Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is finally here, and it’s a biggie. Yes, like any other entry in the superlative Monolith Soft, this latest entry will require you to set aside quite a bit of time if you want to see all of the world. Aionios has to offer.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – How long does it take to defeat?
How long does it take for the main story to make sense?
So, first of all, there are in total seven main story chapters in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and a generally relaxed game of this, which completes the core campaign, should get you close to around 90 hours.
It took us a little longer, but that’s probably due to constantly stopping to jot down guide information and take screenshots for our review and guides. Of course, if you really rampage through the game, ignoring side missions and only focusing on main missions, you could definitely knock this time down to approx. 70-80 hours without too much effort.
How long does it take to be 100% complete?
100% flushing of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for every last bit of content it has to offer will take you away considerably longer than when you’re just racing through the story. As things stand, we are now 180 hours into our playthrough and we still have a few bits and pieces to clean up. Again, we’ve been super methodical going through guides and a ton of screenshots, so without worrying about these things, we think you’re looking at 150-160 hours.
Checking out our guide to 100% completion will give you a better idea of what’s involved here, with Unique samples – of which there are as many as 140 – takes a long time to find and kill. Unlocking each class for each group member and completing some long late-game quests will also take you quite a bit of time, so sit down and grab a brew if you’re looking to experience all it has to offer .
This article is part of our Xenoblade Chronicles series walkthrough and guide. We’ll help you survive your journeys through Aionios with information you’ll need to get the most out of the game, such as how to unlock traversal abilities (wall climbing, rope sliding, rubble walking, hazard neutralization), how to unlock and upgrade all heroes and classes, how to get affinity and XP rewards from Collectopaedia cards, and how to unlock the Nopon Coin Xchange.
We’ll also let you know where to find each resting place and Ferronis Hulk location, plus all meal recipes, effects and where to find them, and advice on whether you should play the previous Xenoblade Chronicles games before starting XC3.
And finally, if for some reason you haven’t picked up the game yet, check out our review and Where to Buy Xenoblade Chronicles on Nintendo Switch!