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Baldur’s Gate 3 Has Its First Sub-20 Minute All Acts Speedrun — Because of a Large Invisible Bear – IGN Specific Occasions

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The great world of Baldur’s Gate 3 speedrunning leveled up as soon as once more this week with a brand new quickest time for an all acts completion of the sport — and it was made potential thanks to an enormous invisible bear.

Baldur’s Gate 3 speedrunner Mae, who IGN has reported on a number of instances for varied world information in Larian’s sprawling Dungeons & Dragons role-playing sport, has completed it once more, setting the primary sub-20 minute completion of all three acts.

Setting a verified, load eliminated time of 19m 20s, Mae employed most of the techniques which have fuelled Baldur’s Gate 3 speedruns over the previous couple of months, akin to leaping like a frog by means of a lot of the sport, and stuffing poor Shadowheart’s corpse in a field to set off skips ahead. However there’s a key distinction this time: killing a boss as a 11,000 pound bear.

These conversant in Baldur’s Gate 3 will know that it’s potential to wildshape into varied animals, together with a bear. In the course of the Act 2 boss combat with Ketheric Thorm, Mae turns turns Shadowheart right into a bear, casts Feather Fall on her, then Improve Leap, then makes the bear much more huge by casting Enlarge on it. In Baldur’s Gate 3, the larger you’re, the more durable you fall, and so this monstrous 5005kg bear falls fairly arduous.

Take that, Ketheric! Picture credit score Mae / YouTube.

All that’s left is for Shadowheart in bear type to down a Potion of Invisibility for uninterrupted motion across the enviornment, then, from a excessive vantage level, leap on prime of the unsuspecting Ketheric for 120 factors of bludgeoning injury. Rinse and repeat for section two. This can be a tactic Mae confirmed off throughout the current AGDQ Baldur’s Gate 3 speedrun, however now in a world file time. It’s fairly spectacular stuff.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is just half a yr outdated, so there’s loads of room left for speedruns to shave off much more time. And given how freeform the sport is, who is aware of what cool tech speedrunners will uncover subsequent?

In the event you’re nonetheless enjoying Baldur’s Gate 3 (and, given how large a sport it’s, you in all probability are!), make sure to try our information hub for all types of useful suggestions.

Wesley is the UK Information Editor for IGN. Discover him on Twitter at @wyp100. You may attain Wesley at wesley_yinpoole@ign.com or confidentially at wyp100@proton.me.

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