Managing time is an important facet of adventuring in the world of Disco Elysium. You begin the game at 8 AM on Day 1. How you manage it is up to you, but remember: The streets empty at 9 PM (21.00) and most will be gone by 10 PM (22.00). The clock stops advancing at 2 AM.

Thoughts require time to become internalized.

Passing time

  • Game time passes when you are in dialogue and talking to people. Every line of dialogue advances time by 23 seconds.
  • Reading books is also a great way to pass more time in the game. There is a bookshop near the Whirling-In-Rags hostel where you can purchase some.
  • Playing board games (Suzerainty or Wirral) will pass a tremendous amount of time.
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