Sometimes you watch a speedrun and just let it wash over you⁠—Mario backwards butt jumping until he clips into the stairs and flies away, I have no idea how it works and I don’t want to, it’s just a beautiful thing to behold. There’s a bit of that “Mario clipping into things” energy in speedrunner Mae‘s blistering 4:15 Baldur’s Gate 3 Any%, all thanks to a particularly nasty new trick uncovered by the community. Spoilers for Baldur’s Gate 3 ahoy.

The run opts for Gale as the player avatar for reasons that we’ve reported on previously. Mae avoids all combat and doesn’t level up, instead opting for the level 1 spells Enhance Leap and Feather Fall to just jump like a moon man past every encounter. Loading into Act 1, they ignore every companion and quest and just make a break for the Mountain Pass.

By mrtrv