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Guardians of the Galaxy new game plus guide

What carries over into a new game plus?

Star-Lord pumps his fist in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Image: Eidos Montreal/Square Enix via Polygon

Our Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy new game plus guide explains how to start a save in new game plus mode, what you need to know before starting, and confirms what carries over into this new NG+ playthrough.

Even after beating the Guardians of the Galaxy game, you might want to dive back in. Perhaps you need to finish unlocking all the game’s outfits, or you want to try out different choices in your next playthrough. Thankfully, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’s new game plus mode lets you play from the start — this time with all your unlocked outfits, abilities, and perks.


Guardians of the Galaxy new game plus mode

After finishing Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’s story, you’ll be sent back to the game’s main menu. You’ll now have the option to start a new game plus playthrough. If you want to start NG+, first choose a completed game save file.

The main menu in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
After finishing the story, you can start a new game plus
Image: Eidos Montreal/Square Enix via Polygon

When you choose a completed save file, you will have to overwrite this save to start a new game plus save. While you won’t be able to go back to your previous save file, you can always reload any chapter of the game by choosing the Chapters option from the main menu.

When you start a new game plus, you’ll play the game from the beginning. Your unlocked outfits, abilities, and perks for all your guardians will carry over into this new save. New game plus is a great opportunity to experience the story again to make different choices, find outfits you missed, and work on achievements you have yet to unlock.


Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy new game plus differences

While the whole point of a new game plus is to replay the story with many of the things you unlocked in a past playthrough, not everything carries over. Here’s what you can expect to keep in your new save file and what you’ll need to do all over again.

What carries over in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy new game plus:

  • Unlocked outfits
  • Companion Abilities (even their final abilities)
  • Star-Lord’s unlocked Perks
  • Components
  • Galactic Compendium: Character bios
  • Galactic Compendium: Faction information
  • Galactic Compendium: Creature bestiary
  • Galactic Compendium: Places
  • Galactic Compendium: Items (like Guardians Collectibles, Nikki’s Personal Device, etc.)
  • Galactic Compendium: Archives

And here’s what doesn’t carry over in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy new game plus:

  • Journal entries
  • Star-Lord’s elemental weapon abilities

Since you are playing the story from the start, story elements of the game like the choices you made, how your choices are reflected in your journal, your Nova Corps fine, and any units you’ve acquired or lost won’t carry over.

Take this opportunity to pick a new path at the end of Chapter 3 or see what happens when you don’t receive any help in Chapter 9 or Chapter 12.