- How To Start New Game Plus
- How To Access Previous Saves
Having been in Early Access for over a year, Coral Island is a colorful and fully-developed game that is ready to reach wider audiences. However, with the full release of the game, previous save files will be impacted. It’s important to understand what’s happening as you move from early access to Version 1.0 and how you can transfer your save data to the full version upon release.
While not everything will be carried over, you can still start your game with a bonus that will make progress easier. We’ll let you know how to do this and how to make the most of your new save after the official launch.
What Is New Game Plus?
New Game Plus is a unique feature for those who played the game during the Early Access stage. As the full release arrives, previous saves will be incompatible with Version 1.0.
As such, they will be inaccessible and unable to be used to continue your adventure.
Instead, Early Access saves can be carried over through New Game Plus, which will allow you to bring over your coral coins, aka gold, when starting a new save.
If you start a new game that overwrites your previous save, your gold will be lost. New Game Plus will be unavailable if you overwrite previous save data.
How To Start New Game Plus
Thankfully, you won’t need to do anything special to access New Game Plus. Instead, if you have save files from Early Access, you can play your game as normal until the full update.
However, upon the full launch, you’ll find that your progress is reset to day one and you’ll be starting your adventure to save the island all over again.
Before downloading the 1.0 version, this would be the opportunity to sell all that you have to make all the gold you can to set yourself up for success.
Your gold will be carried over, so you’ll have an advantage when starting fresh this time. Make sure not to overwrite your save. Once the update is downloaded and you’re successfully playing, your save will be compatible will all future updates.
Any DLC purchased can be reclaimed for Version 1.0.
How To Access Previous Saves
If you’d like to check on previous farms you’ve worked on, you can do so until February 1, 2024. To do this, you’ll need to follow these steps:
- Open your Steam Library and right-click on Coral Island. Select “Properties” from the menu.
- Click the “Betas” menu in the new window, then enter the password “EarlyAccess” in the field under “Private Betas”.
- Click “Check Code” and select “Coral Island – Early Access Testing branch” from the drop-down menu.
If done properly, you should be able to install the Early Access Testing version of the game, which will replace the main version until the aforementioned date.
If a Version 1.0 save overwrites the data for a previous save, you will not be able to access it in the Early Access Testing branch anymore.
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