How to Save Your Game in Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Sez: Save the game often!

How to Save Game in Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Frontiers arrived in style, spin-dashing right onto old and new consoles, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The new 3D Sonic game set in an open-zone world may have divided the audience, but one thing is for certain – it’s a fun and very fast game! Fans of previous 3D Sonic titles will appreciate the speed because the open-world setting didn’t slow down Sonic, but it is still obvious that devs didn’t have that much experience with games of this type, especially when it comes to somewhat clunky menus and systems. Therefore, many players are wondering how to save the game in Sonic Frontiers. Let’s find out.

Related: Sonic Frontiers: Action Style and High Speed Style Differences Explained

How to Save Your Game in Sonic Frontiers

What confuses most players at the very beginning of the game is that there is no save option. It is only unlocked only you finish the short introduction and get the opportunity to go out freely into the open world. This happens very close to the beginning of the game after you defeat the first “Tower” opponent, followed by 1-2 Cyber Space level. Once you’ve collected the Chaos Emerald, you will get a notice that Sonic is now free to roam the open world. This is also the point where you get your bonuses from the Deluxe edition. From that moment on, to save the game just:

  1. Press the start/options button
  2. Navigate to Save Data
  3. Select a slot to save and confirm with X on PlayStation or A on Xbox

There are three different save slots to use on each profile, and the game makes an auto-save in the top slot from time to time, but to be sure make hard saves often.

And yeah, since this is an open-world game there are some restrictions. You cannot save or load saves:

  • When Sonic is in battle
  • When solving puzzles
  • Playing mini-games
  • Or in the cutscenes where you don’t have control

So the best time to save is when you are in the open world just standing in place, but this weird save system might prevent you from saving even then if enemies are nearby so just move to another spot where nothing is going on, stand still, and try to save. Sonic sez: “Gotta stand still to save the game, yo!”

For more Sonic Frontiers here on Prima Games, check out How to Beat the Squid Guardian in Sonic Frontiers, Sonic Frontiers Difficulty Levels Explained, and Who Voices Sonic in Sonic Frontiers? – Answered.

About the Author

Nikola "Nick" Jovanovic

Nick has been a Prima Games Staff Writer since May 2022, an old-school gamer, and a gamer journalist with over 25 years of expertise. Our resident micro-influencer from Serbia! When he's not driving through Belgrade, he's probably racing in Gran Turismo or Forza, playing some strange JRPG games or just watching pro wrestling.