Fallout 3 Beaten In Under 24 Minutes

Many gamers are pretty familiar with speedruns, where players attempt to get from the opening screen to closing credits in the shortest amount of time possible. But where it’s easy to grasp the logistics of say, getting through Super Mario Bros in no time, it’s a whole other thing to try to speedrun an RPG like Fallout 3. Yet that’s exactly what one enterprising player has done, breaking all previous records with a staggering 23 minutes and 55 seconds.

The new record, set by BubblesDelFeugo, was actually trimming his own previous record from 24 minutes and 20 seconds. The entire sequence covers the player characters birth right up to completing the Capitol Wasteland, and was achieved in part through various in-game quirks and glitches. For example, quick-saving in certain areas can teleport you past obstacles and skip dialogue sequences, and it’s also possible to jump up hills faster than walking. The full list of tricks can be read here.

Outside of taking advantage of glitches, BubblesDelFeugo notes in the guide that Endurance, Intelligence, and Luck are the only stats that matter during a Fallout 3 speedrun. Endurance increases your ability to take more damage, while Intelligence and Luck boost the benefits of medicine. Even Agility doesn’t help out much since it doesn’t increase your in-game movement speed.

Even if this isn’t your usual Fallout 3 playstyle, it remains an impressive achievement considering the average speedrun takes about 5 hours. The question now is whether that time could be trimmed even further, and whether it will be BubblesDelFeugo who accomplishes it yet again.

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2 Comments on Fallout 3 Beaten In Under 24 Minutes


On July 1, 2014 at 9:54 am

I will never understand the point of this


On July 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm

It’s like speed drinking a bottle of 30 year old Scotch. I suppose you can do it, but why the hell would you want to?