It’s taken less than a week for a speedunner to complete The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in under an hour. Earlier this week, we posted about someone completing the game in an hour and six minutes, which we knew would be improved on, but it was hard to see someone shaving eight minutes off so quickly.
Speedrunner gymnast86 completed the game in 58 minutes and one second over on his Twitch channel.
There’s a number of new techniques which has helped him achieve this time. Something called “whistle sprinting” allows you to hold down the D-pad as well as tap the B button, and allows you recover stamina whilst sprinting. It wouldn’t make a huge different in regular gameplay, but when you’re trying to save every second, it definitely does.