The game is designed to be difficult, but for your first playthrough, there’s one key strategy that will make the game much easier. Here’s how to do it.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite’s save system is a tad strange. There are times when the game saves your progress and informs you, and other times when it continues to alter without informing you. Then there are instances when your modifications aren’t preserved at all, despite the fact that they seem to be.
Let’s start from the beginning: Aliens: Fireteam Elite does not have a manual save option. There is a technique to manually keeping track of progress, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
Everything is kept track of automatically in these two ways on a technical level:
- When you finish a task, you will get a reward.
- If you alter anything in the “Settings” menu,
It’s worth noting that you can’t save throughout a task in any manner. Either you finish the task or you perish trying.
When you finish a mission or die, you’ll be presented with an end-of-mission tally screen, from which you may opt to load onto the next level or return to the UAS Endeavor hub area. Although nothing indicates “saving,” work is being done in the background.
The key to manually saving is to do the following: Pause the game when on the Endeavor -> go to options -> alter the value in the aim sensitivity choice (first on the list) -> change it back to your preferred value -> go to another menu or leave entirely. This can’t be done during missions, once again.
In the upper right corner of the screen, you’ll notice a black box with text and a spinning symbol while the game is saving.
If you do anything else without finishing a task or using the Settings trick, your modifications and progress will be lost when you exit the game. This may include any of the following:
- Accessories for the head
- appearance in general
Saving changes to your overall look is broken as of this writing, a day after debut.
Whether you make changes without pressing the large green save button at the bottom of the menu where you do so, the game will ask if you’re sure. Even if you click it, the modifications aren’t saved.
Although your look will change in-game, if you exit the game without finishing a task or changing your settings, you will revert to your original appearance when you return.
Of course, this isn’t correct, and it’s a bug. Though no word has been given, it’s probable that the developer will provide a patch.
That’s all you need to know about saving in Aliens: Fireteam Elite. Hopefully, the Settings menu technique helps you maintain track of all of your modifications and progress so you don’t have to constantly re-equipping weapons and attachments. Check out our other articles on AFE for additional information.