(Image credit: Bandai Namco)
A popular Elden Ring speedrunner has reclaimed their throne with an astounding 19-minute finish.
The speedy Tarnished, who goes by Distortion2 on YouTube, previously set the world record for fastest Elden Ring speedrun a whopping five times in less than a week. Distortion2 was dethroned last week by another Elden Ring streamer exploiting a crazy new glitch dubbed “the zip,” but with today’s sub-20 minute run, the OG record holder is on top once again.
As you’d expect from such a blistering run, Distortion2’s latest achievement is an Any% playthrough, meaning it was accomplished by any means necessary using various glitches and exploits, including the aforementioned zipping tactic. That said, the streamer says it took 15 additional hours of grinding and even a postponed flight to get the job done, so understandably, the sight of the credits rolling was an emotional moment for Distortion2, who’s audibly shaken up at the end. “Almost lost hope towards the end but so happy I managed to get it,” reads the YouTube video’s description.
Since Elden Ring has only been out for a few weeks now, it’s almost certain that we’ll see an even faster Any% run in the near future, likely with the help of a new glitch or exploit. But for now, here’s to hoping Distortion2 can get some much-needed rest on that flight.
Elden Ring tips | Elden Ring secrets | Elden Ring Classes | Elden Ring Keepsakes | Elden Ring PS4 and PS5 comparison | How to get the Elden Ring horse | Elden Ring Rune farming locations | Elden Ring Summons | Elden Ring stats explained | How to level up in Elden Ring | Elden Ring respec and Larval Tears | Elden Ring merchants | How long is Elden Ring? | Elden Ring cheats | Elden Ring coop and multiplayer | Elden Ring endings | Everything to do in Elden Ring before NG+
After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar’s west coast Staff Writer, I’m responsible for managing the site’s western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I’m too afraid to finish.
Leave a Reply