If you cannot catch these runs reside, VoDs usually hit the GDQ YouTube channel inside a day or so (they’ve simply began to pop up), so you can meet up with them very quickly. Instances are topic to vary so keep watch over the schedule, and people numbers in brackets are the estimated completion occasions. However as ever, there’s at all times an opportunity at seeing a super-clean run are available in approach below estimate to ship a reside world document being set, or for a ‘that is by no means occurred earlier than’ second that kills the try and makes it run over estimate. Fingers crossed for the previous, as marathon WR runs are at all times hype!
Marathon: Durandal by tbcr (0:43:00) — 7:31am UTC, Tuesday, January eleventh
Shoutouts to seeing Marathon at a marathon, and it is just a little stunning to see it being run on console when all present high runs have been completed on PC. Runner tbcr explains within the authentic occasion submission that “the XBLA port, with its variations within the physics, permits for much more potentialities,” so it feels like we is perhaps seeing Bungie’s forerunner to Halo get torn aside in some attention-grabbing and strange methods.
Halo 5: Guardians by Distro (1:37:00) — 12:37am UTC, Thursday, January thirteenth
Talking of Halo, later within the week we’ll get to see Halo 5: Guardians get completely destroyed by considered one of its greatest gamers — Distro holds the second-fastest Legendary time over on HaloRuns with a loopy 1:16:33. That is nearly half an hour faster than the sport’s final GDQ look (additionally by Distro) three years in the past, so anticipate to see a number of new tips and skips right here.
Spider-Man 2 by Slyfincleton (1:01:00) — 7:52am UTC, Saturday, January fifteenth
This OG Xbox web-slinging basic has had the most effective a part of 20 years to be optimised to close perfection, however amazingly, competitors for the highest spot continues to be fierce, with new high runs nonetheless being posted as not too long ago as the previous few weeks. Slyfincleton has been world record holder for nearly two years, repeatedly enhancing on his personal occasions to remain forward of the competitors, so who higher to don the go well with and exhibit the present state of this fan favorite?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Backside by SHiFT (0:55:00) — 2:26pm UTC, Saturday, January fifteenth
One other authentic Xbox sport, one other speedrunning mainstay, and one other run being carried out by the current world record holder, so we will sit up for seeing all the loopy tips which have made this an extremely technical and aggressive run. SHiFT has shaved over three minutes off an already superb time up to now 12 months, so this must be fairly particular.
Halo: Fight Advanced by Chronos_R (1:17:00) — 7:06pm UTC, Saturday, January fifteenth
As a belated twentieth anniversary celebration, the unique Halo returns to GDQ for the primary time since present world document holder GarishGoblin confirmed it off at Summer time Video games Finished Fast 2017. Chronos’ current PB is a few quarter-hour quicker than that final exhibiting because of some exact new methods, so we’re trying ahead to seeing Grasp Chief’s debut getting busted open in some spectacular new methods. This one might be completed on PC quite than console, as is very often the case because it’s usually simply that a lot faster, nevertheless it nonetheless deserves a point out — nothing says Xbox fairly like Halo, in any case.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by Mitchriz (2:45:00) — 10:36pm UTC, Saturday, January fifteenth
This one’s an outlier on the checklist for a lot of causes — there’s nothing particularly Xbox about Sekiro, the estimate is over two hours longer than the fastest completions, and it is not even being run on console, to call however a number of. So what’s it doing right here? Nicely, Mitchriz might be doing the run blindfolded. As if Sekiro wasn’t laborious sufficient already. Absolute insanity, and as one of many final runs of the occasion, it will be fairly the unbelievable spectacle to assist shut out the marathon.
Will you be testing any of those spectacular reside speedruns? Or maybe you’ve a number of of your personal to advocate from the packed schedule? Tell us beneath!