You’ve been playing Wordle for weeks now, and you want to know how good you are compared to other players. But, Wordle doesn’t have a leaderboard. So, is your win streak better than average, how do you know? Well, let’s take a closer look at Wordle scores and statistics to find out.
What data does Wordle Statistics provide?
All the data you glean from Wordle statistics is related to your own progress and streak in the game (as a unit). The statistics include the total number of games played, Win %, Current Streak, Max Streak, and Guess Distribution.
- Played is a record of the total number of games you have played.
- Win % shows the number of games won (W) out of the total number of games played (P) multiplied by 100; [W/P*100].
- Current Streak is the record of the number of games you have been winning in a row. It is specific to the present and accounts for all the games won consecutively (without breaks) in the ongoing scenario. Current Streak is not to be confused with Max Streak.
- Max Streak shows the maximum number of games you have won in a row (in an unbroken streak) in the game; it doesn’t necessarily be the current streak.
- Guess Distribution is a representation of the number of guesses you make to successfully solve each challenge. The guess distribution chart, like the other elements on the scoreboard, sheds light on your whole gaming history on Wordle and not just the current game.
The timer under NEXT WORDLE counts down to when the game will reset to give you a new challenge. The SHARE button in green lets you share your latest score.
Wordle website has updated itself to use the nytimes link so you can play todays word again HOWEVER be warned this will kill your streak (RIP me)
Wordle 236 1/6
— Anisa (in NY🗽) 🔜 DICE (@studioanisa) February 10, 2022
What are average statistics in Wordle?
Since Wordle doesn’t have an official leaderboard or community hub to track player scores and statistics, there are no veritable means to analyze player performance on a global scale. However, unofficial and relatively small-scale data crunching from Twitter shares of Wordle scores gives significant insight into the number of guesses typically required by players to successfully finish a Wordle challenge.
Wordle Stats, an unofficial source for Wordle’s Twitter score share data, has been sharing daily stats for Wordle scores by analyzing over 200k tweets every day. It is somewhere to run a rudimentary breakdown.
#Wordle 218 2022-01-23
269,929 results found on Twitter.
7,630 hard mode players.
2: 🟩 5%
3: 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 28%
4: 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 38%
5: 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 20%
6: 🟩 7%
— Wordle Stats (@WordleStats) January 24, 2022
Their analysis shows that less than 5% of all players get the word right in 1 or 2 attempts. Players who take a total of 3 or 4 guesses to complete the challenge form the largest group on Twitter’s Wordle community. Almost all wrap up the game in 5 moves. Quite a few players manage to crack it in the final attempt. The 1% of players who fail and still share are the real bravehearts who share honest results without cheating or hiding behind the veil of pretense.
Of course, there isn’t nearly enough data to get the full picture of how players perform on Wordle, and the typical number of guesses required — the Twitter community only entails a fraction of the total number of players scattered across the globe who do not share their scores on public platforms.
That said, the unofficial numbers above could give you an inkling of your extraordinary competency if you typically solve the challenge in 3 guesses. 2 guesses (in total) translates to extraordinary in the Wordle wordle, and 1 means nothing but a thunderbolt of blind luck (or unflinching cheating skills). If you belong to the category of 4 or 5 guesses, you are an average player, maybe not extraordinary, but you are doing very well in the game. Anyone who solves it within 6 chances is a Winner, no matter!
Where to find data on your Wordle guesses?
The quickest way to track how many attempts you have been taking to solve Wordles is by checking the Guess Distribution numbers on your Wordle statistics.
If your guess distribution shows more correct guesses in 3 attempts, you’re above average. If it shows more numbers in 2 guesses, you’re in the top 5 percentile among the Wordle players. That is super good and super rare! Of course, this is all based on the data accumulated on the scores shared by the Twitter demographic.
Should you be worried about the statistics?
In all honesty, no. Wordle is simply a game to provide you with a few lax moments away from your daily hustle and bustle. While you can certainly use the tips given above to closely analyze your score and performance to make adjustments in your future performance, there is no reason to worry about the numbers in reality.
The only person you should compete with is yourself. That is also why Wordle only shows data related to personal performance to the players — but it wouldn’t be too much of a shocker if they launched a community leaderboard, given the game’s success and mass appeal.
Can I compare my Wordle score to others?
If you’re looking for a leaderboard or other database to compare against your Wordle score, you’re out of luck. Wordle doesn’t have an official leaderboard at the moment. With that said, you can compare your statistics and wins to your friends’ by comparing your scores on a case-by-case basis.
Sharing your Wordle results on Facebook or other social media is one way to get started. Simply ask your friends to share theirs, too.