A speedrunner has absolutely destroyed Portal in an astounding 7 minutes and 7 seconds, beating their own previously held world record of 7 minutes and 12 seconds.
Can’t Even (a fitting name) completed an an out-of-bounds run of Valve’s popular puzzler, meaning there’s a whole lot of glitching through walls and areas you aren’t supposed to see in the course of a “normal” playthrough.
Check it out below:
As you might imagine, the level of precision and skill required to actually execute these glitches is mind-bending. As if this wasn’t already impressive enough, Can’t Even reckons they can still knock another two seconds off their time.
The second place attempt at an out-of-bounds Portal run is 14 seconds slower than Can’t Even, according to the leaderboard at speedrun.com.
14 seconds of course roughly translates to around decade in speedrunner time, so any potential challengers are gonna need to get serious if they want to step to Can’t Even’s world record.
In other impressive speedrunning news, AcrohTheBeast donned a blindfold and dominated the survival horror game Outlast in an impressive 10 minutes and 24 seconds, which puts him in the top 100 Outlast speedrunners in the world.
Meanwhile, I consider it a victory if I manage to beat a game in the same month I started it.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.