Breath of the Wild fan pulls 100% no-damage run after months of trying

There is no force in the world more patient than a computer game speedrunner. In late January, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild professional joedun ended up being the very first individual to ever finish a 100% speedrun of the video game while taking absolutely no damage, and while that’s a task unto itself, the roadway there was grueling.

A 100% speedrun truly does indicate whatever. You require to triumph, yes, however you likewise require to gather all container upgrades, complete your experience log, discover all 900 Korok seeds, get all the essential products, and completely upgrade every long-term weapon and armor — along with basic things, like beating every shrine.

And you require to do all of that without taking a single hit to your health points. In a video game where it’s exceptionally simple to injure yourself simply attempting to stasis a random item into the air, such an obstacle may sound difficult.

For a while, it was. Joedun informed Polygon that it took months of stopped working attempts to get his very first main clear. When he lastly pulled it off, his chat appeared in a sea of “EZ Clap” messages.

“The most challenging aspect was definitely never giving up,” he stated in an e-mail. “You see, I failed that run 100+ times, with 3 of those times being 30+ hours in. To keep pushing myself to not give up and not let the game beat me was definitely the hardest.”

Picture costs lots of hours on a conserve file just to need to terminate it totally due to the fact that of some happenstance of misfortune. There was one time, Joedun remembered, about 33 hours into an effort, where he was attempting to get some dragon pieces from Farosh. The farming location has plenty of Chu Chus, which drop jellies after being eliminated. These jellies can end up being charged with a component. In this situation, Joe Dun beat the Chu Chu simply great, however then he entered into a cavern with Electric Keese in it. You can most likely see where this is going.

“So some of the Keese start chasing me,” he remembered. “It isn’t a huge offer, I simply shoot them and continue. Well, it so occurs that when contending them, they were hovering over the jelly, which then alters to electrical jelly.

“Then with the weird BOTW laws it triggers the jelly to send an electric arc as soon as I kill the Keese, which connects to my arrow, then to my bow, and then eventually Link.”

Link just lost a quarter of a heart. However that’s all it requires to get disqualified.

In the clip, Joedun right away stops briefly the video game and gets his face. It’s flush with shock; the chat is frightened. He had, at that point, gathered over 800 Korok seeds and eliminated almost 70 managers, and it didn’t matter. Back to the start it was.

Why go through such difficulty? It’s a great way to kill time today, he informed Polygon.

“I got plenty of time because of the pandemic, and I’ve learned tons of things about the game, so why not put myself in the ultimate Breath of the Wild test?” he stated.

Joedun isn’t the very first individual to try the difficulty; he chose it up after other runners had a go at it. He hopes that now that a record has actually been set — 31 hours, 58 minutes, and 9 seconds — somebody may contest him for the crown. However he’s not sitting idly by awaiting that to occur. Rather, Joedun is currently preparing much more intense variations of the speedrun. He’ll attempt it once again with The Masters Trials downloadable material set up, which is harder than the base video game.

Ultimately, Joedun wishes to attempt his hand at finishing a 100% damageless run with no problems at all. One can just question how long this may take, considered that problems are a huge part of his existing world record. In spite of utilizing things like fooling products and moon leaping — which permits unlimited height — the 100% damageless run still took lots of hours. However hey, that’s part of the enjoyable.

“If people want to one-up me, that would be awesome!” he stated. “I would love to see more and more people get into the speedrun side of BOTW. The community is wonderful and always open to new people.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.