Speedrunner Beats Game In Under 30 Minutes
A speedrunner has uncovered a new way to beat Dragon Age: Inquisition in under 30 minutes. The previous record for speedrunning the game stood at 1 hour 54 minutes and 35 seconds (1:54:35).
Speedrunner Issala decided to challenge Inquisition's speedrun record after several months of silence surrounding the game. The speedrun scene had settled on the world record and didn't think it could be broken. Issala managed to find an exploit which gave them the ability to warp anywhere they wanted to on the map. Dragon Age: Inquisition has transition points at the edges of each of its maps. Issala's exploit works by loading a save made during a transition, which allowed them to warp to areas they shouldn't yet be able to reach according to narrative progression. You can check out Issala's very impressive run below:
It's not just the map exploit that helped Issala climb to prominence in the Dragon Age: Inquisition speedrunning community. The speedrunner also discovered that picking a certain dialogue option during the Temple of Mythal sequence (which is near the end of the game) would exponentially speed up any given run. The choice revolves around picking the Inquisitor - the main character - to take a certain action or picking another character. Choosing the Inquisitor makes the game progress significantly quicker.
Dragon Age: Inquisition speedrunners are now discussing how Issala's glitch could be used to speedrun the rest of the game - its DLC, for example, or a boss fight marathon. This run seems to have reignited interest in the Dragon Age: Inquisition speedrunning community. Issala's run is a mighty fine watch; if you've never dabbled in the speedrunning scene before, this is a great place to start. Inquisition should be a 70-plus hour game, but Issala's managed to condense it down to under half an hour. Pretty remarkable.
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