Tier Leaderboards were added to Bit Heroes in a May 2020 update and are a part of the ranked reward structure for events such as PvP, Invasion, etc.
Players are sorted and separated by highest zone completed and compete in events only against other players who are at a similar point of progress in the game. Rather than having everyone, new or veteran, compete on the same leaderboard.
For example, a player who has completed Zone 8 will be competing for ranked rewards against other players whose highest completed is also Zone 8. Tier 9 unlocks after completing Zone 8, so these players will be in the leaderboard competition for Tier 9.
To view rewards of yours and all other tiers, view the rewards tab and use the drop down box at the bottom of the menu.
The use of tiers and zones can be a bit confusing. It should help to remember:
- Tier = Zone + 1 (Zone 1 = Tier 2, Zone 2 = Tier 3, and so on)
- The Tier does not unlock until you have cleared the zone (complete Zone 4 to unlock Tier 5)
Players are grouped into separate leaderboards based on the highest zone completed.
Players still progressing through the first 3 zones of the game will be grouped together.
In the highest zone, players will be split into two groups:
- Players who are progressing through the final zone
- Players who have completed the final zone
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How will the Zone Leaderboards work — specifically, does the group you're in get determined by where you are at the end of a week (i.e. your group will change if you unlock a new tier) or are you locked into your group when you first earn points?
At the start of an event-- if a player's highest completed zone is 5 and a new PvP event starts, that players will be on the zone 5 Leaderboard.
If the player completes zone 6 while in the middle of that PvP event, the player will still be on the Zone 5 leaderboard. The player would move up in the next event.
will everyone still be competing for the same types of prizes in each tier (i.e. one event all prizes might be minor runes, next event might be pets, etc.) or will they differ from tier to tier in the same week?
The rewards will scale with zone, intending to provide items that are useful for a player's level of progress.
Does winning a PvP event of any zone give you access to the champion bundle?
No, the person who wins #1 overall (the person who becomes the town statue) will get access to the Champion PVP Bundle. We are working out some ideas for other tiers and new cosmetics that may become available similarly, only to winners of a specific tier. :)
Are the zone 11, 500k Points, 1m Points, and 2m Points correct? Why does 500k points have mythic mat, not the 1m points reward?
Those current rewards are intentional and correct. We wanted to strike a balance between making the event rewarding to players who don't typically push for ranked placement and also rewarding to players who do push (those who, in the process of pushing for a ranked position, will probably reach 2m points). That being said, we are discussing it and will look at feedback and player performance. Rewards change event to event anyway, so there is room to adjust, if necessary.
With the introduction of Zone leaderboards, do you expect a lot more accounts to purposely not progress so that they can be a wall stopping other players progression?
Currently, that isn't a huge concern because there would be many drawbacks to doing that intentionally-- not unlocking raids, not getting newer fams or equipment, etc. Additionally, the rewards scale with zone so there's only so much that a person who chooses to stay at a low tier would be able to access. Lastly, the points possible per battle are lower in the early zones, so early-game players won't be able to reach the top leaderboard which is displayed in town nor get 1st place to unlock the Champion PvP bundle.
That being said, we thought about this potential issue as well, and have a few ideas for what we will do if the need arises.