How to save your game in Code Vein

Avoid losing progress by ensuring you know how to manually save your game in Code Vein.

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Unlike other Soulsborne titles, it’s actually possible to save your game in Code Vein. If you don’t exit the game in a specific way, any progress you’ve made will be lost and you’ll need to do it all again! Avoid wasting hours of work by making sure you’ve definitely saved.


How to save your game

To save your game in Code Vein, you must use the game’s version of a bonfire – a mistle. These mistles are scattered throughout the levels in such a way that encourages exploration. After finding a mistle, you must use the save and quit option. The whole process is as follows:

  1. Find a mistle
  2. Rest at the mistle
  3. Select “Save and Return to Title Screen” to save your game
Code Vein save game
The only way to manually save your game in Code Vein is to use the Save and Return to Title Screen option at the mistles.

Unfortunately, the only way to save your game is via the Save and Return to Title Screen option. This is a bit troublesome, as it means you will need to reload the game each time you want to save. Worst still is that if you choose to not do this method, and your game crashes, you run the risk of losing any unsaved progress.

This is unlike other Soulsborne titles that tend to save passively in the background. Code Vein does have some moments where this is the case, but it’s not as reliable or frequent as Dark Souls. For example, after spending a lot of haze in the Home Base, I simply quit via the in-game menu as opposed to using the save and quit option. When I reloaded, none of my purchases had been saved despite having spent 15 minutes running around talking with people, trading, and buying things.


Saving your game in Code Vein is incredibly important. While it does have an auto-save feature, manually saving is the only way to know for certain that your actions have been recorded. After every major play session, take the time to save and quit – and then get back to playing! For more Code Vein guides, you’re already in the right place.

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