How to Create Saves Backup in NieR Automata?

This guide provides information on creating saves backup on PC and PlayStation consoles for NieR Automata. Additionally, you will know why it is essential to back up your saved game states.

  • Why is it necessary to back up saves?
  • How to make saves backups on PC?
  • How to back up saves on PS4 and PS5?
  • How to create saves backups on Xbox One and Xbox Series X?

Why is it necessary to back up saves?

In NieR Automata, intentionally deleting all your saves is a unique game feature. Without revealing any spoilers, this event is significant. Visit the Route C and Route D endings page in our walkthrough to know when you may lose your saves (although this may not happen).

Another reason to back up your saves is the risk of corrupted saves due to the game’s error. This issue mainly affects the PC version, but it can also occur on consoles if, for instance, the console crashes or turns off while saving the game. You can avoid this by saving your progress on different slots and using all available slots so that you have a spare one if your save file gets corrupted.

How to make saves backups on PC?

If you have the PC version, you can locate the saves on your hard drive and copy them to another location. The default location for the saves is:

C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\Documents\My Games\NieR_Automata

You will find the saves for different slots named SlotData.

Alternatively, you can send or download data from the cloud (Steam Cloud). It is best to turn off the game before reaching the finale of the campaign and let the game send the saves to the cloud or manually execute this operation.

How to back up saves on PS4 and PS5?


For PlayStation consoles, you can also back up the save files. You can insert a compatible USB stick or drive to the console and follow these steps (example for PS5 console):

  1. Settings
  2. Saved Data and Game/App Settings
  3. Saved Data (PS4)
  4. Console Storage
  5. Copy to USB Drive

If you are a PS+ subscriber, you can also choose to send your files to the cloud. Ensure that the files are fully uploaded. If you lose your local saves, you can download your old saves from the cloud to your console drive.

How to create saves backups on Xbox One and Xbox Series X?

Unfortunately, Microsoft consoles do not allow you to transfer saves to any USB storage. The only solution is to use the cloud. Before reaching the finale of the campaign, it is best to turn off the game and let the game send the saves to the cloud or manually execute this operation.

FAQ

1. How do I create a backup save in NieR Automata?

In order to create a backup save in NieR Automata, you will need to navigate to the game’s settings. From there, select the “System” tab and then choose “Backup Save Data.” This will create a backup of your current save data, which you can then use to restore your progress in the event of data loss or corruption.

2. Can I create multiple backup saves in NieR Automata?

Yes, you can create multiple backup saves in NieR Automata. Simply repeat the process outlined above for each additional backup that you would like to create. It is recommended that you create backups regularly, especially before making major changes to your game progress or settings.

3. How do I restore a backup save in NieR Automata?

To restore a backup save in NieR Automata, navigate back to the game’s settings and select the “System” tab. From there, choose “Restore Save Data” and then select the backup save that you would like to restore. Note that restoring a backup save will overwrite your current save data, so be sure to choose the correct backup before proceeding.

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