nightingale save your game

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Nightingale’s enchanting world requires dedication to navigate, often requiring long play sessions of grinding to make serious progress. For that reason alone, you’ll want to ensure you’ve saved your progress before quitting. Recent survival games have introduced various methods to save progress, typically by offering players a dedicated server setup if it’s otherwise a multiplayer-only experience. As it turns out, Nightingale doesn’t quite provide that same level of control, but there is a way to safeguard your journey. Here’s how to save your game in Nightingale.

Saving Your Game in Nightingale

While Nightingale offers a comprehensive introduction to its gameplay mechanics, it never quite explains how to actually save. Given you’ve just put in hours of progress, that’s never ideal.

Unfortunately, Nightingale does not offer a manual save option. Instead, it operates similarly to an online game, with character profiles that automatically save your progress when you log out. To ensure your game is saved correctly, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the settings and choose “system.”
  2. Select “Quit Game.”
  3. For added security, opt for “Logout” instead of “Quit to Desktop.”
  4. You’ll be taken back to the main menu, where you’ll see your character, indicating a successful save.

The official word from developer Inflexion Games is as follows:

Autosave: The game syncs with the servers on an ongoing basis, manual saves are not mandatory, but it is recommended to quit the game via the menu to ensure a proper save state.

Why Manual Saves Are Absent

The absence of manual save slots is likely due to Nightingale’s multiplayer nature. It’s important to note that an internet connection is required to play the game, even in solo mode.

So, what gives? Surely a solo game should support a manual save option. Well, there isn’t a clear explanation for this, but as indicated above it’s likely due to the game’s online focus. While we can’t predict the future, there’s hope that the developers might introduce a dedicated single-player mode, potentially allowing for manual saves.

So while we hope for a dedicated single-player mode in the future, for now, the method described above is the only way to save your progress in Nightingale. Anyway, if you’re looking for further help navigating the game’s many realms then why not school up on all the realm cards in the game?