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Hogwarts Legacy how to save your game

The last thing you want in a large RPG is to lose your progress. Thankfully, here’s how to save your game in Hogwarts Legacy, including manual and auto save.

Hogwarts Legacy Save Game: A student and an owl can be seen

With any large RPG game, it’s always important to save your game regularly so you don’t lose minutes or even hours of precious playtime from a crash or closing the game without saving properly. To save you from this unfortunate fate, we’ve prepared a guide covering Hogwarts Legacy how to save the game so you don’t lose progress.

Speaking of precious time, the Hogwarts Legacy length could take quite a while, especially if you’re looking to explore every inch of the Hogwarts Legacy map. This guide is based on our time playing for our Hogwarts Legacy review on PS5.

Hogwarts Legacy how to save the game

To save the game in Hogwarts Legacy you can use an auto-save or a manual save. To do a manual save, simply press the pause button and select to save your game, choosing one of the 10 save slots available to you.

A manual save is the best, most reliable way to save the game, though there is also auto-save in Hogwarts Legacy. As the name suggests, auto-save will periodically save your game to prevent major issues if the game crashes or you close it unexpectedly. It’s best not to rely on the auto-save however, since it often only saves after key moments or periodically while exploring. If you want to save before or after a specific moment, you’ll want to do a manual save.

What’s more, doing a manual save will also record your playtime so you can see how long your total playthrough has taken up until that save.

And that’s how to save the game in Hogwarts Legacy so you don’t lose your hard-earned progress. For more on Hogwarts Legacy, check out our Hogwarts Legacy walkthrough for guides, tips and tricks to excel in your first year at Hogwarts.

Hogwarts Legacy has drawn considerable criticism during its development, largely due to the fact that the creator of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years.

While Avalanche has confirmed that J.K. Rowling is not “directly involved” in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, it is working with “her team” and Portkey Games, a Warner Bros. label dedicated to launching new experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. It is currently unclear whether she will earn any royalties from the game’s sale, but it is likely given it is based on her original body of work.

If you would like to learn more about transgender rights or lend your support, we’d encourage you to check out the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US and Mermaids in the UK.