Updated 03/28/22: Elden Ring was now completed in just 18 minutes and 58 seconds.
Eurogamer spotted YouTuber Distortion2 achieving the world’s first run under 20 minutes, although he’s currently doing so in the old version of the game before the alleged speedrun-killing update.
Distortion2 combined the old speedrun method with the newly discovered “Zipping” glitch, which allows large parts of the Elden Ring to be skipped over.
WORLD FIRST Any% Elden Ring in less than 20 minutes!! Changed a flight and made a 15h stream for it, almost gave up hope, but in the end I prevailed. Thanks to everyone who was there and supported me with this insane stream <3 pic.twitter.com/I32a4BzA9q
— Distortion2 🕐 Elden Ring (@Distortion_2) March 28, 2022
An Elden Ring speedrunner beat the game in under 25 minutes using a new teleportation bug called “The Zip”.
As spotted by DualShockers, YouTuber Hazeblade smashed the previous record, completing Elden Ring in just 24 minutes and 37 seconds. This comes just a week after key players declared “RIP speedruns” when developer FromSoftware released an update that made the old methods less effective.
World’s first Elden Ring speedrun under 25 minutes with a really stupid glitch we call “The Zip”. YouTube video coming soon. pic.twitter.com/dWmzEBwXt6
— Hazeblade (@hazebladetv) March 22, 2022
By using a newly discovered bug called zipping, players can essentially teleport to specific points of the map and skip large parts of the game.
The previous Elden Ring speed run record was held by Distortion2, who registered faster and faster times under 30 minutes, but so far could not drop below 25.
He and other Elden Ring speedrunners admitted their method had to change when Patch 1.0.3 was released last week, as it reduced the effectiveness of Hoarfrost Stomp, Icerind Hatchet, and Mimic Tear.
Although Elden Ring was released almost a month ago to incredible success in the US and Europe, players are still discovering new mysteries, including a hidden wall that only resolves after 50 hits.
It turned out to be a cultural phenomenon, spawning several wacky stories such as: B. Players who discovered a pair of fancy underwear hidden in the game. The game’s speed run record keeps breaking, a notorious hacker is preying on innocent players, Bandai Namco has made a crazy ad, and it even has its own candy.
In our 10/10 review, IGN said, “Elden Ring is a massive iteration of what FromSoftware began with the Souls series, bringing its unrelentingly challenging combat to an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to create our own path.” Select.”
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https://www.ign.com/articles/update-elden-ring-speedrunner-beats-game-in-under-20-minutes Update: Elden Ring Speedrunner beats the game in less than 20 minutes