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Diablo > Diablo 4Mar 5, 2024 9:00 am CT

Run the Gauntlet in Diablo 4 to get a spot on this week’s Leaderboards — now live!

Leaderboards are coming to Diablo 4 in the form of the Gauntlet, a timed dungeon challenge that you can try out right now. The system will be familiar to you if you’ve played previous Diablo ladders — the Gauntlet has certainly taken inspiration from Diablo 3’s Challenge Rifts — but the system is a new one, with a fresh take on how Leaderboards work. 

Do you have what it takes to be the best of the best among Diablo 4 players? Then you’ll want to run the Gauntlet to prove it. Every week there will be a new Gauntlet with a fixed map. Everyone will have the same Gauntlet to run, but dungeon is non-linear, so you’ll be able to choose your own path to find the best way to the end. You can fight bosses or skip past them, and even reset the dungeon via certain shrines to score even more kills. Getting through the dungeon with the best score will get you a spot on the Leaderboard for the week. Particularly good scores may get you a spot in The Hall of the Ancients, memorializing your performance beyond the weekly Gauntlet Leaderboard.

Here’s what we know about Gauntlets and Leaderboards in Diablo 4.

How to get the top score in Gauntlets

Getting the very best score is all about planning. You’ll want to check out this week’s Gauntlet map, the location of bosses and shrines, and plan how to run through it to get the most kills. You can run the Gauntlet as many times as you want to check it out, but I imagine we’ll see lots of videos online to review to get a feel for the layout before we dive in ourselves. You can play the Gauntlet as many times as you’d like, and only your top score will count.

Here’s how to get the best score in Gauntlets every week:

  • Kill demons (selectively). Killing monsters and opening chests will get you Proofs of Might, which boost your score. You’ll have to decide whether it’s worth slowing down to kill big bosses or whether you want to rush through big rooms.
  • Collect keys to open chests. Some monsters will drop keys, which allow you to open chests to improve your score. Plan the perfect path to get the keys and hit the chest to maximize your score!
  • Watch your time. Each Gauntlet is on a 10-minute timer, and you’re challenged to get the highest score in that time.

How do Leaderboards work in Diablo 4?

If you get a top score in this week’s Gauntlet, you’ll make it onto the Leaderboards. Here are the details:

  • There are Leaderboards for everything. Leaderboards are divided by class, group size, and hardcore. You will only compete with players who are playing in the same category as you.
  • The top 1000 Gauntlet players make the Leaderboard. The very top players in each category will get a spot on the Leaderboard for the week. After the week, the Gauntlet and Leaderboard resets.
  • The Hall of the Ancients lists the very best players. While the Leaderboards reset every week, the top players on the weekly Leaderboards will have their names preserved in the Hall of Ancients. It’s essentially a Leaderboard of Leaderboards, memorializing the best of the best players beyond that weekly timer — and awarding some bragging rights in the form of seals you a chance to earn seals that you can display on your character profile.
  • Leaderboards are only available on Seasonal realms. Characters on the Eternal realms can’t participate.

Do I need to be level 100 to participate in Leaderboards?

Yes… and no. Gauntlets are scaled for level 100 players, but anyone in World Tier 4 can access them. However, to make the top 1000 players each week, you’ll want to have every advantage: meaning you’ll really want to be level 100 with a good collection of gear to support your build.

Originally published November 9, 2023; updated March 5, 2024.

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