How long is Wasteland 3?

How long can you spend exploring the frozen mountains and icy plains in Wasteland 3?


How long is Wasteland 3? Thinking of picking up the next post-apocalyptic RPG in the Wasteland series? It may intrigue you to know how long you can spend exploring the unforgiving frozen wastes of Colorado, the chosen setting for Wasteland 3.

From what we’ve played so far, Wasteland 3 is shaping up to be an atmospheric and gory turn-based RPG following in the path of the popular Wasteland 2. Instead of the barren Arizona landscape, Colorado’s harsh and treacherous environment offers new survival elements and gameplay features, as well as brand new blood lovin’ enemies, our hands-on Wasteland 3 preview delves into the first three hours of gameplay.

There’s a lot to do in Wasteland 3 outside of just taking down enemies and sifting through various dialogue options to progress through the main story. There’s plenty of side missions, alternative routes, and narrative threads to explore. Here’s how long it will take you to complete Wasteland 3 if you just want to get through the main story, or if you’re a super completionist.

How long is Wasteland 3?

Wasteland 3 will take 20 to 30 hours for the main story, but around 50 hours if you want to complete side missions and explore the world.

In a recent interview with lead level designer Jeremy Kopman from InXile, we chatted about the Wasteland 3 endings, narrative choices, and how long Wasteland 3 will take to beat. With a ton of optional content that runs alongside the main story, it really depends how invested you are in either just sticking to the main missions, or completing the whole game. Kopman says, “At least 30 hours, 20 to 30 hours just to do the absolute minimum, but if you’re exploring everything, it could be much more, 40 to 50 probably, and above that if you’re a super super completionist.”

That’s how long it’ll take you to complete Wasteland 3, the game releases May 19, 2020, so if you’ve got time before taking on this turn-based RPG, take a look at the best RPGs on PC.