While casual gamers like you and I have spent hours and hours battling Radahn in Elden Ring, a YouTuber by the name of Distortion2 has finished the entire game in less than 7 minutes! And the best part is he did it without ever beating a boss!
The From Software open-world RPG has been garnering rave reviews from fans and critics alike. A couple of weeks ago it was reported that Elden Ring has so far sold 12 million copies, making it the developer’s fastest-selling title yet.
Despite its difficulty, the game has continued to trend ever since its release in late February. Cashing in on the popularity is also the internet’s speed-running community, who are on the lookout to find different glitches to see the end credits in record time.
While many have been able to cut down the timing to an hour, half an hour and more, Distortion2 was able to shave a whole two minutes off his own personal record of 8 minutes and 56 seconds. He did this by primarily relying on the “Zip glitch,” which essentially allows players to teleport across different parts of the map.
To offer some context, Distortion2 set a record in the “unrestricted, Any% category speedrun” which essentially allows any glitches or exploits to beat the game. However, some of the techniques shown in the video are incredibly difficult to pull off and require hours and hours of practice.
Along with the unrestricted speedrunning category, players have also experimented with several different types of walkthroughs. For example, a YouTuber by the name of ONGBAL has been beating the game bosses on level 1, without taking any hits. Oh, did we mention he did this without wearing any piece of armour or even clothing?