A Titanfall 2 speedrunner has reclaimed their throne after having their previous record beaten last week. Cash Mayo managed to speedrun Titanfall 2’s tutorial level, an infamously intricate bit of wallrunning and speed-boosting, in 11.1 seconds, beating Whatevershoe’s record of 11.2 seconds.
Reported first by PC Gamer, Cash Mayo managed the new record this past weekend, narrowly beating Whatevershoe’s recent record. Whatevershoe was originally aiming to beat Cash Mayo’s previous record of 11.7 seconds from 2019, so the room for error has gotten exponentially smaller and smaller as the record was revised.
It’s nuts that, 5 years after the release of Titanfall 2, a player just broke the world record speedrun time for The Gauntlet during our recent Free Weekend.
Here’s the clip. Yes, they’re blowing up their own legs with grenades to gain speed.
— Ryan K. Rigney (@RKRigney) May 7, 2021
Titanfall 2’s tutorial level, the Gauntlet, has become an in-universe trophy of sorts for Titanfall and Apex Legends fans. Developer Respawn made it part of the maniac daredevil Octane’s backstory, establishing that Octane set the original record by using a classic grenade jump trick, which explains the prosthetic legs.
Titanfall 2 is having something of a second (third?) renaissance this past month. The game had a free weekend on Steam, and that was after experiencing a 500% surge in players thanks to Apex season 9’s Titan-centric theme. Titanfall and Titanfall 2 also recently got the framerate boost treatment on the Xbox Series X and S alongside many other EA games.
If you prefer your Respawn shooters firmly in the battle royale genre, check out all the details on Apex season 9’s new legend, new modes, and more.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/pilot for IGN.