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How long to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Here's how much time it will take players to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, including 100% map completion to New Game+ and beyond.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is not a very long game. With that said, players who are already familiar with the Metroidvania or Igavania genre will will be able to complete it much more quickly than others. Regardless of skill level, we've completed the game ourselves, so we know exactly how long it takes to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Read on to find out.


How long is Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night?

Most players will be able to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in about 30 hours. During our playthrough, we were able to reach level 53, earn 100% map completion, and beat the game on Normal difficulty in just over 19 hours. This was no speed run, either — about the average amount of time was spent enhancing shards, crafting weapons, and exploring for power-ups.

How long to beat Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 100 percent map completion
Experience players can expect to complete their first run in around 20 hours.

With that said, it's possible that some players will approach the game at an even slower pace, so between 20 and 30 hours should be the sweet spot for most to complete the story with reasonably powerful gear. Seeking out additional treasure, collecting all shards, and running quests for townsfolk could potentially add ten or more hours of game time.

Of course, after the game has been beaten, the option for New Game+ will appear. From our experience, given that most equipment and abilities remain from a prior playthrough, it's possible for even rookie players to make a run through New Game+ in just a few hours. Even at higher difficulty levels, the right combination of gear and abilities show allow for very quick speed runs, perhaps even runs under an hour.


Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night should offer about 30 hours of gameplay for most players. The game can be beaten in less than 20, but likely only by those familiar with the genre. Extra side quests and collectibles can pad the game timer out another dozen or so hours, and players who track down the best gear can look forward to making speed runs in under 100 minutes. Find more information on the latest Igavania release by checking out Shacknews' Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night game guides.

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