The speedrunning community rejoices as a remarkable achievement is unlocked – a new world record in Baldur’s Gate 3 speedrunning. This tremendous feat not only demonstrates exceptional prowess and strategy, but also signifies a significant breakthrough in the pursuit of swiftly conquering the game.

One incredibly skilled Baldur's Gate 3 speedrunner managed to beat all three of the game's acts in about 19 minutes. Apart from being impressive in its own right, this achievement also marks the world's first complete Baldur's Gate 3 run that's in the sub-20 minutes territory.

The speedrunning community has been enjoying Larian's hit RPG since the game first hit early access in late 2020. At that time, a 7-minute run through Act 1 was considered an impressive feat. Three years later, the Canadian speedrunner Mae achieved a notable milestone by reaching one of the semi-secret endings of Baldur's Gate 3 in under ten minutes. She continued to refine her technique in the Any% category, ultimately reducing her time to approximately three and a half minutes.

With that world record under her belt, the player turned to the self-explanatory Any% (All Acts) category. Her efforts have most recently culminated in an astonishing Baldur's Gate 3 speedrun that was only 19 minutes and 20 seconds long, loading times excluded. As per usual, Mae recorded her attempt and submitted it to, which subsequently verified it as the new world record in this bracket. The only caveat attached to the achievement is that the run itself is segmented, meaning it features several splits.

None of the techniques employed to achieve this incredible time were new, just executed to near-perfection. For example, the majority of the run features Mae abusing Enhance Leap—which triples a given character's jumping distance—in order to move around the map as quickly as possible. The speedrunner also made good use of a clever Druid technique that allows Baldur's Gate 3 players to do a ridiculous amount of damage by transforming a character into a beast, enlarging them twice, and then jumping on an enemy; that's exactly how she made short work of the Act 2 boss that ended up succumbing to a 5-ton bear that was actually Shadowheart.

Baldur's Gate 3 Speedrun World Records

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