Can anyone explain the concept of bloods in detail ??

Ive been here for a quite a while, solved few boxes,
i havent understand the concept of bloods,
can any one please brief me about it ??
thanks in advance


Previously there were 1st, 2nd, 3rd bloods to represent the first, second, third hacker to get the corresponding flag. User bloods for user.txt and system bloods for root.txt.

However, due to issues like “team sharing” the 2nd and 3rd bloods were removed; so it is now a simple case of the first person to get the flag.

Bloods also give you bonus points against your ranking, 30% of the machine value for 1st. So as poison is a 30 point box, 1st blood is worth 9 points. If you get both user and system bloods that is 18 points.

The details of the calculations are on your profile points page. e.g. for me that is Login :: Hack The Box :: Penetration Testing Labs. If you scroll down to the bottom you will see the “User Bloods” and “System Bloods”.

You only get points for active machines. So when a machine retires you loose the points but keep the blood. So, for me that ment Inception is now down as zero points.


Thanks @m0noc , u made it clear.

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