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How long does it take to finish The Witcher 3?

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a game. In every way, including the size of the story and the amount of content. Even just following the main story, and running, will end up taking you dozens of hours. When you put the expansions, then, you don’t even talk. Or rather, speak. Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to detail here: how long it takes to finish The Witcher 3.

    The game is considered one of the best ludovideos of all time — largely because of its memorable story, amazing characters, and unforgettable quests.

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt tells the story of Geralt who, after recovering memories in the events of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, seeks to find his “daughter of consideration” before the dreaded Wild Hunt catches up with her first.

    How long does it take to finish The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt?

    According to thousands of entries on the excellent website HowLongToBeat, if you just want to know the main story, playing at a normal pace, the game will require about 52 hours of gameplay.

    This time can be up to 32h 26m if you play running (the game’s speedrun record is an incredible 3h09m01s!), or extend to more than 85h if you play at moralizing.

    And the side quests?

    In case you want to complete the side stories and contracts, you double the average time to 105h , it can vary between 61~291h .

    But I want to platinum/mileage/make 100% in this game, now what?

    In this case, it will take you, on average, 180 hours to enjoy everything The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has to offer. But there are those who take almost 500h … so it’s at your own risk!

    Okay, but where do expansions come in?

    Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view!) the expansions are considerably smaller than the main campaign — despite maintaining CD Projekt Red’s traditional writing quality. (We’re not talking about Cyberpunk 2077 here).

    Hearts of Stone will take 10h to complete, 14h with all side quests and 18h ​​to complete 100%.

    Blood and Wine are bigger, taking 15h to complete, 28h with side quests and 40h to discover everything the game has to offer.

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    • Main Quests: 52 hours
    • Main Quests + Side Quests: 104:59
    • 100%:179h04m

    The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone

    • Main Quests: 10 am
    • Main Quests + Side Quests: 14h
    • 100%: 18h

    The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

    • Main Quests: 3 pm
    • Main Quests + Side Quests: 28 hours
    • 100%: 40h