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?


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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 at 1:03

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