The yearly charity speedrunning marathon Superior Video games Completed Fast is in progress this week, permitting gamers from all types of video games to point out off their quick recreation strats. This yr’s Stardew Valley speedrun class was finishing the city neighborhood middle with glitches—and oh boy, the hacks certain did move.
Speedrunner Olenoname was the Stardew runner this yr, and he rightfully preceded his playthrough with the warning that “This run’s gonna transfer fairly quick and it is gonna get began actually rapidly, so I hope you are prepared.” Then he blew absolutely the hell out of his farm.
Olenoname began Stardew in just about the other manner us regular people would. He instantly deleted a bunch of his instruments, magically spawned a ton of things in his stock, after which began throwing bombs throughout his farm. It is definitely a lot sooner than chopping all these timber one after the other.
As Olenoname and his co-commentators defined, this glitched speedrun hinges on abusing one specific trick which may catch your eye on the character creation display earlier than he begins taking part in.
Usually in Stardew Valley, your pleasant neighbors will cease by your farm and reward you completely different objects. The method of receiving objects throughout a dialogue, Olenoname explains, is managed by merchandise codes hidden inside that dialogue. By naming his character with a really, very lengthy record of merchandise codes, he can trick the sport into giving him the identical very, very lengthy record of things if an NPC addresses him by his title. A few of these objects are Mega Bombs, therefore the aggressive tree clearing approach.
Regardless of all that merchandise glitching, Olenoname does in actual fact spend a while rising a few of his personal crops and elevating a number of chickens. It’s a quite fast run, coming in at simply over 17 minutes, which you’ll catch from the start within the video above.
In case you missed it, you may watch extra Stardew achieved quick within the Stardew Valley Cup that its developer Eric Barone co-hosted again in September.