‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ DLC: Trial of the Sword speedruns are already a thing

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The Trial of the Sword in the “Master Trials” downloadable content for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has posed a stiff challenge for players. You’re thrown into a series of increasingly ridiculous combat scenarios without the help of any gear or weapons you’ve picked up in the main game. Quite frankly, it’s cruel.

That said, some people have already mastered it because that’s how these things always go.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC: Speedrunner finishes Trial of the Sword in under 90 minutes

This comes courtesy of Kotaku. A speedrunner named Loloup set an early world record with a run that lasted 1:19:07. Watch the whole thing here:

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That’s a heck of a lot shorter than the four hours it took someone to finish Trial of the Sword the night it was released. It’s actually a bit longer than the 40-minute runs in the main game that have become the norm in recent months.

As is typical of early speedruns for anything, Loloup makes a handful of mistakes he’ll probably try to weed out as he keeps refining his strategy. Still, even now, it’s thrilling to watch someone expertly navigate the extremely difficult challenge Nintendo has put in front of them.

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