Ok, so not only is there 2 people in duo that have 2.38 mill ((Which is basically impossible, everyone else at max going 400-500 down have around 1.0 ~ 1.3 million max.
There is also someone in solo with 9,999,999 , and his cheating **** name is "Beefyet71"
How are they doing this
If he has a 9,999,999, I don't actually think he's a bad person. He's made it really clear that he cheated, and is showing us that it's possible. Without people like him, we'd have cheaters that are just a small sliver above the rest, like that 2.38. We're not 100% sure 2.38 is impossible, but very likely. Thanks for showing us that the leaderboards can be hacked, Beefyet71!
What fantastic prize do you get for being at the top of the leaderboards again?
A sense of accomplishment. Being #1 does not automatically make you #0 at real life, because seeing that to become #1, you must be highly competitive, so it would actually make sense that #1 would be better off than most people IRL.
Go ahead and imagine, that you have the #1 score. That doesn't do anything for you? Even if you imagine playing the game competitively and getting a #1 score, it still won't do anything for you, because you haven't tried it. I got #70 on Urban Chaos last night, and I know it took ALL NIGHT to get 40,000 more points than my original score. Sounds like a waste of time, doesn't it? But that's because you weren't there.
Humans all have basic instincts- Eat, Sleep, Play. Some of us have advanced instincts, in this case, to accomplish something. Sure, some accomplishments are better than others, being on top of the "Most Money in the World" Leaderboards is a lot more useful than RE6 Mercenaries Leaderboards. But that's not a fair comparison.
A good comparison, is what else you could do with your spare time: Play a different video game, collect some RE6 trophies, go out with your friends and see a movie, or maybe...try your hand at getting the top of the leaderboards. And it can be a great deal of fun, trying to win. If you asked me if I'd want to magically be on the Top #1 of the leaderboards, I'd refuse because it would be taking away my #70 score. It's the journey, not the destination.