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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrunner achieves a 100% completion, no-damage run

A true test of patience
by rawmeatcowboy
03 February 2021
GN Version 5.0

Speedrunners are known for being extremely patient, as some of the tricks and tactics they use require a crazy amount of skill and pinpoint accuracy. That can be taken a step further when you throw a 100% completion qualifier onto the speedrun. Then there's the true sadists that throw in a no-damage qualifier as well. That's exactly what Joedun was going for with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and he's finally achieved his goal.

After hundreds of restarts, Joedun now holds the world record for a Zelda: Breath of the Wild 100% completion no-damage speedrun. It took him 31 hours, 58 minutes, and 9 seconds to achieve the record, and it was absolutely grueling the whole way through. Joedun had to beat the game, collect all container upgrades, finish the adventure log, find all 900 Korok seeds, obtain all the key items, beat every shrine, and fully upgrade every permanent weapon and armor. If you want to watch the madness for yourself, you can find the full run here.