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Leaderboard Flow

Allow player to manage leaderboard


This page includes everything needed to use this feature in the "Beamable SDK for Unity". Or watch this video.

The purpose of this feature is to allow the player to see the LeaderboardLeaderboard - A list of high scores by all players of a game.

The User Interface

When setup properly, the player's user interface in the game project will be as follows.

The Beamable "Leaderboard Flow" UI in the Unity Game Window


Follow these steps to get started.



  1. Open the "Toolbox" Window

• Unity → Window → Beamable → Open Beamable Toolbox

  1. Add the "Leaderboard Flow" Prefab

• Drag this Prefab from the Beamable Toolbox Window to the Unity Hierarchy Window

Here is the "Beamable" menu as seen in Unity.

The “Beamable” Menu

Here is the feature Prefab as seen in the Beamable Toolbox.

The Beamable "Leaderboard Flow" in the Beamable Toolbox Window


Here are a few advanced configuration options and workflows.

Creating Leaderboard Content

LeaderboardLeaderboard - A list of high scores by all players of a game content is required to properly populate the Leaderboard UI.



  1. Open the Content Manager Window

• Unity → Window → Beamable → Open Content Manager

  1. Expand the "Leaderboards" Section

• Click the :arrow-down: button

  1. Add the "Leaderboard"
• Click the :heavy-plus-sign: button • Populate the name
  1. Open the Unity Project Window

• Unity → Window → General→ Project

  1. Select the leaderboard asset

• Search by the name given in step #3
• View the asset in the Unity Inspector Window

  1. (Optional) Configure data fields

*Note: The Write_self variable allows for control of Leaderboard permissions. See the Beamable Security & Permissions callout for more info.

  1. Save the Unity Project

• Unity → File → Save Project

Best Practice: If you are working on a team, commit to version control in this step.

  1. Publish the content

• Press the "Publish" button in the Content Manager Window


Beamable Security & Permissions

Each Leaderboard content object asset includes a write_self field.

True: Allows for client-authoritative score updates. Benefits include ease-of-use for game makers and is ideal for a game which can tolerate the occasional cheater. It is hackable.
False: Allows for server-authoritative score updates and requires additional setup via Microservices. Benefits include higher system security and is ideal for a game which requires that. It is less hackable.

Rewarding Leaderboard-Related Score

To appear on the Leaderboard, a player must have a competitive score.

During Development

The Portal allows the game maker to view and edit a player's score. This is a helpful, temporary workflow during the design and development of a new game feature.

During Production

To properly reward the players with score in production code, use custom C#. See the following example for inspiration.

namespace DisruptorBeam.Examples.Features.LeaderboardFlow
   public class LeaderboardSetScoreExample : MonoBehaviour
      public double Score;
      public LeaderboardRef Leaderboard;

      protected async void Start()
         LeaderboardSetScore(Leaderboard.Id, Score);

      private async void LeaderboardSetScore(string id, double score)
         var de = await DisruptorBeam.DisruptorEngine.Instance;
         await de.LeaderboardService.SetScore(id, score);

Managing Leaderboard Via Portal

The Portal allows the game maker to manage LeaderboardLeaderboard - A list of high scores by all players of a games.



  1. Open the Portal Window

• See Portal for more info

  1. Click a Realm
  1. Click a Leaderboard
  1. Administer the Leaderboard

Available Operations
• Delete a single score
• Delete the Leaderboard
• Clear the Leaderboard

Note: Some of these operations cannot be undone.



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Leaderboard Flow

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Leaderboard Flow

Allow player to manage leaderboard

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