Rage 2, Bethesda’s new post-apocalyptic shooter, takes place in a giant, open world filled with enemy outposts to clear and quests to grind by. That hasn’t stopped one speedrunner from already beating it in underneath two hours.
Over the weekend, speedrunner CreeperHntr set the Any% world file for Rage 2 with a time of 1:53:26 after days of attempting to work out a perfect route by the sport and one of the simplest ways to reap the benefits of the varied out of bounds glitches gamers have discovered for the reason that recreation got here out on Could 14. For all of its issues, Rage 2 has some exact and stylish capturing, which comes by fantastically in CreeperHntr’s run.
CreeperHntr’s present route focuses on attempting to the get the sport’s rocket launcher as shortly as potential, because it stuns bosses and thus shaves a lot of time and problem, and boosting the entire recreation’s three characters to stage 5 alongside the way in which to unlock their secondary quests, that are required to complete the sport.
Out-of-bounds glitches are additionally key. Presently two have been found that assist lower down on time. The primary skips a lot of the labyrinthine Genetic Analysis Station within the Double Cross mission. The opposite, within the Beneath the Floor mission, requires climbing up into the realm’s rafters and right into a closed-off part of the map that instantly breaks the sport and permits gamers to shortly bypass much more of Rage 2.
The run additionally partly depends on Rage 2’s arsenal of particular talents and performance-boosting perks. Upgrades to reload velocity and motion velocity, each whereas sprinting and aiming down the sights, assist CreeperHntr get by the sport extra shortly. Talents like Rush, which helps you to blink ahead a number of ft, and Grav Soar, a double leap that makes it potential to platform out of bounds, are additionally key.
CreeperHntr largely speedruns first-person motion video games like Prey, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Dishonored 2. Additionally they presently maintain the world file for the legacy guidelines class in 2016’s Doom. Since Rage 2 has loads in widespread with the newest Doom, as Id Software program was concerned in creating each, it’s a pure match for the speedrunner.
“I’d say that the gunplay is what actually makes it enjoyable,” CreeperHntr informed Kotaku in an electronic mail. “It seems like an open-world model of Doom.” That open-world facet means there’s nonetheless loads of methods to enhance on CreeperHntr’s preliminary world file. CreepHntr mentioned that different gamers are engaged on methods to skip the sport’s prolonged tutorials, whereas merely perfecting the present route would result in a time of near 1:40.