Only a month has passed since the release of Elden Ring, but speedrunners have already avoided the latest FromSoftware release far and wide. Every week, tireless gamers set records – last weekend was no exception.
Until recently, the most impressive fantasy RPG speedrun was run by YouTube blogger Distortion2: he managed to run the game in 25 minutes and 29 seconds. However, as it turned out, this is not the limit – on Sunday, his rival Mitchriz managed to reach the final even faster, in 23 minutes and 37 seconds. It would seem that everything is final. But that was not the case: Distortion2 regained the champion’s belt, overtaking the opponent by 1 minute and 16 seconds.
Considering that Elden Ring has just come out, it’s safe to say that this is only the beginning. Craftsmen will find new bugs and undocumented cuts – this is the way. How far do you think speedrunners will go in their research?