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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide – How to Have Multiple Save Files

by Kyle Hanson


We previously reported how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild changes the way you save your game. You see, you can kind of only have one save file going at a time, which is different than before, where Nintendo had three save slots available right from the start. However, there is a way to have multiple save files in the game, letting you restart your adventure, or have a save where you just kind of mess around. Here’s our quick guide on how to have multiple save files in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

It works via the Switch console itself, rather than having multiple save slots in the game. To get a second, third, or higher save file going you need to back out of the game, making sure to save your progress of course, then create a totally separate profile on the Switch. This is done pretty easily within the System Setting menu, so head in there and create whatever you want.

I would make it easy to understand what you’re doing, perhaps labeling them with numbers. These profiles will stay on the system until you erase them, so don’t make junk ones that you’ll want to delete later, as you’ll lose your save file for that account. Once you’ve made the profile, making sure to select an appropriate, perhaps Zelda themed logo and color for it, you can boot the game up and the Switch will ask you which profile to load the game with.

Choosing a profile that has not played the game before will simply start the whole game over again. You’ll be right back at the beginning and can rush through the tutorial once again, saving whenever you are ready.

And that’s how to have multiple save files for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. For more tips and guides about the game click here.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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