It’s no surprise that the Borderlands series is a time sink. I remember the second game taking me over 250 hours across multiple characters and playthroughs before I finally retired it. The first one also got up to the triple digits very quickly. The series has a knack for hooking you into its loot-driven shooting extravaganza and, of course, running around and doing quests.
Borderlands 3 is set to have an equally beefy campaign for you to sink your teeth in to. Paul Sage, creative director for the game, sat down with GamersBeat for an interview where he spilt the beans on the game’s campaign length: “There’s so much to the game. We go to these different worlds. The length of the game being 35 hours, if you just go through the main story – that’s not including doing too many side missions. I think there was a lot of ambition right at the beginning.”
It’s important to note that the time excludes side-missions which is probably what you’ll be spending your time the most on. If the campaign itself is 35 hours, that’s a pretty mammoth run time. Along with side-missions and other distractions, you might be looking at another 100-hour time investment which can be multiplied by the number of characters you wish to play. I think one thing is for certain, one way or another Borderlands 3 will take up all your time.