Knowing how to save in Resident Evil 2 Remake can be the difference between losing a whole bunch of progress when you inevitably become a Leon or Claire sandwich or having a safety net. You will want to save your game as much as you can on whatever difficulty you play, just in case your life is ended prematurely. Here’s how to save in Resident Evil 2 Remake, when and where autosave in Resident Evil 2 works, and how to save on Hardcore mode with Ink Ribbons.
How to save in Resident Evil 2 Remake (Assisted/Standard mode)
If you’ve ever played a Resident Evil game before, you’ll know that the best way to save is using typewriters. These were the only option for you to save your game before the advent of auto-save functionality, and Capcom has kept them around despite remastering Resident Evil 2. You can save multiple times on them too, so if you backtrack and find them again on a level, you can use them again.
Of course, Resident Evil 2 Remake also incorporates autosave on easier difficulty settings. These kick in fairly often, and act as an extra safety net in case you come a cropper against a zombie or two. You’ll know auto-save is occurring if you see a small, spinning circle in the top left-hand corner of your screen.
How to save in Resident Evil 2 Remake on Hardcore with Ink Ribbons
Hardcore difficulty reintroduces a save feature that was abandoned for later games in the series. To save on hard mode, you’ll need to find ink ribbons. Ink ribbons were a one-time use save point up until Resident Evil: Dead Aim, and there were only so many available during each single playthrough.
You would normally find ink ribbons near typewriters in batches of two or three, which ensured that there were only a set number available to pick up. This meant that players could only save a set number of times during one playthrough. Once you were out of ribbons, you couldn’t save again, which was a nightmare if you died and had to replay a couple of hours all over again.
To use ink ribbons to save in Resident Evil 2 Remake, you have to find a typewriter. Once you do, such as the one in the RPD Main Hall, and you have an ink ribbon, you can interact with the typewriter to save. If you don’t have a ribbon, you can’t. Autosave isn’t available on Hardcore mode either, so ink ribbons are you only hope on this setting. Choose when to use them wisely.