How to save in Dead Island 2

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Screenshot of Ryan in Dead Island 2 hitting zombie with mace with Sam B in background
Credit: Dambuster Studios
April 24, 2023: Dead Island 2 is out now, but how do you save the game? Scroll down for everything you need to know.

How to save in Dead Island 2 is an incredibly useful piece of information to know while you're exploring Hell-A and slaying any zombie that gets too close for comfort. The last thing you want while playing Dead Island 2 is for your progress to reset to the last checkpoint!

Dambuster Studios' long-awaited sequel to Dead Island is finally here and there's plenty of zombie-slaying action to be had. With numerous characters to choose from and a mission list packed with twists and turns, saving the game at certain points comes in handy especially if you've just managed to defeat a couple of Crushers.

But, before we take a closer look at how to save the game, check out our other Dead Island 2 guides containing information on the PC system requirements and how to level up fast.

Can you save manually in Dead Island 2?

There is no option to perform a manual save in Dead Island 2. Although this might prove frustrating if you're looking for a checkpoint after defeating a tricky undead opponent, regular saves take place every few minutes.

Screenshot of Jacob in Dead Island 2 sitting on inflatable in swimming pool
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Credit: Dambuster Studios

How to save in Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 uses automatic saves in order to keep your progress through Hell-A safe. Taking place when loading into the action or shortly after you've completed an objective, it's incredibly straightforward to see when the game is backing up your current playthrough.

Keep an eye out for a white palm tree surrounded by a spinning circle in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen to know when the game is performing a save. Make sure you don't decide to quit while it's taking place in case your save disappears into thin air.

Will Dead Island 2 add manual save?


There's always a chance Dambuster Studios adds the option to save manually in Dead Island 2 as part of a future update but for the time being, keep your eyes peeled for the palm tree so you know your current progress is safe.

That's all there is to know about how to save in Dead Island 2. For more zombie-slaying intel, check out our other guide showcasing how to heal.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Dead Island 2 page.