How long is Stellar Blade? Time to beat main story & completionist run

Nathan Warby
Eve in Stellar Blade

Stellar Blade is almost here and fans are starting to wonder just how long it will take for them to beat the hotly-anticipated action game. Luckily, the devs have cleared this up, so here’s how long Stellar Blade is, whether you focus on the main story or go for a completionist run.

Stellar Blade is set to be one of the biggest games of 2024, as fans have been waiting years to finally get their hands on it. While the small chunk shown in the demo has whet their appetite, many want to know how big the full game will be when it drops.

Here’s how long it takes to beat Stellar Blade when it comes to both a main story and a 100% playthrough.

How long to beat Stellar Blade

Stellar Blade will take players around 25 hours to complete when focusing on the main story. This was confirmed by developer ShiftUp CEO, Hyung-tae Kim, in an interview with Korean news outlet RULIWEB, which has since been translated into English.

If you’re a player who likes to see and do everything, then it will take you between 30 and 50 hours to reach the end.

Ultimately, your mileage will depend on how much of the optional content you want to check out. Most players like to sample some of the side activities before returning to the main story, so somewhere around the 30 to 40-hour mark is the most reasonable estimate for the average playthrough.

While not a fully-fledged open-world game, Stellar Blade does feature a number of large areas to be explored. These are packed with optional side missions and challenges to tackle, which drastically pad out the runtime for completionists.

There are also plenty of skills to unlock and tough enemies to battle, so there’s no shortage of ways to get pulled away from the beaten path.

That was everything you need to know about how long it takes to beat Stellar Blade. For more on the biggest upcoming games, check out our other guides:

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].