CosmoWright has been the reigning Ocarina of Time speedrun champion, finishing the game in 18 minutes and 10 seconds. No one has even come close to breaking that record … until now. Swedish gamer Jodenstone rang in the New Year on a winning note, playing through the game in a record-breaking 18 minutes and 7 seconds.
Jodenstone managed to tie Cosmo’s time back in December, after spending the majority of 2014 perfecting his speedrun, shaving off seconds each time. While Jodenstone defeated Cosmo by a mere 3 seconds, the gap between what is now the third place spot is much wider. According to the Zelda Speedruns leaderboard, Skater87796 played through the game in 18 minutes and 50 seconds. Skater once held the record for fastest speedrun until Cosmo took that title back in March of 2014.
Cosmo showed respect and good sportsmanship, taking to Twitter to congratulate Jodenstone on his victory. Will Cosmo blast through to reclaim his crown, or will Jodenstone go on to break his own record? You can watch Jodenstone’s speedrun below.