Twitch streamer Kai Cenat nears Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree's final boss after 51 hours and 536 deaths, challenging his legendary run of the base game

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Huge Twitch streamer Kai Cenat is pushing through Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree at a blistering pace, nearing the DLC's final boss with over 51 hours and played and more than 536 deaths.

If the name 'Kai Cenat' seems somewhat familiar to you, it's because he's taken the streaming world by storm over the last few months, having turned his attention to FromSoftware games. His Elden Ring marathon clocked in at 167 hours with more than 1,700 deaths - and more than 400 of those deaths were purely at the hands of Malenia.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Cenat has now turned his attention to Shadow of the Erdrtee, and despite the expansion just releasing last week, he's already clocked in well over 50 hours in the DLC. just below, you can see an update on the marathon from yesterday, where Cenat demolished Messmer the Impaler, Shadow of the Erdrtee's third main boss, after 27 hours and 368 deaths.

It's a little unclear how Cenat has arrived at Messmer the Impaler as his third main boss - it means he probably hasn't fought the Divine Beast Dancing Line, but it does mean he's likely already beaten Rellana, Twin Moon Knight, and the Golden Hippopotamus. Both of those bosses are hard as nails, by the way.

More recently, Cenat has beaten the Putrescent Knight after 51 hours of playing, and 536 deaths. We won't spoil the boss order for Shadow of the Erdtree here, but the Twitter account tracking Cenat's playthrough below claims he only has one main boss to defeat in order to complete the DLC.

If you're a big fan of Cenat's playthrough, then great news - the streamer is planning to marathon his way through Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and the entire Dark Souls trilogy after completing Shadow of the Erdtree. I really hope he gets a long break in between those feats.

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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.