Now that select players have had a chance to tryout a Borderlands 3 demo, there is a great deal of new information about Gearbox Software's upcoming looter shooter to parse. Indeed, the Borderlands 3 gameplay reveal event gave details on a number of aspects of the highly anticipated title, and one such detail is sure to be welcomed by those that are wondering how much time they will be able to spend with the game.
For those wondering how long Borderlands 3 will take to beat, this has recently been addressed by the game's creative director, Paul Sage. Specifically, it has been reported that Sage confirmed the Borderlands 3 main story at around 30 hours. That said, Sage further emphasizes that this 30 hour completion time will only occur for those players that truly "beeline it through" the Borderlands 3 story.
This certainly seems to suggest that players who will focus on thoroughly exploring the Borderlands 3 worlds, and pursuing the game's side quests, will get a great deal more longevity out of the title. Without question, many players will want to do exactly that and spend a significant amount of time with the game upon the Borderlands 3 release date.
To provide some context for the purported length of Borderlands 3, How Long to Beat, a website that collects and averages user-submitted video game completion times, indicates that the Borderlands 2 main story is 31 hours long. This figure is derived from over 500 user submissions. It seems then that players that are already thinking about how long to beat Borderlands 3 can expect something comparable to its numbered predecessor.
So too, How Long to Beat may provide a rough guide for how long to 100% Borderlands 3. That is, Borderlands 2 completionist runs are listed at 115 hours, and with the lengths of the main quests in the two games seeming to line up, it is possible that full completion of Borderlands 3 will take a similar amount of time.
Of course, that detail will not be fully confirmed until the Borderlands 3 release date arrives. Until then, excited fans can occupy their time dreaming about the game's one billion guns and perusing the newly revealed Borderlands 3 Zane skill tree.
Borderlands 3 will release on September 13, 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.