Speedrunner Beats Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom In Under An Hour

This is now the world record according to Speedrun.com.


A speedrunner and YouTuber by the name of Zdi6923 has completed The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in under an hour, claiming the world record in the process.

The speedrunner posted a YouTube video of the run in its entirety, which resulted in an impressive completion time of 59 minutes, 22 seconds. According to Speedrun.com, this is now the fastest completion time in the world. It's also the first recorded run of under an hour.

As expected, the run is full of skips and wild strategies that break the game in many ways. Interestingly, the majority of the run takes place in the Sky Islands, as speedrunners have yet to discover a way to effectively skip through the opening area just yet. However, the game has been out for less than a month, so there's likely plenty to discover in terms of time skips.

Tears of the Kingdom launched on May 12 and garnered universal acclaim from critics and players. It became immensely popular on social media as players shared videos and images of wild in-game creations (such as a Metal Gear-like mech).

Tears of the Kingdom has performed well not only critically, but also commercially. It surpassed 10 million copies sold in the first three days on the market.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available for Nintendo Switch now.

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