xQc Takes Lessons on How to Speedrun in Minecraft From the New World Record Holder

Published 03/17/2021, 1:04 PM EDT


Forsen and French-Canadian Twitch streamer Félix “xQc” Lengyel have recently been in a Minecraft speed-run battle. The two are trying to best each other in the classic survival game and record the fastest time taken to beat the Ender Dragon. Currently, xQc has the lead over Forsen with a time of 25 minutes and 37 seconds.

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While both the streamers have posted impressive sub-30-minute records, they are still far away from the world record. At the time Félix achieved his personal best time, the Minecraft speedrun world record stood at 14 minutes and 56 seconds. However, with the 1.16.1 update, another player has set a new world record.

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xQc reacts to the 11.53 minute Minecraft speedrun world record

xQc uploaded a video on his YouTube channel reacting to the latest Minecraft speedrun world record. The player playing on the 1.16.1 version with a random speed, posted a record time of 11.53 minutes. Beating the previous record by just over 3 minutes, fe666, the new record holder, has gained a lot of attention.

Naturally, if Félix wants to continue staying on top of Forsen, he could learn a thing or two from the new record holder. Some might argue that fe666 got extremely lucky with his speed; however, Félix has also seen similar luck with his seeds.

One thing that bugged xQc the most was how fe666 was pausing the game to get time to think and plan. However, that was all part of the latter’s strategy.

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The thing that most impressed xQc about the speedrunner’s gameplay was his strategy in the nether. The way he traded god for items with the Piglins blew the Twitch streamer’s mind. There was a brief moment when the speedrunner forgot his flint and stone, which left Félix in splits after seeing fe666 panic.

xQc felt that the speedrunner could definitely improve on his time a bit more. There were a few things, such as the purging in the end, that the streamer felt he did a lot quicker in his speedruns. This definitely means there is a possibility of another world record sometime soon. If xQc keeps up the grind, he might end up with the next world record in his pocket.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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