5-Minute Lesson: Bit Heroes' PvP, GvG, and Gauntlet

Don't quite understand PvP/GvG/Gauntlet mode for Bit Heroes? Let's fix that with this handy 5-minute guide!

Bit Heroes has become my go-to browser-based distraction throughout the day. With its crazy familiars and over the top gear, it's a great 5-minute distraction between emails and phones calls. I wrote up a beginner's guide a few weeks back and since then, some folks have asked for more content.

So, here it is -- in the form of the 5-minute lesson, which will cover PvP, GvG, and running the Gauntlet. Let's dig in!

Sweep the Leg, Johnny

The PvP in Bit Heroes is pretty straight forward -- you select your team (you + 2 familiars) and duke it out against other teams to win points for awesome rewards. You earn rewards in two categories -- Rank and Points. 

You have 10 tickets to use for PvP and you can use up to 5 tickets per encounter. By using more tickets, you increase the amount of experience, gold, and loot gained for your encounter. But it also means that you have fewer rounds of PvP. 

I generally max out at 5 tickets because it increases experience and gold by 400%, as well as provides a 5x loot drop. The downside is that I can only do two PvP encounters before waiting on refill timers.

Rep Your Guild

A new addition to the game, Guild versus Guild (GvG) works a lot like PvP except that your team is made up of members of your guild instead of familiars. In this case, you earn rewards in two areas -- Guild rewards and Player rewards. The guild rewards are spent by the guild leader to improve the guild, as well as unlock cosmetics for the guild hall. Player rewards are given to you, the player.

Like PvP, you can spend up to 5 badges per guild encounter, increasing the experience, loot, and gold drops with the more badges spent. Like in PvP, I tend to spend 5 badges for maximum returns, but can only do two GvG encounters. 

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is my favorite of the three side games because of the diversity of the characters you will fight. Again, there is a five max bet system in place, but the Gauntlet is different because it lets you choose a difficulty that goes up to level 29. Gauntlet is also wave-based, with you taking on increasingly more difficult enemies for 10 waves.

I'm currently level 36, with a skill spread of 56-43-61(attack/health/speed), as well as a Bor'lan and Yeti FamiliarI can easily do difficulty-10 runs on full auto.

Now, where I normally do the others at the max stack of 5, I generally play Gauntlet at 2 tokens to gauge if I can move up a level of difficulty first. The higher you go in difficulty, the better loot that drops. However, you get nothing for dying, so it's a good idea to test the waters first.

Hopefully, this 5-minute guide helped you to better understand the other fun games aside from the main questing. If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments section below. Make sure to check out our other Bit Heroes Guides here.


From Atari 2600 to TTRPG and beyond I game, therefore I am. Can generally be found DMing D&D on the weekend, homebrewing beer, or tripping over stuff in my house while playing VR. Hopeful for something *Ready Player One* meets *S.A.O Nerve Gear* before I kick the bucket.

Published Jun. 16th 2017

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