Red Dead Redemption 2: How to Save Your Game

Red Dead Redemption 2 is likely going to take up a huge chunk of your time. One thing you absolutely don’t want is to get caught in a situation where you forgot to save – You might lose some progress. Not to worry: We’re here to help! Here’s how to save in Red Dead Redemption 2.

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How to Save Your Game in Red Dead Redemption 2

To manually save your game, open the pause menu by pressing Options on PS4 and the Menu button on Xbox One. Select ‘Story’, and choose ‘Save Game’ on the screen that follows. Next, select the save slot you want to record your progress in.

You should now see your completion percentage change, as well as the date of your last save. You can check this again by selecting the ‘Load Game’ option from the ‘Story’ menu.

Is There Auto Save?

Red Dead Redemption 2 has auto save checkpoints, but you might want to manually save when quitting, to avoid any issues. This is especially true when you’re just out exploring, as there may be fewer chances for auto save. The safest way to trigger an auto save is to make your way back to camp or some place with a bed, and go to sleep for any amount of time. This will ensure that you have an auto save. Otherwise, it can be a bit spotty and it’s best to not end your session randomly while in the middle something if you want to be safe form losing progress.

Additionally, you can force auto saves by sleeping to pass time. Keep in mind, auto saving will happen when you do something that changes your wanted level, bounty, honor, and other things like that.

Are There Multiple Save Slots?

There are multiple save slots. You can also delete save slots, just like most modern open world games.

And that’s it! Hopefully this saves you some of the headache of figuring out how to save your game. It’s not complicated, by any means, but with a game as big as this, there’s no question that some of the nuances can get overwhelming.

Don’t forget to manually save your game if you’re about to quit out. You can check out the launch trailer here, and our preview coverage with 3 things we had to share after playing 2 hours of Red Dead Redemption 2. Don’t forget to check our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide wiki for more info.

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Joseph Yaden

Joseph is a Northern Kentucky University graduate with a bachelors degree in Studio Art. After realizing his passions lie elsewhere, he decided to pursue a career in games journalism with the goal of climbing to the top. He loves action RPGs like Bloodborne and Dark Souls, but is also fond of quirky Nintendo games on the Switch. Joseph can be found listening to Prog Metal and patiently waiting on that new Tool album.