Yes they are (horrible), but these people cheat each week for rewards that generally aren't worth it...I am on ps4.. but truth be told if i were on PC and would know how to cheat i would do it too. ToT are horrible. Doing them for fun sure, but being forced to do them is atrocious so i would take every shortcut possible.
The challenge on PC isn't grinding/completing Towers, it's the cheaters who, in several minute after a Race goes live, already have a few billion score. A few billion, no exaggeration. I just don't see how it's possible to legitimately best that.If y'all need help to do the towers for Towers of Time to try and get to 5%.
Getting in the top 10% however is doable, though grindy, of course. No Augments or anything special needed, just let your AI go to town on Towers all week. From past experience, you need to do about 25 Towers, give or take, so this time to be safe I plan to do around 35, more if I can.
I've done about 11 Towers now (letting my Mileena AI grind things out while I work from home. And by working from home I mean typing on these forums...) and I'm currently estimated for the Top 20.1%, so getting there. Her mask is guaranteed, that Tier is no issue at all to get on PC.
Having said that, your Augment layout won't hurt in the slightest, so thank you for the tips!