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?

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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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I don't know why but speed runners to me are just pointless

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@alucardswrath: It's like players who like getting platinum trophies. Just another way to play the game that some folks enjoy.

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ummm, no. This player focused on one narrow part of the game an ignored all other potential. I also smell a Cystipig.

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Got it on PC and cheated to get the tier 1 perks. Then forgot about it. For any playing it, is it a compelling story and satisfying conclusion(s)? Are the worlds really that beautiful? What your thoughts vs Witcher or other story RPG.

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Speedrunning an RPG is about as pointless as expecting Master Chief to sing the National Anthem.

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Well I guess I'm not getting it now.

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@velite: Because someone who tried to managed to finish it in 25 minutes? Who cares?? People try to speed run every game. I'm sure someone somewhere finished Witcher 3 or MGSV in less than an hour - but there's easily 30 or 40 hours of gameplay in each of those games.

Don't worry about it. If you like the look of this, get it - it's getting some great reviews. I've only put in about 2 hours so far but I've hardly started it. - and it's bloody good!

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@mpl911: I usually wait until games are $5 or less with DLC on Steam, but it seems kind of silly to pay full retail for something that someone already dissected enough to do a speedrun through.

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@velite: I seriously wouldn't worry about it.; if I sold you a jumper and said "it will last you for at least 2 or 3 years", but you found a way to destroy it in 2 days, that wouldn't diminish the value of that jumper, it just means you wanted to ruin it in 2 days and succeeded. But many other people who bought the same jumper would nevertheless enjoy it for years.

Anyhoo - up to you. Happy gaming!

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@velite: Why?

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