So I’ve solo’d The Algorithm on Advanced/Hardcore 3 times now and the third time was about as smooth as I can possibly manage and I just barely got a Silver medal. From what I understand, there is a group bonus for playing with others, and unless someone can prove me wrong, I’m going to say there is absolutely no way you can get a gold or platinum(?) medal without it. I understand wanting to encourage grouping and maybe even giving a bonus for it, but I find it ridiculous that a solo player can’t get the top medal even though what they are doing is vastly harder.
Video Proof: https://youtu.be/EEBiYmlRufM