The Callisto Protocol Manual Save Explained

The Callisto Protocol manual save system has been causing a lot of trouble among the player base. That’s because it doesn’t work the way you’d think a save system would. It’s so weird that people think it’s flat out not working. It is, just in an unintuitive way. So, let’s explain what’s going on.

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The Callisto Protocol Manual Save Explained

Manual Save in The Callisto Protocol

The manual save system in The Callisto Protocol is a bit of a mess, as we’ve hinted at up top. However, I am fairly certain that they are actually working properly. The problem is that these manual saves don’t actually save your progress in the place where you stand. Rather, it basically just turns the last autosave checkpoint into a manual save. What does this mean in practice? Well, the manual save won’t get overwritten when you hit the next checkpoint, which is nice. Sadly, it also means that loading that save won’t take you to the exact place you saved at. Instead, you’ll begin from the last checkpoint you hit before saving. No, I can’t explain why.

So, that’s basically what you need to know when it comes to the manual save in The Callisto Protocol. It’s far from ideal, but it does technically allow you to make your own chapter select of a sort. Just make a manual save at the start of every level, and you’re good to go. Why would you want to do that, you ask? Well, because there is no New Game+, nor is there any default chapter select. Therefore, strategic manual saves are basically your only recourse. Again, I have no idea why, but it is what it is. Mind you, this is not nearly the game’s biggest problem. No, that’d definitely be the stuttering. In our The Callisto Protocol Stuttering Fix, Performance Issues Solution guide, we give you a few potential solutions.

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