Housemarque did not respond to community requests for a long time and did not offer the option of saving the game in Returnal. After many months, the developers prepared the game suspension function, but the bug causes users to use it like a classic save.
Since the premiere, Returnal has divided the players, mainly due to the lack of the session saving function and the difficulty level. The creators wanted fans of the genre to start the game from the beginning – only a few important events could push the story forward, but it was impossible to save the game halfway through exploring Selene’s adventure.
The studio’s idea met with mixed reception from PS5 owners, so a few days ago Housemarque introduced the option to “suspend the game” . The message emphasizes that this is not a normal save, but allows you to conveniently turn off the title. At the same time, the team managed to keep the game loop, because loading the production was supposed to delete the save.
As it turned out, players found a way to transform the suspension into an almost classic save – all you have to do is return to the position to send the game state to the PlayStation cloud, while after death you can download it and resume the competition. Thanks to this, before starting the boss fight, you can prepare a bit and save the game, but remember that the suspension cannot be used during intense fights, duel with the boss or during cutscenes.
Easy Returnal Suspend Cycle exploit:
Suspend your save in-game
Upload save to cloud
When you die, download save from cloud
Start back at your suspension point
The player emphasizes that he did not fully test the options, but it turns out to be quite an effective way to benefit from the shortcomings of the Housemarque project. The investigator mentioned that despite the “people’s rage” caused by the exploitation of a bug, this is the only way he can complete Returnal, as he has no time to constantly die.