Speedrunner Cosmo Wright has broken the world record for the fastest playthrough of Ocarina of Time, clocking in at 18:56 (minutes:seconds) and now owns the world record for the fastest completion time in the world for what many believe is still the greatest game of all-time. The former world record holder was skater82297, who had a completion time of 19 minutes flat, a mere four seconds slower than the Cosmo Wright’s record.

Cosmo’s next goal is to finish Ocarina of Time in eighteen minutes, forty-five seconds. Is this a possibility for him? Watch his playthrough and you be the judge!

  • Lucas Laniel

    Before anyone complains about how this is cheating because he is using glitches, you need to understand how the speedrunning community works. There are different categories of speedruns, such as any%, 100%, glitchless, etc. Any%, like Cosmo’s run, typically means playing from the beginning of the game to the end screen using any means necessary (including glitches) to get there. 100% means completing everything in a game using any means necessary to do it. Glitchless speedruns are rather self explanatory. It’s a speedrun (they can be either any% or 100%) that does not use glitches. Glitched runs are actually much harder than glitchless, because many glitches used have a very small probability of happening during gameplay, or require immense skill and practice to pull off. Also, for anyone wondering, the world record for OoT 100% is 4 hours and 46 seconds by ZFG, and OoT’s glitchless any% world record is 3 hours and 48 seconds by Makai.

    • Isn’t it measuring until the last player input, not end screen?

      • Lucas Laniel

        You are correct. I worded that poorly. My apologies.

      • Lucas Laniel

        You are correct. I worded that poorly. My apologies.

    • Kevin

      It is still cheating. A glitchless run is harder.

  • CEObrainz

    I remember my first normal play through taking so long, even the notion of completing it in under an hour still seems ludicrous. At any rate, I’ll be amazed if someone finds a new unseen glitch that allows them to beat the game in an even shorter time.

  • Chocoroko

    I constantly watch cosmo’s streams, and I always tend to miss something big like this. xD But man, his dedication is extreme. Glad to hear he broke the record. He’s capable of breaking it again, there’s always room to improve.

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