October 27th, 2020 Patch Notes Q&A: Can I play my Early Access save on Experimental?

October 27th, 2020 Patch Notes

Q&A: Can I play my Early Access save on Experimental?

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This question was possibly duplicated with a more recent answer: February 26th, 2021 Videos Q&A: I'm on Early Access, how do I get in on this Experimental stuff? https://youtube.com/embed/F-q3vfj__M4?autoplay=1&start=112&end=183

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yeah uh uh a few people asking about um sort of can they play their are they access save on experimental et cetera et cetera uh yeah so the system has been this way uh all along where like when when the early access version updates it's just going to get replaced with the experimental version right which means your save files are compatible with experimental so you if you want to switch to the experimental version now using your world or whatever um your save files you can do that a good thing to always do just make a backup just because um

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just in case right you never know but uh it you know it should work uh yeah it gets trickier the other way around if you have a save on experimental which may have new features and then you go to an old version which doesn't support those features then it may be problematic uh if you have the game on epic and steam you will have to up switch to whatever platform you want on whichever right so like if you're launching the game on steam steam is going to look for the game in the steam directories and epic's going to look for wherever you put it for epic so um yeah it just needs to be you need to choose what version you want on whatever platform you're using on epic you can have both at the same time on steam you have to switch back and forth yes one of the nice things about the epic launcher that you can actually have running we're paid by uh tim sweeney to say this we like he's actually right there he's in chat right now bag of money