A gamer has amazingly beaten all five "Soulsborne" games without taking a single hit.
The Happy Hob, a Twitch streamer, completed what he calls the "God Run" on the eve of the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice launch, beating Bloodborne, Dark Souls 1-3, and Demon's Souls back-to-back without suffering so much as one bit of enemy-inflicted damage after months of trying.
Hob made his own rules for this quest. Any hit from an enemy or damage from any trap would see him start the five-game run from scratch. However, he could take self-inflicted damage from falling to lower his health on purpose. Hob came very close to completing the God Run last month but was sadly bested by the Demon's Souls' tutorial boss, Vanguard.
On Thursday morning, though, he managed to achieve the five-game, no-hit run by beating the Soulsborne titles in the following order: Bloodborne, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls, Demon's Souls, and Dark Souls 3. It was clearly an emotional moment for Hob, who screamed "Soulsborne no hit run! We did it'" before bursting into tears, hugging his dog and thanking his viewers and girlfriend for their support.
Hob had admitted that he was pretty stressed out because he was under pressure to complete his self-imposed God Run before Soulsborne dev FromSoftware's Sekiro came out on Friday as he was planning to stream it on launch day. So it is indeed fortuitous that he was able to go through the five games untouched just a day before the highly anticipated release - and it took him 18 hours.
He will now have the chance to go through a sixth title without taking a hit, but that is easier said than done.
Hob is quite famous for his beating Dark Souls games without taking enemy damage. He beat the original Dark Souls without taking a single hit in 2016, before going through the trilogy in like fashion two years later, playing for 10 hours before completing the feat.
Meanwhile, the latest installment of the Soulsborne titles, Sekiro, is now out for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. God Run, anyone?