First ever 100% Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrun clocks in at just under 50 hours
A speedrunner has completed every possible Zelda: Breath of the Wild task faster than your average person can play the game normally—and he did it without stopping.
French Twitch streamer Xalikah spent over two days to be the first recorded 100% BOTW Speedrun in the world. He successfully collected all 900 Korok seeds, completed all 120 shrines, snapped photographs of every known weapon and creature in the world, and obtained every possible permanent item and upgrade just shy of 50 hours.
Xalikah talked about how memory was the hardest part during the run in a Kotaku interview shortly after his run. The lack of sleep was one of the major effects on his focus and memory.
“I had a good start on the first 24 hours. When I hit 30 hours, it was hard for me,” Xalikah said in Kotaku’s Interview. “I felt like the run wasn’t going to end, so I decided to take a nap break.”
The player didn’t achieve this feat alone, however, as he used various resources to make sure he didn’t miss a single thing throughout his long run. Kotaku stated that he relied on an interactive map to keep track of his discoveries and had help from his fellow speedrunners on Discord to keep him on track.
Xilikah says he’ll try to beat his own record (after a long rest) and is looking to shave 10 hours off of the speedrun.