Me and my friend got gold medals on solo play. You just need to know what to do. Here is how:
1.) kill as many enemies as possible for the normal score (blue points)
2.) you can find additional blue points in so called “chests” along the way. So opeb everything you can.
Now most people do these 2 things and go like “But I am still only at bronze.”
Here is why:
3.) Team Bonus:
These are the yellow points you see on the top left of the statistics during gameplay. These points are only obtained by “picking them up”.
They are dropped by either big chests (after opening those chests, yellow points pop out like 2 seconds later) and by bosses. Bosses drop them multiple times (2 or 3 times) after losing HP and again when they die.
Here is the catch… Those yellow points or “orbs” disapear after a few seconds so you have to be quick with picking them up. Probably the reason why they are called team bonus.
And here is an example at how important yellow orbs are:
I got gold with my friend on sentinel.
32k blue points
51k team bonus
So we had 83k points and got gold.
So once again. Team Bonus is important as hell when you try to get gold. So always run for the yellow orbs.
Little side note: The big chests only drop a few points of team bonus but the bosses drop them like crazy.
Edit: For those that don’t believe that solo gold is possible. Here is a proof pic of voids edge with 1 player.