Divinity: Original Sin 2 Has Cross-Saves Between Switch And PC--That's A Big Deal

Cross-saves come to Divinity: Original Sin 2.

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Nintendo and Larian Studios announced and surprise-released Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Nintendo Switch today, September 4, and it includes what could be the first instance of a particular feature.

The game supports cross-saves between Nintendo Switch and Steam on PC. That is a big deal because it appears to be the first, or among the first Switch games, to allow that.

With cross-saves, people can play at home on PC and then pick up where they left off on Switch when they're out and about. Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a very long game, so those who started on PC but didn't finish, and now want to play on Switch, can do so as well keeping their saves.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is out now on Switch, so players can start taking advantage of the cross-save functionality right away. For now, Divinity: Original Sin 2 only supports cross-saves between Switch and PC; there is no cross-save support with PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

All Divinity: Original Sin 2 players are getting a special treat, as Larian Studios is handing out a "Gift Bag" of free DLC on every platform. The new gift bag, which follows a previous release earlier this year, comes with new recipes and items to craft, a new icon on the hotbar that lets you toggle sprint on and off, and an "Animal Empathy" feature that lets you talk to animals without spending talent points to do. Also new in the DLC is a Magic Mirror, located in the Arena of Fort Joy, that lets you respect before moving to a new act of the game. On top of this, Larian is giving everyone an increase to their base maximum action points to 8. Finally, there is now a herb garden in the game that players can use to grow plants.

For more on the September Nintendo Direct, check out all the big news in our recap.

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