This page of the Dying Light 2 game guide explains whether you can save the game freely. Additionally, we explain whether you can lose your recent progress by closing the game or when the main character dies.
Saving the game
Dying Light 2 includes a mechanic that automatically saves your progress as you play through the game. New save files are usually created as you progress through the main story missions. For example, the game might save at the start or end of a given mission or when a quest has been sufficiently progressed.
Unfortunately, there is no way to create your own save files. You have to rely solely on automatically generated save files.
Loading the game
You can load your previous progress through the main menu. You can:
- Select the option to Continue the game to automatically load the most recent save file.
- Select the option to manually select which save to Load, but this option is only useful if you have started different campaigns in different slots at the same time.
Potentially losing your progress
Due to how the save system is organized, you potentially risk losing recent progress. This can happen in two main types of situations:
Quitting the game - The game displays a warning when you try to return to the main menu, but unfortunately it doesn't inform you how much time has passed since the game last autosaved. If you want to reduce your chances of losing recent progress, we recommend quitting the game as soon as you start or finish a quest.
The character's death - You might also partially lose your progress in the even of Aiden's death. Your character will "respawn" at the nearest checkpoint (during major quests) or at the closest safe location. The latter option can be problematic - if you haven't found any safe zones in a given district, the game may take you to one of the previous districts. As a result, it might take you a while to return to your place of death. We recommend that you visit and unlock new locations on the world map that can become safe hiding places.