Building a sprawling metropolis in Cities Skylines 2 is no small feat. As you meticulously plan and execute your urban vision, the last thing you want is to lose hours of progress due to unforeseen issues and trust me, Cities Skylines 2 has many. This is where the game’s auto-save feature becomes a city planner’s best friend. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to enable auto saves in Cities Skylines 2.


Why Auto Saves Are Essential in Cities Skylines 2

At the launch of Cities Skylines 2, many players encountered various technical issues. From crashes and yellow screens when placing roads to unbearable flickering and even instances where the game wouldn’t launch, the game had its fair share of bugs. Given these challenges, it’s crucial to back up your game frequently to avoid losing progress.

Moreover, as you dive deep into the intricacies of city planning, from building retaining walls and quays to designing sprawling downtown zones, it’s easy to get engrossed and forget to save. Unexpected challenges like unmanageable traffic or high rent prices can suddenly arise, jeopardizing your city’s stability. This unpredictability underscores the importance of having auto saves enabled.

Enabling the Auto Save Feature

By default, “Cities: Skylines 2” does not have the auto save feature turned on. Here’s how you can enable it:

  1. Start the Game: Launch “Cities: Skylines 2”.
  2. Access Options: From the main menu, select “Options”.
  3. Navigate to the General Tab: Within the Options menu, head over to the “General” tab.
  4. Locate the Autosave Feature: Under the “Performance Preference” section, you’ll find an option labeled “Autosave”.
  5. Enable Autosave: Simply check the box next to “Autosave”.

It’s worth noting that you can also toggle the auto save feature on or off while playing a map. Just follow the steps mentioned above.

Auto Save Frequency

Cities: Skylines 2 auto saves your game progress every five minutes. This frequency is evident from the saved game logs, where entries are recorded at five-minute intervals. While it’s always a good practice to manually save your game as often as possible, having the auto save feature as a backup provides an added layer of security. However, if you wish to revert to a state more than 15 minutes prior, you’ll need to rely on manual saves.