The Dark Souls Remastered Switch version has finally launched as of late October 2018, and you'll need to know how to save on the go, if you want to get very far in Lordran. In this guide to the From Software classic, we'll be walking you through how to save in Dark Souls Remastered on the Switch, so you always know where to head to find a Bonfire.
But if you instead need a helping hand with anything else to do with Dark Souls, you’ll want to head over to our full Dark Souls Remastered guides hub. It’s here that you’ll find comprehensive guides on how to successfully master the combat system of the game, as well as how to block and outmaneuver enemy attacks.
Dark Souls Remastered Save Guide
If you’re thinking there’s an automatic save system in Dark Souls Remastered, you’d be sadly mistake. Instead, you’ll have to reach one of the many Bonfires scattered throughout the game. Once you’ve reached a Bonfire, you’ll have to light it with a simple tap of the A/X button, but note that you’ll be unable to do this if you’re in the middle of combat with an enemy.
Once you’ve successfully lit the Bonfire outside of combat, press A/X again to sit at the Bonfire. This is the only way that you save the game in Dark Souls Remastered. As soon as you sit down at a Bonfire, your game is instantly saved, and your stock of Estus Flasks are instantly replenished, meaning you effectively fully rejuvenate your character, ready for another venture out into the world.
We should also note that resting at a Bonfire completely cures your character of both poison and toxins that’ll eat away at your health and other character stats if left unchecked. You won’t be able to fast travel from Bonfires straight away in Dark Souls Remastered, as for this you’ll need to acquire the Lordvessel, obtained by defeating the legendary boss Ornstein and Smough.
However there’s a catch to this system of saving at a Bonfire, as when you rest, all enemies throughout the game (with the exception of bosses) instantly respawn. Dark Souls Remastered therefore refreshes the challenges you’ll face in the open world, every time you go to save your progress so far in the game.
Dark Souls Remastered Bonfire Locations
Just below, you’ll find a complete list of the first few Bonfire locations in Dark Souls Remastered. Keep in mind that this is merely a guide to walk you through the first few areas of the game, for newcomers to the remaster.
- Undead Asylum: Escape Route - Located in the sewer area of the Undead Asylum.
- Undead Asylum: Court Yard - Found in the main area of the Undead Asylum, after you’ve defeated the Asylum Demon boss.
- Firelink Shrine - You’ll be automatically dropped at this Bonfire once you’ve completed the Undead Asylum area.
- Undead Burg - The first Bonfire can be located in the room to the left of the first undead archer.
- Undead Burg - The second Bonfire can be found just behind the Wyvern that lands on the long bridge and begins breathing fire.
- Undead Parish - Found to the right of the Undead Parish, down the stairs from where you first meet Andre the Blacksmith.
Now that we’re all wrapped up with this Dark Souls Remastered guide on how to successfully save, you’ll want to continue ahead to some of our additional guides on the game. Check out our Dark Souls Remastered parrying guide for how to execute the complex mechanic, or our Asylum Demon boss guide for how to defeat the debut boss in the game.