Game news Metal Gear: speedrunner admits a huge setup during the competition!
Speedrunner, who recently showed off an impressive preview of Metal Gear Rising, has finally returned to his mea culpa: it was all fake. And the worst part is that his performance was broadcast during the official competition.
Summer Games Done Quick 2022 is an event that, as its name suggests, focuses on speedruns of various and varied video games. During the show, a player nicknamed Mekarazium showed off his skills in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, an edgy beat ’em up developed by PlatinumGames and released in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. More specifically, managed to complete the Blade Wolf DLC campaign in record time—literally, because he got the best timing ever in that particular segment.
The big problem is that the speedrun was… just fake. The player himself did his mea culpa and explained the scam: during his remote participation (ie from home) he actually built and modified several parts of the game where he achieved his best times. A giant puzzle built from scratch, all the more painful because viewers collectively donated $25,000 to MSF during the base game’s quick run to “unlock” its DLC feat.
“I decided at the last minute”
Speedrunner actually explained himself on Discordright on the channel dedicated to the Summer Games Done fast.
The Blade Wolf DLC speedrun that people donated money for is a segmented, pre-recorded run. I didn’t mention it anywhere, neither during registration nor in the email I sent to the committee. It was supposed to be a real-time run, but I changed my mind at the last second after changing the save.
Still eager to confess, the player explained the differences between this “fake” run and another run just before during the same event, run on New Game + and on “Hard”, playing well in real time So he points the finger absence of mouse clicks and keyboard keys, in the first case. Checkpoints also had a chaining issue, and as PCGamesN pointed out, players didn’t notice until after the game camera was still moving even though Mekarazium was no longer touching his PC.
I did something wrong and I shouldn’t have done it. I feel empty and upset.
The representative of the video game event, for his part, evidently condemned the actions of the speedrunner. “This is absolutely unacceptable and attempts to undermine the integrity of the speedrunning community that we love and support so much.”‘ And we understand his anger!