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This Inconceivable-Sounding Fallout 4 Speedrun Took Over 2,000 Hours


A Twitch streamer has devoted almost three years of his life to Fallout 4, struggling to finish essentially the most difficult feat I’ve ever heard of: a 100-percent completion of Bethesda’s 2015 motion role-playing sport with out taking one single bit of harm.

As noticed by PCGamer, streamer Vrexia spent the final two years and 7 months engaged on a no-damage, 100-percent speedrun of Fallout 4 with some extremely strict guidelines. For starters, the run was permadeath, and the sport had been modded in order that any harm, irrespective of how minuscule or trivial, would kill him. And because it was a 100-percent run, he additionally needed to accumulate the whole lot the sport needed to supply, together with collectibles just like the Fallout Boy bobbleheads and Nuka-Cola recipes, alongside ending the sport’s DLCs and unlocking all followers and settlements. Mainly, Vrexia needed to actually flip over each stone in Fallout 4 with out dying—lest he begin throughout.

There have been different restrictions Vrexia imposed on himself, too. He couldn’t use legendary weapons or armor (together with energy armor and garments with particular stats), something that mitigated harm or eliminated radiation, or any meals, drink, or medication (aka “chems”) that present varied buffs. Though legendary gadgets acquired from quests had been allowed, Vrexia just about accomplished this goated run with some super-basic gear: a wide range of normal, ballistic weapons and really, very gentle clothes. I’m speaking, like, underwear and a zip-up sweater.

As you’ll be able to think about, every kind of shenanigans ensued. It’s a Bethesda sport, in spite of everything, so something you’d suppose would kill Vrexia has killed Vrexia. He instructed PCGamer about among the funniest deaths he skilled whereas engaged on this run.

“A scorpion disappeared, reappeared within the sky and fell on my head,” Vrexia stated. “I picked up a field and it slammed into my face killing me. I aimed my gun and obtained flung into the air and died by falling harm. Tripped on a tire and died.”

A Fallout 4 character looks at a robot in a dilapidated town during a dialogue sequence

Picture: Bethesda Recreation Studios

He additionally spoke about one time when, proper on the finish of the sport throughout Fallout 4‘s final mission, he died and “instantly began a brand new run.” The worst half about this, although he stated it doesn’t bug him a lot, was that he was at 99.5 p.c completion. He was nearly there, then unceremoniously died. Now, that’s a significant bummer.

However he ultimately did it! Vrexia rolled credit on Fallout 4 throughout an October 2 livestream, placing an finish to his no-damage 100% run after 415 makes an attempt, nearly three years, and a pair of,000 hours in pursuit of this unbelievable purpose. He instructed PCGamer that, in complete, he’s spent some 13,395 hours on the sport in keeping with Steam. That’s a very long time, and at last pulling off this achievement was an unbelievable thrill. He instructed PCGamer as a lot.

“As for the way it felt to realize it, there was a rush once I first accomplished a No-Hit run, much like once I went skydiving IRL, it’s arduous to match,” Vrexia stated. “In actual fact, I used to be really a bit speechless that I’d completed it! I set a foolish problem initially, nothing like this, and cherished it. That second within the stream the place you’ve really completed it’s magic. You simply see chat’s response immediately, and shifting ahead, I’ll nonetheless play some Fallout 4 every now and then, however my actual ardour is retro gaming. I’m going to get some form of comparable challenges going for retro video games.”

Kotaku reached out to Vrexia for remark.

Vrexia’s last, profitable run was clocked at 52 hours, 20 minutes, and 23 seconds. With over 400 makes an attempt below his belt, I feel it’s secure to say that Vrexia is a grasp of Fallout 4 at this level. It takes critical dedication to drag this off.