No Man’s Sky Saving - How to Save in No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky Saving - How to Save in No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky features a slightly different auto-save feature than you’d expect, here’s everything you need to know.

No Man’s Sky let’s you carve out your own story across a giant, sprawling universe. There’s valuable resources to collect, Ships to purchase and fleets of cargo freighters to command. With all the effort required to gain a foothold in No Man’s Sky, you’re going to want to make sure you’re saving regularly. It’s very easy to lose valuable time and progress by misunderstanding the save system in No Man’s Sky, but follow the info in this guide and you’ll be able to explore the stars without a care in the world. Here's how to save in No Man's Sky.

For everything else No Man’s Sky related, be sure to check out our No Man’s Sky Guides Hub. It’s got an ever-growing selection of up to date guides on the game. There’s info on the new No Man’s Sky NEXT update, tips on how to make money fast, and more.

How to Save Game in No Man’s Sky

Losing your progress is a real bummer in any game, especially one as consistently brutal as No Man’s Sky. That’s why we’ve pulled together info on how to save your game in No Man’s Sky. We’ll go over how the auto-save system works, and some tips to make sure you are always close to a save point.

No Man’s Sky Restore Points - Using Your Ship to Save in No Man’s Sky

The easiest way to save your game in No Man’s Sky is to use your ship. Your game will save every time you exit your ship, at which point a Restore Point is created. This will autosave onto the top save slot you have in the options menu.

No Man’s Sky Manual Save - Using Beacons to Save

Other than auto-saving in No Man’s Sky, you can also manual save. This is done by finding Antenna Beacons on planets.They are generally found outside of buildings. Just walk up to one and then “save and chart”. There are also various terminals around the world that you can save at too.

That’s everything you need to know about saving in No Man’s Sky. For more info on the game, check out our guide on how to make money fast in No Man’s Sky. You can also head over to our No Man’s Sky Multiplayer guide for details on how to play with others.

Jake Green

Guides Editor

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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