Importing Saves & Achievements to Steam

If like me, you began taking part in The Outer Worlds upon its launch on Xbox Recreation Cross for PC (or EGS?) on the day of launch (or after), then you definitely in all probability have made progress and earned achievements since that time and doubtless need that to hold over to Steam now that you just personal it (or intend to purchase it) right here. This can be a fast information on methods to make that occur.

Importing Saves & Achievements to Steam


The default location for XGP’s The Outer Worlds saves is:

  • C:UsersusernameSaved GamesThe Outer Worlds Home windows 10

The default location for Steam’s The Outer Worlds saves is:

  • C:UsersusernameSaved GamesThe Outer Worlds

The Microsoft Retailer and Xbox Recreation Cross areas are the identical.

The EGS & Steam variations use the identical save folder, so this could not be obligatory in that case.


Step 1

The very first thing you’ll need to do is launch The Outer Worlds on Steam in On-line mode (launching the sport in Offline mode populates a separate folder, which is what “_LOCAL_” is for) as soon as in order that the sport creates and populates the related folders…when you haven’t accomplished so already.

Step 2

After that’s accomplished, go into this folder:

  • C:UsersusernameSaved GamesThe Outer WorldsThe Outer Worlds Home windows 10

There must be a “_LOCAL_” folder and one other folder with an extended quantity string. Within the latter folder you’ll see quite a lot of subfolders named “Autosave…”, “Quicksave…”, etcetera—however simply as essential can be a file referred to as “Achievement.dat“, which is self-explanatory.

Choose All or Copy All of those recordsdata and place or paste all of them into the folder under:

  • C:UsersusernameSaved GamesThe Outer Worlds

Make certain that all of them go immediately into that folder as is and there must be no subfolders apart from these you place or paste in there.

Step 3

Now launch The Outer Worlds, as soon as once more in On-line mode, and you should definitely keep watch over a Steam immediate asking which save file you wish to proceed with in case you have Steam Cloud enabledSelect the add to the cloud possibility since these are the recordsdata you simply added to the sport’s folder. Selecting the opposite possibility will doubtless overwrite the recordsdata you’ve simply inserted or doubtlessly corrupt no matter save recordsdata have been already current.


If you happen to adopted all of the steps then it’s best to see all of the achievements that you just’ve beforehand earned unlocking in succession, in units of three, when you attain the primary menu. All your save recordsdata will even be populated within the Load Recreation display as they have been beforehand on the unique alternate platform, and also you’ll see the Proceed possibility on the prime. Now simply take pleasure in selecting up proper the place you left off beforehand with out the necessity to replay for achievements, particularly when you scored some uncommon or hard-earned ones in your authentic playthrough. I’ve accomplished all these steps myself and might affirm that it has labored with out difficulty, bugs, glitches, nor save file corruption or compromised save recordsdata.

Be aware 1: Chances are you’ll need to simply go to your Settings once you first Launch The Outer Worlds initially to make sure that all related settings are to your liking.

Be aware 2: In case you are making an attempt to do that from the EGS model, I can’t personally affirm if the steps are precisely the identical as a result of 1, Steam could learn the save recordsdata from the EGS model of the sport already since apparently the save file location for each the EGS and Steam variations are in the identical folder…and a couple of, I don’t have the EGS model of The Outer Worlds to personally take these steps myself.

In any other case, take pleasure in!

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