Despite being released 23 years ago, Metal Gear Solid still has a large speedrunning community – and a new glitch has blown things wide open for

New ‘Metal Gear Solid’ glitch helps speedrunners break world record

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2021-08-16 20:30:05

Despite being released 23 years ago, Metal Gear Solid still has a large speedrunning community – and a new glitch has blown things wide open for them.

During a normal playthrough, streamer Boba discovered a glitch that essentially sees Snake warp through a locked door, saving players a very valuable two minutes.

The glitch happened on Communication Tower A. Usually players would have to climb the 27 staircases to reach the top of the tower but on this playthrough, a guard shot Snake which triggered the next section of the game. You can watch the event happen below.

The community has dubbed this glitch the “Boba Skip”, although Boba has suggested it be called “Kevin”.

While Boba found it completely by accident the speedrunning community immediately set about trying to recreate this glitch, with Twitter user Hau5test sharing a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

here's the setup walk to the door and lean, be on the left door half then get our your socom and aim at a guard. the angle will be right for the guard to knock you back and then hit you to the load-trigger. 🙂

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