The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Forum  /  Progress of skipping the murder by the river
  pr0tepr0te
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This post is coming in quite late, but I thought I'd let people know as new blood has been coming to this game!

I found all this stuff well over a year ago but never documented it, as it didn't lead to anything, but I guess it's still some kind of hope towards actually skipping the one crime scene we have to solve in any%.

When going to the scissors after the mine section, we can instead use the elevator to go up some way, then clip out of it (using the same method as when we clip to the mine) and fall out behind the player clip next to the elevator shaft. From here, we can (this is tricky af) move all the way along the edge of the playable field. At some point, there's a player clip that I haven't been able to get past. It's also very easy to fall out of the level at any point doing all this, so it took a lot of trial and error to get to "the end". Remember, every time you fall out of the level, you have to quit and reload the checkpoint, and do it all again.

My hopes was that this would somehow allow us to either get around the player clip blocking the river passage, and then somehow getting back inbounds, or simply activating a checkpoint, then quit/loading to get back inside the level.

Now, if this sparks some interest in any of you, please know, that this will take up A LOT of your time to investigate, and I'm 95% sure there is nothing to be found here. I do grind shit like this myself, so I think it should be grinded to death so that we know with 100% certainty, that we cannot skip that crime scene. I should also note, that with how long it takes to navigate the terrain outside of the player clip, this might not even save any time if we get the skip.

Just thought I'd share with everyone!

 
  IGoSlowIGoSlow

That scene takes around 3:30 from exiting the mine, going up the elevator is around 30 seconds. So the traversal around that edge of the map would have to be under 3 mins to be worth it, still seems worth further investigation though.

 
  pr0tepr0te

Update: I found river skip. Have a look under the guides.

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