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Starfield length - how long to beat the game?

Find out the full Starfield length to see how long it will take to beat the main quest and more in Bethesda's new space exploration RPG.

Starfield Length: Sam can be seen

How long does it take to beat Starfield? Starfield is billed as Bethesda Games Studios’ biggest RPG to date. With more than 1,000 planets to explore completely from north to south, east to west. But, you don’t have to do everything in the game to experience the hand-crafted story and content. So, what is the Starfield length and how long will it take to beat the game?

Todd Howard has come out and given us an indication of how long it will take to beat the main story path Bethesda Games Studios has carved into Starfield. With more than 1,000 Starfield planets, you won’t have to explore them all to beat the story, but you will be launching to a number of planets.

Starfield length

The Starfield length is around 30-40 hours for the main story, based on our time with the game for our Starfield review. With faction stories, side quests, and exploration, Starfield can take well over 100 hours to beat in its entirety.

As a massive open-world game with around one thousand planets, Starfield factions like the Starfield UC Vanguard and Starfield Crimson Fleet, and infinitely populating Starfield Mission Boards, you can spend countless hours in the game.

Starfield length: Hailing a spaceship during a faction quest.

The main quest is similar in length to many of Bethesda’s previous games, despite having a much larger play-space. However, when it comes to exploration, there’s lots more potential to get completely lost.

Starfield length: Outpost base building interface.

That’s before even thinking about the Starfield outposts system and the customizable Starfield houses. That’s right, if you’re big into building your own settlement, then there’s lots for you to do beyond completing the main quest of Starfield.

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There’s also great potential for builds with the best Starfield weapons and the various best Starfield backgrounds and best Starfield traits you can apply to your character when you create them. So, that means there’s possibilities for repeat playthroughs with different playstyles.

Still looking for more? While a good Starfield wiki can be a handy source of information, our new Starfield Database goes further, offering you daily news, searchable databanks, and even interactive tools.