A GTA V speedrunner has become the first person to complete the game without taking a single point of damage, completing the game in just nine hours.
Speedrunner UnNameD managed the feat earlier this week, posting their three-part video to YouTube. UnNameD says it took them 48 attempts to actually achieve it, using a mod known as One-Hit Knock Out, which sets character health at a measly one point. As if that weren’t hard enough, the speedrunning rules also forbid UnNameD from using any armor to protect themselves, and the mod disables Trevor’s invincibility ability.
Anyone who has played GTA V, which is getting improved PS5 and Xbox Series X versions this November, knows that it’s pretty difficult to get through the whole game without taking some damage, even if it’s just a stray bullet from a cop. Each of the video descriptions for UnNameD’s speedrun list out a few moments they found particularly harrowing, like the helicopter battle in the Three’s Company mission, where the crew kidnaps a target from dozens of stories up in the sky.
How Long to Beat estimates that an average playthrough of GTA V’s main story takes around 31.5 hours. Other GTA V speedrunners have managed to complete the game in about three hours and 20 minutes under normal rules and skipping cutscenes.
The new-gen and PC versions of GTA V will also be getting some exclusive content once the new version releases. Rockstar has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in development, but don’t expect it to arrive any time soon, especially with reports that the studio is trying to address crunch culture on their projects.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN.