Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a JRPG, which means you won’t be able to finish it in an afternoon or two. The main story alone is longer than most other games, and it also has side quests, treasures for you to look for, and other a large world to explore. A lot of players who are interested in purchasing it are wondering how long it takes to beat Xenoblade Chronicles 2, depending on whether you only push through the story, or take your sweet time and explore every nook and cranny.
How long is Xenoblade Chronicles 2?
The player reports we’ve found so far indicate the game takes around 80 hours on average – presuming the average player goes through the main story and a handful of side quests. Just following the main story should take a fair bit less, but it’s not going to be short – it’s a big game, with lots of cutscenes. We’re guessing tha completionists will have to invest at least 50% more time, which would be around 120 hours. This includes unlocking everything, collecting everything, completing all the side quests and fully exploring every corner of the world.
The world is similar in scale to that of the first game, which means it’s somewhat smaller than X. The side quests are layered and usually consist of several objectives – don’t expect them to be over in the blink of an eye. As for the main story, it has 10 chapters – make of that what you will.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 New Game Plus
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 does not have new game plus. Once you’ve finished the game, you’ll be returned to the spot before the final boss fight. Your save file will be marked to show you’ve beaten the game, but it doesn’t seem to affect anything in the world.
Previous area locked in Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Usually, the game doesn’t stop you from revisiting areas you’ve already explored. The only exception is Indol – at one point later in the game, the area will become blocked off. Try to finish off any business you have there before leaving.