Friday, November 25

A Skyrim ‘speedrunner’ completes the game in 1 hour and 12 minutes without cheats

The portal HowLongToBeat, which represents an approximation of how long each game lasts according to the data provided by its users, estimates that a game of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim focused on the main story takes a few 33 and a half hours. The speedrunner “nuclear” it took a little less. Specifically, 1 hour, 12 minutes and 15 seconds.

How they count from PC Gamer, “nucular” is not exactly new in this of the speedruns from the role-playing game from Bethesda Game Studios. In fact, the previous world record in the category of main story without exploiting technical glitches (glitchless main quest) was his too, but ten months later, he has managed to cut back almost two minutes.

On his YouTube channel, “nucular” explains some of the strategies used: play as Altmer to move faster, measure very well the moments in which to rest to restore health and stamina, and drink plenty of wine at specific times to quickly regain stamina without negative effects.

Although it does not take advantage of technical faults or glitches, I know that uses game mechanics to their advantage or exploits to move faster, for example. “For something to be a glitch has to break the mechanics of the game, “explains the speedrunner. “In these jumps”, he says, referencing some shortcuts taken, “although you are not on the intended path, you are jumping with normal game physics towards platforms with normal collision. “

In anticipation of the comments of some players who may complain that he uses certain strategies that could be considered glitches, argues that he does not make the rules for this category of speedrunsRather, they are a “product of years of constant debate in the community, and this attempt follows them all.”

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The world record is in 23 minutes

“nucular” ensures that you can still trim another 30 seconds in future attempts. In addition, it also holds another record, from a month ago, in the legendary difficulty category: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 54 seconds. However, in speedrun that take advantage of technical errors the mark is much lower: 22 minutes and 58 seconds.

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