Meanwhile, streamers have even gone as far as completing challenge runs through The Lands Between using Bop-Its, dance pads, and the electrical activity from their brains. The latest of these has seen a couple of creators play the game while trying to keep their BPMs as low as possible.
Ever wondered how high your heart rate gets while battling Elden Ring’s bosses?
During a previous run, they bound themselves to the stipulation that every streaming session had to end as soon as it saw its first in-game death.
This stream, the extra caveat designed to make things interesting came in the form of heart rate monitor-induced meteor strikes, which would decimate the pair every time their BPM readings exceeded a set number.
In order to add even more stakes to the game, DougDoug brought the idea of each death costing the affected person a small amount of money.
The first hurdle the pair faced was getting their heart rates down below the thresholds they wanted to start off with, which proved a bit of an issue for PointCrow.
“The thing is, having a heart rate monitor on screen makes me anxious about my heart rate, because I’m now looking at [it] and I’m [getting] super self-conscious,” admitted the streamer.
What followed was around three hours of very interesting deaths, such as DougDoug’s first, which, ironically, occurred as soon as he began typing out a prediction as to how long he’d last.
By the end of the stream, the pair had perished a combined 20 times, but still somehow managed to defeat Godrick the Grafted in a pretty dramatic climax to their efforts.
So, there’s yet more proof, if any was needed, that those who stream FromSoft games can accomplish just about anything, if they want it badly enough.
Regardless of whether you’re now battling your own body in a similar Elden Ring challenge run, make sure to follow us for coverage of some interesting streamers and guides to the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion as soon as it arrives.