Limbo is one of the newer games released at Stake with inspirations from dice, however it is unique in its own way. It touts one of the highest payout multipliers available on Stake.com (max of 1,000,000x) and theoretically has no upper limit on how high the game result can return which we’ll discuss more about shortly.
In this guide, we’ll go over the fundamentals of how to play Limbo so that you can be on your way to becoming a master of climbing the limbo ladder.
The key difference between limbo and dice is how the “playing field” is set up for each. In dice, you have a high and a low side with numbers ranging from 0.00 to 100.00, while in limbo there are no sides and just a single linear playing field where you only have one direction to go – Up. This unique feature of limbo gives the player the potential to hunt for exuberant multipliers as high as 100,000x (comparatively, dice has a max payout of 9,900x).
The minimum payout playable is 1.01x while the max is capped at 1,000,000.00x. Results in the game can range anywhere from 0.99x to infinity. Yes, you read that correctly. Since the game is open-ended, there is technically no limit to how high of a result it can return. It’s not uncommon to see payouts in the tens of thousands during gameplay, and due to this Limbo is frequently labeled a game that favors high payout hunters.
How it works
Playing limbo is actually quite simple – If you’ve ever played dice at Stake.com, learning how to play will be a breeze. There are just two variables you need to worry about in limbo – Bet Amount and Target Payout. If the result of a round is greater than the target payout set, you instantly win your bet amount multiplied by the target payout you selected. To put things into perspective, with just a 0.0001BTC bet you can potentially win 10BTC in a single bet!
There are very few wager-based games that even come close to this type of payout opportunity, making Limbo the epitome of a high-variance game. High variance games are those that have an exceptionally high probability of having a wide range of outcomes (whether good or bad) from bet to bet. What this means for the player is that game results can easily go from 0.99x one round, to jumping into the tens of thousands on the next (and vice versa). It would be in your best interest to consider this unique characteristic of Limbo when creating your gameplay strategy.
For Limbo, Stake.com uses a two-step process to generate the results in a fair and randomized manner. First, the float-point which is converted from generating random bytes using Stake’s RNG is multiplied by BOTH the maximum possible multiplier (1,000,000.00) and the house edge of the game (1%). Then, in order to generate a game event that has probability distribution, the max possible multiplier is divided by the result of the first step in order to create a game event in the form of a crash point.
This is why even though there is a cap on the playable payout, the game result can still reach above the max on occasion. Probability distribution is a mathematical function that provides the probabilities of occurrence of different possible outcomes. By using this two step result generation process, Stake.com ensures that the game has a high amount of variance in results from bet to bet. Below is the exact event formula used to generate the results:
// Game event translation with houseEdge of 0.99 (1%) const floatPoint = 1e8 / (float * 1e8) * houseEdge; // Crash point rounded down to required denominator const crashPoint = Math.floor(floatPoint * 100) / 100;
As with all games at Stake.com, the results for limbo are generated using a provably fair system which utilizes a user settable client seed along with a server seed. The seed pair along with the nonce and a cursor are used as input parameters when generating bytes using a random number generator. The random bytes in this initial step are used as the foundation of generating provably fair results in Limbo. To read more about Stakes provably fair implementation, visit https://stake.com/provably-fair/implementation.
Due to the simplicity of the game, there are only a few built-in settings and tools aside from the basic game features which you can utilize.
+ Auto Mode
Auto-mode for Limbo is identical to the user-configurable settings in dice. The player has the option of running autobet with stop limits as well as increasing the bet amount either on loss or on win. For the stop limits, the options available are limiting the number of bets to run for, stopping after a specified profit amount, and/or stopping after a specified loss amount. These limits can either be used individually or simultaneously depending on the particular strategy of the player.
Additionally, the increase on win/on loss options can be set to increase the bet amount after a win or loss of a round. As with the stop limits, the player has the option of using one or both simultaneously. The minimum requirements for running autobet are to select a bet amount and target payout. Leaving the other variables empty would run the autobet on an endless loop until either auto bet was stopped manually or the account balance was depleted.
In addition to autobet mode, players can also enable hotkeys to bet using a keyboard rather than a mouse. Hotkeys can be used to efficiently manipulate the bet amount, payout, and making a bet all at the stroke of pre-mapped keys for each.
+ Instant Bet
For players who are looking to increase the speed of Limbo, Stake has added an Instant Bet setting which makes playing with hotkeys or autobet significantly quicker. This can especially come in handy for players hunting higher payouts.
As explained, Limbo is a game with much potential for players to make high profit from high multiplier wins. All it takes is a little luck and the proper strategy. In the next limbo guide, we’ll go over advanced methods of play and strategies. Thank you for reading our Limbo fundamentals guide, and we wish you much luck for your next session!