Saving is an essential part of any game that will require hours and hours of playtime. Of course, different games have various methods of saving your progress. Thankfully, Valkyrie Elysium has two helpful systems in place, which we will quickly discuss below.
Valkyrie Elysium is the latest title of the renowned Valkyrie series. Play as the Valkyrie as she purifies the land from evil in a collapsing world as Ragnarok looms. Summon the souls of chosen warriors called Einherjars to assist you in combat and unleash the power of Divine Arts to smite your foes.
Being able to save your game properly can make your gameplay experience a lot more comfortable. If you’re playing RPG games or anything with exploration and combat involved for a while, you’ll have that certain itch or urge to save every so often. Valkyrie Elysium has two save systems in place; Auto-Save and the traditional Save Point. As promised, we will quickly discuss these saving options in detail below.
Auto-save is enabled by default. The game automatically saves the game at certain periods. However, this can prove unreliable since there’s no way of knowing when auto-save is triggered and what progress it saves up to that point. You’ll know when the game is auto-saving if you see the “Auto-saving” prompt in the top-right corner with a little quill icon beside it. While this gives players some respite knowing that they won’t totally lose their progress, it’s still highly recommended to save manually - which brings us to the topic below.
Save Points appear as large, white, floating crystals. Thankfully, these are also already marked in the map so you’ll have a good idea when the next save point is available. The game is also not stingy with save point placements so don’t worry about going through stages without saving for a while. The game’s map is already revealed, with additional sections added once you’ve reached them. Save points don’t only save your progress, they also fully replenish Valkyrie’s HP and even give her access to upgrade her weapons. There’s also an option to return to Valhalla but it’s not really recommended unless you have something else to do.
There’s also a save point in Valhalla during Intermissions so you can update your progress before tackling the next main story. Also, it seems that save points are disabled in Subquests so clearing the subquest and returning to Valhalla to save is your only choice. The game also has several save slots so if you want to make sure to have backup saves, you can do so as your convenience.
As a general rule of thumb, it’s a great idea to at least create a new save file after learning new skills and upgrading your weapons before starting a new chapter. It’s also recommended to save after completing Subquests. You can replay previously-cleared quests and missions. The enemies and chests respawn as well when you’re replaying these, making it easier to farm for resources as necessary. Saving in between these farming runs is also a great way of ensuring that you don’t lose anything in case your session gets interrupted.
That concludes our Save System Guide in Valkyrie Elysium. Please check out our online guide for the game and other articles for more Valkyrie Elysium content!