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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Playing time and how many chapters there are - Game guide

 Thinking of starting Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and wondering if you have enough time to play through the epic RPG? In this article, we will tell you how many chapters the game has and how long it takes to complete the story.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Playing time and how many chapters there are - Game guide

Playtime for the main story and 100%

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a very extensive role-playing game that places a lot of value on the story and long cutscenes. The staged cutscenes of the main story alone total 13.5 hours. From this, you can already deduce that it is not a game that you could play through quickly on the side. If you really just want to focus on the story, you could finish the adventure in about 50 hours. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 offers an easy level of difficulty for players who prefer to experience the story. With this level of difficulty, grinding and leveling is not necessary, so you can shorten the playing time a bit.

Apart from the main story, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 offers a gigantic game world with many side missions. The heroic missions, which introduce new characters and tell more about the world, stand out in particular. At least these missions we recommend you to tackle. If you play hard and try to complete a lot of side quests, you're more likely to get around 100 hours. If you aim for 100%, you have to invest well over 100 hours, especially since new side missions are unlocked after completing the main story. If you can't get enough of the game, there's a New Game+ option for you too.

number of chapters

The story of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is divided into seven chapters. That's a few fewer than, for example, in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, but the chapters are all the longer. A progress bar is displayed in the mission overview for "Main story" so that you always know how far you are within a chapter.

There are the following chapters in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 :

  • Chapter 1: Ouroboros (about 5 hours of playing time)
  • Chapter 2: Moebius (about 5 hours of gameplay)
  • Chapter 3: Saffronia (about 10 hours of gameplay)
  • Chapter 4: Life (about 10 hours of gameplay)
  • Chapter 5: Solar Eclipse (about 10 hours of gameplay)
  • Chapter 6: Decisions (about 5 hours of playing time)
  • Chapter 7: Time moves (about 5 hours of gameplay)