Fallout 4 is one of those games that can suck up a hundred hours of your time, if you’re not careful. Speedrunner BubblesDelFuego says he’s spent upward of 400 hours in the game, but he has more to show for it than a big number on his save file. After learning the ins and outs of the game, he can beat it in less than 50 minutes, start to finish. He stopped by our office in advance of this weekend’s Summer Games Done Quick 2016 and blazed through it in about an hour.
Mr. Bubbles showed off this feat to me and summer intern Haley MacLean. He did a great job of explaining most of the tricks that he was using, which often involved warping through geometry or simultaneously loading and generating a save. Yeah. This gets super weird, super quick.
You can watch more speedruns for the next week as part of the annual Summer Games Done Quick 2016. It starts Sunday, July 3 at 11:30 a.m. Central, wrapping up at 10:37 p.m. on July 9. Tune in at the official site or on the event’s Twitch channel to see it live. Go here for the complete schedule, which includes BubblesDelFuego running through Fallout 4 – only this time even faster. The group’s last even raised more than $1.2 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, so be sure to donate if you like what you see.
For more game-breaking goodness check out the speedrun of Doom.