The Elder Scrolls community has long had a passionate community of dedicated speedrunners who have been probing the game for exploits since its release. A community that also extends to Bethesda’s other titles like the Fallout series. Games like Oblivion and Skyrim have accumulated a large number of dedicated fans who are eager to exploit every glitch the games have to offer.
Only yesterday, a speedrunner by the name “Karsto” uploaded his speedrun of The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion setting a world record at 2 minutes and 33 seconds which is 1 second ahead of 2nd place at 2 minutes 34 seconds, the second place was set by a player called “Dezmone” only a week ago at New Year’s Eve. These speedruns are particularly impressive due to the fact that Oblivion is a massive game that can take up to 50-60 hours or more to actually finish.
An explanation provided by Dezmone shows what makes these impressive speedruns in Oblivion possible, he states that: