Elden Ring’s fastest speedrunners finish in under an hour
With impressive results, speedrunning veterans from FromSoftware games are appearing for Elden Ring. In just a few weeks, the Souls launches have already seen former world record-breakers get Elden Ring runs in under an hour.
Distortion2 currently holds Fifth place for fastest Dark Souls II Anything% run. He just broke his own Eldenring record by breaking it with a new 36.20 milestone. He ran for 49 minutes and 37 minutes in the first few days leading up to his personal record. Distortion2’s video notes that he is predicting 32 to 33 minute runtimes along this path, but hopes for a sub-30-minute playthrough.
He runs the fastest Distortion2 run yet, speeding through Elden Ring’s often hours-long opening sequence before reaching Volcano Manor with a glitch. He’s managed to avoid some of Elden Rings’ most powerful bosses and the last few zones can be separated by minutes or seconds.
LilAggy held the Elden Ring title for a brief time with another Any% clear at the same time at 59:38. Prior to his Elden Ring achievements, the speedrunner held several world records in FromSoftware’s Sekiro.
Twitch is still alive and well with LilAggy, Distortion2 and other players. They’re beating Elden Ring faster that I’ve ever seen. These accomplishments are largely tracked over at Speedsouls. This site is dedicated to recording, verifying and defining souls series completions records. In this instance, both speedrunners are competing for the Any% rank. The only rule is that they see the credits as quickly as possible and to complete them to the highest degree. Elden Ring means that you must skip bosses and collectibles, as well as hunt down teleportation glitches.
Although I know I can’t beat speedrunning, it’s still something I am fascinated by. My Elden Ring experience so far has mostly consisted of dying in the exact same spot for hours. But, much like Fanbyte editor Danielle Riendeau , I enjoy being bad at it .