A blue replied to a thread asking players about their first Greater Rift 50+ clearance, and after I coughed through my reflexive “not HC doesn’t count” reaction, I realized that it was a pretty interesting topic. Not just how many players have cleared GR50, but where people’s best GR clears are overall. So let’s survey!
To avoid posting a vote with 60 options, I condensed the choices a bit. Pick the Grift closest to your best clear, solo, within the 15m time limit, short of 50. (Since we’re inspired by the 50 Club, after all.) So if you’ve cleared GR38 or 39, you can round up to 40. But if you’ve cleared GR49, vote 45 and try harder! Vote: Your Highest Solo Greater Rift Clear:
To return to the OP’s topic, how many people have done a GR50+ solo? There’s no telling since well over 1000 have done it on 4 of the 6 classes (in softcore S3), nearly that many have in the current Era, and some players are on the leaderboards in both season and era, and with multiple classes. Overall, DHs are slightly ahead of Barbs in S3 Softcore, Barbs lead the way in Softcore, with an 11m GR52 required to rank in the top 1000.
The 50 club is much more exclusive in Hardcore, with only around 340 total chars with a GR60+ clear so far in S3, and 211 of those are Barbs. (Thanks to the gigantic damage and toughness of the Spin2Win build.)
If you’re not one of them, in softcore or hardcore, take heart. This season’s got 2.5+ months yet to run, so there’s time yet to push your limits. Even if you’re waiting for the last weekend of the season to unleash your true power in a suicidal assault upon the leaderboards.