Everything You Need to Know About Importing Saves to The Walking Dead: The Final Season

posted by Telltale August 2nd 2018

As every fan of Telltale’s The Walking Dead knows, the choices you make one season can affect details, dialogue, and even major choices in subsequent seasons. The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be no different. However, in order for your previous choices to impact the upcoming season, you’ll need to complete our slick, simple Story Builder or import one of your existing Walking Dead save files.

In order to make the import process as painless as possible, we’ve assembled this step-by-step guide to walk you through everything. The guide is organized by title, so...where would you like to import from?

FROM THE STORY BUILDER

After finishing the Story Builder, choose to link to your Telltale Games Account on the end screen, which will then upload your decisions to the cloud. When booting up The Walking Dead: The Final Season, you will be asked if you’d like to import a save. Click "Yes" and the game will ask whether you want to "Import Local Save" or "Check for Choice Data." Select "Check for Choice Data" and you will be prompted to log in to your Telltale Account. Login to your Telltale Account and the game will access your data from the Telltale Servers. This will work on all platforms.

FROM THE WALKING DEAD COLLECTION

When you boot up The Walking Dead: The Final Season, you will be asked if you’d like to import a save. Click "Yes," and the game will ask whether you want to "Import Local Save" or "Check for Choice Data." Select "Import Local Save" and you will see a save file from The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection appear.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season will recognize save files from completed playthroughs of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, The Walking Dead: Season Two, and The Walking Dead: A Telltale Series (a.k.a. Season One) from The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection. The Walking Dead: The Final Season will also recognize and accept save files of incomplete playthroughs of Season One from Collection. This partial playthrough perk is only available for Season One.

Because The Walking Dead Collection does not offer cloud saves, you will not be able to transfer your save file across platforms (e.g. from iOS to PC).

FROM THE WALKING DEAD: A NEW FRONTIER (STANDALONE GAME)

You can either import a local save from your machine or use a cloud save via your Telltale Games Account. Your must have completed your playthrough of A New Frontier for the save file to be valid. When booting up The Walking Dead: The Final Season, you will be asked if you’d like to import a save. Click "Yes" and the game will ask whether you want to "Import Local Save" or "Check for Choice Data." Select “Import Local Save” to import a save file that is already saved directly on your system. Select “Check for Choice Data” and you will be prompted to log in to your Telltale Account, where you can access your data from the Telltale Servers.

Note that PlayStation 4 versions of The Walking Dead: The Final Season will only intake PlayStation 4, PC, iOS, and Android cloud saves of A New Frontier.

Xbox One versions of The Walking Dead: The Final Season will accept cloud saves from Xbox One, PC, Win10, iOS, and Android cloud saves of A New Frontier.

PC versions of The Walking Dead: The Final Season will accept cloud saves from PC, Xbox One, PS4, Win10, iOS, and Android versions of A New Frontier.

Windows 10 versions of The Walking Dead: The Final Season will accept cloud saves from Win10, PC, Xbox One, iOS and Android versions of A New Frontier.

Nintendo Switch versions of The Walking Dead: The Final Season will accept cloud saves from Win10, PC, Xbox One, iOS and Android versions of A New Frontier.

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is the only standalone title outside of The Walking Dead Collection that allows you to carry your decisions into The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Standalone Season One and Season Two game saves will not work.

Still need help? Please email support@telltalegames.com for assistance.