As the name of the game suggests, the core gameplay of Deathloop is focused on a seemingly endless loop in which the main character, Colt, is stuck.
The majority of gameplay mechanics tackles this time loop, and that includes death in the game as well as saving your progress. While the game is a first-person shooter on the surface, Deathloop also draws inspiration from several other genres, specifically roguelike mechanics where punishment for death is severe and often permanent.
Deathloop is more of a rogue-lite game, where punishment is not as brutal, but still noticeable and it will hurt you to die (in a gameplay sense as you will lose things), so you will want that to happen as little as possible.
The best way to do that is to save often, but how does that work in Deathloop?
Is there manual save in Deathloop?
Let's set things straight from the get-go: You can't save your progress in Deathloop. That is, you can't do it manually.
The game does have a save system, but it's an auto-save system, and here's how it works:
- The game autosaves when you enter the level, during the cutscene
- It saves on the specific checkpoints throughout the level
And that's it, those are your only two options to save your progress. Keep in mind that checkpoints only work as long as you have enough life, known as "Reprise", one of the first abilities you will receive in the game.
If you lose your three rewinds with the Reprise ability, you will need to start the entire loop over again and you will lose all the gear you have collected during that loop.
Keep in mind that if the game crashes or you quit the game, you will start from the last save point, but you will lose all items you've gathered, so it is definitely not an ideal situation.
And of course, if you lose all three of your lives, you die and start the loop from the beginning, back at the start of the loop in the tunnels and without all of the equipment you have gathered.
And those would be the basics of saving in Deathloop. There are some other gameplay and story elements that will later affect this as well, but we think that's best not to spoil them, and so we'll leave you to discover them.
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