While most modern games auto-save regularly, or have a save option right in the main menu, Resident Evil 2 sticks to its survival-horror roots and keeps save opportunities to a minimum. Sure, there’s auto-save checkpoints, but they’re few and far between. You will need to manually save your game, and often. But if you aren’t an RE veteran, the mechanism might confuse you. Here’s how to save in Resident Evil 2 Remake.
It’s all about those old school typewriters. Every safe room in RPD and beyond, and a few random locations along the way will have a typewriter sitting conspicuously on a table nearby. Walk up to it and hit the action button to enter the Save menu. Pick a slot and your game will be fully saved up to this exact moment. Standard and Assisted mode do not require anything else other than this. You can save as much as you like, without any items needed.
However, if you’re playing through RE2 Remake on Hardcore then it’s truly old school, including requiring Ink Ribbons. A staple of the series, Ink Ribbons can be found all throughout the campaign, and should be kept as though they could save your life. More importantly, they can save your game. Each save eats up a use of the Ink Ribbon, so keep them on-hand for those tougher spots.
And that’s how to save in Resident Evil 2 Remake.