Crusader Kings II

Save Game Location

Crusader Kings II (CK2) is the second in the Crusader series and sets itself as a strategy game with RPG features, in which players set out to find a leader within the Medieval world of the 8th Century. Once players have selected a leader, they must work alongside them to ensure the successful smooth running of the land, which becomes the players full responsibility when they die.

The game was developed by Paradox Development Studio which is a Swedish Game Developer also known for the creation of games such as Stellaris and Hearts of Iron. Run on Paradox Development Studio, CK2 is available on Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux.

With an 87% review score on PC Gamer, CK2 has been received well by fans, with some highlights of the game including its host of campaign missions and impressive AI mechanics. It has also received some criticism however, with some players recommending that it is only suitable for strategy enthusiasts.

Save Game Location

So you've completed lots of missions, built up your empire, and are close to feeling like a master of CK2 (if that's even possible). It's crazy to think all of that progress depends on one file.

If you want to share your progress with your friends by sending them the save file, create a backup or copy of your progress at the current moment in time, or you're doing something like moving to a new setup, it's imperative that you know where your save files are (well, duh). That's why you're here after all. See help specific to your operating system below:


If you're playing CK2 on a Windows PC, your game saves are very easy to access, just head to this folder path:

%UserProfile%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings II\save games

If you're not sure what on earth the above path means, all you need to do is open up File Explorer (right click your start button and click File Explorer), and paste it into the address bar.


Crusader Kings 2 players on Mac computers can find save files in the following folder:

~/Documents/Paradox Interactive/Crusader Kings II/save games/

To quickly jump to that path, just open a Finder window, hit COMMAND + SHIFT + G, paste it into the text field, and hit Go! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!


Linux-based operating systems running CK2 will create game save files at this path:

~/.paradoxinteractive/Crusader Kings II/save games/