Minecraft Speedrun World Record: Stats Update

Minecraft Speedrun World Record: 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 June 2022, Cube1337x holds the world record for the fastest Minecraft speedrun in the Any%Glitchless – Random Seed, 1.16+ category. He landed a time of only 9 minutes and 8 seconds in January 2022, beating the previous world record of 9 minutes and 36 seconds, held by Brentilda.

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.

Minecraft Speedrun World Record: Stats Update

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 June 2022, Cube1337x 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 Cube1337x himself, to see more on how he broke the record.

Cube1337x, a Minecraft speedrunner from Finland, landed an impressive time of only 9 minutes and 8 seconds. He performed the speedrun back in January 2022, and it was only approved formally by February 2022.

For this reason, there was a short timeframe where most people did not know he held the record. The world record was previously held by Brentilda, a Minecraft speedrunner from Scotland, for the first part of 2022 after completing the game in 9 minutes and 36 seconds.

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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 Brentilda would continue to hold the world record for the rest of 2022.

But, Cube1337x came in with an almost 30-second gap. These few seconds may seem short, but it’s a massive difference in the speed-running world.

How Did Cube1337x Break The Minecraft Speedrun World Record?

Much like other Minecraft speedruns, Cube1337x looted a shipwreck and entered the Nether to locate both of the structures and obtain all of the necessary items in the game. He then later made use of a special calculator to find the stronghold.

After this point, Cube1337x headed back to the Nether to teleport to the stronghold. He found the end portal room pretty quickly, headed off to the End Realm, and he defeated the dragon to finish the game.

Minecraft Speedrun 1.16+ Runner-Ups (Stats)

While Cube1337x still holds the world record for the faster Minecraft speedrun of all time as of June 2022 (gold), Brentilda no longer holds the runner-up position (silver). Brentilda has slipped down to 3rd place (bronze) after his previous world record was beaten by EvanKae.

EvanKae, a Minecraft speedrunner from Canada, took the runner-up spot, placing him 2nd with a silver ranking after he stole the show by landing a solid 9 minutes, 31 seconds, and 118 milliseconds. This placed him above Brentilda by under 5 seconds.

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Additional Minecraft speedrunners who managed to break the 10-minute mark include Crookst, shyaya, and AndrewCrow, while other speedrunners all still have a rather large gap with over 10 minutes.

Below are all of the rankings for the top 10 Minecraft speedrunners in the Any%Glitchless – Random Seed, 1.16+ category as of 2022, including their records, ranking, as well as their nationalities:

RankNationalityMinecraft
Speedrunner
Time
GoldFinlandCube1337x9m, 08s, 820ms
SilverCanadaEvanKae9m,31s, 118ms
BronzeScotlandBrentilda9m, 36s
4SwedenCrookst9m,36s, 696ms
5Brazilshyaya9m, 38s, 411ms
6FinlandAndrewCrow9m, 53s, 628ms
7PolandComprex10m, 02s, 031ms
8AustraliaMoleyG10m, 02s, 333ms
9United KingdomNebulaSR10m, 19s, 673ms
10Hungaryfe66610m, 19s, 778ms

All Current Minecraft Speedrun World Records (2022 Stats)

That being said, there are plenty of other categories for the Minecraft speedrunning community. Cube1337x 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+Cube1337x9m, 08s, 820ms
1.9 – 1.15Ontricus14m, 38s, 476ms
Pre 1.9spinnaker_rl17m, 46s

Any%Glitchless – Set Seed

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
1.16+Rayoh1m, 53s, 252ms
1.9 – 1.15Spropl2m, 51s, 300ms
Pre 1.9Galacticafro3m, 11s, 583ms

Any% – Random Seed

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
1.14+Oskar339m, 49s, 150ms
1.9 – 1.13Sirpalmtree10m, 35s, 253ms
Pre 1.9pixfumy6m, 26s, 025ms

Any% – Set Seed

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
1.14+Ax3roth2m, 23s, 267ms
1.9 – 1.13TheeSizzler2m, 31s, 400ms
Pre 1.9Tomanyapples2m, 05s, 650ms

All Achievements (SS)

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
1.0 – 1.8-1.11Schnidi30m, 57s
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 – 1.8-1.11DougThePig3h, 59m, 52s, 550ms
1.0 – 1.6Schnidi1h, 05m, 27s

All Advancements

CategoryMinecraft
Speedrunner
World Record Time
SS (1.16)Orangenox3h, 18m
SSG (1.16)Orangenox3h, 52m, 56s, 600ms
RS (1.16)Orangenox3h, 47m, 57s, 800ms
RSG (1.16)Feinberg3h, 08m, 03s, 378ms
RSG (1.17)WetSockBoi7h, 33m, 06s
RSG (1.18)5BlockNeo28h, 07m, 57s

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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