A Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas world-record holder recently messed up another potential record-setting run by accidentally activating one of the game’s cheat codes.
As spotted by Eurogamer, Twitch streamer and San Andreas speedrunner LelReset, who’s already got the record for fastest “any percentage” completion, was trying to break his own record when he ruined his run by inadvertently summoning a helicopter. Not only did it block his way and slow him down by several seconds, but it basically disqualified him from getting his record officially recognized by the speedrunning community, even if it was an accident.
You might be asking how someone can manage to accidentally enter a cheat when older Grand Theft Auto games let you do this by typing a particular word or phrase on PC. The problem is that certain cheats can be triggered with simple keyboard presses in the right order, and it looks like that’s what happened to LelReset, as he seems genuinely surprised and annoyed when it happens.
Despite this unfortunate mess-up, LelReset is still the record holder on Speedrun.com with a completion time of four hours, two minutes, and 12 seconds, a record he set late last month. By comparison, the record for 100 percent completion is 13 hours, one minute, and two seconds, set by cazpersky.
Undoubtedly, the upcoming launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26th will jump-start a new wave of speedruns, and we can’t wait to see someone’s day ruined by accidentally spawning in a horse or, better yet, a bear.