Here’s How Long It’ll Take To Beat Cyberpunk 2077


Cyberpunk 2077 finally launches this week and following the release of various reviews, a better understanding of its campaign length has now been revealed. Here’s how long it’ll take to beat CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077.


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While Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t expected to be as big as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt both in campaign length and in the size of its world, the new RPG is still larger and denser than most games.

According to an article from GameSpot, after finishing the game to its conclusion for review, the publication said that the main campaign length is around 30 hours.

A Cyberpunk boss wielding a weapon
Credit: CD Projekt Red

That said, if you wish to partake in all the side-activities (and why wouldn’t you?) the campaign can apparently last around 40 hours.

However I must stress that while this 30-40 hour campaign estimate might be disappointing to some fans that would love to see that number at least doubled, it is worth keeping in mind that the world of Cyberpunk 2077 invites exploration, racing and more to eat up your time.

This is in comparison to an article a couple of weeks ago revealing that a developer at CD Projekt Red who, at the time of writing, had put around 175 hours into the game and they hadn’t even finished the campaign.

In a tweet replying to a fan asking for a completion time, Lukasz Babiel revealed that they like to take their time, use stealth and play on the hardest difficulty.

In the response to the fan, Babiel said: “Not really, that’s just one of my ongoing slow paced playthroughs on the hardest difficulty where I play more stealthy than usual, loot everything, use every feature the game has to offer, I take my time ;)”

V hiding behind a wall
Credit: CD Projekt Red

Personally I would likely play in a similar way to that of Babiel as I hate to rush any game. So even though that GameSpot estimate may be off-putting to some, we don’t know what difficulty setting they played on or their playstyle.

CD Projekt Red’s other big RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s main story can be completed in just over 50 hours according to How Long to Beat, if you concentrate purely on the main campaign and nothing else.

However as most Witcher fans will know, you can easily put in 200-plus hours into Wild Hunt if you want to experience just about everything that the game has to offer.

car in cyberpunk 2077
Credit: CD Projekt Red

So once again, don’t let this 30-40 hour estimate put you off because the chances are that your experience will be totally different.

Cyberpunk 2077 release for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Google Stadia this week on December 10th.

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