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SRC Series: ULTRAKILL Speedrun Challenge

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Join us for our next SRC Series Challenge with ULTRAKILL!

SRC Series: ULTRAKILL Speedrun Challenge
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Attention runners! We're excited for our next challenge as part of our SRC Series! If you don’t know, the SRC Series is a lineup of challenges we're rolling out on a semi-regular basis, funded entirely by Speedrun.com. SRC Series challenges are designed to be fun and engaging, with a focus on community involvement. The prize bounties are smaller compared to sponsored challenges, providing a break from the stress of high-stakes competition! We hope SRC Series challenges will continue to bring speedrunners together from all kinds of communities to discover new games and meet new people.

The Game

For our next challenge, we've selected ULTRAKILL! If you're unfamiliar, ULTRAKILL is an FPS currently in development (available through early access) by Arsi “Hakita” Patala, and published by New Blood Interactive. ULTRAKILL currently has the highest active player count on Speedrun.com, with a whopping 1,266 speedrunners who’ve recently submitted runs. It’s certainly no surprise how many runners are attracted to ULTRAKILL, considering the pure speed and efficiency of its combat routing.

Here’s everything you’ll want to know heading into the challenge:

Starting Date: March 10th, 2024

Duration: 10 days, until 11:59PM UTC March 20th, 2024

Prize Distribution:

The $500 prize pool will be distributed among the top performers for fastest completion time in the chosen category. The distribution is as follows:

1st place - $250

2nd place - $150

3rd place - $100

Participation Prizes:

New to this challenge, we are introducing a couple participation prizes!

First of all, any runner who submits any runs to the ULTRAKILL challenge will receive one month of SRC Supporter, if you haven’t heard of Supporter before you may learn more about it here!

Secondly, we will be releasing a new cosmetic feature that will be available to challenge participants - no news I can share on that quite yet but stay tuned!

Eligibility:

Open to players aged 18 and above worldwide, with the following exceptions: North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Cuba, Iran, Somalia, and Venezuela.

Category:

As this is a challenge for a pre-existing game, we will not be revealing the category until near the start of the challenge to avoid anyone starting ahead of time. That said, if you want to hop in a game and start learning the basics to prepare yourself - we encourage you to do so if you’d like!

Submission:

Record your speedrun and submit it via our Challenge leaderboard here on Speedrun.com.

Follow the guidelines provided for video formatting and submission requirements, found in the rules section. Please note that a new requirement has been added to this challenge, requiring that prize eligible runs must have been live streamed.

Rules and Regulations:

All speedruns must adhere to the official rules, available on the Speedrun.com Challenge leaderboard.

Contest Rules: https://www.speedrun.com/challenges/vx30zp26-ultrakill-src-series-ultrakill-speedrun-challenge/contest

Category Rules: https://www.speedrun.com/challenges/vx30zp26-ultrakill-src-series-ultrakill-speedrun-challenge/rules?view=challenge

Preparation Suggestions

To find tips & tricks for the speedrun, visit the ULTRAKILL leaderboard right here on Speedrun.com. Follow either the game or the challenge to receive notifications about challenge activity! You can also join the ULTRAKILL Discord server to keep up with the community!

Good luck, and have fun!️

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