Daily Challenges

From Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

The Daily Challenge (or Daily Run) is a unique run generated every day. Daily Challenges were introduced in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth. Daily Challenges start the player off with a specific character, seed, end stage, and set of starting items. The player is scored and placed on a global leaderboard after ending the run. The run can only be played once per day, but an unscored practice run is unlocked afterwards, which is identical to the Daily Run but can be played multiple times. Unlike regular runs, exiting the Daily Run will end it and disallow further progress.

Scoring[edit | edit source]

Score plays a bigger role in Daily Challenges, as the player is ranked in the leaderboards by their score. Having a strategy that accounts for how score is handled is important in achieving an optimal score.

The final score is divided in several bonus and a few penalties:

Below is a list of all the starting points for each character.

Character Starting score
Isaac (with D6) Starts with 627
Magdalene Starts with 644
Cain Starts with 594
Judas Starts with 568
??? Starts with 560
Eve Starts with 566
Samson Starts with 610
Azazel Starts with 600
Lazarus Starts with 630
Eden Depends on starting items.
The Lost Starts with 526
Lilith Starts with 594
Keeper Starts with 610

Curated daily runs[edit | edit source]

Currently, the game has 52 curated daily runs a year. Each curated daily run offers a different challenge, some quirks and some restrictions. The list of the disclosed daily runs can be seen here.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • All unlockables are unlocked during Daily Challenges.

Unlockable Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • Dedication
    Added in Afterbirth † Dedication - Participate in 31 Daily Challenges (they don't have to be consecutive; it will still count if you die in the first room).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On December 6, every year, Isaac is reskinned as former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata as tribute. December 6 was also Iwata's birthday. He has the same stats as Isaac, but starts with The Gamekid and Cartridge.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Gaining access to The Void and killing Delirium counts as a won daily run, but it seems that no points are directly (floor bonus) earned for killing it. However, it has effects on item penalty, as well as giving extra exploration bonus.

Gallery[edit | edit source]