15 August 2017 - 15:21

A new glitch in Majora's Mask has blown open the speedrunning world record

An eight month world record has been broken.
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A new item duplication glitch in Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask has revived the games speedrunning community.

The glitch allows speedrunners to duplicate the Zora Eggs, a series of collectable items scattered throughout the later stages of the game that players must get to access the third temple. With this duplication glitch, a speedrunner can cut out large portions of the game and save up to excess of five minutes overall in the any percent category.

This glitch has helped the long-standing Majora's Mask world record set by "EnNopp112" in Dec. 2016 be beaten by a couple of minutes. The current world record belongs to "TrevPerson" with a time of one hour and 22 minutes—but it is far from perfect.

TrevPerson predicts that the world record will be broken in the next 24 hours, as speedrunners flock back to the game following the discovery of the new glitch.

The community is currently working on a new route for the any percent category following the discovery of the glitch, and believe they can get the speedrun well under the one hour 20 minute mark.

Finding a glitch like this really does show the strength of the speedrunning community. Majora's Mask is a 16 year-old game, but players are still discovering new ways to break it even to this day.

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