- Players have been speedrunning Halo Infinite’s campaign in under an hour for weeks now
- One speedrunner set a new record by beating the game in under 30 minutes
- The player named Sasquatch made extensive use of the Grapple Shot
Many players have been managing to speedrun Halo Infinite’s campaign in less than an hour, but one particular player did the impossible and completed the game in less than 30 minutes.
New Sub-30-Minute Record Set
Halo fans have been waiting more than six years for a new Halo title, and naturally, when Infinite's campaign dropped on December 8, many players were eager to jump back into Master Chief’s Mjolnir armor in order to once again defend humanity against the Covenant. Although the game’s campaign encountered a major save-breaking glitch that corrupted saved data, that has since been fixed and many players seem to be enjoying the story.
However, it seems the 8 to 10 hour-long campaign is not enough for some players, with some of them replaying it again and again, challenging themselves to do better. Like many other games, Hali Infinite also has its speedrunners, many of which have managed sub-one-hour runs. One particular player, however, managed to set a record by beating the game in less than 30 minutes.
The world record was set by a speedrunner known as Sasquatch, who managed to beat the whole game in an amazing 29 minutes and 49 seconds. This is the first time someone beats Infinite's campaign in under 30 minutes. For comparison, the previous record-holder was Cryphon, who completed the game in 30 minutes and 31 seconds.
How the Amazing Feat Was Done
To clarify, the record was set in the Any% category, which means Sasquatch did not bother with collectibles or side missions. But this should not take away from the impressive feat that is the speedrun, as Sasquatch needed a nearly perfect run to break the previous time.
To achieve this, the player relied a lot on the Grapple Shot. They used the device to cover huge distances in the game, all while dodging large enemy concentrations. The many spartan cores Sasquatch found helped them upgrade his Grapple Shot.
Like it is with many other games, glitches also played a large role in this speedrun. Sasquatch glitched through many doors and walls to skip large parts of the story and be able to reach the game’s end much faster.
As Halo Infinite’s popularity keeps growing, it will be interesting to see if we’ll see even more impressive records. Still, being the first one to beat the game in under 30 minutes is quite the accomplishment.