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How to Reach the Duolingo Diamond League & Win

One of the most used features in Duolingo is the leaderboard and leagues. The best of them all? The Duolingo Diamond League. So, how can you reach the Duolingo Diamond League and make it to the top?

Let’s dive in and find out!

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5 Tips to Get to or Win the Duolingo Diamond League

So, what tips and tricks are there for working your way up the Duolingo leagues and getting yourself that coveted number one legendary slot? Here are some of the best tips for boosting your XP in Duolingo.

1. Start Later in the Day or Week

This might sound counterintuitive, but the super intense Duolingo users tend to start early in the day on a Monday to give them the full week to build up all that XP. These are the people who do Duolingo all the time and end up with like 12,000 XP in one week. It’s insane.

The later in the day you leave it, the higher your chance is of being put in a Diamond League with users who are a bit more chilled and overall lazier. If you have any streak freezes saved up, join a league later in the week on a Tuesday or Wednesday – it gives you less time to build up your XP but you’ll be against less intense people to start with.

Remember when one league is full, Duolingo starts a new one with the other late-to-the-party people. This gives you more chances of winning your specific Duolingo Diamond League.

2. Complete All Levels of Match Madness

In the League tab, you can find the Match Madness Challenge. It’s not always available and it will tell you how long it is going to be there.

Match Madness on Duolingo for 80 XP

You need 30 Gems for each level or to be a Super Duolingo subscriber to participate.

Each level you have a certain amount of time to match words to their translations, and you can choose to buy time boosts or row blasts (gets rid of one row of matches for the whole level) with gems to make sure you earn all your XP.

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The reason why Match Madness earns you so much XP so fast is that you can do it as many times as you want until the Match is over.

Each level also gives you more XP than the last level. For example, level one earns you 40 XP, level 2 50 XP, and so on, until you get to the highest level. That’s when you can just keep repeating that level as much as you want and continue earning

3. Go Back to Easier Lessons & Complete the Legendary Lesson

If the lessons are getting harder or you just want to get more XP as fast as possible, head back to the top of your Duolingo path to start breezing through lessons again!

You can turn these lessons “Legendary” and earn 40 XP! Or you can review them and get 5XP (this number may change as Duolingo loves to change random stuff all the time).

Duolingo Path, 40 XP for Legendary Lessons

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4. Earn & Use XP Boosts

Although you can’t always predict when you’ll earn an XP Boost, if you get the notification that you’ve earned one, make sure to do as many lessons as you can in the time period that it gives you!

For example, after earning my daily XP goal, I was notified that for the next 30 minutes, all the XP I earned in lessons would be doubled.

However, about an hour later, I was offered an XP Boost after finishing a lesson, and that XP Boost was only for the next 15 minutes.

XP Boosts

If you have your notifications on for Duolingo, it should let you know when the “Early Bird Reward” XP Boost opens up and you can use that to earn double the XP.

I highly recommend doing Legendary lessons while you have your XP boost on!

5. Make Sure to Increase Your Daily XP Target

When you initially sign up for Duolingo, you set a daily XP target that you have to hit to maintain your beloved streak. Normally, you set it pretty low until you start to get a hang of the language, but we can often forget about this limit when we’re trying to beat others to the top of the Diamond League.

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So, if you hit your daily goal, you get an extra 24 XP, which is great, but if you set your target higher, you can get a bonus of 40 XP, sometimes even more. You can change this in your settings by clicking Duolingo Plus and then Edit Daily Goal.

A word of warning – make sure your daily limit is still achievable, otherwise, you might start losing streaks, and motivation, and drop back through the rankings, and that’s definitely not what we want to happen. 

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What is the Duolingo Diamond League?

Duolingo Diamond League is the top weekly league in the Duolingo canon. There are ten different league categories in Duolingo that you need to work through to get to the top: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Amethyst, Pearl, Obsidian, and Diamond. 

Once you finish in the top 15, 10, or 5 (depending on the league) you move up to the next league level, until you reach the Diamond League. When you’re there you can’t go any higher, so you’re trying to beat everyone else for the number one spot and the legendary title.

Each week the lowest three learners in the Diamond League get demoted, so the incentive is still there to keep learning.

How Do I Enter the Duolingo Diamond League?

You can enter the Duolingo Diamond League automatically by climbing through the ranks of the other Duolingo Leagues. The more XP you gain, the higher up the leaderboards you go. 

Even though you can only see 10 or so people in your leaderboard, there are actually dozens of Ruby, Emerald, Bronze, and Pearl leaderboards. When one is full, Duolingo opens another one at that level.

So, you might actually be battling 100 people for that top 10 places to move to the next leaderboard, you just can’t see them yet!

There are no given XP criteria to hit for the Duolingo Diamond League, we’ve seen people with as low as 2000 XP get into it and work their way up to win, but some people have gotten in with 7,000 XP and struggled while they’re in the league.

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It depends on the language, the popularity, and honestly changes week to week. 

Best of Luck in Winning the Duolingo Diamond League!

If you’re looking to up your language learning game, setting a goal of rising through the Duolingo Leaderboards is a great way to keep you motivated and entertained. You continue to learn more and more of the language as you battle and you’ll unlock more features and better rewards as you go.

Of course, to get the most out of this you’ll want to get a Super Duolingo (previously Duolingo Plus) membership, but it’s definitely worth it in the long run when you’ll be speaking your new language to locals and showing off your legendary badge.

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