In the vast realm of Tears of the Kingdom, where countless hours of adventure await, one daring speedrunner has soared to new heights, leaving all competitors in the dust. Player 5, a true legend in the making, has achieved the unimaginable feat of completing the game in a mind-boggling 40 minutes and 57 seconds. Prepare to have your mind blown as we delve into the epic journey of this gaming maestro.

But hold your horses, fellow adventurers! Before we embark on this exhilarating tale, a word of caution. The video that follows showcases pivotal moments, including the end of the game. So, if you're still frolicking around Hyrule, lost in its mesmerizing distractions, you might want to exercise some willpower and give it a wide berth, for now.

Now, back to our daring champion. The leaderboard reveals that Player 5 has left their competitors eating their dust, a whopping 50 seconds behind. The runner themselves describes their awe-inspiring performance as "extremely clean," with only a few minor hiccups along the way. Four scans to get the Topaz and a slight time loss in the Recall split were mere bumps in an otherwise flawless journey.

However, this remarkable achievement didn't come easy. Weeks, if not months, of arduous training and meticulous planning went into perfecting this speedrun. And now, Player 5 has reached the pinnacle of their prowess, content with their extraordinary feat. "That's probably it," they declare in the awe-inspiring video. They have no intention of chasing an even faster finish. As the end cutscene plays, and the suggestion of attempting 40:56 arises, they dismiss it with a humble, "My bad, I don't think I'll be able to get it. I will not be going for it."

Will Player 5's resolve hold firm, or will the allure of breaking new barriers draw them back into the world of Tears of the Kingdom? Only time will reveal their ultimate destiny. But regardless, their accomplishments remain nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Interestingly, in the realm of Breath of the Wild, Link's most recent adventure, the speedrun record stands at a mere 23 minutes and 42 seconds. Yes, you heard it right! Despite Link's array of flashy new abilities, such as Ascend, Fuse, and Ultrahand, navigating this version of Hyrule is a veritable marathon compared to Tears of the Kingdom. However, let us not forget that the sequel holds countless secrets waiting to be unearthed. Who knows what future discoveries will allow for even speedier conquests of this epic quest?

And now, dear adventurers, as we bid farewell to our extraordinary protagonist, are you ready for another thrilling journey? Explore our guide to games like Zelda, and let the next adventure begin!

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