Witcher 2: How To Delete Save Games

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Guides |

Witcher 2 does a lot of things right. It’s a great RPG with solid combat, seamless crafting and an engaging world with its own lore and history. One of the things it does wrong is saving games. Simply put, Witcher 2 doesn’t care about hard drive space. It creates new files every time a game is saved. No overwriting is done.

Here’s the math. One save is equal to two files: a BMP picture and the actual save. Did you just quicksave five times on that mission? Congratulations. You just got ten new files. I’m not even counting autosaves yet.

There are two ways to manage your save games. The first one is obvious: browse to the save game folder and delete the files. This is certainly the recommended method if you want to delete multiple saves. However, it requires going back to Windows. Here’s something you can do in-game:

  1. Press ESC and select Load.
  2. Highlight the save game you want to delete.
  3. Press the Delete key on your keyboard. Press Enter to confirm deletion.

This works on version 2.0 of the game.

EDIT: Quicksaves are overwritten. Autosaves are not. My bad, folks.

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