For those who may not have heard, Bloodborne is a challenging video game. So much so that even those players who overlevel may still find themselves struggling with the game’s earlier bosses, like Father Gascoigne or the Blood-Starved Beast.
Bloodborne’s challenge is part and parcel with its experience, though, which seeks to give players the genuine Souls treatment. Developer From Software is known for delivering difficult games that require patience and skill, and Bloodborne is no different. Bloodborne is so difficult, in fact, that one player beat the entire game without ever leveling and using his gun. Wait, what?!
Yes, as readers can see in the video below (SPOILERS!), one Bloodborne player who goes by the YouTube handle BOYvsVIDEOGAME has made it from beginning to end without ever leveling up their character. What’s more, they never used their handgun, meaning any opportunities to stagger an opponent – and in turn unleash a damaging visceral attack – were nonexistent.
As if that wasn’t difficult enough, the Bloodborne player started with the ‘Waste of Skin’ character loadout, which puts the base stats lower than any other starting build. In essence, From Software put that set-up in the game as a type of joke, but also a challenge. And BOYvsVIDEOGAME took that challenge to the extreme.
In total, it took BOYvsVIDEOGAME some 10 days to complete the feat, and that involved a whole lot of deaths. For proof that he did beat the last boss with no leveling and no weapons check out the video below, but be warned there are SPOILERS:
While seeing someone beat the game without leveling is impressive, it’s certainly not surprising. From Software’s Souls games have fostered an intense type of one-ups-manship that is one of a kind. Yes, the community may be a bit unsavory, but that’s partly because these games require a certain mindset and approach. As a result, they won’t be for everyone, but those who do like the Souls games LOVE the Souls games.
BOYvsVIDEOGAME may not be just a Souls fan, though, but is also a thrill seeker of the video game challenge variety. He’s the same guy who went through all of Dying Light without using weapons and he beat entire Dragon Age: Inquisition on Nightmare Mode without recruiting a single party member. We’re pretty impressed when we see a Destiny player solo a raid on hard, but that is something else.
So, if there are a few Bloodborne players out there struggling, know that it is possible to progress. BOYvsVIDEOGAME did it without ever leveling, so you can do it too.
How impressed are you by this Bloodborne player? Do you think you could do it?