Octopath Traveler Timeline, explained

Where do the paths align?

The Octopath series is known for its enthralling art style, thrilling combat, and weaving of multiple stories together. Each game offers a series of heroes to choose from, allowing you to explore multiple story paths. With several games, you may be wondering where all games fall in the Octopath Traveler timeline.

When do all Octopath Traveler games take place?

There are currently three games in the Octopath Traveler series. These are Octopath Traveler, Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, and Octopath Traveler 2. Despite their release order, the games do not take place chronologically. Here is where each game falls on the timeline for the Octopath Traveler series.

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  • Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent: Prequel
  • Octopath Traveler: First Game
  • Octopath Traveler 2: Sequel

Octpath Traveler is used as the anchor for the Octopath timeline, with the mobile game, Champions of the Continent taking place a few years prior. It is difficult to pin an exact time down, especially with banners and other events, but we believe Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent takes place three to five years before Octopath Traveler.

Octopath Traveler 2 takes place after Octopath Traveler, and in a new world. So it is not directly tied to Octopath Traveler and Champions of the Continent, but takes place later in the timeline. We can see more futuristic elements, giving the idea that some time has passed. While the future period is harder to explain, Chillshroom, a fan, has put together a timeline leading up to the first game, which you can find here.

For more information on Octopath Traveler, check out Is Octopath Traveler 2 coming to Switch? and All Voice Actors in Octopath Traveler 2 on Pro Game Guides.

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