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Elden Ring PC has Trouble With Cloud Save Files but is Madly Popular on Steam

Elden Ring has a minor issue with saving game progress in the cloud on PC. However, that didn't stop FromSoftware's hit from being among the top in terms of player activity.

Oh, Elden Ring. Apart from minor optimization issues and a few technical shortcomings, the new game by FromSoftware has lived up to the hype that has been created around it. The developer has been quite quick to fix subsequent bugs reported by players. One of the features that still need to be improved, is saving the game progress in the cloud on PC.

Elden Ring earns almost exlusively 10s, as we've reported here. Our review of the game by Giancarlo Saldana - can be found under the link below.

Elden Ring PC's save data problem

The problem only occurs under certain conditions, so it is possible that you have not encountered it yet. I, in twenty-seven hours of play, encountered it once. In a nutshell: sometimes, for some reason, the game saves progress only locally - on the disk - and the "save file" in the cloud (if the appropriate option is enabled) remains unaffected.

As a result, the next time you run Elden Ring, you get a message about the incompatibility of saves file data. You can then choose whether to upload the data to the cloud from your hard drive or download files located on the server. To save any progress you've made, choose the option that has a more recent date and/or time next to it.

How to protect yourself from losing your progress in Elden Ring on PC?

The problem seems minor, and what's more, FromSoftware is aware of it and working on a solution. However, the developer recommends that you back up your game files regularly. These can be found at:

C:\Your_Username\AppData\Elden Ring\folder_with_the_draw_digit.

For more information, please visit this page.

As a reminder, problems with the game not saving properly were present also on PlayStation 5. One of the previous patches eliminated them, but the solution suggested by FromSoftware at the time - to close the app through the menu, which results in the save file being overwritten - may reduce the occurrence of the bug described in this news also on PC.

Elden Ring wildly popular on Steam

Source: SteamDB.

This and other minor scratches on the diamond created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and the company have not prevented Elden Ring from ending up on sixth spot in terms of the number of concurrent players on Steam. The magnum opus of the Japanese devs was played by 953,426 users of Valve's platform yesterday.

This result is about 40 thousand players better than the one achieved by New World.. The round million is still some way off, but it is possible that the record of Cyberpunk 2077 will soon be broken. The latter was played by 1,054,388 people at the same time, making CDPR's title the most popular single player game on Steam.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. His adventure with gaming began at the age of four – with the Famicom clone. Currently, he prefers PC and challenging RPGs, but doesn't shy away from consoles or other genres. He has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure five years later – although he has known the website ever since he had access to the Internet – to combine his love of writing and games. He mainly deals with news and editorials. When he's not playing or writing, he's happiest reading, watching TV shows (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and walking his dog. He loves Stephen King's works almost unconditionally. He has not abandoned plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.


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