How Long To Beat Octopath Traveler 2: Story Length & Completionist Run

How Long To Beat Octopath Traveler 2: Story Length & Completionist Run
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Harry Boulton


23rd Feb 2023 13:20

Many players are wanting to find out how long to beat Octopath Traveler 2, as it could be quite the commitment for any players on the fence. JRPGs have a bit of a reputation for being on the longer side of things, and Octopath Traveler 2 seems to be no different. So, to find out how long to beat Octopath Traveler 2 across different playstyles, make sure to carry on reading down below.

How Long To Beat Octopath Traveler 2

How Long To Beat Octopath Traveler 2
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Octopath Traveler 2 will likely take around 70 hours to complete the main story, and then upwards of 100 hours if you want to do all of the side content in the game.

This is of course very long, but rather unsurprising considering the nature of the game. The first Octopath Traveler for example is around 60 to 103 hours to complete according to HowLongToBeat, so it is only natural that the sequel expands upon this.

There are once again eight characters to play, each with their own stories to complete. Furthermore, there are new 'Crossed Paths' in Octopath Traveler 2 that put an extra emphasis on the interaction and engagement of your party members.

In tandem, there is also an abundance of Side Stories that you will encounter upon your travels, and while they typically won't take you longer than a few minutes to complete, they can easily stack up if you decide to do them all.

There are a couple of things you can do to cut down the time if you're wanting to complete it faster though. Finding out how to raise battle speed in Octopath Traveler 2 is a big one, alongside making sure that you fast travel whenever possible.

As you can see, Octopath Traveler 2 is no easy feat, and you will likely be playing it for quite a while if you want to do everything. At least with this how long to beat Octopath Traveler 2 guide you can have a reference point for how far you've got left, as that can often be the most daunting thing.

For more Octopath content though, make sure to check out our Octopath Traveler 2 preview here to see what we thought of the game's demo.

Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.

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