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One Boss, Many Tricks: Unearthing Bloodborne's Unbelievable Shortcut

With the help of a friend, ymfah embarked on this audacious endeavor. Their method, as depicted in a convoluted and lengthy video, involves summoning ...

Ashley Bardhan Jan 23, 2024
One Boss, Many Tricks: Unearthing Bloodborne's Unbelievable Shortcut

With the help of a friend, ymfah embarked on this audacious endeavor. Their method, as depicted in a convoluted and lengthy video, involves summoning an enemy player and orchestrating a highly specific sequence of events amidst a sea of lag. However, ymfah's internet connection is eerily impeccable, even with the other player residing in the same house. Undeterred by this inconvenient truth, they resorted to building their very own lag switch to intentionally worsen the connection, ensuring the success of their ambitious plan.

To begin their ethereal journey, ymfah must meet their untimely demise at the hands of their friend. But not just any death will suffice. It requires a meticulously timed backstab animation, triggering a respawn in purgatory and transforming ymfah into a wandering soul. From this disorienting birds-eye perspective, they traverse the treacherous world, skipping bosses as they go, guided by their companion's instructions and breadcrumbs left in the form of messages etched into the ground. How this ingenious duo deciphered this elaborate method of circumventing FromSoftware's masterpiece remains an enigma worthy of awe.

The process of skipping The One Reborn is particularly captivating. The two players collaborate seamlessly to reach the entrance of the boss arena. Then, at a precise moment, one of them plunges to their doom, triggering an overhead camera view. Miraculously, they navigate through the very fabric of the boss arena, venturing beneath the map, yet managing to touch the enigmatic 'Mummy' that activates the final segment of the game. Such a feat is a masterclass in exploiting the game's intricate mechanics.

Most of the other boss skips follow a similar pattern, except for the Shadows of Yharnam encounter. In this instance, one player skillfully glitches their way to the other side of the boss arena without initiating the battle. Meanwhile, the main player proceeds to "defeat" the inactive bosses, only for them to resurrect moments later, conveniently excluding them from the official boss count. Without skipping a beat, they descend even further, facing the challenge of Rom, the Vacuous Spider. Here, an astoundingly convoluted workaround is employed, a labyrinth of intricacies that would confound even the most adept guide writer.

Remarkably, the sole boss that must be confronted is Mergo's Wet Nurse. Yet, ymfah offers a glimmer of hope for the future, suggesting that until a method is discovered to bypass this formidable foe, their accomplishment stands as close to vanquishing zero bosses in a Bloodborne playthrough as we can imagine. Let us revel in their triumph while we await the emergence of a new hero capable of unraveling the mysteries that lie beyond Mergo's Wet Nurse.

For those daring enough to venture deeper into the rabbit hole, a Reddit post awaits you. It serves as a gateway to the full run, the haunting melodies that accompanied ymfah's journey, and a YouTube playlist that meticulously dissects each boss skip, providing a slower and more mesmerizing glimpse into the mechanics behind each exploit. Even as I attempt to convey the intricacies of their triumph, my words pale in comparison to the sheer audacity and brilliance demonstrated by ymfah.

As we bid farewell to this mind-bending adventure, remember to visit our 2024 guide to explore the exciting new games and major expansions that await us this year. Let the spirit of innovation and exploration inspire us all as we continue to push the boundaries of what is deemed possible in the realms of gaming. The legacy of ymfah's incredible achievement shall forever resonate within the halls of Bloodborne, a testament to the ingenuity and boundless potential of the gaming community.