Elden Ring Beaten Under 30 Mins, Fan Breaks Record 5X In A Row
If you thought 37 minutes ancient ring acceleration was the fastest time
Ever recorded for FromSoftware’s latest Souls-like game, think again. This quick run was just thrown out of the water in less than 30-minute. Finish that made me dizzy with jealous rage. What’s especially wild about this new time is that it’s been made famous souls Speedrunner Distortion 2. You know, the same person who crushed Demon Souls on PS5 in less than 20 minutes. And published these ridiculous 37-minute Elden Run speed.
It is worth noting that this was Distortion2 the fifth “Any%” speedrun posted on YouTube means that the only goal was to finish the game as quickly as possible. Distortion2 has been tearing up FromSoft’s RPG since its release on February 25th. Their final time was 28 minutes 59 seconds, edging out their previous world records. It’s just weirdos!
For this run of fewer than 30 minutes, Distortion2 sparingly applied the wrong warp glitch,
Which takes you to a different, safer location after you save and close the game. Picking a Samurai and a Fanged Imp of Ash as a memento, a summon that summons two imp spirits to aid you in combat, Distortion2 started the run by jumping off a cliff to avoid the mandatory death from the Grafted Heir boss at the start. From there, it’s a pretty standard speedrun, with Distortion2 heading from Limgrave to the Gate front Site of Grace and opening Torrent’s horse, sometimes using the wrong warp glitch to drop aggressive enemies, then reappearing at the nearby Site of Grace for safer travel. . With an ethereal seat, Distortion2 swept through the Lands Between, finding a few places to rest and ignoring just about everything else, including good items and strong bosses.
Distortion2 did use the Four Bell Towers,
An area in Liurnia of the Lakes where you can quickly move around the map, but the second half of the run was just more platforming in treacherous locations like the Collapsing Farum Azula and Volcano Manor. It was an efficient route, as evidenced by the Distortion2 time of fewer than 30 minutes.
Kotaku reached out to Distortion2 for a comment. Them YouTube channel It’s worth checking out, though, just to see how they get a little faster with each download. That souls The speedrunner community tends to have specific categories with specific requirements to support the challenge, all of which are cataloged on speedrun. combat ancient ring does not have such conditions yet. The leaderboards won’t open on the site until March 18th, so Distortion2’s latest speedrun may not be the fastest. But until the leaderboards are open and the results are published, less than 30 minutes is the time to win, and Distortion2, apparently, now holds the record for most runs.
Meanwhile, I’m not done with the ancient rings!
I mean, I haven’t even beaten the pseudo-second big boss Godric the Grafted yet, as I’ve just scoured the Betweenlands for gear and runes, which is indicative of the huge discovery capability that FromSoft has packed into the game. Getting lost in Limgrave is my favorite thing in the ancient ring, but I also love seeing people just explode into roleplay like it doesn’t mean anything. It gives me hope that one day, in a year or two, I can win. ancient ring myself.
Speedruns are getting out of hand right now.
Someone completed the game for the first time in two hours without dying. Someone else posted a runtime of just under an hour. What’s next, someone hits ancient ring loans in 20 minutes or less? Maybe someone else is going through the game blindfolded? Will the speedrunner community cools off? I don’t know, but I’m totally here for it.