Submitted by Smurf1 847d ago | news

The Last of Us has a Save Glitch, Here's What You Can Do

A glitch has been reported in The Last of Us which can ruin your progress. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

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TheEvilWithin  +   847d ago
Hmm... none of the review people had this problem??? Wonder if its just a fluke will see when I play my copy later tonight...
Why o why  +   847d ago
Damn, silly goof there nd....im sure they'll get a patch out swiftly. Luckily I cant get to play mine yet..
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Septic  +   847d ago
Actually, its not that bad. Realistically, if you're going to end a gaming session, you just manually save the game anyway. Well, that's what I've been doing.

The auto-save function has been working for me but I don't see why anyone would not save the game before they quit. In fact, the way the game is designed, I found that the natural way to go about saving it just press start and save before you quit to the main menu or shut down the PS3; which is precisely what the game allows you to do.

Anyway, I hope people don't lose their saves. I would hate that to happen to me. The game is brilliant but some bits scared the living feces out of me and I just managed to make it through (playing on Hard here) by running for an exit like a little girl. Bloody clickers.
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Jdoki  +   847d ago
That's not true Septic.

If the auto save bug kicks in it does not allow you to do a manual save. The line 'auto saving please wait' shows next to Save Game, Load Game and Reset encounter options, and they cannot be selected.

I lost about an hours worth of game time because of this bug.

I am now manually saving every 30mins or after significant battles / cut scenes.

If when going in to the menu it shows 'auto saving please wait' , and that doesn't clear after a few seconds the bug has kicked in. Best thing is to immediately quit the game and restart it and keep fingers crossed the last auto save was not too long before.

Hopefully ND patch this soon, but its pretty sloppy that it got through QA.
Septic  +   847d ago

Ah damn man, my bad. I didn't know that. I think I've almost finished the game so I'll be keeping an eye for the auto-saving, please wait prompt.
seanpitt23  +   847d ago
Yep just played 4 hours this morning loving it and I went to save it just in case the auto save didn't work and it wouldn't let me so I had no choice to turn it off because I wanted to cool my ps3 down. Anyway went back to the game and it didn't save at all for the 4 hours I was playing yes iam pissed off iam just happy it's that awesome of a game so Iam happy to do it all again but be carefull guys its really frustrating.
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StanSmith  +   847d ago
Neogaf users have found that signing out of PSN before starting the game will stop the autosave bug.

Have tried it myself and can confirm it works.
Blackpool  +   847d ago
Always good to wait a week or 2 after a game comes out because this stuff happens often.
thechosenone  +   847d ago
they've already fixed the problem so no worries.

limewax  +   847d ago
This bug actually cost me 6 hours of progress earlier. Longest gaming stint I've had in a while too.

Annoying bug but I'm not going to let it ruin the fun for me. I've been having a blast so far anyway and looking forward to seeing how differently some of these encounters play out next time round
brodychet  +   847d ago
Happened to me, lost my 4 hours of gameplay and had to restart it from the prologue. It's alright though, great game to see twice.

OH, guys there is no patch needed, it was the servers that had an error. So all you needed to do was refresh your game. Mine messed up, and now it works. Trust me!
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Nicolee  +   846d ago
i only lost 1 hour and found out online about this glitch.
mantisimo  +   846d ago
It's not been fixed yet over on the ND forums people are saying its still happening even after the twitter post.

dont know about the turn on and off of psn before play?

one of the Devs is active(ish) in the thread, but they are working on it as we speak.

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stage88  +   847d ago
**** this just happened to me. I lost 2 hours. Not sure whether to start again or wait for the patch.
isa_scout  +   847d ago
I'd wait for the patch. It'd be kinda distracting to have to pause the game every 20 minutes just to see if it "F"ed up or not. I lost about 3 hours or so of progress this morning, and I was pissed.Hopefully ND fixes this today because I can't see playing the SP until it is fixed. It breaks the immersion to be forced to pause your game to see if it is frozen.
Virus201  +   847d ago
I lost like 4 hours worth of singleplayer. I had a feeling something was up because when I would pause the game it would say Autosaving...
stage88  +   847d ago
It wasn't too bad making up the time. I just went back to the game and managed to get up to the same stage again within one hour.

I feel sorry for all those 4+ hours in though.
Cerv-Clash  +   846d ago
try playing offline. worked for me
Philoctetes  +   847d ago
This really pisses me off. My copy is out for delivery and will be waiting for me when I get home. I rarely preorder mainly-SP games anymore because you can't trust professional reviews and so many games ship with major bugs and glitches, but I figured I'd be safe this time with Naughty Dog.

Guess I was wrong. Very disappointing.
RobAlmighty  +   847d ago
You should just throw it in the trash with that attitude.

It is already fixed.
Philoctetes  +   847d ago
@RobAlmighty -- Yes, I know. I posted before it was fixed.

And no, I won't be throwing it in the trash. :)
ExitToExisT  +   847d ago

I deleted the patch and started playing and the autosave works right now.

Also i just run and i can progress the game without any combat. It is really interesting. (Doing this to go back to the lost save as fast as possible)
JaredH  +   847d ago
Naughty Dog just fixed it according to their twitter.

Eyeco  +   847d ago
I wouldn't know anyway THE GAME HAS SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE, damn i should have pre-ordered
Bobby Kotex  +   847d ago
On my lunch break I went to gamestop and they had about 100 in a drawer.
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Eyeco  +   847d ago
I live in London, and I've just managed to snag the last copy at some independent game store , when I went to buy Uncharted 2 day 1 there was an abundance of copies everywhere, it was completely pointless for me to have pre-ordered the game, I thought the same with TLOU and it's proven me wrong.
trenso1  +   847d ago
happened to me luckly i noticed before i did at alot of progress
asmith2306  +   847d ago
I lost around three hours due to this. It's definitely in there, the day one patch didn't fix it.
MizTv  +   847d ago
I lost almost 5 hours of play time
It keep saying autosaving
Had to start over again
Crazyglues  +   847d ago
Someone update this story the problem has been fixed Naughty Dog reported that on there Facebook...

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FoxHound_  +   847d ago
From what I've been reading on TLoU forums it's been happening to people who:
A) Are from Europe.
B) Have subtitles activated.

I'm picking up the game in an hour so I can't comment yet but these two things may be a contributor.
stage88  +   847d ago
I'm from the UK, have no subtitles and still got screwed.
Jdoki  +   847d ago
Same here. Bug hit me after about an hour of game time, and I lost about an hour.
FoxHound_  +   847d ago
Forget my comment because it happened to me as well. Live Ontario Canada didn't have subtitles on either.
Prophet112  +   847d ago
Has this bug happened to anybody that wasn't signed into PSN?
GentlemenRUs  +   847d ago
Just got hit by this, Lost around 1-2 hours due to it :(
From UK.

Autosaving, Please wait...
Autosaving, Please wait...

Autosaving, Please wait...
Autosaving, Please wait...

That's all I see in the menu, No way to manually save whatsoever... Sadly the game is unplayable till this silly glitch is fixed.

funny though, Autosave must have caught the virus XD
Hadoukameha  +   847d ago
This is why I like optional manual saves. Want something done right, gotta do it yourself.
TheEvilWithin  +   847d ago
I missed that with Bioshock infinite. I wonder why they took that out??? I'm just going to back up my save just to make sure.
GentlemenRUs  +   847d ago
But this bug hits me as soon as I get into the game :(

Also, There is no way to turn off the Autosave.
Kiddcarter  +   847d ago
The game has a manual save option

edit: I take that back, the manual save is actually just the autosave
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iistuii  +   847d ago
Yeah mine did that just as I met Henry. Also I've not go any trophies yet, dunno if I've earned an yet, but I've been playing for over 6 hours without any.
icewater85  +   847d ago
On Podcast Beyond they said you wouldn't get that many trophies on the first play through.
Kiddcarter  +   847d ago
Trophy are hard to come by in this game, for instance there aren't trophies for just progressing thru the story, as icewater said podcast beyond and other web sites have said you wont collect many trophies on your first play through
omi25p  +   847d ago
Just do what i did, Finish the game in one sitting. Never had to save.
Septic  +   847d ago
Wait what? You can't manually save?? That friggin sucks! Has this been happening to you from the start of the game or did it just start happening?
GentlemenRUs  +   847d ago
Good news!

ND are aware and they are currently trying to get this fixed ASAP!
monkey602  +   847d ago
They would want to be aware ha this hasn't been a very secluded problem. At least I'm enjoying the multiplayer
monkey602  +   847d ago
Just lost 3 hours progress. Raging!
sway_z  +   847d ago
Thanks for the heads up...I'm based in the UK, and my copy arrived this morning 8.30am.

Unfortunately, I am at work as I type this (looks left & right for the boss lol), so will have to wait 'til I am free from my pay masters.

But, I'm gonna be turning off my cell phone and home no. for some completely uninterrupted Last of Us as soon as I get home.



There is a temp fix, just hit the start button every 15-25 mins or so, and it will autosave at menu. Sucks, but until there's a patch, it's the best option.
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DOMination-  +   847d ago
Quite a big thing to overlook in testing.
ThatEnglishDude  +   847d ago
Yeah so much for QA testers. I honestly believe they're so enamored in the whole 'I get to play a cool game early!' mindset that they forget they have a job to do.
lulumink  +   847d ago
Who cares about the save glitch? I'ma play it through till the end non-stop tonight!!!
sway_z  +   847d ago
Lool good for you!!

Kiss the next 18-20hrs goodbye maaaan!

Enjoy buddy :)
lulumink  +   847d ago
Thanks bro, still waiting for the USPS. I'm going to dive right in! No worry about the glitch, because the game will be running 24 hours, haha.
jeremyj2913  +   847d ago
I think it's a problem with the patch. I haven't even been able to make it past the prologue without the game freezing or glitching out on me :-(
sway_z  +   847d ago

I will reject downloading the patch when prompted...you've possibly just saved me a lot of trouble Jezza.
icewater85  +   847d ago
If you think that's the problem delete the Game data file and disconnect the internet to play offline.
jeremyj2913  +   847d ago
i'll try that. thanx for the suggestion. bubble 4 u!
iistuii  +   847d ago
That's a good point, I actually got the game yesterday, good ol Royal Mail, & it was fine, yet today when I started it patched & then the problem started.
LightSamus  +   847d ago
See, it was the other way around for me. I got it yesterday pre-patch and the issue happened (after about 4 hours of play D:). Today with the patch, it SEEMS to be fine.
Sizzon  +   847d ago
I lost 1 hour, but it's okay, will play more tonight, hopefully the glitch doesn't show up.
CrossingEden  +   847d ago
guess this game isn't so perfect after all -_-
ThyMagicSword  +   847d ago
Here's the best solution: Not buying it.

Man, the influences from The Walking dead are so evident in this game that you fell ashamed while playing it. You wanted something new, then Shane from Walking Dead series appears on your Screen. Frustrating...
ifritAlkhemyst  +   847d ago
Not smart to voice any level of dissent regarding this game on n4g.

...lol, I just looked at the disagree rating.
ThyMagicSword  +   847d ago
The "voice of dissent" doesn't matter to me, the only Thing that matters is the truth about the games you all play! Sorry, but Shane has died for me in the first season, I don't want to have him again...
mydyingparadiselost  +   847d ago
Does any of this suprise anyone? What game doesn't launch with a game ruining bug now days?
Kiddcarter  +   847d ago
I downloaded it early this morning around 3am and I am currently having no issues with it hopefully it stays that way, but then again i always manually save my games when i stop playing so this shouldn't be a issue for me even if it pops up
isa_scout  +   847d ago
The author of the article acts like it's no big deal, but I have four hours of lost progress that says otherwise. Hope ND gets this fixed ASAP. Oh well, at least the MP is working great.
Corpser  +   847d ago
Not just this glitch, people in neogaf are seeing bad AI and clunky combat

ExitToExisT  +   847d ago
Having the same problem. Lost 2 hours of gameplay. And the section i played was quite boring. Now i cannot progress because 'Autosaving. Please Wait... is always there.
frozenfish  +   847d ago
Damn it naughty dog, you just cost me hours of my life!!! Still love ya though... :(
frozenfish  +   847d ago
Also has anyone noticed what a workout this game gives the ps3? It feels like the consoles gonna take off into orbit any second on my retro 80gb brick!! This is using 110% of the ps3's power for sure!
monkey602  +   847d ago
Uncharted 3 was the death of my 60gig. My 160 slim is having no issues with the last of us though
jokia005  +   847d ago
It seems i lost neary 2 hours,just wondering why autosaving,please wait doesnt stop but coundnt stop playing.
Its ok ill play again.
this gsme is worth to, hate gliches though
Riderz1337  +   847d ago
I saw the auto saving please wait thing and didn't think anything of it. Been playing for like 3 hours now and I'm scared to turn my PS3 off cause I don't want to lose my progress =/
TechnicianTed  +   847d ago
Yeah I saw that earlier with the auto saving thing and didn't think much of it, but I just started the game up to play again and the only save I have is about an hour into the game, I was playing for over 4 hours :(

Hope they patch it soon, I don't mind going through it again because I enjoyed it so much, but it's a bit of a pain when you just want to start from where you left off.
DeletedAcc  +   847d ago
Lost more than 1h...
I played it again and there was no bug anyways i wait for the next patch i dont wanna look every 20mins if the game is f**ked or not

Btw i am at chapter 3.2 :D
Playtime: 3:40h
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vigilante_man  +   847d ago

The auto-save bug will not let you select the save option. You can play for as long as you want but it wont save. When you go to save it is stuck on auto-saving. It is a bug.

Don't know if it is the patch 1.01 or just being connected to the internet. I will start again with patch deleted and no internet connection.

The patch also re-booted my PS3. How on earth did all those reviewers get to play the game with no issues? It seems everyone is having the same problem. I would advice all to wait until the problem is fixed. It caused a weird fuzzy screen when I had to reboot the PS3 to come out of the game. Never seen that before.
Corpser  +   847d ago
Reviewers probably play it nonstop on one sitting
dboyc310  +   847d ago
just lost 7 hrs of progress!!!!
ZBlacktt  +   847d ago
A friend of mine said try this. It worked for him and he doesn't have the save issue anymore.

" Steps to getting around the bug:

1. Log out of your PSN account
2. Go to settings -> network -> internet connection -> disable (Optional but doesn't hurt)
3. Play the game without the glitch

It doesn't matter if you've installed the patch or not, simply being signed out of PSN will allow you to play bug free. Disabling the internet connection isn't required from what I read but it doesn't hurt. "
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RedSoakedSponge  +   847d ago
ill try this method. thanks for the idea
ZBlacktt  +   847d ago
It's fixed now. Issue was with ND servers.

RedSoakedSponge  +   847d ago
oh thats good news :)

i did test the offline method and it did work perfectly if it ever happens again.
RedSoakedSponge  +   847d ago
iv had this happen 4 times on the same part of the singleplayer now and im pretty pissed about it... how the hell did this get past testing?!
Swiggins  +   847d ago
While this glitch does indeed suck, it's easily fixed with a patch.

Just one flaw in a otherwise perfect game.
grassyknoll  +   847d ago
I've just had this after 4 hours of play. :(
ZBlacktt  +   847d ago
It should be fixed now. It was ND servers.

RedSoakedSponge  +   847d ago
what i wanna know is why the ND servers have to be involved at all with my single player save game? :/
Drakesfortune  +   847d ago
this is what i did for it to not do it was delete the last of us data in the game data utility folder seems to have fixed it

hope it works
Fixlarz  +   847d ago
Yup, happened to me. Lost 3 and a half hours of the 4 hours I played earlier today. Nice glitch for a game that's supposed to be among the best of PS3 games, wonder why I didn't see this in the reviews. Maybe I was too excited to notice a mention of it, I imagine they don't want to mention a glitch this annoying that much.
yanikins111  +   847d ago
Probably because it was server related and there wasnt half a million reviewers on at one time
Kronus  +   847d ago
I know this isn't the best of ways to get new friends on PS3 but since it's the last of us and its on one of my favorite gaming news site, why not. as long as PS3 been out i only have a handful of friends i actually play with (family State to state) and in need of more so if you have The last of us and open to adding people, add me. I'm on my way to pick the game up now. i can't promise i'll be on multiplayer soon seeing how you get extra skins and other rewards for multi player after beating the game but i'll give it a try before hand.

PSN ID: SCAIRKROW (and post your name so we can all add each other and dominate The Last Of Us online)
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