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Screenshot: Jake Peterson Elden Ring is a massive game. You can spend hours exploring the map, engaging with enemies, and progressing through the storyline, all without giving a second thought to your save file. After all, Steam automatically backs up your save files to the cloud. What could go wrong? Unfortunately, a lot. Save file corruption is a thing, and some Elden Ring players have lost their progress to it . If you want to prevent your game file from facing a similar fate, consider manually backing up your game file. You don’t need to do a bunch of technical setup to get the job done, either: Just use a simple mod like Mort65’s “Simple Timed Backup.” This mod makes it easy to set backup intervals for your Elden Ring game file, so you always know you have a local backup on your PC should anything go awry with Steam. Not only is it a viable system for restoring your game due to corruption, it can serve as a makeshift save state. Don’t like how the last 10 minutes of your game played out? Just restore from your local backup. Installing the mod itself is simple, but requires a few slightly obnoxious steps to get started. You’ll find the mod at Mort65’s Nexus Mods page . In order to download the mod from this site, you’ll need to create an account, which you can do by clicking REGISTER in the top-right corner of the screen. Don’t be fooled, though: […]