Dark Souls 3 player beats the game without taking a single step

Dark Souls 3
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Someone's actually beaten Dark Souls 3 without taking a single step.

Yes, you read that correctly. In the epic 55-minute video just below, YouTuber ymfah, who is no stranger to weird and wonderful runs through FromSoftware's games, has actually managed to beat Dark Souls 3 without walking. There's still movement in the playthrough, mind you, just not in the conventional way of actually moving the analog stick stick to walk.

To make this run actually work, the player selected the Thief class for the Bandit Knife at the very beginning of Dark Souls 3. In bagging this weapon, ymfah is actually able to move forward with the weapon's unique skill, which slashes with an attack while having the player take a few brief steps forward.

It's through this that ymfah is able to make it through Dark Souls 3 without walking. They even switched off the left analog stick on their controller to prevent them from moving, such was their dedication to this strange task. Hey, if you're going to do something like this, you might as well go all out.

ymfah actually has a huge number of odd runs through FromSoftware games, including a pacifist run through Bloodborne, a guide on how to break Bluepoint's Demon's Souls remake, and how to be overpowered early in Elden Ring. That final video in particular has proved a massive hit with YouTube viewers, amassing over 1.7 million views in right around a month, as Elden Ring's Tarnished audience seeks any leg over the competition.

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.