Youtuber Jade has just completed what was thought to be impossible in Hades. They’re now the first to complete the game on the hardest setting with no mods or seedings attached. This task was deemed impossible because not only does it involve skill, but it also requires an incredible amount of luck.
Thanks to a PCGamesN report, we know that Dan Haelian, a Hades YouTuber, posted a video titled “Why no one has beaten the max heat in Hades or probably ever will.” In the video, they explain that completing this challenge is impossible because it requires one to turn on every “heat” modifier in the game, a feature that increases the game’s difficulty. With all these features enabled, all enemies receive health, damage, and speed buffs. In addition, bosses also receive the same treatment.
To make things even harder, players lose access to their Mirror Talents, which give Zagreus a buff and only receive one Boon option instead of the usual three. When they reach the end of a stage, they’re forced to sacrifice a Boon before entering the next level. On top of that, they’re required to play on Hell Mode, which removes Zagreus’s invulnerability after receiving damage, and must complete each stage within five minutes.
On August 2, 2023, Jade posted a video on their YouTube channel titled “HADES 64 HEAT UNSEEDED UNMODDED (Thought to be IMPOSSIBLE),” and in it, you can see them complete the speed run the challenge in 30 mins with 36 seconds to spare. In the video description, Jade had this to say about completing the “impossible” run:
“I am a f—ing legend at this videogame 51 minutes of attempts, to get luck that is arguably unachievable in thousands of hours. never say never I guess”
They escaped the underworld and defeated Hades by using The Aspect of Zeus Shield. This specific upgrade allows Zagreus to spin around in a circle and damage anyone around him, and on top of that, the base shield can block enemy attacks. Jade also used Explosive Return. As the name suggests, it causes an explosion whenever the shield is returned, and they also used a Zeus upgrade that makes lightning bolts hit enemies while spinning.
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