From Softwares Elden Ring may be a huge game, but dedicated players eager to perfect playthroughs and optimize speedruns have shown that most of The Lands Between neednt be explored. In April, speedrunner Distorion2 managed to defeat Elden Ring in just under nine minutes, and the world record time has continued to decline since then. A recent video from Reddit user u/Spicy_Slice 22, which demonstrates how little territory must be covered in order to become the Elden Lord.
u/Spicy_Slice 22s route takes out a large amount of content, bringing the Elden Ring experience to a level where dozens of hours of playtime might theoretically be skipped. Obviously, this does not involve leveling and grinding; if Elden Ring players are looking to confront bosses like Godrick, Rennala, Morgott, or the Fire Giant while completely under-leveled, they will likely be in for a rude awakening.
While one Elden Ring player gained notoriety for allowing to reach 93 before defeating Margit, the games'' first more-or-less mandatory main boss, that would not be possible in this scenario if it was repeated. Exploration is at the heart of the Elden Ring experience, and removing it would result in a tedious test of endurance. However, the route proposed by u/Spicy_Slice 22 may be even improved.
A section of Liurnia that is highlighted on the map can be avoided by using teleporters. Moreover, a secret entrance to the Volcano Manor legacy dungeon can be found at the bottom of Raya Lucaria; if the player is killed by the Abductor Virgins grab attack,theyll be transported to an otherwise-accessible section of Volcano Manor. From there, they can follow a path that will eventually terminate in the Wyndham Ruins in the
The Roundtable Hold is a hugely important hub area, although Melinas offer to take the player there may technically be denied. However, the player must speak with the Finger Reader at the location after purchasing two Great Runes in order to get to Lyndell.
Elden Ring is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.