Elden Ring speedrunners have been at From Software and Bandai Namco’s latest open-world RPG since launch, constantly trying to outdo each other with faster times to beat the game. However, a streamer named Seki has now accomplished a truly impressive feat of setting the world’s first no damage run in under 3 hours.
Seki recently uploaded their no damage speedrun for Elden Ring, where they beat the game in under 3 hours without taking a single hit or damage from the environment (which sounds almost impossible considering all the poison areas in the game). They also tackled a handful of bosses with a great display of patience and timing.
In an interview with Kotaku, Seki explained the most challenging aspects about the world record Elden Ring run:
“The hardest part of the run by far is the final boss: Elden Beast. It has a specific move that is infamously unfair: Elden Stars. One of the only ways to possibly avoid it is by staggering him while he’s casting the spell. This took dozens of hours of precise practice and training to time correctly.”
Since the Elden Beast is the final boss, this meant that Seki had attempted this run numerous times all the way until the end before succumbing to some damage from the bosses Elden Stars attack. After over 130 hours of planning and unsuccessful attempts, Seki finally managed to nail the perfect run. It’s an incredibly precise run well worth 3 hours if you have the time.
The current Any% speedrun world record belongs to YouTuber Distortion2, who beat Elden Ring in under 20 minutes using a series of complex glitches called The Zip.
Souls speedrunners in the community have been attempting to set their own records in other categories, including the All Remembrances run which requires them to beat every single main boss that drops a remembrance. That world record currently belongs to YouTuber Hazelblade in 1 hour and 40 minutes, though it might be overtaken very soon.
Elden Ring is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Check out Seki’s full speedrun below.