The much-awaited game, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, has finally been released, and gamers have already started their quest to complete it in record time. Gymnast86, a popular YouTuber, has posted an impressive speedrun of the game, beating it in just 94 minutes without any assistance from amiibo.
It’s worth noting that nearly half of the run is spent on the game’s opening portion without taking any major shortcuts. Even with prior knowledge of where to go and what to do, this part of the game takes over 40 minutes, making it a significant challenge for speedrunners.
After the opening portion, gymnast86 takes some time to prepare and collect weapons and equipment before making a run for the game’s finale. Although this part can be skippable in the future, he recommends taking the time to collect items for ease of use.
The endgame proper begins at the one-hour and 12-minute mark, showcasing some impressive strategies that viewers can learn from. Finally, at one hour and 34 minutes, 33.83 seconds, gymnast86 beats the game’s final boss, setting an impressive time to beat for future speedrunners.
If speedrunning isn’t your thing, there’s still plenty of room to explore and discover sidequests in Tears of the Kingdom, as Nintendo intended. Eurogamer’s Edwin described the game as a “terrific Breath of the Wild follow-up with brilliant new systems, amazing views, and more dungeon-type spaces, plus a slightly deadening emphasis on gathering resources.” So, whether you’re a speedrunner or an adventurer, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has something for everyone.