Speedrunning Breath of the Wild has been focused on any percentage runs lately, as the community had been firstly debating what constituted a 100 percent speedrun for the newest Zelda game. After agreeing on the terms of it, French player Xalikah completed the first ever speedrun of this type. After collecting every Korok seed, completing every shrine, finishing all the sidequests, and completing the Hyrule Compendium, the final time for this player amounted to 49 hours, nine minutes, and 49 seconds.

Kotaku constructed a small interview with Xalikah, and he stated the several struggles he went through while playing for 49 hours. “The hard part is thinking about all the items and stuff you need,” Xalikah told Kotaku. “Especially when the lack of sleeps kicks in.”

Xalikah’s method for completing the game involved extensive use of Cryonis, speed elixirs, and the occasional unconventional method to clear specific shrines. However, being the first speedrun of this type, there were a lot of accidental deaths among other things that slowed Xalikah down, and as such he aims to bring down his record to below 40 hours in the future.

How long do you think this record will last?

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  • jack galler

    An interesting metric for how much content a game has… For reference, a 100% speedrun of Zelda 1 is an hour long, and OoT is 4 hours long…

  • FabrizioSilveri

    Wait wait wait, he played for 49 hours in a row? D:

  • Emmanuel Enriquez

    So did his map actually say 100%? If not, it technically isn’t a 100% run…

  • 66 hours, 38 shrines, one colossus… hours getting lost to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes

  • Josh Paro

    Did he upgrade all the armor! cause that’s taking me foreverrrrr

    • Bob Rakole

      if he’s saving most of his items and completing everything else anyway, it probably is something he just does on the way