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Dark Souls 3 speedruns clock in under 90 minutes

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Dark Souls 3 Review (7)

Last week, Tom reported (opens in new tab) that Dark Souls 3 speedrunner Jung Ho Min had beaten the game in 102 minutes. That's already been topped, with two runners somehow clocking in under the 90-minute mark. I finished Dark Souls 2 (opens in new tab) in 53 hours and felt quite good about myself.

taku_muzine seized the record for an Any% run (getting to the credits as fast as possible) in 1:23:18 without using glitches, but admits a couple of crucial mistakes. A sub-80 run could be feasible, but he speculates that a sub-60 run calls for shortcuts. I'm not going to describe how taku did it because Dark Souls 3 (opens in new tab) isn't out in the West for another week and speedruns are massive—if very quick—spoilers, but the video is embedded below for the curious.

Perhaps more impressive, Distortion2 (opens in new tab) finished in 1:27:45 while slaying every boss in the game. That's five more than bumped off by taku. Once Dark Souls 3 has been out for a few months I imagine speedrunners will simply give it a threatening glance to set new records.