Borderlands 3: How to Save

Borderlands 3: How to Save

Borderlands 3 is a pretty meaty game, so you won't want to lose any progress. Here’s how to save your game.

Borderlands 3 is the largest entry into the series yet, boasting multiple planets to explore, and thousands of guns to loot. And with so much going on it can be easy to take note of the basic things, like how to save your game in Borderlands 3. To help you out, we’ve put together this Borderlands 3 Saving Guide. We’ll walk you through how to save your game in Borderlands 3, and also whether or not there is a manual save system in the game.

How to Save

Borderlands 3 has somewhat of a confusing save system. It works almost entirely on an autosave system, and you’ll likely want to wait until you’ve completed your current objective before shutting down your game. You’ll see a small vault arch icon when Borderlands 3 is saving, and we’ve found that heading into the menus and quitting the game properly usually ensure a decent checkpoint save.

Can You Manually Save?

At the time of writing, there is no way to manually save your game in Borderlands 3. We recommend quitting out from the main menu to ensure you don’t lose any progress.

Epic Save File Location

Seeing as Borderlands 3 is an Epic Store exclusive, you may be wondering where your save files are located for Borderlands 3 on your PC. Well, we’ve included the file extension below:

  • C:\Users\<windows_username>\Documents\My Games\Borderlands
  • 3\Saved\SaveGames\<epic_userid>

For more on Borderlands 3 why not check out our skill tree breakdowns for Zane, Moze, FL4K and Amara. Elsewhere there’s our Borderlands 3 Weapons Guide where we detail all of the weapon manufacturers in the game. For a loot at the best ways to make money, head here. There's also our guide on Eridium to look at. Finally, why not head over to our Borderlands 3 Steam Guide to see whether or not the game is making its way to Steam anytime soon.

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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