Fix: Dying Light 2 Settings Not Saving and Keep Resetting Issue

Techland has released Dying Light 2 in 2022 that’s one of the known open-world zombie survival video games in the community which is available for Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and Nintendo Switch platforms. Although the title has received mostly positive reviews on Steam for the PC version, it looks like there are some issues or bugs present in this game. Meanwhile, the Dying Light 2 settings not saving and keep the resetting issues on the PC for some unfortunate players.

Now, if you’re also one of the victims experiencing the same issue then make sure to follow this troubleshooting guide to resolve it. It’s quite unfortunate that some players are getting affected by the in-game settings not getting saved and preventing players from progressing the gameplay. It becomes frustrating for all the affected Dying Light 2 players to continue playing the game or saving the gameplay progress data on the PC. Now, you can check this guide to fix it.

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Fix: Dying Light 2 Settings Not Saving and Keep Resetting Issue

Fix: Dying Light 2 Settings Not Saving and Keep Resetting Issue

It looks like there are some possible workarounds mentioned below that should come in handy for you. Make sure to follow all methods one by one until the problem gets fixed completely. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

1. Reboot the PC

First of all, you should try rebooting the PC manually to clear temporary glitches or cache data issues whatsoever. Some players did fix the gameplay progress saving issue by simply restarting the device. So, you can try it. Though not everyone will get benefitted from this method, there is no harm in trying the step.

2. Run the Game as an Administrator

You should try running the game file as an administrator on the Windows system to allow the program to run properly. Not running the game or client as an administrator, you may find it pretty difficult to avoid game launching issues or settings not saving issues that require UAC (User Account Control) access. Ensure to follow the steps below to do so:

  • Right-click on the Dying Light 2 exe application file on your PC.
  • Select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.

  • Click on the Run this program as an administrator checkbox to enable it.
  • Click on Apply and select OK to save changes.
  • You can double-click on the game exe file to launch it.

3. Update Dying Light 2

If in case, you haven’t updated your Dying Light 2 game for a while then the chances are high that it becomes outdated. You should always keep checking the game updates manually by following the steps below and installing the available update straightaway.

For Steam:

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library.
  • Click on Dying Light 2 from the left pane.
  • It’ll automatically search for the available update.
  • If there is an update available, make sure to click on Update.
  • It may take some time to install the update.
  • Once done, make sure to close the Steam client.
  • Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes, and then try launching the game again.

For Epic Games Launcher:

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher > Head over to Library.
  • Now, click on the three dots icon of Dying Light 2.
  • Make sure the Auto Update option is turned on.

4. Verify and Repair the Game Files

Another thing you can do is simply verify and repair the installed game files on the PC by following the steps below to ensure there is no issue with the corrupted or missing game data. Sometimes conflicts with the installed game files might be a possible reason that you might not notice.

For Steam Client:

If you’re a Steam client user and play Dying Light 2 on it then make sure to follow the steps below to verify and repair the game files.

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library.
  • Here right-click on the Dying Light 2 game from the left pane.
  • Click on Properties from the drop-down menu.
  • Next, select the Local Files tab.
  • Click on the Verify integrity of game files button.
  • The Steam launcher will verify the game files now and this process may take several minutes depending on the game file size.
  • Once done, reboot the PC to apply changes.
  • Launch the Steam client and play the game now to check for the issue.

Note: One or more game files may fail to verify in this process on Steam but that’s normal. You don’t need to worry about it. The failed files are local configuration files that shouldn’t be replaced as part of this process. You can just skip this message.

For Epic Games Launcher:

If you’re using the Epic Games Launcher to play Dying Light 2 then you can follow the steps below to repair game files.

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher on your PC.
  • Go to the Library section.
  • Click on the three dots icon next to Dying Light 2.
  • Now, click on Verify from the drop-down menu.
  • It may take some time depending on the size of the game.
  • Once done, reboot the launcher and play the game.

5. Tweak the Shortcut File

You can also try tweaking the shortcut file of the game application to ensure there is no issue with the permissions of game progress saving. To do that:

  • Ensure to take a backup of the game’s folder from C:\Users\\Documents\DyingLight. [If you’ve installed the game on another drive, then go there]
  • Go to the game installation directory > Locate the DyingLightGame.exe file.
  • Now, create a desktop shortcut to this file. Just right-click on it and select the Send to Desktop option.
  • Then go to the desktop screen and right-click on the shortcut file.
  • Select Properties > Under the Shortcut tab, you should add -epicenv=Prod -EpicPortal -epicusername=”test” at the end of the text.
  • Next, click on OK to save changes > Run the game from the desktop shortcut.
  • Change the settings of the Dying Light 2 game as per your preference and quit the game.
  • Finally, restart the Dying Light 2 game to check for the issue.

That’s it, guys. We hope this guide was helpful to you. For additional queries, you can comment below.

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