The Witcher 3 players on Xbox One facing Manual Saving issues

According to Reddit and a whole bunch of other forums, some The Witcher 3 players on the Xbox One are having difficulty Manually Saving their games. The Witcher 3 allows both auto save and manual saving functionality which seems to be working fine on the Playstation 4 and PC.

Players have been losing hours of progress in The Witcher 3 with the bug not allowing them to manual save their progress, they get a message prompt displaying “you cannot save right now” which is normally displayed while the game is auto saving progress. Some users think that this bug could have stemmed from the Xbox One’s Save/Resume feature which allows players to continue their progress after waking up their Xbox from sleep. Bloodborne has a similar glitch where the data would be corrupted.


If you’re facing this issue Reddit user /u/StraightoutaKansas recommends you backup your The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt save to the cloud, delete it from your console and then recover it. You can also try a Hard Reset.

Hopefully this is not a widespread issue and developers CDProjektRed fixes it in a future update.

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  • Austin

    Gear nuke can you please report this to cd project red

  • Austin

    I have a ps4 and this is happening to me

    • Kyle Zahn

      Yea it happened to me on the ps4 aswell, googled it and am only seeing articals about the xbox one. Fortunately i only lost about an hour of progress and got passed the part and have it working again. I’m very weary it might happen again tho. Might continue my FFX play through for a couple days and see if it gets patched.

      • Austin

        Yea it must be the suspend / resume that is corrupting the files. Since I stopped suspending the game, it’s never happened since so watch out haha

        • Kyle Zahn

          I’v been thinking about that. There have been reports of it happening on the PC how would that work? I’m not being smart just genuinely curious. Gonna make sure to not use the save/resume.