How Long Does it Take to Beat Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition?

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Now available on Switch, Xenoblade Chronicles is a brilliant RPG that will eat up hours of your time. And being the Definitive Edition, it looks nicer than ever before and has additional content.

Whether you’re currently playing Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition or are just thinking about buying it, you might have one question on your mind: how does does it take to beat it? As usual the answer isn’t clear cut, but in layman’s terms a long time will do.

Just completing Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition‘s main story will take most players around 60-70 hours. There is a Casual Mode option, however, which makes battles considerably easier. With it enabled, players are able to progress through the game a little bit faster.


While they are mostly filler, there are countless side quests to complete in Xenoblade Chronicles too. Those aiming to find and complete them all could easily find themselves spending 150 hours in its world.

And finally, new to Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is Future Connected, a bonus epilogue that adds yet more story to the game. Future Connected will take most players around 10-20 to complete depending on how many side quests they engage in.

So, players should expect to get at least 80 hours or so out of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Some might even play it for 200 hours or more. It really is a big game.