Sinking your teeth into a game as epic as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is pretty time-consuming. That’s why you want to make sure you save your game regularly. Here’s how to do it.
Saving your game in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is pretty straightforward. Unlike many games, that favour an autosave system, Valhalla actually lets you make manual saves.
To create a manual save, simply hit the menu/options button to take you to the in-game menu. From there, press left on the d-pad to get to the ‘main’ menu. There, at the top of the list, you’ll see a ‘Save’ option.
You can create multiple save instances, so if you think you’ll want to revisit an earlier section of the game, it’s wise to create a new save slot.
You can also hold down on your d-pad while in game to access the quick menu. From there, press ‘X’ to quick save. You can’t select a save slot here, however, so if you want to utilise multiple save instances, you’ll need to go through the main menu.
However, you can’t freely save whenever you want. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla blocks out the ability to save at key moments. If you’re in the middle of a certain mission, in the middle of combat or otherwise in danger, you’ll get a message that says “cannot save game right now”.
Thankfully, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla does also autosave your game, so it’s unlikely you’ll lose much progress if you quit without saving. But since the option’s there, it’s good practice to manually save your game regularly, when you can, so you know your progress is always safe.