How long is Stellar Blade? Full mission list & side quests for completionists

How long is Stellar Blade? Full mission list & side quests for completionists
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Written by 

Ben Williams

Last updated 

13th May 2024 16:08


To properly estimate how long Stellar Blade is, you'll need to consider what kind of playthrough you want after consulting the game's mission list. 

Outside of Stellar Blade's story, there's a larger number of side quests to consider - adding extra hours to your runtime as you complete more of them.

So you know exactly what you're getting into, my easy-to-follow guide here packs all you need to know, including a full mission list.

How long is Stellar Blade?

Stellar Blade is at least 20 hours long, but that's only if you play through the main story missions and skip as many side quests as possible. 

With some side quests & collectables 

If you decide to try out at least some of the 62 side quests - including 35 standard side missions and 27 Bulletin Board requests - Stellar Blade can take you anywhere between 21 and 40 hours to beat. 

In the event you're hunting some collectables like the Can locations to get combat upgrades, you'll find yourself on the latter side of the scale.

Completionist runs

Completing everything Stellar Blade has to offer will take you anywhere between 41-50 hours. This will depend on how quick you are at gathering collectables like Nano Suit outfits and defeating bosses with as few attempts as possible. 

If you're trying to earn all of Stellar Blade's Trophies in less time, I recommend switching to the lower end of the game's difficulty settings to make combat easier.

Stellar Blade main mission list

Here are Stellar Blade's 14 main campaign missions you play throughout the story in order:

  • 7th Airborne Squad
  • Scavenger Adam
  • Xion, The Last Remaining City
  • Altess Levoire
  • Light of Hope
  • Alpha Signal
  • Hidden Truth
  • Abyss Levoire
  • Orcal's Testimony
  • Secret Garden (must fill Lily's progress bar)
  • Eye of the Hurricane
  • Burning Xion
  • Last Fragment
  • EVE Protocol

Side quests

There are 35 side quests in Stellar Blade outside of the Bulletin Board and spread across some of the game's various regions; Xion City, Wasteland, Eidos 7, and the Great Desert; each listed in alphabetical order: 


  • A Treasure with a Name
  • A United People Cannot be Defeated
  • An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse
  • An Unknown Present
  • Angel of Death
  • Barry and Wine
  • Barry in Trouble
  • Encounter
  • First Customer
  • I Won't Forget You
  • Keeping Secrets
  • Let There Be Light Again
  • Life of the Scavengers
  • Looking at You
  • Lost Ark
  • Madame Machine
  • Memories in the Doll
  • Oblivion
  • Stolen Treasure
  • Stubbornness
  • Taboo
  • The King of the Tunnel
  • The Scavenger's Story
  • The Words of Mother Sphere
  • Urgent Information


  • CNL - Communicate and Link
  • Incarceration
  • Plan to Clean the Earth
  • Reboot

Eidos 7 

  • End of the Nightmare
  • Siren's Song

Great Desert

  • Fallen Angel
  • Looking Glass
  • Reboot!!!

Bulletin Board requests

The first Stellar Blade mission list of requests on the Bulletin Board
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Adding to Stellar Blade's in-map side quests, Xion's Bulletin Board has an additional 27 requests EVE can complete in exchange for extra rewards:

  • A Gift for a Fishing Maniac
  • An Unforgettable Fish Dish
  • Find the Cat
  • Fish Research
  • Generous Drop Pod
  • Legion's Secret Stash
  • Looking for My Brother
  • Lost Device
  • Lurker Hunt
  • Missing Husband
  • Missing Wife
  • Precious Treasure
  • Recruit Passcode Specialists
  • Secret Request 
  • Simple Puzzle
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Source of the Nightmare
  • The Diary's Revenge (Automatically refused by Eve)
  • The Fish of Legends
  • The Last Wine
  • Time for Revenge
  • Valuable Cargo
  • Where Is the Fantastic Bait?
  • Where's the Item
  • Wife's Medicine
  • Wife's Water Tank
  • Wisdom Puzzle

Keep in mind that after accepting Secret Request and The Diary's Revenge, EVE will immediately reject them due to the nature of both requests.

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Ben Williams
About the author
Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.
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