Wednesday February 28, 2024

Hungarian gamer makes Guninness World Record playing 'World of Warcraft' for 59 hours

Barnabás Vujity-Zsolnay of Hungary says that he consumed 15 litres of alcohol during his non-stop gaming

By Web Desk
February 07, 2024
Barnabás Vujity-Zsolnay of Hungary gestures in his gaming area. — Guinness World Record/File
Barnabás Vujity-Zsolnay of Hungary gestures in his gaming area. — Guinness World Record/File

Barnabás Vujity-Zsolnay of Hungary achieved the record for the longest videogame marathon by playing World of Warcraft nonstop for 59 hours and 20 minutes, or about two and a half days (massively multiplayer online role-playing game).

Barnabás, a chef in Budapest, smashed the previous record by twenty-three hours and thirty-minutes, according to Guinness World Records.

In addition, he now holds the record for the longest gaming marathon played while playing World of Warcraft, earning him a second Guinness World Records title.

The entire record attempt by Barnabás was broadcast live from the studio of the Hungarian gaming website, with all earnings going to charitable organisations.

Similar to other massively multiplayer online role-playing games, environment of Warcraft lets users create a character and explore a virtual environment where they can engage in quests with other players and battle creatures.

While he was waiting, Barnabás would go through dungeons with his pals and fight other players in specific venues.

But after 30 hours of play, he claims he got bored since he ran out of things to do. At about 45 hours in, he also started having hallucinations.

“I noticed mild hallucinations starting to form,” he recalls. “It was funny but also hard to concentrate while live streaming.”

In accordance with the regulations governing each "longest marathon" record, Barnabás earned five minutes of relaxation for each hour he played nonstop. He was only allowed to eat, sleep, and use the restroom at certain intervals.

Although Barnabás claims that it was "really hard to cope" with exhaustion, he has never felt the need to take coffee; instead, he prefers to drink simply water. He calculates that during his record attempt, he consumed about 15 litres of alcohol.

As someone who has played World of Warcraft obsessively for over ten years, Barnabás is no stranger to long gaming sessions. As a teenager, he would frequently play for up to sixteen hours on the weekends and up to ten hours during the week.