Any% Force Quit

Dark Souls Any% Force Quit (formerly known as Any% Kiln Skip) is a speedrun category in which the player tries to complete the game as fast as possible. There are no added restrictions on how the player completes the game, they must simply start a new character and beat the final boss, Gwyn, as quickly as they can. Glitches, skips and sequence breaks are all allowed. Additionally the use of force quit mechanics is allowed in this category. These are generally banned for all categories otherwise. Using other programs to affect the game or editing the game code is not allowed; apart from a few exceptions allowed by the community.

Force quit mechanics being allowed means that Force Quit Wrong Warps are possible which heavily changes the run over standard Any%.

The leaderboards for this category are available here.


Route Estimated possible time Current Record Runner
Great Club 19:45 19:49 CapitaineToinon
Black Knight Greatsword 23:00 23:21 CapitaineToinon
Black Knight Halberd 24:40 25:07 NaxHPL


(The rules listed here are specific to this category. Go to this page to find the rules that apply to all Dark Souls speedruns.)

  • You may kill as many or as few bosses as you want to finish the game.
  • Glitches, skips and sequence breaks are all allowed. Duke Skip, Ceaseless Skip, Item Dupe, Moveswap or Toggle Escape (amongst others) are all fair-game.
  • Due to major recorded inconsistencies related to hardware, the usage of Firelink Skip is banned in all categories.
  • Additionally, using the ALT + F4 shortcut to force close the game is allowed.
  • The ALT + SPACE shortcut may also be used to pause the game for gameplay related reasons. Any unnecessary delay in resuming gameplay outside of such reasons can get your run rejected based on moderators' discretion.

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