New World Record For Beating Resident Evil 7 With Only A Knife On Hardest Difficulty

New World Record For Beating Resident Evil 7 With Only A Knife On Hardest Difficulty
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Speedrunners continue to tear their way through Resident Evil 7, facing down its horrors with no hesitation. The fastest runs are on easy mode and use special weapons. One runner cranked the difficulty all the way up and hacked their way through with a pocket knife.

YouTuber and speedrunner Quizzle first caught the attention of our peers at Kotaku UK over the weekend with his initial Madhouse run. Madhouse is Resident Evil 7‘s highest difficulty, unlocked after clearing the game once. It rearranges the location of key items, increases enemy toughness and even makes the implacable Jack Baker run faster than your character. It’s a nightmare by itself. Quizzle not only bests the game at a breakneck speed with a pitiful weapon, he never dies.

The run clocks in with an in game time of 2:49:13, 37 minutes faster than his initial attempt. To put it in further perspective: My own new game plus, easy mode run took 2:34:07 and easy mode knife runs still take around two hours.

It’s an absolutely astounding achievement and Quizzle seems primed to keep improving his time. Meanwhile, my own Madhouse runs have mostly consisted of me hiding behind a box while Jack Baker keeps calling me “piggy” and “boy”. Maybe one day, I’ll escape. For now, I can look to Quizzle for inspiration.


  • I always considered myself good at these games.
    Then speedrunners come along and do stuff like this. Very impressive.

    • I don’t tend to pay attention to speed runners at all, since a lot of them actively break the games, or use glitches, but I ended up watching part of one of the Madhouse knife speed runs and it was genuinely impressive with knowing the boss and mob patterns. ( Of course it was using all the defensive buff items, but what can you do 🙂 )

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