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Middle-earth Shadow of War: How to Save Your Game

How to Save Your Game in Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Once you’ve defeated a few captains, explored Mordor, and generally got stuck into Middle-earth: Shadow of War, you’ll likely want to save your game. The problem is, Middle-earth: Shadow of War doesn’t really make it clear how you’re supposed to save your game, or when your progress has been automatically saved.

Shadow of War uses an auto-save system, meaning there’s no way you can manually record your progress from one of the game’s menus. What you can do, however, is use the fast travel option to force the game to auto-save your progress. There doesn’t seem to be an icon to indicate that the game is saving, but the broken sword that occasionally appears while the game is loading does show when doing this, too. As such, we recommend fast traveling and waiting for the icon to disappear before coming off the game and turning your system off.


Avoid quitting the game middle of the way through a quest. Doing so will raise your chances of having to repeat your steps, even if it is just the start of the mission. For more on Shadow of War, be sure to check out our wiki.

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