

How to fix Baldur’s Gate 3 stuck on purchase Steam error

In order to fix the Baldur’s Gate 3 Steam error which causes the purchase of the game to fail to go through correctly, players must access their Steam settings to cancel the purchase outright.

Follow these steps to fix the error:

  1. Go to Steam tab in Steam
  2. Go to settings
  3. Select view account details (top-right corner)
  4. View purchase history
  5. Select Baldur’s Gate 3
  6. Select cancel purchase

By following these steps, players can cancel their purchase of Baldur’s Gate 3, which will then allow them to repurchase the game. This should fix the error and allow them to download Baldur’s Gate 3.

After resolving this error and repurchasing the game, Baldur’s Gate 3 should then appear in affected players’ Steam libraries. They will then be able to install the game as they would any other Steam game, finally playing the early access version of this long-awaited sequel. However, new Baldur’s Gate 3 players should be warned — Steam’s servers are currently experiencing an influx of users looking to download the newly released game, meaning that downloading the game can unfortunately be a slow process.

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