GTA 5 Player Beats Game Without Taking Any Damage

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.

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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.

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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. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN.

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