8-Year-Old with Autism Stuns Elden Ring Community by Defeating Starscourge Radahn Solo

By Deepika Jul 5, 2024 #Autism #news coverage
8-Year-Old with Autism Stuns Elden Ring Community by Defeating Starscourge Radahn Solo

8-Year-Old with Autism Astonishes Elden Ring Veterans by Beating Starscourge Radahn Solo

8-Year-Old with Autism Astonishes Elden Ring Veterans by Beating Starscourge Radahn Solo

In the world of gaming, Elden Ring is notorious for its difficulty, often leaving seasoned players struggling to conquer its formidable bosses. However, an eight-year-old player with autism is flipping the script, capturing the hearts of the community with his sheer determination and skill.

A Young Tarnished Takes on Radahn Solo

In a heartwarming story that has taken the gaming community by storm, an eight-year-old boy, guided solely by his own ingenuity, has defeated one of Elden Ring‘s toughest bosses—Starscourge Radahn—on his very first attempt. His impressive accomplishment has been shared widely on social media, thanks to a proud father and his post:

A Natural Talent

The young hero’s father, Twitter user @jnoe33, provided some background on his son’s surprising triumph. The boy, who is new to gaming and has been playing Elden Ring for only a few months, executed precise dodge rolls and jumps, avoiding Radahn’s ferocious attacks with remarkable ease. According to @jnoe33, his son has autism and prefers to tackle challenges without assistance, making the victory even more astounding.

Learning by Watching

Despite his limited gaming experience, the boy’s father mentioned that his son had spent around 10-12 hours playing Elden Ring. Besides, he had observed his dad play extensively. This observation likely played a crucial role in his understanding of the game mechanics and enemy patterns. His reactions were spot on, even dodging techniques like Radahn’s massive meteor attack.

Sticking to Basics

In terms of in-game strategy, the young player opted for a simple yet effective build. He stuck with the base Longsword and armor set that comes with the Vagabond class. Trying other weapons and setups didn’t appeal to him as much, as he developed a liking for the Longsword and lighter rolling mechanics. His father noted, “He loves that sword and light rolling.” Clearly, his approach, while basic, proved highly effective.

An Unstoppable Hope

This heartening story paints a promising picture for the young gamer. His dad mentioned that he is eager to explore more games like Elden Ring. With his current skills, the gaming community is already watching out for him as the next potential prodigy. Perhaps the daunting Malenia will be his next challenge.

Indeed, this eight-year-old Tarnished has proven that patience, perseverance, and a bit of parental support can lead to extraordinary achievements, even in the formidable Lands Between.

From Father to Community

It’s stories like these that bring a sense of unity and inspiration within gaming communities. While veterans struggle and strategize, this young gamer breaks through with raw, unfiltered talent. As observed through countless social media shares and positive responses, it’s clear how proud his father is, and how much encouragement this story provides to all gamers.

For those tackling the new Elden Ring DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, consider how indomitable human spirit can turn the tide. Whether you’ve just started your journey or are deep into the game, this young player’s story is a testament to resilience and joy that gaming can bring.

From the entire community, we congratulate this young Tarnished on his notable achievement and look forward to more tales of triumph.

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I’m one of the dedicated news writers at GamesRadar+, focusing on cool gaming stories that we love to share. After filling The University of Sheffield’s student newspaper with Pokémon and indie game content, and earning a degree in Journalism Studies, I started my career at GAMINGbible. Then, I moved to TechRadar Gaming to continue sharing intriguing stories. In my spare time, you can find me playing RPGs on my Nintendo Switch or PS5 and enjoying every moment of it.

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