Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 player hits max level in just 43 hours

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Warning: The video shown here contains major spoilers for Borderlands 2's end-game events. Watch at your own risk!

Someone should check the temperature of Matt "BLiTZ" Siegfried's hand. It's probably smoking by now. The Ohio State University student and self-proclaimed "multi-genre world champion, speedrunner, high-score chaser, tournament player, and co-op lover" posted a Record Setter video of himself and a co-op buddy reaching the maximum level of 50 in Gearbox's FPS loot-fest in just 43 hours, 15 minutes, and 23 seconds.

A few rules governed Siegfried's attempt: He started at level 1 with no pre-earned bonuses or equipment collected from secondary characters, he could play alone or with co-op assistance (who also must level from 1 to 50), and he provided video evidence. All 43 hours of Siefried's run are viewable on his Twitch page, but a culminating clip showing the last few minutes before Sigfried's character dinged onto the big 50 is shown here. Once again, all of the above media holds significant spoilers, so avert your eyes if you don't want any plot elements ruined. Why not read our Borderlands 2 review instead?