Ymfah started a new playthrough as a vagabond with no gift. After leaving the beginning dungeon and entering the Chapel of Anticipation, where you fight the Grafted Scion, he zipped to skip all of Stormveil Castle. From the Liurnia of the Lakes Site of Grace (remember, no touchy), he then zipped to the Moonlight Altar, a location only available after progressing Ranni’s quest. After some minor platforming and putting a ring on Ranni’s finger (which essentially completes her quest), ymfah then did this over again.

He used the Memory of Grace tool to return to the Chapel of Anticipation, zipped to Stormveil Castle, reached the Liurnia of the Lakes Site of Grace, then zipped to the Raya Lucaria Academy. At this point, ymfah skipped some four or five mandatory bosses, including Margit the Fell Omen and Red Wolf of Radagon. From the Academy, he zipped to The Four Belfries to ride a portal to the legacy dungeon and one of the game’s final locations, Crumbling Farum Azula. It’s here where ymfah force-quit to wrong warp to a safer location within the ruined, labyrinthine city.

Ymfah performed a couple more zip glitches to skip the Godskin Duo and Maliketh the Black Blade, but realized that in order to actually kill Maliketh and reach the next boss fight, he had to mega zip. Unfortunately, at this point he noticed that a wonderful glitch that makes bosses fall to their deaths by unloading their arenas out from under them had been patched, so he had to fall back to an archived copy of patch 1.04 to continue. So, after loading up the previous iteration of Elden Ring and doing this all one more time, ymfah then mega zipped in Crumbling Farum Azula and swung his sword to extend the fall, giving him just enough falling time to glitch-kill the hapless Maliketh. With another zip glitch, ymfah bypassed Sir Gideon Ofnir The All-Knowing to reach the ErdTree Sanctuary building, then mega zipped to glitch-kill Godfrey, First Elden Lord. He died during the second phase of this fight against Hoarah Loux but still reached the final location, Stone Platform, and rolled the credits.


Kotaku reached out to ymfah for comment.

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From the vid it’s unclear just how ymfah defeated Elden Ring’s final two bosses, Radagon of the Golden Order and the Elden Beast, but I assume he didn’t summon LetMeSoloThem for assistance. Regardless, I’m just stunned that he managed to glitch his way to the end of the game, doing so without directly fighting anyone. As ever, it’s wild how thoroughly speedrunners can bend these games to their wills.