The past weekend saw someone complete Elden Ring in 3 hours without taking damage, while another player beat the game without dealing any.
Seki therefore completed the game without taking any hits from enemies, fall damage from dropping too far, or ongoing damage from status effects such as poison.
— Seki (@SekiroShadow) April 2, 2022
The player instead relied on summoned spirits to deal damage for them, mostly using summonable Fanged Imps, alongside a number of other speedrun tactics that allow major parts of the game to be skipped.
While Elden Ring is tough enough to beat through normal means, these players are pushing the limits of what’s possible, alongside the speedrunners who have now completed the game in less than 20 minutes.
— Iron Pineapple (@IronPineapple_) April 3, 2022
As with previous FromSoftware games, players will likely dig into Elden Ring for years to find new ways to conquer its open world, and have already found some pretty bizarre secrets such as a pair of fancy underwear and a hidden wall that only opens after 50 hits.
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.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.
Source: IGN Video Games All