Who Holds the Minecraft Speedrun World Record in 2024?

In Short
  • Minecraft speedrun world records in 2024 have been achieved recently.
  • Java world record holder is drip120 with his amazing run of only 7 minutes and 1 second. He utilized standard techniques, was lucky, and really skillful.
  • Bedrock's world record holder is craze noob, who beat Minecraft in 8 minutes and 19 seconds. He was also very lucky and performed amazingly.

Speedrunning in video games is a very popular and rewarding sport, and Minecraft is no different. Like everything else in life, there have been various attempts from people who all wanted the first place. While speed runs have gotten shorter over time, there is always that one winner. Let’s talk about this interesting side of Minecraft as we discuss who the current speedrun world record holders are in both Java and Bedrock editions of Minecraft in 2024. So, if you’re excited, let’s jump straight in.

Minecraft Java: Speedrun World Record Holder

On January 4, 2024, a YouTuber named drip120 uploaded the new Java edition Minecraft speedrun world record, which lasted 7 minutes and 1 second in-game time. This run is part of the random seed glitchless category for Minecraft version 1.16.1. This is by far the fastest speed run there has ever been, with the second-best run being 25 seconds longer.

Leaderboard for Java edition of Minecraft where drip120's run is first

Drip120’s Run Explained

Drip has been not only extremely lucky with this seed, its structures, and loot but also highly skilled. The run starts off with drip managing to quickly locate the buried treasure, gather wood and blocks, make tools, a bucket, doors, and a boat, create the Nether portal in the nearby underwater ravine, and enter the Nether dimension in just one minute and 18 seconds.

His portal then spawns right next to a bastion, where he goes to collect gold blocks to barter with piglins while distracting them with gold ingots. Drip then acquires the ender pearls and strings the piglins have dropped and loots the chest for gold armor, obsidian, and more string. Then he starts heading off towards a Nether fortress seen earlier. Drip then kills some Blazes and acquires blaze rods.

Thanks to a special calculator, he returns to the Overworld and figures out where the stronghold is. Drip then returns to the Nether to get one more blaze rod. He travels to specific coordinates and makes a new Nether portal, which leads him to a stronghold. He very quickly finds the End portal room and completes it, so he’s in the End dimension in only 5 minutes and 44 seconds.

Then, he reaches the central End island and prepares the bedrock portal with crying obsidian. After that, he crafts the beds and waits for the Ender Dragon to perch. Once the Dragon is down, drip120 blasts it with several beds and ends the run with a second over 7 minutes!

As you can see from the video above, the chat members didn’t realize what was happening right before their eyes until the middle of the run!

This incredible world record was even rejected at first. This is because drip120 used a mod that was not allowed. Many speedrunners use mods that simply improve the game’s performance.

The prohibited mod drip used simply prevented crashes from another allowed mod. It did nothing else. The moderators rejected the run because of their rules. However, due to the community vote and further consideration, the run has been verified and placed on the leaderboards.

Minecraft Bedrock: Speedrun World Record Holder

On March 12, 2024, another YouTuber craze noob set the new Minecraft Bedrock world record speedrun. This run lasts only 8 minutes and 19 seconds, which is so impressive that it is 35 seconds faster than the second-best run. It is part of the random seed glitchless category for Minecraft version 1.16.10.

Leaderboard for Minecraft Bedrock edition showing craze's speedrun world record in 2024

Craze’s Run Explained

Speedrunning in the Bedrock edition is different from that in the Java edition. This is mainly because Bedrock players don’t have access to the F3 debug screen, can spam attack without cooldown, strongholds can generate villages below, and Ender Dragon behaves differently. Moreover, the player spawns only in certain biomes.

That means if the biomes don’t align, the player can be spawned hundreds of blocks away from 0,0, which makes them far more likely to find a village with a stronghold below it. Though, there is about a 15% chance of this generation happening, so it’s uncommon.

Craze starts off his run by searching for a village, which he finds soon. He gathers beds and food, makes tools, kills the iron golem, makes a bucket, and fills it with water.

Then, craze digs at a specific spot below the village to see if there is a stronghold below it. And he was lucky enough to get it. He finds the End portal room and makes a Nether portal. After that, he goes through at the 3-minute and 13-second mark and spawns next to a Nether fortress.

He kills Blazes, acquires Blaze rods, and goes to mine gold. He barters with some piglins, and they eventually give him ender pearls.

Craze goes back, completes the End portal, and reaches the End after 7 minutes and 35 seconds. The Dragon perches immediately, and Craze prepares the bed explosion set-up. He deals damage to the Dragon and sets lava to the side of it to slow it down while flying away. Finally, he explodes the beds, kills the Dragon, and finishes the run after 8 minutes and 19 seconds.

Now you know who holds the 2024 Minecraft speedrun world record in both Java and Bedrock editions. You can check out these and other runs on the Speedrun website.

These two and so many more amazing speedrunners have inspired me to start learning Minecraft speedrunning. So, what do you think about these fast Minecraft runs? Share your opinion in the comments below!

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