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How Long Is Xenoblade Chronicles 2?

You'd be smart to see just how much time you'll be investing into a hardcore JRPG or checking to see if the first one for the Switch is watered down. Spoiler: It is not.


The first hardcore JRPG for the Nintendo Switch has been long awaited and Monoloth Soft didn't take it easy when building their latest for the hybrid console. If you're curious how much time you'll be spending in the Alrest, the setting of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, you'll be glad to know it fits right in with some of the more lengthy JRPGs.

How Many Hours Is Xenoblade Chronicles 2?

I've written a preview for the game after putting in 15 hours and some fresh impressions that have me clocked in at around 40 hours. I've reached chapter 4 of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, but that's with me taking my sweet time taking in all of that the game has had to offer thus far and put together most of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Walkthrough & Guide Hub. If I continue pushing along through the story, it looks like the game will wrap up right beyond the 70 hours mark.

If you want to watch some of the game in action, check out the replay of our preview series, Please Take A Look, that takes place in the 45-hour portion of my playthrough.

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