Undead Exploited In 33 Minute Speedrun Of Divinity: Original Sin 2

The dynamic new Undead race in Divinity: Original Sin 2 powered a player's new record speed run.

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The open-ended and incredibly dense RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 is an experience that will test even the best players with 30 to 40 hours of play. On the backs of a new race introduced in Larian Studios' latest, a player has accomplished the unbelievable and completed a speedrun that clocks in at right over 33 minutes.

Gamer Onin posted the speedrun to his YouTube channel and, if you take a look at his collection of videos, he's been chipping away at this speedrun time regularly. His first run took 48 minutes and the following took 37. Onin was regularly posting improved strategies for various points in the game before diving into speedruns and it seems these runs are his focus for now. 

The first Divinity: Original Sin was acclaimed for its malleability and freedom. Those elements are pivotal components of the title, so much so that Larian Studios' promotional material regularly requested that players try to exploit and break it as much as possible. Original Sin 2 channels that same energy but the developers also added the unique Undead race that has abilities that break the sequel in ways you couldn't in the first

Onin is using the Undead origin character Fane in his speedrun and changing up some of his abilities in each run depending on issues or opportunities he comes across. Undead characters can "Play Dead" and end conflicts quickly, shortening the combat sequences by a massive chunk. He's also using stealth abilities in this run in order to skip over conflicts that happen with NPCs in the world. Speedruns are an artform in the gaming world and it'll be interesting to see just how fast Onin will be able to accomplish his task as he learns more and more about Divinity: Original Sin 2. He even makes a few mistakes in this run that he didn't make in previous ones, so he'll likely cut off another chunk of time in the near future. If you want to give the game ago, speedrun or not, check out our Character Creation and Beginner's Tips guide.

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