Update 03/28/22: Elden Ring has now been completed in just 18 minutes and 58 seconds.
Eurogamer spotted YouTuber Distortion2 achieving the world’s first sub-20 minute run, though he’s currently doing so on the old version of the game prior to the supposed speedrun killing update.
Distortion2 combined the old speedrun method with the newly discovered “zipping” glitch that allows large portions of Elden Ring to be skipped.
WORLDS FIRST Any% Elden Ring in under 20 minutes!! Changed a flight and did a 15h stream for this, almost gave up hope, but in the end I prevailed. Thank you everyone who was there and supported me during this insane stream <3 pic.twitter.com/I32a4BzA9q
— Distortion2 🕐 Elden Ring (@Distortion_2) March 28, 2022
An Elden Ring speedrunner has beaten the game in under 25 minutes by using a new teleportation glitch called “the Zip”.
As spotted by DualShockers, YouTuber Hazeblade has conquered the previous record and completed Elden Ring in just 24 minutes and 37 seconds. This comes just one week after key players declared “RIP speedruns” as developer FromSoftware released an update that made the old methods less effective.
World First Sub-25 minute Elden Ring Speedrun using a really stupid glitch we call “The Zip”. YouTube video coming soon. pic.twitter.com/dWmzEBwXt6
— Hazeblade (@hazebladetv) March 22, 2022
By utilising a newly discovered glitch dubbed zipping, players can essentially teleport at certain points of the map and skip large portions of the game.
The previous Elden Ring speedrun record was held by Distortion2, who registered faster and faster times under 30 minutes but has so far been unable to drop below 25.
He and other Elden Ring speedrunners admitted their method would have to change when patch 1.0.3 was released last week as it reduced the effectiveness of Hoarfrost Stomp, Icerind Hatchet, and Mimic Tear.
It proved somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, producing several wacky stories such as players discovering a pair of fancy underwear hidden in the game. The game’s speedrun record is also being broken over and over, an infamous hacker is hunting down innocent players, Bandai Namco has made an insane advert, and it even has its own candy.
In our 10/10 review, IGN said: “Elden Ring is a massive iteration on what FromSoftware began with the Souls series, bringing its relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.”
To make those choices with the best available information, check out our full guide that features everything you could ever hope to know about Elden Ring, including collectible locations, boss strategies, and more.
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