Ocarina Of Time Has A New Speedrunning Champion

Ocarina Of Time Has A New Speedrunning Champion

Accomplished Zelda speedrunner Cosmo, who's been regarded as the world's fastest Ocarina of Time player for a while now, has some serious competition. One of his fellow OoT racers recently dethroned him by shaving three seconds off the previous world record of 18 minutes and ten seconds.

The new 18:07 record was set this week by a player who goes by the handle Jodenstone. I'd definitely say it's impressive, especially considering that he took down Cosmo's 2014 winning streak. But considering that Cosmo bested himself several times over the course of the past year, who know if he'll find a way to shave off even another second or two.

The new record-holding Ocarina Of Time speedrun hasn't been put on YouTube yet, but for now you can watch the relevant Twitch video right here:

Watch live video from Jodenstone on Twitch

And the previous record here:

via Reddit


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    But considering that Cosmo bested himself several times over the course of the past year, who know if he’ll find a way to shave off even another second or two.

    He said he was done with the game after setting that time, so it's unlikely.

    Watching the VOD he saved pretty much all of his time in getting the bottle - this is a known area of the game where the time can be variable (Cosmo explains why in that embedded video above), and he was lucky that this segment worked so well in comparison to Cosmo's run. He lost time in pretty much every other segment but he gained so much in that bottle segment that he still came in under Cosmo's time.

    Not taking anything away from him, it's a phenomenal achievement, but there was some luck involved in it.

    VOD: http://www.twitch.tv/jodenstone/c/5793313

    Last edited 03/01/15 12:33 pm

      does VOD have a specific meaning? i feel like a missed the memo where videos became VODs

        Video on Demand. When you're talking about streaming videos (which are not on demand) and archived videos, it's an important difference. "VOD" is generally used to describe an archived video of something that was streamed live.

        The article only linked to the twitch channel where the streaming was taking place and since the stream ended, I thought it appropriate to link to the VOD so those who didn't see it live can watch it.

        Last edited 03/01/15 3:56 pm

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