Obviously, you can save the game manually at points of interest, and it saves for you whenever you get out of your ship. I also found out that it saves after you die (gee, thanks). Are there any other events that cause the game to be saved?

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Using the save points and getting out of your ship are the only two ways I know of that will save the game. Aside from dying, as you've pointed out in the question, I do not know of any other ways to trigger the auto-save.

I found an article that confirms what I've said above.

During our time with the game so far, however, we’ve noticed that it looks like it creates a new save whenever you get into or out of your ship, and whenever you discover a new building or structure.

Source: http://twinfinite.net/2016/08/no-mans-sky-is-there-autosaving/

  • Neither of those events (in the quote) creates a save point in my 40+ hours of experience playing it. Only using a specific save point or getting out of your ship.
    – tubedogg
    Aug 27, 2016 at 4:58
  • I think the quote meant using the save point AT new building/structures; didn't catch that, thanks for pointing it out
    – Vemonus
    Aug 27, 2016 at 5:21
  • I don't think so. It seems to be talking about autosave and that doesn't occur around buildings, new or not.
    – tubedogg
    Aug 27, 2016 at 5:23
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    @tubedogg - you don't really "discover" a building until you interact with the savepoint/beacon, so that's probably what they meant
    – HorusKol
    Aug 28, 2016 at 1:00
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    @tubedogg - having read the full article, it doesn't sound like they're claiming it to be autosave - just that there is autosave, and that interacting with building beacons also saves...
    – HorusKol
    Aug 28, 2016 at 1:03

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