How many chapters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses?

An overview of how many chapters you'll need to complete to beat Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, gameplay is divided by chapters with each chapter having several subsections. To beat Fire Emblem: Three Houses and start a New Game Plus save file, you’ll need to complete all available chapters. Depending on which route you decide to take, your chapter total may vary. Confused? We’ve put together a quick guide explaining how many chapters there are to beat in Fire Emblem: Three Houses!

How many chapters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

How many chapters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
The chapter total in Fire Emblem: Three Houses varies depending on route, with most of the main routes offering 22 chapters in total.
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The total number of chapters varies in Fire Emblem depending on the route you take. One route has 18 chapters while most of the main routes have 22 chapters (not counting the paralogues). Because of this, it’s estimated that Fire Emblem: Three Houses can take hundreds of hours to complete.

To make the most out of the sheer variety available in the game, we recommend having multiple save files open in order to branch out and experience different angles. For example, you can have two save files – one for a male Byleth and another for a female Byleth – to ensure you’re able to romance all available characters.

You can also have save files for different houses if you’re having a hard time picking between the Black Eagles, Golden Deer, and Blue Lions. While it’ll take you longer to beat the game with multiple save files, you’ll also be able to compare choices, routes, and paralogues in real time. Again, the primary routes regardless of house choice have 22 chapters in total, while a secret route offers 18 chapters. Once you beat the game, you’ll unlock the ability to start a New Game Plus save file.

Now that you know how many chapters are in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, be sure to check out some of our other guides including how to Auto Battle in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, all Class Mastery bonuses in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and how to increase your Professor Level in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

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