How to Save in Diablo 4 – Explained

How do you save in Diablo 4?

by Noah Nelson
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Diablo 4 is a game that requires a lot of grinding which means it absolutely sucks if you lose your progress. With that said, for some reason, saving in Diablo 4 is overly complicated. From experience playing Diablo 4 myself, here is the only way to save in Diablo 4.

Diablo 4: How to Save Your Progress

The only way to manually save in Diablo 4 is to pull up the game menu and select “Save & Quit.” There is no other way to manually save, which means there is no easy way to “save scrub,” or use different manual saves to test out different outcomes and builds.

Luckily, Diablo 4 autosaves in real-time while you are playing. This means that if something bizarre happens like you lose connection to the internet and get booted or experience any of the many error codes Diablo 4 still has, you can take comfort in knowing your progress is constantly saving in real-time.

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Every time you load back into Diablo 4, you’ll get the option to either continue where the autosave left off or pull up a manual save. If you are at a point in Diablo 4 where you want to experience two separate choices in the story or want to experiment with different builds without consequences, you can save and quit and reload a specific save file.

Whether you are working on creating the best class to defeat Ashava or are grinding Dungeons for specific rewards, the last thing you want is to lose all your Diablo 4 progress. Plus, if you only get to play Diablo 4 sparingly, you’ll need to know how to pick up and put down Diablo 4 quickly with quick saves.

Those are the only ways to save in Diablo 4 currently. Hopefully, in the future, Blizzard includes save and load buttons on the game menu, but for now, this is the best we’ve got.

- This article was updated on May 13th, 2023

About The Author

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson has found a home with Gamurs Group. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game on Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion for a year and a half. He has a Bachelor's Degree (with a Magna Cum Laude) in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.