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What events will trigger an auto-save? This is so the player can better decide when to save manually.

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I noticed that the game automatically saves:

  • After buying or selling from a store
  • When you have reached a checkpoint in a quest
  • When you have finished a quest
  • When you enter a quest area
  • After you liberate an outpost

Quest is defined here as a story-mission, a mission from the job board at outposts (hunting, assassination) or a Trial of the Rakyat challenge.

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@Strike In my game (PC), I don't see the auto-save icon when I take a letter (collectible). Are you sure about that edit? What about the other collectibles? – galacticninja Dec 17 '12 at 12:15
I just checked it ingame and I'm sorry to say that my edit is indeed incorrect. I got it confused with the experience bar that pops up when you take a collectible. I'm sorry for the confusion. I will suggest an edit to remove that point, add another and define things a bit more clearly. – Strike Dec 17 '12 at 15:44
@Strike Are you also sure about the edit regarding an auto-save after liberating an outpost? After I liberate outposts in the second island, I don't see the auto-save icon. – galacticninja Dec 19 '12 at 12:46
For me in the very least it worked. As soon as the little cutscene was over the auto-save icon popped up. Take this video at 5:23 for reference. – Strike Dec 19 '12 at 18:08
@Strike I see. I must have just missed it. – galacticninja Dec 21 '12 at 3:07

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