Dead by Daylight: Possibly Fixes for Save Game Error

Can't save your game progress in Dead by Daylight because of corrupted files? Here are some possible fixes.

Dead by Daylight save game errors have popped up for players of the asymmetric survival horror game in the past. Now, with the release of the latest update, these errors are once again back. This guide has a few potential fixes that will hopefully get you up and running again.

The issue when players cannot save their game can happen during server outages from time to time. However, there are other reasons for this bug, and below you will find the possible solutions.

How to Potentially Fix the Dead By Daylight Save Game Error

Check Dead by Daylight's Server Status

Behaviour Interactive, the developer of Dead by Daylight, is fully aware of the save game error that prevents players from saving their progress, as indicated by their recent post on the official Twitter page:

"The team is investigating reports of Save Game Errors hitting multiple platforms. Thank you for your reports and we'll keep you in the loop with more information as we have it!"

This means that players need to wait for the actual fix for the problem from the developer's side, as it seems that the issue is connected with the game servers. So be sure to check the status of the Dead by Daylight servers here.

Until that official fix actually comes, though, here are some things you can try.

Verify Integrity of Your Game Files

If the servers are online and there are no issues with network connectivity, then it would be useful to verify your files on Steam:

  1. Go to your Steam client
  2. Select "Library" tab
  3. Right-click on the Dead by Daylight game
  4. Select "Properties" from the list
  5. Go to "Local Files" tab
  6. Select "Verify Integrity of Game Files" feature

In case some of your save files are corrupted, this procedure can help fix those files and potentially get around the save game error.

Install or Repair Easy Anti-Cheat

Another source for corrupted save files can be EAC, an anti-cheat software that can be either installed or fixed on your PC if you follow these steps:

  1. Go to Dead by Daylight folder on your PC
  2. Locate the "Easy AntiCheat" folder
  3. Right-click on the "EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe" file
  4. Select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. If it's not installed on your PC yet, then select "INSTALL"
  6. If it's already installed, then select "REPAIR"
  7. Confirm by pressing "YES"

Reinstall Your Game

The last resort when running into the save game error is to uninstall and reinstall your game on Steam from scratch. But do this only if any of the above solutions haven't worked thus far:

  1. Start the Steam app
  2. Select "Library" tab
  3. Right-click on the Dead by Daylight game
  4. Go to "Manage" option
  5. Select "Uninstall" from the list

Once it is done, reboot your PC, start the Steam app, and install Dead by Daylight by pressing the Install button.

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Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Dec. 6th 2021

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