Dragon's Dogma 2 Bridge
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How long does it take to repair a bridge in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

My kingdom for a detour.

There are few spots in Dragon’s Dogma 2 where a single bridge is your only point of ingress to an area. Usually, there’s a detour, but there are a few where there isn’t. So, if you destroy one of these bridges, how long do you have to wait to fix it? Can you even fix the bridge?

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Can you repair bridges in Dragon’s Dogma 2?

No, you can’t repair bridges in Dragon’s Dogma 2. However, after enough time, a broken bridge will be fixed. You can speed up this process by sleeping at an Inn a few times, or just going elsewhere until the bridge is fixed. Your Pawns will say how there’s nothing you can do about the bridge and that you should move on. They’re right, in a sense. Moving on and doing something else for a few in-game days should give the game enough time to fix the bridge on its own.

If there’s a detour, you’ll just have to go that way. If the bridge was over a solid surface, you can climb down the remains of the bridge like a ladder and maybe climb up the other side. Otherwise, you’ll just have to wait until the invisible bridge gnomes come around to repair it.

So, the only answer here is that you should just do something else in another part of the map for a while and then check on the bridge later.

How many days does it take to repair a bridge in DD2?

It’s hard to give you a direct answer here. A few days is the easy way to explain it, but have you ever heard the phrase “A watched pot won’t boil?” It means that if you do nothing but anticipate something happening, the time you wait will feel like an eternity.

I’m applying it in a more literal sense here. To be clear, I’m speaking of suspension bridges; ones made of wood. Stone bridges cannot be destroyed. For this test, I accidentally knocked down a bridge that leads to the Wyrmsblood Forest in Battahl using lightning magick. Don’t worry, I survived, but my Pawns weren’t so lucky. Each one plunged to their death, either splattering against the canyon floor or being taken by the brine.

However, there are quite a few ways to destroy a bridge. The easiest way is to take out the supports on one end of it. These are the posts that the bridge is tied up by. Kicking, striking, or otherwise attacking the posts will quickly lead to them breaking and the bridge collapsing.

So, I returned to Bakbattahl and stayed a night in my house. I then returned and the bridge was still out. There was no detour. So, I decided to wait and see how many days would pass before it was repaired. I went south to a campsite where I could easily view the bridge. Then I waited. And I waited. And I waited.

Eventually, the Pawns were like, “You really like this particular campsite for some reason, don’t you?”

But no bridge appeared.

More than a week passed, and then I got bored and headed South. I went right up to the labyrinth in the extreme south of Battahl and turned around. Sure enough, without having even rested, the bridge was there.

There’s a good chance that, based on how Dragon’s Dogma 2’s world works in terms of respawning and refreshing its instances, it’s actually distance-based rather than time-based. But to be safe, maybe give it a few days. If enemies you had previously eliminated in an area have respawned, then there’s a good chance that the bridge is back. Try to be more careful this time.

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