Xbox Achievements are getting "fundamental changes" soon

Yolanda Curtis
August 11, 2017

"We are working towards a bigger, more meaningful change about somebody's gaming accomplishments in history, as a gamer on Xbox", he said, without revealing specifics.

The changes are meant to compliment the current Achievement system rather than replace it, Ybarra asserted.

Microsoft apparently agrees, as it's now working on a major overhaul of the way Achievements and Gamerscore work within the Xbox ecosystem.


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The idea is certainly interesting, and it's about time someone looked at how achievements can better fit into today's games. The Alpha and Beta rings are staying mostly the same, while Rings 3 and 4 have been renamed Delta and Omega, respectively. We dont really know how to take that and people are understandably a bit nervous about it. Microsoft has tweaked the Achievement system over the years adding new features and coming up with new concepts for it but it was never something on this scale.


There are flexible levels of access to the Xbox One Insider Program now, and the base one is called Omega. They're in our backlog of things that we want to get done, but there's actually bigger, more bolder changes that we have in mind.

In related news, Microsoft is gearing up for the launch of Xbox One X in November but, according to the industry analyst, the price for the console will be its downfall.

Now open to Xbox Insiders with a tenure (time in Program) of three or more months and an Xbox Insider XP of Level 4 or higher.


It won't be about the volume of games you play, either. For $600 you can buy both consoles and two games, and for $500 you can buy an Xbox One X and no games and if you want to buy two games at least another 100 bucks so the value proposition is ONE CONSOLE TWO GAMES or TWO CONSOLE TWO GAMES.

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