The Outer Worlds: Watch A Speedrunner Beat The Game In Under 25 Minutes

Is this the outer limits of what's possible in The Outer Worlds?


The Outer Worlds, Obsidian's new expansive space-faring RPG, has been out less than a week, but it's already attracting speedruns. While most players will take over a dozen hours to finish the game for the first time--we estimated around 30 hours on your first playthrough--one enterprising speedrunner has gotten their completion time down to well under half an hour.

It's Jabo managed a run that clocked in at 30:54 earlier this week, before refining his run down to a 24:21 completion time today. In the video below, It's Jabo speeds through the game as fast as possible, skipping whole chunks of the game and intentionally getting a terrible ending in his quest to complete The Outer Worlds as fast as possible.

The run involves setting his character's skill levels very deliberately--it's important to play as a character with zero intelligence to trigger the ending he gets.

"All in all, a pretty good run, sub 25 has been crushed, now on to sub 24/23 :)," the description under the video reads.

In GameSpot's review of The Outer Worlds, Edmond Tran praised the game for its depth and quality. "It's not a short game, but it's one packed with such a steady stream of wonderful characters to meet, interesting places to explore, and meaningful, multi-layered quests to solve, that it didn't feel like there was any room to get tired of it."

If you haven't jumped in yet, expect The Outer Worlds to last you longer than half an hour. Here are our tips for getting started, and a guide to the different difficulty levels.

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