Elden Ring: How to save your game

Elden Ring is the latest entry in the brutally punishing Soulsborne genre, courtesy of developer FromSoftware. In this guide, we will explain how to save in the elden ringso you can take a break and save yourself by throwing your beloved console in the window when ‘You Died’ appears on the screen for the thousandth time.

By taking the series into new open-world territory, Elden Ring lets you escape some of those pesky optional bosses, but the experience can still be incredibly harsh. The punches are chill-free, and you’ll have to pull out your best moves to come out on top in the deadly dance you’ll engage with them.

Sometimes though, it’s best to just take a break and save the game, come back after you’ve hydrated, and let some of that anger dissipate from deep within you.

Saving in Elden Ring

Quick Access

Elden Ring uses a very regular autosave system that will record your progress after almost everything you do in the game, such as picking up an item, resting at a Place of Grace, or defeating an enemy.

When you’re ready to exit the game, press the Options button on PS4/PS5 or the Menu button on Xbox One/Series X|S and then use R1/RB to switch to the ‘System’ tab. From here, select ‘Exit Game’.

Doing this will return you to the Elden Ring main menu screen and will also save your progress wherever you are.

When you return to the main menu screen, you can choose to load your game or start a new one entirely if you start to regret your current character build. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there!

That’s all you need to know about saving your game in Elden Ring. For more tips, tricks, and guides, head over to our wiki, or check out more of our coverage of the game below.