The Outer Worlds: Importing Saves & Achievements to Steam

The Outer Worlds

If like me you started playing The Outer Worlds upon its release on Xbox Game Pass for PC (or EGS?) on the day of release (or after), then you’ve made progress and earned achievements since that point and probably want that to carry over to Steam now that you own it (or intend to buy it) here. This is a quick guide on how to make that happen.


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

C:\Users\username\Saved Games\The Outer Worlds Windows 10

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

C:\Users\username\Saved Games\The Outer Worlds

The Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass locations are the same.

The EGS & Steam versions use the same save folder, so this may not be necessary in that case.


Step 1:

The first thing you’ll want to do is launch The Outer Worlds on Steam in Online mode (launching the game in Offline mode populates a separate folder, which is what “_LOCAL_” is for) once, if you haven’t done so already, so that the game creates and populates the relevant folders.

Step 2:

After that’s done, go into this folder:

C:\Users\username\Saved Games\The Outer Worlds\The Outer Worlds Windows 10

There should be a “_LOCAL_” folder and another folder with a long number string. In the latter folder you’ll see a lot of subfolders named “Autosave…”, “Quicksave…”, etcetera—but just as important is also a file called “Achievement.dat”, which is self-explanatory.

Select All or Copy All of these files and place or paste them all into the folder below:

C:\Users\username\Saved Games\The Outer Worlds

Be sure that they all go directly into that folder as is and there should be no subfolders other than those you place or paste in there.

Step 3:

Now launch The Outer Worlds, once again in Online mode, and be sure to keep an eye on a Steam prompt asking which save file you would like to proceed with if you have Steam Cloud enabled. Choose the upload to the cloud option since those are the files you just added to the game’s folder. Choosing the other option will likely overwrite the files you’ve just inserted or potentially corrupt whatever save files were already present.

Apart from this guide, if you want us to cover any other guide related to the game The Outer Worlds do let us know in the comment section. We’re happy to do that for our readers. We’ve also covered few more guides related to this game, kindly check the related posts section below.

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