How Long Does It Take To Beat Elden Ring?

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It only took one gameplay trailer for the world to go crazy about Elden Ring. Fans are going crazy over every little detail that could be spotted, with many already thinking that we’re getting bonfires and other Souls-like tropes.

Hidetaka Miyazaki's beautiful world-building is being paired with the writing of award-winning novelist and Game of Thrones author, George R.R. Martin. This is yet another reason that players are watering at the mouths as they await the games release.

FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki recently revealed a number of mouth-watering details about Elden Ring, from the multiplayer to fast travel and hubs, so the fact that he has more to share about the game’s length, comes as a nice surprise.

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How Long Does It Take To Beat Elden Ring?

Well, Hidetaka Miyazaki revealed that Elden Ring will take a fairly solid 30 hours to complete. So, this looks like a fairly reasonable game for most to complete.

Of course, this is taking into consideration that this is a game from the developers of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This means that there’s a very good chance that it will take most players more than 30 hours, given the difficulty of certain areas of these games.

It’s also worth noting that Miyazaki said Elden Ring is 30 hours ‘without too many side trips.’ This suggests that some side quests may be necessary if players want to seek out specific gear or weaponry, and players who do delve from the main questline will undoubtedly spend more than 30 hours in the game. We also imagine there's going to be a lot more to explore beyond the main story, and that it'll be easy for some players to plunge hundreds of hours into the game.

Admittedly, while the Souls games have a reputation for being difficult, they aren’t the longest of games once you know what you’re doing. Most Souls players end up replaying the game numerous times with different character classes, and since Elden Ring already has a number of different classes for players to choose from, we’re sure there will be plenty of replayability.

Elden Ring will be coming to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on February 25, 2022. To learn more about the long-awaited title, we suggest taking a look at what you can expect from the extensive character customisation on offer, as well as the required PC specs and download size.

Updated on January 25, 2022 by Kelsey Raynor.