The ultimate gaming marathon! Man plays ‘World of Warcraft’ for nearly 60 hours to break the world record – but admits he started to experience ‘mild hallucinations’ from the 45-hour mark

  • Barnabás Vujity-Zsolnay played nearly 60 continuous hours of World of Warcraft
  • He was only allowed to take five minutes of rest time after every hour of play

For many avid gamers, the idea of a gaming marathon sounds like heaven.

But just how long is too long when it comes to a continuous session?

One gamer has pushed himself to the limit after playing nearly 60 continuous hours of ‘World of Warcraft’ to break the world record.

But his impressive feat didn’t come without its risks.

Barnabás Vujity-Zsolnay admits he got bored 30 hours into the session, while he even started to experience ‘mild hallucinations’ from hour 45!

For many avid gamers, the idea of a gaming marathon sounds like heaven. But just how long is too long when it comes to a continuous session? One gamer has pushed himself to the limit after playing nearly 60 continuous hours of 'World of Warcraft' to break the world record

For many avid gamers, the idea of a gaming marathon sounds like heaven. But just how long is too long when it comes to a continuous session? One gamer has pushed himself to the limit after playing nearly 60 continuous hours of ‘World of Warcraft’ to break the world record

Mr Vujity-Zsolnay, a chef from Hungary, continuously played the game for 59 hours and 20 minutes – almost 2.5 days.

His achievement has earned him not just one, but two Guinness World Records.

He holds the record for the longest videogame marathon playing an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game), beating the previous record by an impressive 23 hours 31 minutes.

He also has the title for the longest videogame marathon playing World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft is a popular video game in which players create a character and explore a virtual world where they can fight monsters and compete against other players.

During his 60-hour gaming marathon, Mr Vujity-Zsolnay passed the time by clearing dungeons with his friends and battling other players.

As per Guinness World Records’ rules, he was allowed to take five minutes of rest time after every continuous hour of play.

It was only during these breaks that he was allowed to eat, nap, or go to the toilet.

By the 30th hour, he began to get bored, and said it was ‘really hard to cope’ with the fatigue.

And by the 45-hour mark, he began to experience hallucinations.

‘I noticed mild hallucinations starting to form,’ he said. 

Mr Vujity-Zsolnay, a chef from Hungary , continuously played the game for 59 hours and 20 minutes – almost 2.5 days

Mr Vujity-Zsolnay, a chef from Hungary , continuously played the game for 59 hours and 20 minutes – almost 2.5 days

‘It was funny but also hard to concentrate while live streaming.’ 

Despite these issues, Mr Vujity-Zsolnay says that he has no regrets about his gaming marathon.

‘I don’t regret it and I don’t recommend it,’ he said.

‘I love the game and I will retake the record if it’s beaten.

‘This is mine for life – I want everyone to know that.’

Mr Vujity-Zsolnay’s entire record attempt was live streamed, with all proceeds from the stream being donated to charity.

His record isn’t the only gaming achievement in recent years. 

At the end of 2022, Antonio Romero Monteiro, 45, from Texas, USA, broke the Guinness World record for the largest collection of video games.

The avid gamer, whose multi-million-dollar collection began in 1987 when he was just 10-years-old, has collected a whopping 24,268 video games.

Mr Monteiro now holds the record for largest collection of Xbox items, largest collection of Sega items, largest collection of Nintendo items, largest collection of PlayStation items and largest collection of video games overall.