The speedrunner community continues to hone their skills on the fastest Elden Ring ever. The new record is now held by user Distortion2, who was able to complete the game in just 8 minutes and 56 seconds, thus breaking the record for the fastest completion of any FromSoftware game.
This astonishing speed of the game was achieved with the help of serious Elden Ring bugs, which can significantly reduce the time. The speedrunner used a now popular glitch called “zip” to teleport the character across huge regions and skip bosses entirely. Distortion2 didn’t even have to fight the game’s obligatory story bosses. For the entire passage, he had to kill only the final enemy, who was also defeated using a bug.
A new record was set in the Any% Unrestricted category, where active use of game glitches and skipping of opponents is allowed. For this walkthrough, we used the release version of Elden Ring without the first day patches, since the new updates have already eliminated most of the serious glitches.