This Guy Beat Fallout New Vegas In Less Time Than It Takes To Cook A Frozen Pizza

Editor’s note: Before we get hate mail about how it only takes 13 minutes to bake a frozen pizza, don’t forget that you need to preheat your oven and give the pizza a couple of minutes to cool before you cut into it (unless you’re a total savage who doesn’t preheat their oven, and that’s okay too.) In the name of integrity and scienece, I just baked a frozen pizza and it took me about 22 minutes from start to finish. Alright, with that out of the way, check out this guy’s ridiculpous FO:NV speedrun…

While everybody else is still wandering the wastelands of Boston and tying up a few loose-end quests, this guy decided to hit up some New Vegas for a blast from the past. On average, it takes about 30 hours to complete the full story on New Vegas if you’re stopping to smell the xander roots.


HollazHalan managed to complete New Vegas in 20 minutes and 47.6 seconds, but not without a little help from a couple of glitches and some clever ways to break the game. In this Any% run, glitches and exploits are allowed but using the console or any type of mods are not allowed, basically you have to be able to complete the run using only the tools and hacks that the game gives you, no outside help.


From the video’s description: 

“The glitches/exploits used in the run all involve quicksaving and quickloading (abbreviated as QSQL), and it’s used for skipping NPC dialogue (Doc Mitchell notably), clipping through walls and to get a glitch called Speedcripple.

We get Speedcripple using the Mercenary’s Grenade Launcher from the Courier’s Stash DLC, because it’s faster and easier to pull off the glitch with.

When you cripple your leg, your speed is set to 0, then bring back to 60% of your normal speed. By quickloading just before getting crippled, you can confuse the game into giving you 60% without actually being put to 0 ( because we don’t actually really get crippled). So you get a huge speedboost, and walk at 160% of your normal speed.”

Got a few minutes to spare? Check out the entire run right here: 

YouTube video