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How long is Outriders?

People Can Fly’s new sci-fi shooter is fairly old school, but it still depends on what kind of player you are

Enoch before a mysterious infestation hits

How long is Outriders? People Can Fly’s sci-fi looter shooter is wonderfully retro in its style and sentiments. While we’re fond of the gool ol’ days, though, time has moved on and we all have less time and, er, money. So if we want to part with our pennies, how much time we’re getting out of a game is usually a good indicator of whether or not we’ll take the plunge.

If you’re out of the loop, Outriders is an upcoming PC game from the studio behind Bulletstorm. People Can Fly has also worked on Gears of War: Judgement and – while it was operating under the name Epic Games Poland – Fortnite. Some good pedigree, for sure. Outriders takes you to a mysterious planet following the collapse of Earth. Before you get your bearings, though, a mysterious substance infects your team, and you’re put to sleep for another 30 years. As we explain in our Outriders impressions, it looks like you’ll be spending the rest of the game figuring out what has happened.

Moment-to-moment, gameplay feels a lot like Gears of War. Guns feel heavy and chunky, and you’ll be darting from cover-to-cover to avoid a bullet storm. There are elements you won’t be used to from People Can Fly, too. The Outriders classes, skill trees, and loot are inspired by Diablo. Even if this up your street, though, you’ll probably want to know how much time you’ll be spending with it, so you can decide if you want to part with the sum of money. To help you answer that, here’s how long is Outriders.

How long is Outriders?

It should take you around 40 hours to complete Outriders, though it depends on what kind of player you are. As game director Bartosz Kmita explains, it’s all about how you treat your playthrough. “If you enjoy the story and that’s what drives you, then the story and side quests will take around 40 hours,” he says. “I don’t like to estimate as everyone has their own pace, and it’ll never work as I’ll say, but i’d say 40 hours. But, if you’re into the challenge and like loot chasing, then I hope it’ll be many more.”

There you have it, that’s how long it’ll take to beat Outriders. If this all sounds like your kind of thing, you won’t have to wait too long to play it as the Outriders release date is set to come and go before the end of year.