‘Elden Ring’ Beaten In 25 Minutes Using A Mind-Blowing Trick
We report almost every day that Elden Ring players have found something breaking the game.
We reported a ten-day-old runner, distortion, had already defeated FromSoftware in less than 30 minutes. This feat is remarkable considering that most players take around 100 hours to reach the final boss. The king has been overthrown as a new runner takes his place with a shocking new trick.
Elden Ring players were disappointed to see the 1.03 update last week, which nerfed some of the best weapons. The days of the powerful Mimic Tear and the Sword Of Night And Flame are gone. Also, it is important to note that the Icewind Hatchet, with its weapon-art, the Hoarfrost Stomp had some of the most damaging effects in the game.
Speedrunners aren’t bothered. The best strategy is to play the original game and go for the axe. It’s not the big-boy stomp that helped HazeBlade reach the top of the leaderboards, but an unheard track.
They call it The Zip Glitch and skip large areas of the map by moving out of bounds or performing wrong warps, which is an unintended movement to new areas. This is not a new concept in speedrunning. However, HazeBlade’s discovery within Elden Ring has allowed them to shave several minutes from the previous record. This is a significant feat in a run that is already under 30 minutes.
It remains to be seen if other runners will adopt Zip Glitch and use the device to push their time further. But for now, we can see with a tear in the eye what others can accomplish while we continue to die.