Since the dawn of video games, save files have been the most important thing when it comes to video games. In a world full of dangerous machines and cross-country quest lines, you'll eventually want to save your progress to avoid those controller smashing moments when the boss is just too difficult and you forgot to save the game.
How to Save
Unlike other games that allows you to save your progress at any given time, Horizon Zero Dawn follows a more traditional saving system by using campfires.
Campfires in Horizon Zero Dawn serve as save points and no, there are no checkpoints in the game that allow you to ease up the tension during those moments when you forget to save your progress.
Campfires also allow you two saving options:
Quick save and it will create a separate save file overwriting that same save file for every quick save you make.
Manually save and you can create several save files for players who like to create rotating save files or for players who want to create multiple save files to allow them to revisit certain moments in the story line. This also gives players the option to choose which save file gets overwritten and which save files can be deleted.
couldn't agree more. I'm in a dungeon area and I need to shut down and pack up my PS4 but I can't because I can't save