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A Xenoblade Chronicles X speedrunner set a world record no one will ever be able to beat, and it's all Nintendo's fault

A speedrunner of Xenoblade Chronicles X managed to squeeze in a single final world document earlier than Nintendo shut down the Wii U’s on-line servers, making it the final document ever.

Final month, Nintendo did the at greatest fairly annoying, at worst outright damaging factor of shutting down its on-line servers for each the Wii U and 3DS. That left quite a few titles outright unplayable, and others with on-line modes which are not accessible. Xenoblade Chronicles X was one such sport with a web based mode, however now you possibly can’t play it anymore due to the servers being shut down. It is a lesser recognized entry within the beloved RPG collection, however one which many hope will get a Change port someplace down the road (or possibly at this level a Change 2 port). Because it seems, speedrunner YMG-C really carried out one final run of the sport’s on-line mode proper earlier than the servers shut down, and within the course of beat the world document, as shared by a fan on Twitter (thanks, GamesRadar).

With the Wii U’s servers now offline, this additionally makes it unattainable for anybody else to speedrun the web mode in any respect, which means YMG-C will perpetually be the world document holder. Although, if nobody else had determined to do a run earlier than the servers shut down, it would not matter a lot, as they had been the earlier world document holder anyway. Their earlier document was two hours and 57 minutes lengthy, whereas this new document is a minute shorter at two hours and 56 minutes, and that would be the document perpetually extra. Even when the sport does get a Change port, speedrun classes will even be positioned throughout varied platforms, and with the Wii U being a technology behind, that may clearly trigger discrepancies in issues like load instances.

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Whereas a port of Xenoblade Chronicles X is perhaps a little bit of a pipe dream, it is not like the sport is not getting new entries: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 launched in 2022, and even obtained some DLC the next 12 months, so there’s nonetheless a future for the collection someplace in Nintendo’s library.


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