The Witcher 3 is an open-world RPG that’s filled to the brim with content. When you start a playthrough in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you’re not just playing a game. You become a part of its world. CD Projekt Red has managed to make a gigantic game that takes a while to finish. This begs the question: How long is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt?
How Long Is the Witcher 3? Short Answer
Your play through of The Witcher 3 could last anywhere between 25 and 200 hours, depending on how much you plan on exploring as Geralt.
How Long Is the Witcher 3? Long Answer
How Long Is The Main Campaign?
The main story line of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes 25 to 50 hours to get through. This number will vary depending on how you play the game.
Which approach do you opt for?
Do you skip cut scenes?
Those kinds of things play a big role in how long the main campaign will take you.
For example, the cut scenes, by themselves, last 20 hours. If you’re going to play The Witcher 3 for the first time and only focus on the main quest line, it will probably take you 50 hours to get through.
What About Sidequests And Expansions?
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has some of the best side quests of any modern RPG out there. If you’re going to do some of the sidequests the game has on offer, then you can find yourself multiplying the length of your play through by three or even more.
All in all, you’ll find yourself spending anywhere between an additional 100 to 150 hours on the side content alone. This tells you just how massive The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt really is.
When it comes to the expansions, they aren’t as big as the main game. However, they’re still quite rich in content. The first expansion, Hearts of Stone, is the shorter of the two expansions.
It takes 10 hours to finish the main story of this add-on. If you choose to do its side quests, it’ll take you a few more extra hours.
The second expansion, Blood and Wine, is massive. In fact, it’s so massive that it earned Game of the Year award from some sites. It will take 15 hours to finish the main story.
There’s also a plethora of side quests and additional content that could really extend your playtime with this add-on.
When it comes to add-ons and expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine are a must-play. They’re also considered canon by CD Projekt Red.
They can add so much to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and will even add a lot of potential playtime. If you liked the main game, there’s no reason for you not to pick these expansions.
All in all, if you choose to skim through The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt along with its additional content by only doing the main quest, it’ll set you back 75 hours or so.