How long is Xenoblade Chronicles 3?

In any dense and meaty RPG there are dozens of hours of exploration and storytelling, but, whether speeding through or take your time, how long is Xenoblade 3?

A character from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 walking out of a doorway. They are wearing a strange white outfit with long white coat over the top.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is here, with stellar reviews (like our glowing Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review), a wild story to experience, and countless hours of stuff to do. But, as we all know when it comes to games like this, they can be pretty lengthy.

So, how long is Xenoblade 3? XC3 is between 50 and 150 hours, which is a pretty big range. This is because there’s so many different ways to play. Are you just doing story missions, pushing straight through the main stuff and ignoring everything else? Well, you might be able to get it done in as few as 50 hours if you’re in a proper rush. But how about different playstyles?

Well, that’s what I’m here to answer. Sure, everyone plays differently, but with a bit of research we can come up with some rough numbers. If you need more Xenostuff, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got a Xenoblade Chronicles timeline explainer to help you understand how it all fits together or a little history lesson on Xenoblade Chronicles’ Operation Rainfall fan movement if you’re wondering how it all started.

Anyway, let’s get on with it.

Original art for Mio from Xenoblade Chronicles 3. She is a woman with cat ears, silver hair, a grey jacket, white dress, and flute in hand.

How long is Xenoblade Chronicles 3?

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 takes between 50 and 150 hours to complete, depending on your playstyle. If you rush through the main story, you could definitely be at the lower end, but most players are going to be somewhere in between the two extremes. Here are the rough estimates:

  • Main story: ≈50 hours
  • Mixed: ≈100 hours
  • 100%: ≈150 hours

Of course, I’m no scientist, but I have played for over a hundred hours and read about lots of other people’s playtime to help me create a rough number. For now, I get the feeling that most people can expect to spend around 100 hours in Aionios.

So, how long is Xenoblade 3? Well, now you know. For more stuff, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Noah, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Mio, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 characters guides to get up to speed on all the new recruits.