Bethesda's new Prey reboot has already been beaten by a speedrunner in under 20 minutes just days after the haunting sci-fi shooter's release. Speedrunner DraQu set a world record time of 19 minutes and 34 seconds on Monday, less than 24 hours after initially running through the game in about 44 minutes in a previous playthrough.
For context, most players have taken around 20 hours or more to complete the new game developed by Dishonored developer Arkane Studios.
DraQu used a few tricks and map exploits to sprint through the expansive game in record time such as taking advantage of the game's recycling glitch that lets players generate unlimited crafting resources using the Recycler.
The player also uses the GLOO Cannon to deftly create new platforms and clip his way out of bounds into inaccessible areas to skip most of the game and reach its finale.
The impressive speedrun (embedded below) is available to watch but does include spoilers, particularly after the eight minute mark.
DraQu posted earlier playthrough times of just under an hour on Sunday and a second one of 44 minutes later that same day. The gamer is still running through the game on his Twitch channel so it is possible that he could beat his own record playthrough time yet again.
It is expected that game developers will deploy patches to fix the exploits used by DraQu, so other speedrunners will likely not be able to use them to breeze through the game themselves.
"In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032," the game's official synopsis reads. "You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever - but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted.
"As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station - your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities. The fate of the Talos I and everyone aboard is in your hands."
Prey is out now for PS4, Xbox One and PC.