Baldur’s Gate 3’s Opening Weekend Playtime Surpasses 10 Million Hours

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Baldur's Gate 3's Opening Weekend Playtime Surpasses 10 Million Hours

If you spent several hours playing Baldur’s Gate 3 during its opening weekend, you aren’t the only one. With how many people played it and how many hours you can sink into the campaign, it’s no surprise that it’d clock in a ton of playtime. Whether or not anyone anticipated Baldur’s Gate 3 players to surpass 10 million hours played is a different story.

Larian Studios Shares Impressive Baldur’s Gate 3 Stats Including Over 10 Million Hours Played

According to a recent post from the official Baldur’s Gate 3 Twitter page, fans of the game have collectively played over 10 million hours, or 1225 years during its opening weekend. We all spent much of this time in character creation, and many swiftly finished the game.

We also spent a lot of time petting Scratch. More specifically, enough time to pet him 750,000 times. At least he got plenty of love from the community!

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Some other exciting stats the post covers include most players making custom characters, 10 percent of people spending over an hour in the character creator menu, and Astarion rejecting over 100,000 people. He has specific tastes, and I’m not here to judge.

Image via Larian Studios

These numbers will only continue to rise as more people hop on board and try out BG3’s campaign this weekend. If you want to dive deep into the statistics and participate in its conversations, you can also check out the official Steam Community post that expands on these numbers. The post also mentions its first big patch, “Patch 1”, for now, coming soon to the game.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on PC and soon on Mac, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. To learn more about the game, check out how to fix Gauntlet of Shar Traversal Gem bug in BG3, or click the game tag below to discover our growing content list.

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Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.