During the AGDQ charity stream, a Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice streamer defeats a boss blindfolded.

Fans of FromSoftware’s games are always coming up with new ways to play them, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no exception. Attempting to complete a normal run of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, let alone with self-added difficulty modifiers, will be a huge challenge.

However, one player felt that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was not challenging enough, so he set out to learn the game from the ground up. As a result, the player gained a thorough understanding of the game, allowing him or her to attempt a blindfolded takedown of one of Sekiro’s bosses.

Twitch streamer Mitchriz demonstrated complete mastery of the game by blindfolding himself and defeating Gyoubu The Demon in a single attempt. The result is a video that puts another Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice boss to shame, demonstrating the skills of a true master of the game.

During Gyoubu’s speech before the fight, Mitchriz used specific, practiced movements to position himself perfectly at the start of the battle, landing a ton of hits. After that, Mitchriz completed the battle using only sound cues and memorized movement. Mitchriz used auditory awareness to figure out where Gyoubu was and what he was doing based on the sounds of Gyoubu and his horse, as well as the sounds of arena structures being destroyed. The result was a Gyoubu kill that was mostly clean.

Despite the fact that Gyoubu is one of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’s easier bosses, any boss in any game is a challenge without sight. Gyoubu’s reach makes him far more dangerous in a blindfolded run. Some bosses in Sekiro are constantly approaching the player, putting themselves in range of melee attacks, but Gyoubu uses his speed, height, and spear to keep himself out of reach. Mitchriz’s game knowledge was further demonstrated here, as he knew exactly when to attack, block, and grapple Gyoubu, making the fight look easy.

Mitchriz went on to stream the entire “Shura” ending of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice while blindfolded, demonstrating his abilities even more. Players who want to see more Mitchriz runs, blindfolded or not, can watch months of gameplay and practice on Mitchriz’s Twitch channel. If you think the blindfolded challenge looks fun and want to try it, good luck, have fun, and be ready to die.