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Gamer Smashes Through 'Sekiro' Blindfolded, Potentially Outing Themselves As Daredevil

Gamer Smashes Through 'Sekiro' Blindfolded, Potentially Outing Themselves As Daredevil

I still can't wrap my mind around it.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been completed in a mere two hours from speedrunner Mitchriz over the weekend at Awesome Games Done Quick. This would be impressive enough if you excluded the fact that he was blindfolded the entire time and relied on the game's audio to beat bosses and navigate the world of Sekiro.

This is not the first blindfolded speedrun of Sekiro that Mitchriz has done, mind, however this time he streamed it for the audience of Awesome Games Done Quick. To the unfamiliar, it's an event that fundraises for the charities Prevent Cancer Foundation in early January and Doctors Without Borders in the summer of each year since 2010. This time round, the event raised an enormous $3.4 million for Prevent Cancer Foundation which is a historic record for the organisation.

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As well as raising awareness and celebrating a charity's work, Awesome Games Done Quick is an opportunity to watch speedrunners do what they do best. This year, we saw Deathloop done and dusted in 26 minutes, Chicory: A Colorful Tale complete in 33 minutes, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart wrapped up in an hour and a half, to name but a few. These players have their own knacks to get ahead of the game, literally, and speedrunner Mitchriz showed off his skill with this unbelievable run of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice while totally blindfolded. Totally. Blindfolded. Witness him:

It's absolutely amazing to watch as it seems like it should be nigh impossible. Not only does Mitchriz know where to go in the game, which is said to be more straightforward and accurate when using a mouse and keyboard, he's able to scroll through menus without needing to see what he's selecting. It requires an inside-out, back-to-front knowledge of the game - as a game and as software running on the machine - and what better opportunity to strut your stuff in one of the toughest Soulslikes than for a charity event.

Featured Image Credit: FromSoftware, Marvel Studios

Topics: Fromsoftware