elden ring Speed runs are getting faster, with the latest world record being under 13 minutes.
If you haven’t been paying attention to Elden Ring Any% Unrestricted Speedruns, it’s time to get into it. The current world record comes from Distortion2 and is 12 minutes and 13 seconds. Just two weeks ago, the speedrunner was clocking in at just over 22 minutes, which means Distortion2 has shed a full 10 minutes in a relatively short amount of time. The run is also incredibly wild to watch as it involves a technique known as a zip glitch.
The zip bug is a weird bug, and it’s currently unknown why it’s happening, but essentially this is how it works: it’s a frame-perfect bug, where if you move precisely while blocking, the idle animation will break will and will shoot you across the screen card. If you watch the run you might notice that the character falls from a great height but takes no fall damage, probably because the game thinks the model didn’t move up. This allows runners to dash across the map and skip large parts of the game.
In fact, the run currently only has one mandatory fight, a late-game boss fight, although there are theories as to how it might be skipped. The zipper is also used to make the last boss spawn under the world map, meaning it dies. So if you’re looking for a run that involves high-level boss fights, this isn’t it.
Since the glitch is a perfect frame trick, a metronome sound was also used to help with timing, although it’s used less as it hasn’t proven to be too effective. Although it was fun, at least for a while. There are still significant improvements to be made in some places, but they will likely come as the tricks are perfected.
https://www.vg247.com/elden-ring-speedrun-sub-thirteen-minutes Elden Ring Speedrun under 13 minutes puts us all to shame