Baldur’s Gate 3 is available now in Early Access, and one of the game’s selling points has been its huge map. The game also features over 45,000 lines of dialog, and it’ll reward players who take their time to see everything. However, it’s also possible to do the exact opposite and blast through the game as fast as you can–and one player has already racked up a 7 minute completion.
Speedrunner Professor Palmer speeds across the map, skipping every encounter and clicking through cutscenes, and manages to reach the final area thanks to a lucky investigation dice roll on a well leading to the final area.
In an email to Kotaku, Professor Palmer notes that he reached the end “having fought nothing, gained no EXP, still level one.” Getting their time down to 7 minutes took over 200 attempts.
You can watch the complete run below and see how they did it.
Of course, this is atypical, and works only for a very specific build. For most players, seven minutes won’t be enough time to even read the EULA–which you’ll want to do, because it contains a hidden quest.
Developer Larian Studios is watching this Early Access period, and how its being played, closely. The studio recently released a heatmap showing how and where players are dying in-game.