Leap Frog 2017 Details

By Dave Horobin, 5 months ago
Today, we are excited to announce the return of one our most popular community events, Leap Frog, is returning for its third year. As with last year, we're switching up the requirements again to hopefully reduce the overall length of the contest by this time using a combination of the previous years' objectives — a minimum number of achievements and ratio within a 24-hour scoring period — to help determine our overall winner.

Leap Frog 2017

What is a Leap Frog?

The contest will begin at 09:00 UTC+0 on Tuesday, August 1st, and to register all you need to do is head over to the Leap Frog 2017 hub, and hit the "Register Now" button on the right-hand side of the page. Registration will close an hour before the contest starts.

Once registered, the goal of the contest is simple; you will have 24-hours to earn the specified number of achievements, each of which must be equal to or exceed the minimum ratio required. As with last year, the required ratio will start at 1.0 on the first day and will increase by 0.2 for each subsequent 24-hour scoring period. The change this year is that at the start of each week (every 8th scoring period) the number of achievements required will increase by one (1). Week one will require you to unlock one (1) achievement, week two will require two achievements that both exceed the daily ratio requirements, week three will require three achievements, and so on. An example of the how the requirements will change can be seen below:

Week One
Day 1 - Unlock at least 1 achievement with a ratio of 1.0 or greater
Day 2 - Unlock at least 1 achievement with a ratio of 1.2 or greater
...
Day 7 - Unlock at least 1 achievement with a ratio of 2.2 or greater

Week 2 (minimum number of achievements increases by 1)
Day 8 - Unlock at least 2 achievements with a ratio of 2.4 or greater
Day 9 - Unlock at least 2 achievements with a ratio of 2.6 or greater
...
Day 14 - Unlock at least 2 achievements with a ratio of 3.6 or greater

Week 3 (minimum number of achievements increases by 1)
Day 15 - Unlock at least 3 achievements with a ration of 3.8 or greater
Day 16 - Unlock at least 3 achievements with a ration of 4.0 or greater
Failure to earn the required number of achievements within the required ratio in the 24-hour time period will result in elimination from the competition, and we'll keep going until one gamer is crowned the Leap Frog 2017 winner.

The ratio of each achievement will be taken at the exact moment the unlock is scanned into TrueAchievements.

Which Achievements Count?

  • The achievements must be earned online and have a valid timestamp.
  • Only achievements in games will count (no challenges or app achievements).
N.B. If you have only earned 0 GamerScore achievements with no other achievements in-between, you will need to manually request a scan for them to be seen by the scanners.

Some games do not provide timestamps even when played online. The list of them can be found in the Leap Frog 2017 FAQs.

Is There a Prize?

  • First Place: A gold Leap Frog 2017 badge to show off on your profile, six-months of TA Pro for each week completed and a TrueAchievements t-shirt from our next merchandise run.
  • Second Place: A silver Leap Frog 2017 badge to show off on your profile and one-month of TA Pro for each week completed.
  • Third Place: A bronze Leap Frog 2017 badge to show off on your profile and one-month of TA Pro for each week completed.

Useful Links

Good luck to everyone that enters!
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.