Breath Of The Wild Speedrunner Gets Cocky, Pays A Heavy Price

Conquering a game’s challenges over and over again can make you feel invincible. With a new world record in sight, one Breath of the Wild speedrunner decided to get flashy with the final boss. Too bad Ganon was having none of it.

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Ikkitrix is the current world record holder for Breath of the Wild’s Any% category, which rushes through the game as fast as possible. His fastest run completes the game in 40 minutes and 18 seconds. On track to improve that time in a recent attempt, he sets up for a dramatic finish.

Facing off against Dark Beast Ganon, Ikkitrix decides to run an updraft with his paraglider to fire one last light arrow into the monster’s face when this happens:

Dark Beast Ganon is something of a victory lap after defeating the four Ganon Blights and the dangerous Calamity Ganon. You mostly just ride a horse around and shoot a few light arrows. You don’t even need to use the paraglider to shoot the final target; you can just leap from your horse. Even if you do miss, you can just wait for Ganon to shoot a laser at the ground and fly with that new updraft. The laser swipes up and kills Ikkitrix seconds before his second arrow hits.

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The good news is that Ikkitrix was only racing to beat his own time. His updraft shenanigans lost a chance to slightly improve on a personal best but doesn’t drop him lower on the leaderboards. It’s even possible he was having a laugh and threw the run. Still, I have a sneaking suspicion that next time, he might just shoot an arrow and finish the fight without the extra flair.

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