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Here's how long it takes to beat Elden Ring

Published: 12:06, 30 August 2021
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Elden Ring
Elden Ring

From Software's upcoming action RPG Elden Ring could take roughly 30 hours to beat, according to the game director Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Traditionally, it takes around 30 to 40 hours to beat From Software games and it looks like the developer's next major release, Elden Ring, won't be any different from its predecessors when it comes to story length. 

According to Game Director Hidetaka Miyazaki , players could finish Elden Ring in roughly 30 hours, if they focus solely on the main story. 

The last From Software game - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice clocks at around 30 hours while Dark Souls III is also close to the 30-hour mark. However, this is only for the main story. 

And while Hidetaka Miyazaki is not really sure how long it will take to beat Elden Ring's story, he thinks it could be around 30 hours could be enough. Since Elden Ring is an open-world game, it's safe to say that the number of side activities will be huge - more side quests and treasure hunts than ever before - so the overall completion time for Elden Ring will be much closer to the 60-hour mark if you like to wander off the beaten path and into the unknown for a special chest or optional boss.

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I remember that I've spent around 50 hours in Dark Souls 3 until I reached Dragonslayer Armour, so yeah, worry not, you'll enjoy Elden Ring for dozens and dozens of hours.

Elden Ring is launching on January 21, 2021, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

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