First ‘Elden Ring’ Sub 19 Minute Speedrun Is A Sickening Display
I am always impressed no matter how often I hear of a new Elden Ring speedrunning record. It would seem to lose its sparkle after being exposed to a new time almost every day. But no.
Folks, it’s now less than 19 minutes. It took us less than a third of hours. If you wanted to, you could fit it in during breakfast. This record is courtesy of Distortion2, the legendary speedrunner. He’s gained a lot of fame online with his super-skilled runs from Software’s most recent.
“WORLD[‘]S FIRST Any% Elden Ring in under 20 minutes!! The streamer tweeted that he had changed a flight and done a 15-hour stream. He almost lost hope but ultimately prevailed. Thank you to everyone who supported me through this crazy stream.
This run took 18 minutes and 58.35 seconds to complete. It was a new glitch that the community called “The Zip.” This allows huge parts of the map to be skipped using out-of-bounds power and forces the game to warp you to the wrong location. Although similar tricks have been used before, this one seems even more efficient. Hazeblade temporarily took Distortion2’s crown last week by using out-of-bounds power and forcing the game to warp you to the wrong place.
Viewers congratulated Distortion2 for his new record: “Simply The Best.” Congratulations. It was worth the hours spent watching your stream,” wrote @comfortinghours. “Jesus[,] Dist. You can’t miss it, do you? Tweeted @TheSigurdr.
The Zip is still relatively new, so speedrunners will continue to improve it for faster records. However, you would think that we’d reach the limit of how long you can cut before glitching our way to the end credits right away after starting the game. It’s going to be a thing.