How to Save Your Game in Fallout 76
Normally, saving your game in a Fallout game is pretty straightforward. After all, it’s an option within the game’s pause menu. This isn’t the case with Fallout 76, as it’s a shared world, always-online title. As you’re exploring the wasteland of West Virginia, chances are you’re going to want to make sure that all your hard work is safe and that you save your game. Here’s how to save your game in Fallout 76.
In all reality, there’s not a whole lot you need to do in Fallout 76 to save your game. As a matter of fact, you don’t really have to do anything at all. Because Fallout 76 is a shared world and always-online title, your progress is always recorded on the game’s servers. There’s no real save data being stored on your system.
As such, this actually means that you can just quit out of Fallout 76 whenever you wish and go about with your day safe in the knowledge that the game saved your progress for you. However, if, like us, you don’t like to assume Fallout 76 is always saving, you can always try and force a save state.
The easiest way to do this is to press the Options button on PS4 or Menu button on Xbox One to access the map, and then press L1 or LB to access the game menu. From here, you can then simply choose to Quit Game. In doing so, Fallout 76 will safely remove you from that world server and return you to the main menu. We’d suggest always doing this when you’re done playing Fallout 76, just to be safe.
You can always get a similar result by using the fast travel feature in the game. If you fast travel back to your CAMP, then you know that the game is going to have recorded all your progress up until that point to fast travel you there with your inventory intact.
To fast travel in Fallout 76, all you need to do is press the Menu button on Xbox One or Options button on PS4 to bring up the map. Once here, select any discovered location and press A or X to confirm you want to travel there. The reason we specified that you go to your CAMP, is because it’s always free to fast travel to your little slice of the West Virginia wasteland. If you choose to go to another discovered location, depending on how far you’re traveling, you could be paying a fair few caps to do so.
That’s all you need to know to save your game in Fallout 76. Now, you should never run the risk of losing all your hard work in a lengthy session either with friends or on your own.
For more tips, tricks, and guides for exploring the wasteland of West Virginia, be sure to check out our Fallout 76 guide wiki.