Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a huge game. As we noted in our review, there are a bunch of classic characters to unlock, and a small mountain of side activities to overcome. These are all bundled together as a suite of different chapters with story missions, challenge battles, and redemption quests galore. You don’t want to lose any progress though, so getting into the habit of saving is crucial. When you save your game in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, you won’t have to go back and redo old progress. And since the Switch has pretty good cloud save support, it’s pretty easy to restore from a backup.
How to Save Your Game in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
By default, it’s very simple, you just need to know what buttons to push. Most players will rely on auto-save, which is pretty good. Some folks like me prefer to drop a manual save as well.
The save system in this game is pretty simple, thankfully. It looks like Nintendo and Koei Tecmo learned their lesson from the last game. The Switch title uses an auto-save system that’s pretty consistent. The game will save your game in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity after every battle and quest that you take on, win or lose.
To manually save your game in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity you need to use the — button. Pressing — on your controller while on the overworld map will bring up the system menu. You can use the Save option at the top to create a manual save, which I like to do when I’m done playing to make sure I save any changes I made. The + Button menu will be for managing your characters, you cannot save from there.
Within the — you can also adjust sound volume and a few other options.
While you’re here, you might want to check out some of our other Age of Calamity guides. If you need a power boost, try fusing weapons, or farming for Rusty variants which hold secret powers. If you’re short on cash, you could always farm some Rupees. Or maybe, you want to know if that secret character can be unlocked, we have a guide for that. If you’re brand new to the game, here are some general tips to help.