If you cannot catch these runs reside, VoDs sometimes 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. Occasions are topic to vary so control the schedule, and people numbers in brackets are the estimated completion instances. However as ever, there’s all the time an opportunity at seeing a super-clean run are available in means underneath 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 all the time hype!
Marathon: Durandal by tbcr (0:43:00) — 7:31am UTC, Tuesday, January eleventh
Shoutouts to seeing Marathon at a marathon, and it is a bit shocking to see it being run on console when all present prime runs have been executed on PC. Runner tbcr explains within the authentic occasion submission that “the XBLA port, with its variations within the physics, permits for much more prospects,” so it feels like we could be seeing Bungie’s forerunner to Halo get torn aside in some attention-grabbing and weird 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 certainly one of its finest 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 methods and skips right here.
Spider-Man 2 by Slyfincleton (1:01:00) — 7:52am UTC, Saturday, January fifteenth
This OG Xbox web-slinging traditional has had the perfect a part of 20 years to be optimised to close perfection, however amazingly, competitors for the highest spot continues to be fierce, with new prime runs nonetheless being posted as lately as the previous few weeks. Slyfincleton has been world record holder for nearly two years, repeatedly bettering on his personal instances to remain forward of the competitors, so who higher to don the swimsuit and showcase 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 recreation, one other speedrunning mainstay, and one other run being carried out by the current world record holder, so we are able to stay up for seeing the entire loopy methods 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 needs to be fairly particular.
Halo: Fight Developed 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 season Video games Finished Fast 2017. Chronos’ current PB is a few quarter-hour sooner than that final displaying due to some exact new methods, so we’re wanting ahead to seeing Grasp Chief’s debut getting busted open in some spectacular new methods. This one will likely be executed on PC moderately than console, as is very often the case because it’s sometimes simply that a lot faster, however it nonetheless deserves a point out — nothing says Xbox fairly like Halo, in spite of everything.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by Mitchriz (2:45:00) — 10:36pm UTC, Saturday, January fifteenth
This one’s an outlier on the checklist for quite 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 couple of. So what’s it doing right here? Properly, Mitchriz will likely be doing the run blindfolded. As if Sekiro wasn’t arduous sufficient already. Absolute insanity, and as one of many final runs of the occasion, it’s going to be fairly the unimaginable spectacle to assist shut out the marathon.
Will you be testing any of those spectacular reside speedruns? Or maybe you’ve a couple of of your personal to suggest from the packed schedule? Tell us beneath!