About a month ago, there was a community poll held in the discord to add IGT to Deltarune. After a close poll of about 70 to 5, we have added the use of IGT to the game. This IGT only makes a difference to the All Chapters categories, removing the time spent switching between chapter 1 and chapter 2. This makes the game more balanced for everyone, removing any hardware issues that may set anyone behind.
Because of this change, an option has been added to the default LiveSplit Deltarune autosplitter by NERS to pause the timer during chapter switch, as long as the autosplitter is enabled with the pause option checked, and LiveSplit is set to In-Game Time. If you are unable to run with the autosplitter pausing for you, moderators will retime every All Chapters run to remove the time for you.
The removal of this time also gives you a break in the middle of the run. You are allowed to use this break however you may need, but don't overuse it. The time spent during the break is up to the moderator's discretion, generally try not to spend longer than 5 minutes during a single break. The break must also be included in the recording, without any cuts.
The IGT box is visible when submitting to any category. You are free to fill it in when submitting an All Chapters run if you know what the IGT is. If not, that's fine too, as it will be filled in for you. If you are submitting a run that is NOT an All Chapters run, (Chapter 1 or Chapter 2), please leave the IGT box empty. Those categories use real-time, and any submitted IGT will be removed during verification anyway.
Thank you for reading, and remember, have fun and go fast!