The Happy Hob Completes 'God Run' No-Hit Soulsborne Marathon

Wyatt Fossett,

March 21, 2019 6:49 PM

Popular runner and no-hit expert The Happy Hob has done an amazing feat. All five 'Souls' games in a row without taking a single point of damage. There are no words to describe this, but we'll try.

If you’ve ever played a game made by the developers FromSoftware then you know just how hard "Souls" games can be, and how unfathomable the following achievement is. Streamer The_Happy_Hob just completed all five currently public soulsborne games, in a row, without taking a hit! He is, as everyone has come to call him, a legend. 

An Anniversary to Remember

The Happy Hob is a very big part of the Dark Souls “No Hit” running community, and partakes in tournaments and races quite frequently. Just this time last year, Hob managed to finally nab the elusive Dark Souls Trilogy No-Hit run. It didn’t come easy. One attempt at the run saw him get hit during the last boss of the last game in the series, putting a tragic ending on a long run. 

Luckily for us, for fans, and for Hob himself, he’s got a pretty good sense of humor, and is quick to recover from blown runs. 

Now, just a year later, Hob took it up a notch in an attempt to complete all five of the Soulsborne games, in order of release, all back-to-back, without taking a single hit. The term “Soulsborne” was coined by FromSoftware fans and refers to the original Demon Souls, all three Dark Souls games, and Bloodborne

While the Dark Souls Trilogy run is hard, the trilogy and the original Demon Souls are all intentionally designed (for the most part) with a majority of fights leaning towards the slow and methodical. Bloodborne, on the other hand, is much faster and contains many more surprise attacks. This, the fittingly titled “God Run”, has never been completed by any player in the history of the franchise.

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After numerous attempts, and a very well practiced heart-slowing breathing technique, god-tier Happy Hob completed his objective on March 20, 2019. In what has since become a viral sensation, Hob burst into elation as he struck the final blow, before hugging his dog Link, who is the source of all his inspiration

“The only bad thing to come out of all this was that clip going viral, [the popular clip] doesn’t show me hugging Link, which was kind of the whole point,” said Hob on his first Twitch stream back after the achievement. 

Here is a longer clip, with Link (the dog) included.

The entire run can be seen in two very long streams (yes, he’s allowed to suspend his run, officially) on his Twitch channel. According to Hob himself, there’s “no plan” to attempt a Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice no-hit run, as he has yet to play it. 

On the eve of the release of a new FromSoftware game, Hob has managed to shock both the Soulsborne world and the world of video games as a whole. Let’s all take a second to recognize what may be one of, if not the most difficult feats in all of modern video gaming. 


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