Demon Souls PS5 speedrun uses PS Plus tricks to break the game

If you’ve ever watched a speed game from a game developed from FromSoftware, like Blood or Dark souls, you know how expert -level game displays tend to run: Speedrunners literally run most of the game, avoiding battles when they can, and leveraging stitches in the environment to access areas that should be out of bounds. There are also a lot of intentional storage loads and reloads to reset the game world.

But last year’s speed The Soul of the Devil remake for the PlayStation 5 capitalizes on several unexpected exploits, including one exclusive to PlayStation Plus customers and another that leverages remake graphics settings to break the game.

Speedrunner BertoPlease use the technique in the speed run The Soul of the Devil at the Summer Games Done Quick this weekend, showcasing incredible stamina management skills and underlining just how great the magic is in the game. BertoPlease showcases several techniques exclusive to the PS5 remake, including a technique that uses PlayStation Plus Activity Cards to traverse the land of Boleteria games faster than using the usual teleportation method, tombstones.

You can see BertoPohon use the Activity Card to curve quickly through the Boletarian Palace at the five -minute run mark and then, after defeating the Dragon God, to return to the palace again. Berto uses it again after defeating the King of the Storm to curve straight back to the Boletarian Palace to settle matters with King Allant. (Be aware that is broken The Soul of the Devil speedruns fall into two categories, one that uses the PS Plus curve and one that does not. The host of the SGDQ speedrun jokingly called it a “pay to win technique”.)

Even more interesting is how BertoPlease switches between The Soul of the DevilGraphics modes’ Cinematic (30 frames per second) and Performance (60 fps) to break the game completely. In the early stages, BertoPlease showed how The Soul of the Devil‘The detection of the collision (or lack thereof) helped him run past the Latria Tower prison grounds. But then, BertoPlease changed the graphics mode to break collision detection in a different way, cutting six minutes from the clock, according to SGDQ co -host Ashewyn. In one part of the run, BertoPlease just goes through a bunch of ghost -like obstacles, making Dragon God fight like a big joke.

The BertoPlease Done Quick Summer Match was not the best (he died several times, accidentally). At 53 minutes and 57 seconds, it is longer than the 44-minute time record, 4 seconds using the PS Plus curve and the 47-minute, 27-second time without using the PS Plus curve. But it’s definitely a more exciting speed than FromSoft games due to smart usage and an exclusive PS5 subscription.


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