Set in the middle ages, Crusader Kings III is a strategy RPG game that was released in September 2020. The dynasty simulator is developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive.

It is the successor to the 2012 Crusader Kings II and features 3D characters as opposed to 2D portraits in the earlier versions of the game.

Both players and critics have praised the game for improving on its predecessors while retaining the core gameplay mechanics.


That said, a couple of months ago, players had complained that the Spanish text for Cultural Tradition Aesthetics and Tradition tooltips was missing.

And now, recent reports from Crusader Kings III players suggest that the game is crashing whenever they try to save their progress (1,2,3,4,5).

Many say the problem prevents them from playing the game altogether since none of their progress will be saved with some saying the crashes are completely random in nature.

Players initially thought it was an issue on their end and hence tried generic solutions such as restarting the system and reinstalling the game but nothing helped.


If you’ve seen my previous post on here, you are aware that I have reformed the Roman Empire but that’s where problems started happening. Many in-game years later, saving my game would result in the game crashing, this happens every single time I save and now I needed to rely on autosaves to save my progress but it only go worse from there. Now every time the game autosaves, the game crashes nearly every minute I keep opening it up and an auto save happens. How can I fix this?

Hi all. I’ve been playing CK3 since launch and the only problem I’ve ever encountered is the game randomly crashing on autosaves. While this is really annoying, it usually only happens after about 30 minutes or an hour of playing, and I can start the game right back up and keep playing. But as of about a week ago, I literally cannot play the game. Whenever I open it, either the game crashes while it’s loading, or it crashes when I try to load a previous save.

As it turns out, Crusader Kings III developers seem to be aware of the issue where the game is crashing when trying to save and said they are working on a fix. However, there is no ETA on when the patch will be out.

Hello Trent King. We apologize for the frustration you’re experiencing. We are aware of these issues and appreciate your patience as our Dev team works on implementing a fix.

If and when they do, we will be updating this article to reflect the same so make sure you stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

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