How to Save in Elden Ring

February 7, 2024
David Sunnyside

Elden Ring marks the latest entry in FromSoftware’s brutally punishing Soulsborne series, and it doesn’t take kindly to players who quit mid-boss fight. Luckily, there are ways to save in elden ring so that players don’t have to watch their progress crumble into dust when a ‘You Died’ message appears on screen for the thousandth time.

Unlike many open world games, Elden Ring does not feature a manual save option at all times, instead opting to use the auto-save system that most FromSoftware titles do. However, this means that players must pay close attention to when the game auto-saves, as a single mistake could result in the loss of valuable equipment or hard-earned experience.

As with all FromSoftware games, Elden Ring will automatically save whenever players obtain new items or beat a boss. In addition, the game will also auto-save at all Sites of Grace that players visit, similar to Dark Souls’ bonfires. At a Site of Grace, players will be able to save their current game state, including their health and FP, their Sacred Flasks, and the runes they have collected.

Despite its near-constant automatic saving, the game will not save while players are active in combat. This is to ensure that players can’t cheese difficult areas by quickly pausing the game and then returning to a previous save point. As such, players who want to be sure that they are fully saved should rest at all available Sites of Grace before quitting the game.

David Sunnyside
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