You’ve already gotten all the way to the end of a level and it’s 2 AM and you’re still stuck on a boss in Nioh 2. You want to go to bed, but you don’t want to lose your progress. How do you save your progress? Even though the game is quite punishing, it’s not that hard to figure out how to save in Nioh 2.
How to save in Nioh 2
The easiest way to save during a mission is to pray at the Prayer Shines. There are multiple in every level and simply going to one will auto-save the game. It’s pretty handy and ensures that you don’t have to beat a level in order to keep your progress. You’ll probably be doing this often anyway. The game will also automatically save after you complete a mission and right when you begin one. This, as well as saving at a Prayer Shrine, is shown by the spinning cloudy wisp at the lower left side of the screen.
There is also a way to save out of a level, too. When on the map screen, you can press the Triangle button and the game will quickly save your game. This is useful between stages.
Given how often the game saves, you probably won’t lose much progress if you accidentally turn the game off. It doesn’t even drop your souls experience and force you to run back where you were when you quit the game. Although it saves when you die so you better be quick if you want to cheat the system. This isn’t advised because you could probably more easily corrupt your save along with losing the items you’ve gathered along the way from your last save. Just try and play the game normally without any shenanigans.