How long to beat Cindered Shadows DLC in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

The estimated amount of time it'll take you to beat the Cindered Shadows DLC in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Following the recent release of the Cindered Shadows for Fire Emblem: Three Houses, questions have cropped up in regards to how long the DLC takes to beat. Because you need to spend $24.99 on the Expansion Pass in order to unlock Cindered Shadows, knowing the DLC’s total length can help you decide whether or not to make the purchase. To help, here’s a look at how long it’ll take you to beat the Cindered Shadows DLC in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

How long to beat Cindered Shadows DLC in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

How long to beat Cindered Shadows DLC in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
For most players, it'll take around 8 to 10 hours to beat the Cindered Shadows DLC in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
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  • 8-10 hours.

Cindered Shadows is the first DLC expansion for Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and many gamers have inquired how long it takes to beat. The short answer is that the Cindered Shadows DLC takes around 8 to 10 hours to beat depending on how you play it in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Prior to loading into Cindered Shadows, you’ll be asked whether you want to play on Normal or Hard combat difficulty, and whether you want Casual or Classic mode. If you play on Normal difficulty and Casual (permadeath off), your completion time will be closer to 7 or 8 hours. If you play on Hard difficulty and Classic (permadeath on) it may take you upwards of 10 hours to beat.

As a whole, Cindered Shadows is more difficult than the main campaign in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Because of this, we recommend that you play a bit of the regular game before diving into Cindered Shadows, even though the DLC is separate from the main story. In total, you’ll have to work through seven chapters in Cindered Shadows, all of which we’ve outlined below.

  • The Fourth House
  • What Lies Beneath
  • The Rise of Rising
  • Danger in the Dark
  • Betrayal
  • Return to Me
  • Wolf Pack

Again, it’ll take you around 8 to 10 hours to beat the Cindered Shadows DLC in Fire Emblem: Three Houses depending on how you play and how familiar you are with the game’s combat.

Now that you know how long it’ll take you to beat the Cindered Shadows DLC in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, be sure to check out some of our previous guides including how to start playing the Cindered Shadows DLC in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, all students and characters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and how to auto battle in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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