If your like me and have been having issues with the autosave feature on Dead Island since the last patch, you may find this little trick useful. After losing eight hours of gameplay Sunday and trying to figure out if there was any way around this, I decided to erase the game utility data for Dead Island, and then just play offline so I wouldn’t have to download that hideous patch again. Not only did erasing the game utility data fix my save issue, when I launched the game it did not ask me to reinstall the patch again even though I was online and signed in.
If you do not know how to do this it’s pretty easy. Just go to your XMB, scroll over to the game menu, then scroll up to the game utility data folder. Once you do that, go in and find the Dead Island utility data, hit triangle and then select delete. Please do not erase your save files… be careful and make sure you’re in the utility folder and not your save data folder. You’ll know for sure it worked, if when your playing the lower left hand side of your screen says game saved instead of checkpoint. If it’s still saying checkpoint, something isn’t right. I hope this works for you as it did for me, so you can get back to crushing zombie skulls.