How to save game in GTA 5?

For those who do not know the game it may seem like a somewhat impertinent question, but saving the game in GTA 5 presents its own peculiarities. Like in any other game, nobody wants their progress to be lost.

And much less if during the game you made great advances such as buying a garage to store your cars or if you made a large amount of money robbing a bank, it should be noted that the money you obtain does not have to be stolen, since there are legal forms to get infinite money.

This is even more momentous in the fifth installment of Grand Theft Auto, due to its breadth and complexity. Returning to the game and not having covered the mission that took you hours to find and complete can be really frustrating.

To clear your doubts, you just have to keep reading. Here you will find answers to several of the concerns that many other players have raised in this regard.

Save game in GTA 5: Story Mode

Being the first contact with the game and the setting of the adventures of the 3 protagonists, it is crucial to know how to save their progress. For this, there are three basic options that you must take into account.

Manual Save

The most essential thing when starting a new game is to create your own save file. Many games have come up with interesting mechanics to solve this like the iconic writing tapes from an old video game.

In this case, the option is given when lying on the bed of the controlled character at that moment. On this occasion, the player can choose to save the game in a new slot or overwrite an existing one.

This is particularly useful for managing multiple games with which to test different actions and results. In any case, many players have always argued that it is best to save in this way periodically for safety.

Quick Save

Second, another option you can turn to is quick save. It offers the same advantages as manual saving, but with an added benefit : It is portable .

Yes, as you read it. Thanks to this functionality you can save game in GTA 5 whenever you want and no matter where you are. To do this, you just have to access the character’s mobile phone and choose the corresponding option. This will come with an icon similar to the one commonly used to refer to “online cloud” services.

As with manual save, you can choose to overwrite an already saved game or create a new one. However, to be able to use this function you must have slept in your bed and saved the game there, at least once. Otherwise, the mobile phone will give an error and you will not be able to save your progress.


This option, incorporated into most modern games, is also present in GTA 5 and has caused problems for more than one. Not because the game generates some kind of error, but because many believe that it is activated by default when it is the opposite.

To activate it, you must pause the game and in the settings section look for the subsection of Saved (for consoles) or Saved and Start (for PC). Once there you just have to check the box if you want to enjoy this functionality or uncheck it otherwise.

In this way, the autosave allows you to save a game in GTA 5 whenever you finish a mission or perform some action of special importance. Keep this in mind in order to avoid inconvenience and inconvenience.

Save Game in GTA 5: Online Mode

In the case of this game mode, the concerns tend to go more for the effectiveness of the save itself. As there are so many people playing at the same time, the concern to know when and how exactly to save one’s advances is understandable .

In this sense, and for the peace of mind of their community, those responsible for the game have made clear the last moment of the game just by disconnecting. In this way, if you want to make sure you don’t lose anything for your character, you just have to log out normally and return to the game for greater security.

At some point in the game you may face the problem of not having any more missions to play, but don’t worry that all you have to do is search for the hidden missions .


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