In the wake of Club Penguin being pronounced a “dying game”, it looks like some people have found a new form of entertainment in messing around with its harmless censorship rules. On a sub-Reddit dedicated solely to getting “Banned From Club Penguin” users are challenging each other to upload videos to YouTube of their attempt to get banned from the children’s game in the fastest time possible… and set a new world record before it’s shut down for good.
The rules are simple: sign up for the game and spam the global chat feature with as many profanities as possible in order to get your account banned from the game. The challenge and record was first set by YouTube user Buttonwalls, who clocked in the first speed run success at only 1 minute and 54 seconds. Since then, people have refined their techniques in an effort to get quicker at the process, in order to carve their own name into the history of Club Penguin.
At the time of writing, the fastest time seems to belong to 2KRN4U with an astonishing ban speed of only 37.37 seconds. If you’re at all interested in having a go yourself, this is the entire process competitors need to go through in order to take part in the challenge:
- Register for a new account.
- Accept the verification email.
- Fill in all the required captcha boxes.
- Log into the game.
- Swear like a freak in the chat feature.
- Trigger the auto-ban ASAP.
Speed-running is a practise which is usually seen as a sign of dedication and adoration for a game, based on the fundamental nature of knowing it with your eyes closed. Whilst getting speed-banned might not seem to heroic to other record holders, the same level of focus seems to be going into this Club Penguin challenge, as the sub-Reddit generously passes around tips and tricks – such as making your email and password the same so you can copy and paste it into the boxes and save seconds.