How long to beat Far Cry New Dawn

A look at how long it'll take you to get through Far Cry New Dawn.

With Far Cry New Dawn now available, many players have been wondering how long it takes to beat the game’s main campaign. As a direct sequel to Far Cry 5, there’s a fair amount of story content to enjoy. There’s also plenty of side quests and end-game activities to help keep you busy, even after you finish the campaign.

If you just started your journey in Far Cry Dawn and are wondering how long it’ll take you to finish everything, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve put together a quick guide on how long it’ll take you to beat Far Cry New Dawn.

How Long to Beat Far Cry New Dawn

Far Cry New Dawn will take you anywhere from 15 to 30 hours to complete.
Far Cry New Dawn will take you anywhere from 15 to 30 hours to complete.
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The amount of time it’ll take you to beat Far Cry New Dawn largely depends on your playstyle and what you intend to do in the game. Based off early reviews for the game, Far Cry New Dawn can be completed in anywhere from 15 hours to 30 hours. If you have little interest in the story and intend to skip almost all of the cutscenes in favor of exploration, Far Cry New Dawn is pleasantly brief at around 15 hours.

You also have the option to fast travel to previously discovered locations which cuts down on the amount of time spent wandering around Hope County. Meanwhile, if you’re someone who intends to shoot for 100% completion, Far Cry New Dawn could take you upwards of 30 hours. For us, we landed somewhere in the middle where most of the game was complete after around 20 hours of play time.

While Far Cry New Dawn is undoubtedly shorter than its predecessor, Far Cry 5, it still feels like a complete experience. If you loved Far Cry 5 and want a fun “no frills” follow-up, you’ll enjoy your time in Far Cry New Dawn. Meanwhile, if you don’t have the time for a lengthy 100-hour RPG, the brevity of Far Cry New Dawn will certainly be appreciated.

Far Cry New Dawn is $39.99 and available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more on Far Cry New Dawn, be sure to check out some of our previous guides including information on how to fast travel in Far Cry New Dawn, and the full list of PC requirements for Far Cry New Dawn.

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