As Roblox continues to rapidly scale we are always looking for ways to further improve the experience of our community. Due to Leaderboards experiencing scaling issues we ran into many challenges that prevent us from continuing support for it. In November 2017 we made a post, in regards to the removal of the “All Time” leaderboard to help us scale and provide us more time to improve leaderboards.
After analyzing and reviewing the feature, we have decided to retire support for the Leaderboards stats displayed on the game details page in favor of creating a new system that will scale and remain stable. Continuing to maintain this feature would have required countless months of engineering effort and would have prevented us from working on more important features. Within the next few weeks we will be sharing a public roadmap of features that are in development to give you more insight into what is on the horizon, including full ability, for you as the developer to create detailed leaderboards. We are currently targeting late 2018 - early 2019 for this.
We expect to remove the existing game details page leaderboards in a couple of weeks and will follow up on this announcement once it has been officially removed. Do not worry, the player points API will continue to function but we recommend using data stores if possible because they provide all of the functionality that player points do but are more likely to be supported long term.
While we work on improving our Leaderboards, we suggest developers create in-game leaderboards if needed. We have several tutorials and documentation pages on leaderboards, data stores, and any other knowledge you might need to get started on our Developer Hub.