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The Last Of Us Has A Nasty Autosave Bug

At least its not cordyceps, right?

A quick heads-up to those of you out there playing today’s big release The Last of Us – reports on NeoGAF suggest that there may be a bug with the game’s autosave system that could lose you progress.

It’s unclear whether the issue comes from the core game or the day-one patch, but what seems to be happening is that the game’s save system simply stops responding after a particular amount of time. The game gets stuck trying to autosave, and will fail to manually save, with your only real option being to come back out of the game and reload it back up again and hope your last successful save wasn’t too long ago – unfortunately the game seems to fail going to the main menu too, leaving you with just rebooting the console. The bug was originally reported by GAF’s Dragon1893, with other members corroborating the issue.

Our advice is to check the pause menu regularly – if the game shows that the last autosave was less than a few minutes ago, you’re fine, but if it simply stays for a while on “autosaving, please wait” without changing, you may have hit the bug. Hopefully a fix isn’t too far away.

Source: NeoGAF

  1. Taylor Made
    Since: Oct 2011

    Also maybe this is just me but when you put the disc it will have an update waiting, it’s wise to do it offline cause if you online it crushes your ps or restart it. Maybe that’s just my copy. Just heads up

    Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 12:23.
  2. Kivi95
    Since: Oct 2009

    Dammit I think I have hit the bug :(

    Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 12:23.
    • sabbat7001
      Since: Jun 2010

      I just did. Lost three hours of progress. It’s totally tarnished a fantastic experience.

      Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 14:21.
      • SkyLion
        Since: Nov 2010

        I also lost 3 hours…I know what you’re feeling.

        Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 19:29.
  3. threelions_66
    Since: Feb 2011

    Mine would download the update, kept turning PS3 off. Looks like it was because I was downloading something in back ground (last of us sound track) cancelled that and its working fine now

    Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 12:25.
  4. nouveller
    Since: Aug 2009

    Is it fixable by turning the auto-save feature off? Or is that not possible?

    Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 12:28.
  5. Dar-Kaus
    Since: Apr 2009

    Thank for the heads up Joshua, I was just about to pick up my copy from game when I read this.

    Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 12:31.
    • bunimomike
      Since: Jul 2009

      Interesting. Same here, fella. I’ll now wait. Even the mighty Naughty Dog has to fix things quickly so sales may continue.

      Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 13:25.
  6. doomsday619
    Since: Nov 2008

    My wife just picked up my copy but luckily its a fathers day present for me from the kids hopefully it will be resolved by Sunday. Thanks for the heads up though :) Roll on Sunday can’t wait to play it.

    Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 12:40.
  7. ABlokeCalledDaz
    Since: May 2010

    The bug exists on the download version as well. Preying I don’t have to restart from the Prologue tonight, had a wobbly lip by the end of it.

    Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 12:52.
    • DividSmythe
      Since: May 2012

      Me to with the wobbly lip

      Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 15:45.
  8. simplebob
    Since: Mar 2009

    I got my copy in the post yesterday so no patch when I played last night. autosaving and manual saving seemd ok, but seemed a little odd in that when you manualy save it pops up to say its autosaving. Was looking forward to having another session with it tonight but will try and hold off until this is all resolved. It’s going to be bloddy hard not playing it though, a couple of hours in and it is an amazing experience.

    Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 12:55.
  9. colmshan1990
    Since: Apr 2009

    I’d love this bug right now.

    My PS3’s blu-ray drive died about 15 minutes after I started The Last of Us.

    It likely had nothing to do with the game and is just wear and tear.

    But I really want to be able to play it. :(

    Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 12:56.
  10. AcidCrashX
    Since: Jun 2009

    it’s the core game. i lost my chapter 2 progress (about 2 hours worth of play) last night due to the bug. very annoying

    Comment posted on 14/06/2013 at 12:57.

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