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Elden Ring speedrunner cuts world record to 19 minutes as community splits over fixes

Elden Ring speedrunner cuts world record to 19 minutes as community splits over fixes

Elden Ring recently received a giant patch this, among other things, removed some glitches that speedrunners used to move through the Lands Between. Among the removals in 1.03 is the significant “zip glitch”, so speedrunners continue to use 1.02 to take advantage of it, and they get faster.

Distortion2 is a long-time Souls (among other games) speedrunner and streamer, who recently managed to end a 15 hour stream by zip-glitching out of Elden Ring. Zip is an extremely specific problem that depends on the player’s hardware and some of the basic math of the game, but the result is simple: you can warp across the map, skipping giant chunks of the game entirely.