Microsoft’s latest Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One update finally lets users reveal hidden achievements on the console and official app.
These secret achievements, which are usually veiled by developers to prevent spoilers, would previously tell users “the more you play, the more likely you are to unlock it”. For achievement hunters though, this usually meant just looking it up on another device.
As announced on Xbox Wire, the June update smooths out this issue, as users can now choose to reveal the hidden achievement, unveiling details including its title, description, and how much Gamerscore will be awarded.
The achievement can be hidden again or kept open, and this feature will be simultaneously added to all Xbox consoles and apps on PC, mobile, and so on.
Xbox was lagging behind a little with this feature as PlayStation received the option to reveal hidden trophies a few years into the PS4’s lifecycle, in 2016. Microsoft first added Achievements to its games in 2005 when it released the Xbox 360, and the designer behind the system (alongside Game Pass and other features) departed the company in April.
The June update also makes downloading updates more efficient on Xbox, as game patches will apparently now be detected more reliably and downloaded more quickly than before.
For all your achievement hunting needs, be sure to check out IGN’s Wiki for guides on maximising your Gamerscore through games including Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and more.
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