How long is Baldur’s Gate 3? Main story length & time to beat

Udit Surve
Various characters in Baldur's Gate 3 key art.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has instantly become one of the highest-rated games in history, and one of the reasons behind this is its depth. With endless freedom and several endings, here’s how long it takes to beat Baldur’s Gate 3, including the main story length and the time required for a completionist run.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is easily one of the most expansive games on the market. This is mainly due to the many new quests, bosses, classes, builds, and races you get to explore even after you’ve already spent hundreds of hours in the game.

With boundless gameplay being Baldur’s Gate 3’s biggest selling point, the PC launch could not have been better. Baldur’s Gate 3 is still one of the most-played games on Steam and the PS5 launch has been equally amazing, but many players have started wondering about the amount of time they can spend in Larian Studios’ latest project.

Here’s everything to know about the main story length and the time to 100% Baldur’s Gate 3.

Lae'zel, Gale, and Astarion with their weapons in Baldur's Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate 3 allows you to choose between six different fighting styles.

How long is Baldur’s Gate 3? Time to beat

Baldur’s Gate 3 takes around 52-100 hours to complete. The duration of the story will vary depending on how you play. But if you stick to the main quest line and skip all the side quests and optional areas, it’ll still take at least 52.5 hours.

This is a very lengthy storyline especially when compared with other games in this genre. So, you’ll have to invest a lot of time in order to get through the campaign.

How long is Baldur’s Gate 3 completionist run?

It takes around 140 hours of gameplay to finish Baldur’s Gate 3 completely. This means that if you want to see everything that Baldur’s Gate 3 has to offer, you will have to dedicate a lot more time to the game beyond the main campaign.

A completionist run means that you do all the main and side quests, explore all the locations, discover all the secrets, collect all the items, unlock all the achievements, and experiment with different choices and endings. This way, you can experience the full potential of Baldur’s Gate 3 and its rich and diverse world.

That was all about Baldur’s Gate 3 story length. If you want to know more about this game, check out:

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