Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical is a thrilling urban fantasy adventure about gods, murder, and immortality. However, even its most stark fans have grown a little frustrated with the game over the past 24 hours. Why? Because of the save bug. When your save files aren’t quite working right, that can stress out even the chillest of gamers. So how do you make sure you don’t have to deal with the Stray Gods save bug?
What is Stray Gods’ save bug?
After starting to play Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, many players began running into a problem where — when they first closed their game — their save files would disappear. The next time they opened Stray Gods, all their progress would be lost. This happened to players who got all the way to Act 3, as well as players who just finished the first scene. Many first saves were simply wiped from the game entirely. A notable amount of players have talked about the save bug problem in a Steam discussion thread over the past 24 hours.
Moreover, saving a lot can’t save you from this bug. After all, there is no manual saving in Stray Gods. Only autosaving.
How to avoid the save bug
According to the devs, they’ve detailed their recommendation on Stray Gods’ Steam page as well as the aforementioned thread. Their recommendation is as follows:
- Launch the game
- Agree or Decline Gamesight’s prompt
- Exit the game using the ESC button/Tab button and clicking on the ‘Exit Game‘ prompt
- Relaunch the game
This works because (so far) the game has shown no signs of repeating this bug on the second, third, fourth, etc. launches of the game. At the moment, all reports suggest that the bug only happens the first time you launch Stray Gods.
However, there’s not enough information to know if the bug could get reactivated at a later time. So, there are two absolute, foolproof safe options. You could play the entire game in one sitting, which should take six to eight hours. Or you can open the launcher and start playing the game, but never close the game session or your computer until you’ve finished your playthrough. These are both somewhat inconvenient choices, but they will ensure you’ll have no chance of running into any buggy save file problems.
It’s not a perfect fix, but if you enjoy the game, it’s worth it.