Last Weekend, One Player Beat Elden Ring Without Taking Damage and Another Without Dealing It

The universe remains in balance.

The past weekend saw someone complete Elden Ring in 3 hours without taking damage, while another player beat the game without dealing any.

The world's first Elden Ring no-hit run, as spotted by PCGamesN, was recorded by YouTube user Seki, who completed the game in 2 hours and 43 minutes and without taking a single point of damage.

Seki therefore completed the game without taking any hits from enemies, fall damage from dropping too far, or ongoing damage from status effects such as poison.

Providing some balance, YouTube user Iron Pineapple also completed a unique Elden Ring run at the weekend by defeating the game without dealing any direct damage, VG247 reported.

The player instead relied on summoned spirits to deal damage for them, mostly using summonable Fanged Imps, alongside a number of other speedrun tactics that allow major parts of the game to be skipped.

While Elden Ring is tough enough to beat through normal means, these players are pushing the limits of what's possible, alongside the speedrunners who have now completed the game in less than 20 minutes.

As with previous FromSoftware games, players will likely dig into Elden Ring for years to find new ways to conquer its open world, and have already found some pretty bizarre secrets such as a pair of fancy underwear and a hidden wall that only opens after 50 hits.

In our 10/10 review, IGN said: "Elden Ring is a massive iteration on what FromSoftware began with the Souls series, bringing its relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path."

To make those choices with the best available information, check out our full guide that features everything you could ever hope to know about Elden Ring, including collectible locations, boss strategies, and more.


Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.

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Elden Ring

Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
Platforms: Xbox One, Pc, PlayStation 4
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