Salt and Sacrifice: How to Skip Cutscenes

Cutscenes are great the first couple of times. Here's how to skip them in Salt and Sacrifice.

Traditional Souls-likes have a smattering of cutscenes to introduce bosses and important story moments, but they rarely do more than that. Salt and Sacrifice only has a few moments where you can’t control your character.

It’s helpful to watch these the first time to learn about the story, world, and character backgrounds, but if you go through the game a second, third, or fourth time, skipping these cutscenes will get you into the action much more quickly.

How to Skip Cutscenes in Salt and Sacrifice

The opening cutscene of Salt and Sacrifice explains the basics about why your character hunts Mages, and once it’s over, you get a short movement and mechanics tutorial. Finally, there’s a probably-unwinnable boss fight, leading to the game proper. Skipping the opening cutscene skips the entire tutorial section, including the fight.

Skipping is easy: hold down the B or Circle button on controller and C on keyboard. A small prompt will appear at the bottom-left of your screen with a progress bar. Fill the bar all the way, and you skip the cutscene. This is the case for almost any longer cutscene in the game, as well.

Be aware that if you reach the point in the opening sequence where pink lightning begins to fall around your character, you can no longer skip the tutorial section. You cannot skip boss introduction scenes, no matter how many times you die against them.

Like sprinting or crafting on the go, skipping cutscenes in Salt and Sacrifice is more obtuse than it should be. The same could be said for equipping higher-tier weapons and armor and the starting crimes you choose as part of character creation. Look to our guides hub for more on the game.


John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.

Published May. 15th 2022

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