Please note: While this issue was reported before, I am creating a new Known Issues post as I believe there may be more than one issue causing a similar effect. If this is the case, the issue investigated by the team before may also have been a separate issue and I want this post to contain the most recent information.
After saving and exiting the game, players find the “continue” option does not appear in the main menu and the game only allows a new game to be played.
There have been 2 common reports of this issue.
Players who have never been able to save and start fresh every time. This is most commonly reported for multiplayer saves where no single player save is present in the same slot.
Players who have saved successfully before but can no longer access their save - a common factor in recent reports involve players saving between islands on their raft.
In both cases members of the dev team are investigating and working on solutions. For the case of report type no.2, the team believe they know what might have caused this to occur and are investigating further.
I’m continuing to pass on information to the team and if you experience this issue but it does not match either of the report types above please let me know, with as much detail as possible, what your experience of this issue was.
There is a workaround for report type 1 - those who have never successfully saved. This was brought to our attention recently by forum user Xfearthehiddenx and prompted further investigation into multiple causes with similar results.
In the same slot where you cannot load your multiplayer save, create a single player save and progress far enough to create a shelter and save the game. Quit and exit to the main menu. You should now have an option available to continue your multiplayer save.
If you experience the same issue with a single player game not saving, please try the same workaround but instead create a save in multiplayer in the same slot.
If a save exists for the other game type in the same slot, please try loading the save, progressing a little bit, and then saving again.
Please let me know any cases where this workaround does or does not work for you, as knowing this info can help the team working on it.