If you played Capcom’s open world, monster-slaying adventure and are planning to revisit the world of Gransys by playing through the New Game Plus mode or via the recently released Dark Arisen expansion, you may want to back up your save data. A recent game patch had the unintentional side-effect of rendering some player’s save data unloadable or unable to be saved from the last point the game was saved.
Capcom suggests a temporary solution for those who have yet to update their game:
“To prevent the possibility of permanent loss of your data, please copy your existing save data (whether it be Dragon’s Dogma or Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen) to an external storage device or cloud whenever possible--especially if you are picking up the game for the first time in awhile or switching over to Dark Arisen for the first time.”
They go on to apologize to affected players for the inconvenience and state that they are furiously working on a solution to remove the glitch from the patch and to restore any lost save data that may have resulted from the patch.