The Elden Ring speedrunner Distortion2 has long led the game’s speedrunning community, and he just completed a run that may never be beaten.
On January 12th, 2019, ‘Distortion‘ established the legendary ‘any percent’ speedrun record at 6 minutes and 59 seconds, shaving almost 9 minutes off the previous fastest time.
Using cheats, players were only able to complete the race. Players have discovered a number of methods to bypass the game’s content over time and, since release, several means to skip it. This newest approach does not feature a fight with any of the game’s bosses.
Glitch through boss areas, and ultimately obtain the game’s ultimate narrative conclusion by mashing glitches. He may move about the Lands Between at lightning speed, glitch through boss areas, and get the game’s ultimate narrative ending.
At just under 30 minutes, the previous record for Elden Ring was set by Distortion, and while that relied on exploits, this new run takes advantage of distinct more powerful glitches.
When played normally, Elden Ring is an entirely different game with a huge setting and narrative. For a player to complete the game without glitches, it would take substantially longer to complete.
Every narrative boss in the game may be fought once and then defeated to earn a Remembrance. According to speedrun.com, the current record for gathering all of the Rememberances in Elden Ring is 1 hour and 31 minutes, set by Qttsix.
It’s still unclear how far down this record may be pushed and just how insane any percent runners will get with the achievement now set by Distortion.