Minecraft Speedrun World Record in 2023: Stats Update

Most Minecraft players take their time while grinding through the game, but the speedrunning community has really upped their performance over the last few years. Thousands of dedicated speedrunners have risen to the challenge, but many people wonder who currently holds the world record.

As of January 2023, doogile holds the world record for the fastest Minecraft speedrun in the Any%Glitchless – Random Seed, 1.16+ category. He landed a time of only 8 minutes and 15 seconds in November 2022, beating the previous world record of 8 minutes and 58 seconds, held by reginex.

Although this incredibly talented speedrunner has broken the world record for Minecraft, there are plenty of other speedrunners who have shown some really impressive times as well. Stick around to find out about the current world record holders for speedrunning Minecraft, as well as who held the most well-known record in previous years.

Speedrunning Minecraft (Java Edition)

Speedrunning is a specific type of challenge using certain gameplay tactics and techniques – of course, topped with pristine knowledge of the game and remarkable skill. Thousands of Minecraft players have attempted to break the world record to date in various categories.

When it comes to speedrunning, there are quite a few specifics that challenges need to follow, depending on numerous factors. Some categories allow room for flexibility in terms of allowances, where players are allowed to use glitches and so forth if they’re open about it.

But, some players need to get the lowest total gameplay time before clocking the game without using any gimmicks. This would include things like known or unknown bugs, glitches, or the assistance of mods.

Who Holds The World Record for Minecraft Speedrunning?

There are 3 primary categories for the most notable Minecraft speed runs – namely, 1.16+, 1.9-1.15, and Pre 1.9. All of the categories have similar but occasionally varying rules, and all of the entries must be submitted and approved before they become official.

World Record for Minecraft Speedrunning (1.16+)

As of January 2023, doogile holds the world record for the fastest speedrun in Minecraft. This world record specifically refers to the challenger who has beaten the world record in the Any%Glitchless – Random Seed, 1.16+ category.

The Any%Glitchless – Random Seed, 1.16+ is possibly the most well-known of all Minecraft speedrun categories. According to Speedrun, the rules for this category are as follows:

“Sub-17 runs must submit world files and evidence of past attempts. Sub-13 runs must submit world files, evidence of past attempts, previous world files (5 preferable), logs, and gameplay audio.”

Check out this video below, by doogile himself, to see more about how he broke the record.

https://youtu.be/8DYIvJETTDE

Doogile, a Minecraft speedrunner from the United States, landed an impressive time of only 8 minutes and 43 seconds. He performed the speedrun back in November 2022.

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Even this was a massive accomplishment, as many players had attempted to beat the 10-minute mark in previous years. Most of the Minecraft community thought that reginex would continue to hold the world record for the rest of 2022.

But, doogile came in with an almost 15-second gap. These few seconds may seem short, but it’s a massive difference in the speed-running world.

Minecraft Speedrun 1.16+ Runner-Ups (Stats)

While doogile still holds the world record for the faster Minecraft speedrun of all time as of January 2023 (gold),reginex is the runner-up with 8 minutes and 58 seconds, with silverr in third place.

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Additional Minecraft speedrunners who managed to break the 10-minute mark include sagi_enderman, bugbug, Cube1337x

Below are all of the rankings for the top 10 Minecraft speedrunners in the Any%Glitchless – Random Seed, 1.16+ category as of 2023, including their records, ranking, as well as their nationalities:

RankNationalityMinecraft
Speedrunner
Time
GoldUnited Statesdoogile8m, 43s, 927ms
SilverUnited Statesreginex8m,58s, 930ms
BronzeCanadasilverr9m, 08s 256ms
4Israelsagi_enderman9m,12s, 580ms
5N/Abugbug9m, 22s, 638ms
6FinlandCube1337x9m, 23s, 683ms
7United StatesFeinberg9m, 26s, 118ms
8United KingdomDougThePig9m, 29s, 073ms
9UgandaNoFear13379m, 35s, 900ms
10Finlandmegelimc9m, 41s, 488ms

All Current Minecraft Speedrun World Records (2022 Stats)

That being said, there are plenty of other categories for the Minecraft speedrunning community. doogile is not the only player who holds a Minecraft speedrun world record – there are actually a ton of Minecraft speedrunners who hold world records for various categories.

Below are the speedrunners who also hold a world record in Minecraft (excluding Misc. categories such as co-op), as well as which category they have dominated in:

Any%Glitchless – Random Seed

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
1.16+doogile8m, 43s, 927ms
1.9 – 1.12Spropl24m, 45s, 912ms
Pre 1.9nieuh16m, 20s, 492ms

Any%Glitchless – Set Seed

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
1.16+MagneticMaybe1m, 54s, 305ms
1.9 – 1.12UltraXD4m, 36s, 533ms
Pre 1.9LucidG2m, 49s, 936ms

Any% – Random Seed

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
1.14+roobleyruns16m, 07s, 722ms
1.9 – 1.13Gran536420m, 56s, 466ms
Pre 1.9pixfumy6m, 26s, 025ms

Any% – Set Seed

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
1.14+KenanKardes2m, 25s, 068ms
1.9 – 1.13Keima3m, 28s, 095ms
Pre 1.9Tomanyapples2m, 05s, 650ms

All Achievements (SS)

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
1.0 – 1.8-1.11Nato42m, 06s
1.0 – 1.6Schnidi20m, 14s

All Achievements (SSG)

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
1.0 – 1.8-1.11Nato1h, 45m, 05s
1.0 – 1.6Schnidi25m, 30s

All Achievements (RS)

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
1.0 – 1.8-1.11Orangenox1h, 33m, 58s
1.0 – 1.6Orangenox46m, 17s

All Achievements (RSG)

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
1.0 – 1.8-1.11k4yfour4h, 05m, 12s, 030ms
1.0 – 1.6k4yfour1h, 02m, 15s 350ms

All Advancements

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
SS (1.16)Orangenox3h, 18m
SSG (1.16)Feinberg1h, 53m
RS (1.16)Orangenox3h, 47m, 57s, 800ms
RSG (1.16)Feinberg3h, 08m, 03s, 378ms

Speedrunning is a truly unique and challenging gameplay style, taking tons of practice and thorough knowledge of even the most minuscule details in a game. While these speedrunners celebrate mere seconds in time difference, it’s definitely much trickier than it looks – only time will tell who will hold these Minecraft speedrun world records next!

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