Guitar Hero 3 world record beaten, 13 years on

By Cian Maher
29 April 2020 13:55 GMT

Guitar Hero 3 may have been released 13 years ago, but world records are still being smashed today.

Just yesterday, a YouTuber called GHAddict posted their attempt to break the world record for completing Guitar Hero 3’s iconic and polarizing closing track, Through the Fire and the Flames. GHAddict played the song on Expert difficulty and set the already astounding speed to a multiplier of 165 percent. You can check out the video below.

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(Skip to 4:20 – seriously – to see GHAddict exclaim “fuck yes” after realizing he’s seconds away from beating the record)

The dexterity required to play at this speed is astonishing, and showcases that tapping the buttons with your right hand – like a metal guitarist might do on a real guitar – is necessary in order to hit all of the notes. Bonkers.

“Well, that’s the world record,” says GHAddict at the end. “I’m gonna go piss.”

This world record is marked as a “speed first” 100% full completion, which means this is the fastest speed anybody has ever completed the song at when set to Expert difficulty.

On top of this most recent record, GHAddict is widely known in the Guitar Hero community for a range of other videos. For example, skip to 3:40 in the clip embedded below to watch his reaction to getting 100% in Slipknot’s Pulse of the Maggots.

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If watching these videos has you considering whipping out the old Guitar Hero controller yourself, you’re in luck: he also posted a video on “how to mod your Guitar Hero frets so they’re good and shit.”

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In other rhythm game news, Rocksmith recently launched its final DLC. If you want more video game metal, check out this piece on the significance of DOOM Eternal’s soundtrack.

Oh, by the way, have you ever heard about the madman who beat Halo 3 on Legendary using a Guitar Hero controller?

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