Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Save Your Game

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Save Your Game

Saving can be a little confusing in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to save your game.

You'll likely put a lot of time into building up your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons, so you'll want to make sure you're saving regularly. The game doesn't do a great job of telling you how saving works, so we've put together a quick guide on saving in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's what you need to know.

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How to Save Your Game

To save your game in Animal Crossing New Horizons all you need to do is press '-' and select 'Save and end'. This will take you back to the menu and your game will be saved. This is the only surefire way to save.

Is There an Auto Save?

If your Nintendo Switch console turns off unexpectedly, don;t worry. There's an auto-save in Animal Crossing that kicks in pretty regularly, so you won't have lost too much progress. You'll know when the game is auto saving as there will be a blue ring in the top right hand corner. For all of our Animal Crossing guides in one place, head here.

For more on Animal Crossing New Horizons, be sure to check out Caty's review. For even more, there's Hirun's writeup of the awesome fanart community centered on Roald.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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