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Dark Souls II

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Dark Souls II is a 3D Action RPGRoleplaying Game developed by FromSoftware Inc. and was released in March 2014. Three DLCDownloadable Content episodes (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Iron King & Crown of the Ivory King) were released in July, August and September 2014 respectively. A re-release for Current-Gen consoles and PC called Scholar of the First Sin was released on April 3rd 2015. The game is available for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and is the sequel to Dark Souls.

Leaderboard

Dark Souls II Leaderboard

Getting Started

Categories

  • Any%: Defeating the end boss and triggering the ending cutscene. Done on Patch Version 1.02.
  • Any% Current Patch: Same as Any%, but without abusing methods to go OoBOut of Bounds or using Binoboost.
  • Any% Old Souls (Current Patch): Triggering the end credits after obtaining the 4 Great Souls, no OoBOut of Bounds/BB.
  • All Bosses: Finishing the game and defeating every enemy that is considered a boss (health bar at the bottom of the screen), including all three DLCDownloadable Content episodes.
  • All Bosses No DLC: Finishing the game and defeating every enemy that is considered a boss (health bar at the bottom of the screen), excluding all three DLCDownloadable Content episodes. Done on Patch Version 1.02.

Timing Rules

Because of significant discrepancies in load times on all the platforms, the official run time is counted using RTAReal Time Attack no load which is displayed at all times during any Dark Souls II speedrun. This timing method only counts loading screens and strictly loading screens unlike the other games, be very aware of that.


  • The timer starts the during the loading screen right after hitting New Game, and before the first cutscene in Things Betwixt.
  • The timer stops on the first frame of the screen being completely black after killing either Nashandra or Aldia, Scholar of the First Sin, depending on the category being ran.

World Records

  • Any%: 14:42 by Stennis (YouTube)
  • Any% Current Patch: 51:35 by ffleret (YouTube)
  • Any% Old Souls Current Patch: 1:10:23 by Kfnslayer (Twitch)
  • All Bosses: 2:12:50 by Distortion2 (YouTube)
  • All Bosses No DLCDownloadable Content: 1:13:51 by Stennis (YouTube)

Utilities and Resources

External Resources