Baldur's Gate 3 Developers React to Under 6 Minute Speedrun

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Even in Early Access, Baldur's Gate 3 is an incredibly long game. So, of course, we were surprised to see that speedrunner Professor Palmer can finish the game in under six minutes. With a playthrough this quick, we knew we had to show Larian Studios what was possible in their game. So ride along with Alexandre Barrette (QA Lead), Farhang Namdar (World Building Director), and Nick Pechenin (Lead Systems Designer) as they watch and react to years of their hard work getting crushed in a matter of minutes.

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Runtime: 08:02


Josh Mulligan
Josh Mulligan - 8 minutter siden
If only this guy had a faster ssd 😆
Cody Ray
Cody Ray - Time siden
The best part is he just beat the game and didn’t spoil a single damn thing 😂😂😂
John Raymond
John Raymond - Time siden
to be fair, he had to play enough to know when/where everything was to pull this off.
3D Kiwi
3D Kiwi - 2 timer siden
Where are all the incompetent devs coming from?!
duranxv - 3 timer siden
This is a great series! PLEASE keep making more of these :) The devs' reactions are funny and interesting
Cameron Birkinbine
Cameron Birkinbine - 3 timer siden
I’m not even close to being done with the game and I’ve been playing for over 17 hours. When I saw the title I was like there is no way that is real 😂.
Steffen Mitic-Maria
Steffen Mitic-Maria - 5 timer siden
This jump is what happens when they don't follow the rules in the book.
St. Ebbs
St. Ebbs - 13 timer siden
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Charles Humphries
Charles Humphries - 13 timer siden
I still just want less splash damage.
Silent Woodfire
Silent Woodfire - 17 timer siden
You sound new to this...
Darius Springle
Darius Springle - 18 timer siden
Gamer speeds run incomplete game
Januk - 21 time siden
Not even a finished release and there's already speed runs? Wow.
Joey Dempsey
Joey Dempsey - Dag siden
Yeah.. won’t be buying this game
Marlon Cebo
Marlon Cebo - Dag siden
The fact they would allow characters to jump that far at lv 1 even this early in development really shows how feature creep in this game is holding back its potential.
Joshua Cabatuando
Joshua Cabatuando - Dag siden
They really need to fix jumping and shove mechanics in this game
Sean Riley Hawkins
Sean Riley Hawkins - Dag siden
Gamers dont really waste time when they wanna get it done lol
pujeet jha
pujeet jha - Dag siden
Can’t wait to buy this when it’s completely fixed
boldbearings - Dag siden
Great upload.
Too bad we can't see the devs' faces.
Expressions are half the reaction.
Jasmin Maric
Jasmin Maric - Dag siden
Funny how they think it takes lots of time to do game from begining to end of early access..From Ravaged beach to end of early access is 15-20 min easy walking if you want to skip all
KrakeNoon Studios
KrakeNoon Studios - Dag siden
The best solution is to let us skip the ship completely. It’s really cool & there’s some neat story there. It just feels like it artificially holds up game progress.
Devon Collins
Devon Collins - 13 timer siden
Same for original sin 2. The mod to skip the intro is best thing out lol
Samuel Grahame
Samuel Grahame - Dag siden
It makes sense to rush when you have that thing in your brain/past your eye
redneck1st - Dag siden
How did he know where the triggers were at?
redneck1st - 15 timer siden
@Dennis Howard Well now that there would do it As for me I'm trying to figure out the best way to take out a bunch of gnolls and wondering how they get three attacks and can connect on all 3 and do max damage to my 1 attack that allows me to do maybe 4 damage
Dennis Howard
Dennis Howard - 20 timer siden
he commented and said he has like 80+ hours in the game already and played any%
redneck1st - Dag siden
Hopefully the loading times gets fixed
Teakty4u - Dag siden
Love this. Great game. Make other companies produce better content to even try to keep up with your ideas;) WWG1WGA
The Hoff
The Hoff - 2 dager siden
Haha and the DND experience is complete! When DMs have their narrative planned but the players do something totally unexpected; holds true in video game as well as tabletop :-D
William Chevarie
William Chevarie - 2 dager siden
I’m glad he said our 40 hours game cause I took 40+ hours. But I did turn every rock,, open every crate, kill every enemy, and so on
XyrerrisII Alfazon
XyrerrisII Alfazon - 2 dager siden
this happens to any game that has no fall damage lols. it would be challenging if there's something that isn't part of the trigger that would attack the player from outside the usual path, and the longer the jump, the more prone the player to fall damage or some sort of recoil from the massive jumps.
Shaun Torpey
Shaun Torpey - 2 dager siden
this was an embarassment to how long I spent in Baldurs Gate 2, why have jump in the game?
Alex Trollip
Alex Trollip - 2 dager siden
? This is a speedrun. What has that got to do with the normal game? Jumping is there because theres areas you can only reach by jumping
Another Guy
Another Guy - 2 dager siden
I'll never understand speedruns.
VEX butter
VEX butter - 2 dager siden
Devs react to mirrors edge speed run. Not catalyst the first one this guy did it in like 27 minutes
Jarvisone - 2 dager siden
Nice, crazy fast but at least it shows the devs where to work on
Dead Ends93
Dead Ends93 - 2 dager siden
this was a glitch run not a speed run
lumby - 2 dager siden
gamemaster can i jump here? Erm i guess so.. welp.
Dart Devious
Dart Devious - 2 dager siden
Is the whole game 40 minutes or just part one?
Andrew Mensor
Andrew Mensor - 2 dager siden
nice game! stick to 5e next time!
Yeti - 2 dager siden
Seeing that makes me a little sad.
TANK1xEMK - 2 dager siden
never heard devs actually get salty on these before lol
Steven Poulsen
Steven Poulsen - 2 dager siden
there isnt even an endgame boss fight. He just skips to the credits!?
Alexandre Bannwarth
Alexandre Bannwarth - 2 dager siden
This is only Early Access, the first act of the game.
LionSin Faze
LionSin Faze - 3 dager siden
Great game. Wish it was fully out of course cant wait
wolf - 3 dager siden
wait this is the full game??
Aporetics - 2 dager siden
No it’s only act 1 of 3, and it’s early access
l_ife efi_l
l_ife efi_l - 3 dager siden
You have to admit a game meant for hours to complete is instead done in mere minutes is faulty by design. A huge oversight by the developers to overlook this. As a result, here we have a speedrun tat obliterated their hard work like nothing. Their comment on patching things in future is sad, u dont c such travesty in older quality games
Tiffany - 3 dager siden
I definitely thought they needed a shortcut for jump when I played, that's for sure.
Nicholas Nishimura
Nicholas Nishimura - 3 dager siden
I guess there is gonna be a lot of other updates for these exploits xD
Kelyaan - 3 dager siden
It's funny if the devs think they can fix this - They have no idea about speed running, They'll just not update.
freulein.eifersucht - 2 dager siden
The game is now in alpha testing, ofc speedrunners will want to beat whole game (which will be fixed), not the alpha. So in this particular case you're wrong
Dwarf - 3 dager siden
Speedrunners expose weaknesses in video game design; also exposes the game was not properly tested.
Bill T
Bill T - 13 timer siden
Imagine comparing the QA required for a 4kb chess game with limited inputs to an open world game like Baldur's Gate. And I'm not sure why you shared that bit about cheating. What does that have to do with anything? Want a medal?
Lupus - 2 dager siden
@Dwarf you must be trolling
Dwarf - 3 dager siden
@Bill T There really is no excuse or explanation for a player to just run through a video game in 6 minutes that took months to years to create with a multimillion dollar budget. I am currently playing a 4 kilobyte chess game that took roughly less than a year to create nearly 35 years ago with a fraction of the sound design budget of Baldur's Gate 3 that provides far more of a challenge_AND_ I cannot speedrun through it nor type in cheat codes to 'win'. I never cheat in video games...BTW. Y'know what? I have a funny feeling you're gonna try and find an excuse. :)
Bill T
Bill T - 3 dager siden
I don't think that's a fair shake to the devs. There is so much that goes into designing an open world game like this and speedrunners specifically dig for exploits that people wouldn't normally stumble upon in casual play. That doesn't mean it wasn't properly tested. I'd much rather QA time be spent on keeping the game from softlocking/crashing when doing tasks that casual players might encounter.
KoldStrejke - 3 dager siden
first of all theres no way any one should be able to jump so far.
Cayo - 2 dager siden
A character with high Strength + Psionics can jump that far and that's perfectly reasonable.
Monkey FunkR
Monkey FunkR - 3 dager siden
I wonder how many hours this player has logged. They've prolly played this more than I've been able to game in the last three years... :'(
White Eagle
White Eagle - 3 dager siden
Should be called speedjump instead of speedrun tho :P:P:P
dijsugdrtggi3684 - 3 dager siden
how embarrassing lol
jess carroll
jess carroll - 3 dager siden
Absolutely insane.
Fred Williams
Fred Williams - 3 dager siden
I will not purchase BG3, until I can play it on GFN. Hopefully the other over 5 million GFN users will boycott. The developers feel they have the right to make deals for exclusivity to force you to buy for a platform. I guess the developers do, but I have the right not to o buy their game!
Grey - 3 dager siden
I want to see an AC Valhalla 100% speed run in under 6 min.
Ricardanilevs - 3 dager siden
Fixing will take more time than making another game without bugs
Blacksun388 - 3 dager siden
Imagine working on something for years only to watch someone completely bypass all your hard work and beat it in such a short time. It's strangely flattering that someone would love your game so much to go through the trouble of learning it so well to beat it as fast as possible.
Darius Springle
Darius Springle - 18 timer siden
Well technically this game is not complete yet
Professor Palmer
Professor Palmer - 3 dager siden
The skip by going through the floor isn't actually a jump. It's a throw. it's actually a pretty in depth trick.
You have to cast jump on laezel, she jumps to middle to trigger surprise initiative guaranteeing she goes first. Then, we stealth with the other character to not join the fight, jump to center, and then THROW Laezel up to the top.
Professor Palmer
Professor Palmer - 2 dager siden
@MasumiSeike I have about 80 hours logged on the game. I would say at least 40 of that is doing all quests and any percent speed runs. Watch my explanation video if you want some more insight!
Bardnon - 2 dager siden
The man himself!
MasumiSeike - 2 dager siden
How could you even jump so far with clicking so often and also how often did you play to get those things down?
Professor Palmer
Professor Palmer - 3 dager siden
@David Smith thanks my friend !
David Smith
David Smith - 3 dager siden
Great run Prof!
kooltube100 - 3 dager siden
should this be titled EARLY ACCESS SPEEDRUN?
The game isn't finished, there's going to be a lot more to the game. With a crappy title like that, you'd think this was for the full game. if this video is left after the game is complete.
Josh Lewis
Josh Lewis - 4 dager siden
Reminds me of the Jak 2 and Jak 3 speedruns. Just fly over the game and it's done
RagnarokCzD - 4 dager siden
Some people on forum gives the impression that they are creating feedback based on such gameplay. :-/
RagnarokCzD - 3 dager siden
And sugesting improvements
Charalampos Koundourakis
Charalampos Koundourakis - 3 dager siden
Pointing out bugs definitely
Alokas - 4 dager siden
Could we get Jak and Daxter devs reacting to speedrun?
J G - 4 dager siden
This is surely a divinity game? Looks nothing like baldurs gate!
John Sutherland
John Sutherland - 4 dager siden
This game is officially broke asf 😂
Ben Sellick-Tague
Ben Sellick-Tague - 4 dager siden
y tho?
IchigoMait - 4 dager siden
Speedrun without spoilers edition. Basically start a new game and then quit it right after.
ibnb x
ibnb x - 4 dager siden
Jumping simulator
Marco Garza
Marco Garza - 4 dager siden
Kevinplay - 4 dager siden
Some one will be fired XD
Edgars Petriks
Edgars Petriks - 4 dager siden
played this game for like 8 hours got lvl 4 and then i read that max lvl is only 4 wich was huge turn off and i couldnt play it anymore also theres no way this game has 40 hours gameplay
Unknownost - 4 dager siden
You gotta admit that top-down view then jump to the next floor is pretty insane.
Professor Palmer
Professor Palmer - 3 dager siden
So it's actually a pretty in depth trick. You have to cast jump on laezel, she jumps to middle to trigger surprise initiative guaranteeing she goes first. Then, we stealth with the other character to not join the fight, jump to center, and then THROW Laezel up to the top.
몬스터캣 - 4 dager siden
Best ever fastrun in my life
Wingoftheangel - 4 dager siden
I get it's a speed run, I'm sure the devs know their story, characters, routes, and fun varieties of strategy and actually experiencing the games, loot, world, stealthing, exploring and experiencing a story and making character friendships are a major part.
People always gonna figure out how to do things fast for the hell of it, which is fine, but this is essentially just skipping the entire game
Ronaldo Ombrog
Ronaldo Ombrog - 4 dager siden
It said any% speedrun
Dylan Herron
Dylan Herron - 4 dager siden
Man, that's the most anticlimactic speed run I have EVER seen.
I'm gonna save you guys 6 minutes:
He jump-navigates over and around every interactive point, skips all combat, boom, end cutscene.
Neltheraku - 4 dager siden
How many years of development? XD
GamerChillz - 4 dager siden
when you can feel the devs pain
Jorae Reegers
Jorae Reegers - 4 dager siden
They seem enthused by it.
Paco A
Paco A - 4 dager siden
Alan Al
Alan Al - 4 dager siden
I'm confused its still Early access
Dennis Howard
Dennis Howard - 20 timer siden
@Alan Al he finished act 1
Alan Al
Alan Al - 2 dager siden
How do you speed run a game that isn't even finished its still likely alpha state
Largentina TM
Largentina TM - 2 dager siden
What are you confused about?
Jorae Reegers
Jorae Reegers - 4 dager siden
Erika myers
Erika myers - 4 dager siden
Marix LowFy
Marix LowFy - 4 dager siden
What a shitshow
David Hudspith
David Hudspith - 4 dager siden
He didn’t actually play the game... a speed run, to me at least, implies that you play the game. He just jumped past all the encounters. I’m sure, helpful for the devs to see how the mechanics can be abused.
Professor Palmer
Professor Palmer - 3 dager siden
You should see my run for All Quests. The world record is 2:24:10
History History
History History - 4 dager siden
He did play the game. He turned his system on, loaded it up etc. otherwise he couldn't jump past all the encounters.
Jesse Baldridge
Jesse Baldridge - 4 dager siden
There are different categories of speedruns. This is in a category that allows you to break the game, the only point is to get from beginning to end as fast as possible. There are loads of games that have "glitchless" or "100% complete" speedruns.
Matthew Walsh
Matthew Walsh - 4 dager siden
Well, thats just what my character would do....
Davide Valenti
Davide Valenti - 4 dager siden
Oh yes, they got it right at the beginning: this game absolutely needs a hotkey for Jump.
Wingoftheangel - 21 time siden
@Fiery OW yes I agree---make them split if you want to do individual, but make it automatic if the party is grouped
Fiery OW
Fiery OW - Dag siden
@Wingoftheangel I am thinking that outside combat if the selected character hides the party also hides and then make the other party members follow exactly the steps the selected character did. If you want to split a character just split them to a seperate party.
Wingoftheangel - 3 dager siden
@burningphoenix36 that's definitely fair lol barbarians tho xDD
burningphoenix36 - 3 dager siden
@Wingoftheangel Ooh yeah we’ve never had that opportunity because theres always at least one person who’s like I barge forward or the less stealthy people split from the rest and do something else to aid in the mission.
Wingoftheangel - 3 dager siden
@burningphoenix36 I know, I'm in 5 d&d 5e groups rn myself, just, as a video game, if you wanted to say 'we are all stealthing to this area' you could have it set so the entire party moves, but they still make their own dice rolls. Would just be a fast option lol
Ak47 - 4 dager siden
speedrunner more like speedjumper
Ak47 - 4 dager siden
why no sven
Lucas Meeks
Lucas Meeks - 4 dager siden
How long is this game??
John Robinson
John Robinson - 4 dager siden
100 hour's plus
Sal Flores
Sal Flores - 4 dager siden
Can't blame them for being disgusted s*** people claim to be speedrunners when really their cheatrunners
Professor Palmer
Professor Palmer - 3 dager siden
Get a grip. I love the game and they seemed to like my run.
Jorae Reegers
Jorae Reegers - 4 dager siden
they're disgusted? They seemed really enthused with it.
Chris - 4 dager siden
the last game I EVER want to watch somebody speed run is an RPG like Baldur's Gate.
it's like my kid cousin that beat the Skyrim (main) campaign in 6 hours. one sitting. he did NOTHING else in the game. then said the game was kind of boring.
Lei Keylosh
Lei Keylosh - 4 dager siden
Fire the playtesters. How can you allow such a simple glitch to be on the game? Just using camera movement and spamming the jump skill. Major oversight.
DarxPhil 0
DarxPhil 0 - 4 dager siden
The thumbnails make it looks like it's sponsored by Doritios.
matthew cote
matthew cote - 4 dager siden
Try this with the originals, I promise it'll take him over 40 hrs. This goes to show how empty the newer, flashier games are.
Professor Palmer
Professor Palmer - 3 dager siden
Actually the world records for Baldur's gate 1 & 2 are all about 10-20 minutes long soooo
matthew cote
matthew cote - 4 dager siden
@Source i hope not, but charging 60 dollars for act 1 in progress was unnecessary and unappreciative to its customers. Open beta should not cost this much, and the original bg2 had about 300 hrs total of gameplay, bg3 beta had about 25. Idk about you but 25 × 4 is 100.
Source - 4 dager siden
@matthew cote Baldur's Gate 3 is literally 40 hours in total so far and we're only 75% through Act 1... of 4. And Act 1 is said to be one of the smaller acts. We're talking upwards of 200 hours of content on full release. There are many complaints one could make about this game, but lack of content is not going to be one of them.
matthew cote
matthew cote - 4 dager siden
@bratsampson someone doesnt understand the power of crack cocaine. Also, BG1 and 2 had much more side missions, "BG3" hardly has any.
bratsampson - 4 dager siden
Someone hasn't seen Baldur's Gate speedruns ;) BG1 Enhanced is like < 20m, and BG2 Enhanced is < an hour glitchless, around 20m Any%
Super Scott
Super Scott - 4 dager siden
wow. no fun at all. takes all of the game away.
Deki - 4 dager siden
I'm not a fan of speed runs with glitches. I do appreciate the art of finding those shortcuts, but I definitely prefer a normal fast run.
Geminibou - 4 dager siden
@Skate and Game it depends on the game honestly some games have glitches that can improve your time but is.much more difficult to pull off so it has the risk reward effect
Skate and Game
Skate and Game - 4 dager siden
same, finding those glitches take some skill but finishing the game the way it was intended to be played in a faster time than anyone else is much more impressive in my opinion.
TheJerbol - 4 dager siden
wait, did they just say top-down there's no vertical cap on jumping?
ling liang
ling liang - 3 dager siden
I m pretty sure in game there is a vertical cap on jumping sicne well I distinctly remember being told something is too high to jump multiple times
Aaron Rotenberg
Aaron Rotenberg - 4 dager siden
Even worse (or better, depending on your point of view): I believe they said there's no vertical cap on jumping _at_ _all_ in order to make it feel better in top-down.
TheJerbol - 4 dager siden
just sad sven couldn't be here
DonPetexX - 4 dager siden
Sven might be nerding out
Igo Dreamer
Igo Dreamer - 4 dager siden
This is so funny as awkward! hahahahahahaa
Hotshots2890 - 4 dager siden
I feel like the Dev's dont know what a "speedrun" is... your not sitting there listening to text... lol ffs they sound like dumbasses...
Vipul Doshi
Vipul Doshi - 4 dager siden
there doesnt seem much to this game like maybe it needed more levels? idk
Jorae Reegers
Jorae Reegers - 4 dager siden
Early Access version of Act which usually act one can be about 10-20 hours long if you actually play it.
Vipul Doshi
Vipul Doshi - 4 dager siden
"many of these will be fixed"
end of getting faster load times to bring the run down an exrtra minute
redneck1st - 15 timer siden
@xbon1 I'm playing on an SSD drive and trust me the load times are slow. I'd hate to see what they are on a mechanical drive. My next Pc will be two NVME M.2 drives. just need to be able to get ahold of the 6800 GPU and 5800 CPU and I'll be all set to rock on the build
xbon1 - 4 dager siden
ZLast Boss
ZLast Boss - 4 dager siden
Imagine developing a game with 40+ hours of gameplay, for someone to speed run through it in 6 minute. Somebody won’t be returning for the sequel development.
Bands - 4 dager siden
Speedrunners have 1 weekness the loadscreen
Kewin Diemar
Kewin Diemar - 4 dager siden
There should be rules for this stuff, he was "speed jumping", not running! Lol
Brittany Page
Brittany Page - 4 dager siden
I can support some patches by developers for this game. Man loaded more than he played lmao.
Alex Trollip
Alex Trollip - 2 dager siden
The game is still in early access. Its still got a suggested year before its actually ready for full release