Gaming Fact of the Day

Fastest Completion of Diablo

The fastest segmented speed run through Blizzard’s Diablo (1996) was achieved on 16 January 2009 by Maciej Maselewski of Poland, who played as the sorceror character and took only 3 min 12 sec to finish the game. This is a particularly impressive feat as the game normally takes between 10 and 20 hours to complete. Maselewski played each of the 27 segments over and over to produce a near-perfect speed run that exploited Diablo‘s dungeon design and allowed him to move quickly to the exit of each randomized level without wasting time on unnecessary combat.

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