Player beats huge bestselling RPG in an incredible 7 minutes

The current top game on the Steam charts can be played through in just seven minutes instead of 25 hours, as one player is now proving.

Baldur's Gate 3

Steam's new top game can be played through in just 7 minutes instead of 25 hours

After the indie game Among Us occupied the top spot among the most popular Steam games for weeks, it was finally overthrown again. The new king? Baldur's Gate 3 – or at least the "Early Access" version of the new RPG.

Baldur's Gate 3 is yours watch it here on Steam.

Actually, this should be packed with content that you entertained for almost 25 hours should. As a particularly fast player proves, you can end Baldur's Gate 3, in its current version, in just seven minutes. Of the Speedrunner Cary Palmer tells Kotaku, that he over 200 attempts needed for this time.

How can you play Baldur's Gate 3 in just 7 minutes?

The trick, according to Palmer, is jumping. To complete the game in just seven minutes, he kept using a certain spell, the the distance of the jumps tripled.

So he avoids all fights and quests – even the first boss fight, the actually for the prologue heard. He simply pushes away annoying cut scenes as quickly as possible.

This is what it looks like in the end:

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However, despite all the preparation, you can play it through so quickly not guaranteed, explains the speedrunner. At one point there is a fountain through which you get to the final part of the game for the time being. However, you are only allowed to enter this if you Luck in the dice have.

Baldur's Gate 3 – Quests disappoint speed runners

At the end of his run, Palmer's player statistics look pretty empty of course: He has not fought anything, earned no EXP, and is thus in a position still at level 1 – for that he got through a 25-hour game in just seven minutes.

In retrospect, however, the speedrunner expresses himself a bit disappointed with the game and its content. Through his project, he realized that the majority of the quests are only optional and are little connected.

You wonder how quickly other classics in video game history have been gambled through? We have compiled the most impressive speed runs for you in our photo gallery:

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Seven minutes for such a big game is a considerable amount of time. Since Baldur's Gate 3 is still in Early Access, it can be assumed that there will be more content that will make the run more difficult in the future. It remains to be seen whether the quests will be more connected in the future.

Nathan Navrotzki
Nathan Navrotzki, GIGA expert.

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