Xbox’s Achievements – 10 Questions Answered Here

Are you excited and confused about Xbox Achievements? If yes then here I’ve discussed everything about Xbox Achievements.

So let’s check everything about this topic because it is important while playing games. So let’s check now.

What are Xbox Achievements?

Xbox has various goals which need to be completed to receive achievements, these goals are included in almost every Xbox game- this also includes Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 titles. Specific tasks are required to be completed to unlock them.

Once earned, the achievement awards your Gamerscore points. For easy achievements, you may receive as few as 5 Gamerscore or as many as several hundred for more difficult challenges.

In recent years since Microsoft has started to expand in mobile and PC, where most of the games that use Xbox Live as a way to sign and get the achievements lists.  An achievement list’s Gamerscore value has typically had to add up to 1000 Gamerscore overall – at the very least.

How Do Xbox Achievements Work?

The achievement system of Xbox works on tasks you’ve to complete to unlock them. Microsoft typically allows games to offer up to 1000 gamer scores for the initial stage. There were previously restrictions on indie and mobile games, later removed.

Once you complete a specific task, you will be rewarded for achievement.

The number of achievements in a game is up to the game developer. Some games have 50 or more, while others have as few as 10. The achievements on offer can also vary per game.

Microsoft Rewards you for completing achievements on Xbox, playing games on Game Pass, and using Microsoft’s mobile apps.

What’s the Point of Xbox Achievements?

Players are provided with anchors/goals to make gaming more of a waypoint and increase competitiveness. Game developers want you to achieve these! This allows people to have social proof/worth, and this achievement enables the players to feel good since it gives a sense of satisfaction and completion.

This point allows the people truly sum up and compare themselves with their friends!

The achievements also help you showcase how good you are at the game and your skills. Game developers purposely make the achievements since it makes players happy, and they will spend more time on it.

Achievements also make things seem more manageable because they can be achieved. The point of achievements is that it gives a Hook to play and continue the game!

Do Xbox Achievements Matter?

No! They don’t matter that much in real life, but achievements and trophies do matter when it comes to games. Achievements create points on your story of the game and leave a history of what players have done in the game and how they have performed.

This might not sound important, but if you’re a gamer, you know that it helps you understand how far you have come. Comparing Gamerscore is similar to comparing upvotes on YouTube or Reddit or likes on Twitter or Facebook.

How To Check Achievements On Xbox?

You can play many games on your Xbox console and Windows device. By signing in with your Microsoft account, you can save your game progress to the cloud.

Check achievements on Xbox Console Companion App (Windows)

  1. Launch the Xbox Console Companion App on your Windows device, whichever you’re accessing. 
  2. Next, click on the Trophy button in the left menu.
  3. Now here, you’ll be able to see your game achievement stats for each game you own or played, including points earned, possible Gamerpoints, achievements earned, and the percentage of achievements earned.
  4. Now here, you’ll be able to see your game achievement stats for each game you own or played, including points earned, possible Gamerpoints, achievements earned, and the percentage of achievements earned.

Check achievements on Xbox App (mobile)

  1. Firstly launch the Xbox App on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Here you can see your game achievement stats for each game.
  3. Now here, you’ll be able to see your game achievement stats for each game you own or played, including points earned, possible Gamerpoints, achievements earned, and the percentage of achievements earned.

Note: The method is the same for both Mobile & Windows

Can People See Your Xbox Achievements?

Yes! People can see your Xbox achievements but if don’t want to showcase them you can hide them as well.

Hiding games with no achievements on Xbox.

  1. Press the Xbox Button to open the guide.
  2. Then select Game activity > All achievements.
  3. Now highlight the game which you want to hide. Press the X button on your controller to hide the game. The X button appears inside the highlighted field.

How To Stop People Seeing Xbox Achievements?

Press the Xbox button to open the guide and then select the Game activity > All achievements now highlight the game you want to hide and the Press button on your controller to hide the game.

If you want to reset game achievements

  1. Select Game activity > All achievements, If you go to the achievements tab, you can wipe your achievements.
  2. Once you unlock them is no way to relock them,
  3. Go to: %path%steamuserdata%IDnumber%105600remote and delete achievements-steam.

Do Xbox Achievements Count Offline?

To see your achievements or unlock them, you must have an online connection to the internet. You need an Internet connection to unlock in-game achievements and be rewarded for completing challenges.

However, you don’t have to worry about losing them once you go offline. These achievements stay as long as your account exists.

Microsoft will release them once the Xbox One contacts Microsoft via the internet. Again, you won’t lose Achievements earned while playing offline.

Do Xbox Original Games Have Achievements?

No, Xbox original games do not have achievements and it’s extremely unlikely because none of the ones currently on the market has them.

Can You Still Get Achievements Without Xbox Live?

Yes, you can get achievements without Xbox Live. Xbox Live Gold is not required to earn achievements when playing offline or with friends on the same console. However, some achievements require Xbox Live Gold to unlock.

Do Xbox Achievements Carry Over To Steam?

The answer is yes; whenever you play Xbox it tracks your progress in-game. As long as your Xbox account is linked to your Steam account, you can easily carry forward the achievements.

One more thing to consider is your achievements list will display only certain games on Steam if they are from Steam. Games that are not on Xbox but available on Steam should not appear in your achievement list.


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