The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a major contender for this year’s Game of the Year Award. The game has been at the receiving end of some serious praise from the critics, all thanks to the newly introduced mechanics and the massive world. The sheer size of the world in Tears of the Kingdom is more than impressive, to say the least. Even most of the recent AAA games have been unable to introduce an overworld as big as Hyrule. And Nintendo did all that in just around 16GB. It’s a technical masterpiece through and through. Now, with such a big world to explore and see, people can forget to save their progress at times.
All the first-party Nintendo titles, except for the recent Pokemon games have been greatly optimized by the developers. And with six-year-old hardware like the Nintendo Switch, it’s honestly nothing short of a technical marvel. Now, saving progress in games has become fairly easy thanks to auto-save, but we still need manual saves. Auto-save can only do so much. Plus, using manual save helps players to preserve their progress at the point of their choice. Something auto-save can’t do. So, how do we save in-game progress in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? Let’s find out!!
TLoZ: Tears of the Kingdom: How to save in-game progress
Just like Breath of the Wild, you can save in-game progress by pressing the pause button on your controller. Go to the System tab where you will find five options – Save, Load, Options, Special Controls, and To Title Screen. Simply ignore all, except the Save option. Select “Save” and you will find your game progress saved.
Players can load a particular save by selecting the “Load” option and choosing their desired save. Furthermore, you will also see other saved progress, all thanks to the auto-save feature of the game. Same as Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom’s auto-save will save progress at certain moments along with important moments too. When that occurs, you will see a little auto-save icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
You can also delete saves from the same “Load” option. We recommend doing a manual save before a tough boss fights or when you encounter something important in the game. Doing this will save you a lot of time and will help you advance through the game without worrying about sudden death. Relying on auto-save all the time isn’t really a good idea. Especially in a game like this. Another thing we would like to add is that, you cannot stop auto-save. Moreover, Tears of the Kingdom has only five slots for auto-saves. The moment a new save is saved by the auto-save, it will overwrite one of the five autosave files.
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