Red Dead Online may share many similarities with its single-player counterpart, but its save system differs greatly. Because you’re playing Red Dead Online on an online server, you cannot manually save your progress.
Instead, Red Dead Online will automatically save after you complete some sort of activity. We recommend waiting a minute or so after adding an item to your inventory or completing an activity before hopping off Red Dead Online. Try not to drop out of a game mid-mission if you can.
If you do drop out during an activity, Red Dead Online should boot you back in at a checkpoint. For instance, one IGN editor dropped out of Red Dead Online while choosing an outfit for her character during the intro mission. When she reconnected to Red Dead Online, she started from the wardrobe selection but was given different wardrobe options.
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