Game news Elden Ring: GOTY 2022 remains too easy for this player who has set himself a crazy challenge!
Published on 20/12/2022 at 11:10
Elden Ring was released in February, and everyone immediately saw it as one of the Game of the Year favorites. It did not fail, since on the night of December 8 to 9, the title won the Game of the Year award at the Game Awards. But gamers aren’t done with From Software’s game.
Elden Ring: game of the year, and a real source of challenges!
With nearly 18 million copies sold, Elden Ring is a huge success for From Software, which took advantage of the end of the year to announce the development of Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon and release a free DLC for its latest game. This additional content, the Coliseum, is centered on PvPwith modes and new cosmetics. What to wait while waiting for a first extension ? This has yet to be announced, but Hidetaka Miyazaki, president of From Software, has clearly hinted that the Elden Ring journey was not over.
In the meantime, the players continue to create mods, attempt speedrun records, and set themselves improbable challenges to add spice to an experience they already know well. In addition to the addition of characters from other licenses, the presence of the now legendary LetMeSoloHer or the fact of finishing the game level 1 without taking a single hit, it is possible to add challenge by multiplying the number of enemies.
Last September, a certain star0chris thought that the game was too simple, and that it might be more interesting to, why not, multiply by 5 the number of bosses, including the terrible Malenia. This challenge, which seems totally insane for most players, but he not only tried it, but also succeeded! He would have needed 54 hours of play and accept 738 deaths to achieve this, but the feat is significant.
5 times more bosses? Not hard enough for some players!
However, and despite the obvious difficulty of getting rid of the game by multiplying the number of bosses by 5 each time, some players thought it didn’t go far enough yet. A player named Ainrun in fact said that we could, in addition to multiplying the number of bosses by 5, multiply by 5 the number of enemies throughout the game.
In other words, he rubbed shoulders with 5 times more mobs, mid-bosses, elite enemies and bosses. An even crazier challenge than the previous one, which obviously took more time. Spotted by Jake Lucky on Twitter, the feat was achieved in 85 hours, which remains completely honest, even when playing Elden Ring in a classic way. At the end of his game, after epic and extremely demanding fights, Ainrun said on stream:
It was the worst thing i have ever done in my life and i played dota 2 for 10 years.
However, this is not the first feat achieved by Ainrun, who earlier in the year had completed Elden Ring in two hours and thirty minutes without leveling up or taking a single hit. A successful performance after a particularly frustrating previous run, during which he failed in front of the last boss. At the time, he said:
I’ve been speedrunning From Software games since 2020, starting with Dark Souls 1. (…) I spent a lot of time training, looking for openings to exploit. (…)
How far the players will go, no one knows. But when you see the longevity of Dark Souls within the speedrunning community, you can imagine that Elden Ring will be the scene of many exploits for many years. As a reminder, the current Any% world record on PC is 19 minutes and 49 seconds. The record was established three months ago on version 1.02 of the title.