Titanfall: Achievements, Size, and No Pre-load Option

February 21, 2014 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

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With Titanfall’s release just around the corner, new details surface every day. Thanks to the game’s official Xbox Live listing, we now know that its installation size will be 15.88 GB on the Xbox One.

A NeoGAF user named Sangreal also uncovered and posted a list of 35 achievements for Titanfall, along with the first Xbox One challenge for the game, although we cannot verify the accuracy of the list.

A sadder detail is that you won’t be able to pre-load the game. Xbox One users were excited when the listing was first revealed, because it said players would be able to download the game in advance, so that they could play it immediately when it unlocked on its release date. However, Microsoft has since come forth and announced that the message was an error. If you want to play Titanfall on your Xbox One, you’ll have to download it on its release day after all.

Still, at least you can check out the rumored achievement list in the meantime. Let us know your thoughts.

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Xbox One Achievements UI revealed

November 17, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

We know how Achievements (and also Challenges) are going to work on the Xbox One, but no actual Xbox One Achievements have been revealed, yet. Microsoft’s Marc Whitten recently posted a couple of screenshots taken from Ryse: Son of Rome to Twitter however, and they give us a little more insight about what to expect come this Friday.



First off we have a screenshot showing how the main page of Achievements for a game will look (and doesn’t it look pretty!). There seems to be a requirement that each Achievement have an in-game screenshot linked to it.

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Secondly is the “Achievement detail” screen which is accessed by pressing A on your controller when hovering over an individual Achievement. It reveals the beautiful looking screen below with further details on the specific Achievement you’d like to know more about.

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Looking good Microsoft!

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Official word on Xbox One Achievements

June 17, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 4 Comments

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Major Nelson recently posted a piece on his blog from Cierra McDonald, who is the Program Manager for the Xbox Live Achievements service. She detailed exactly what changes are coming in respect of Achievements on the Xbox One and how the new system will work. So without further ado, here’s everything you need to know:

  • Current gamerscore: Your current Xbox 360 gamerscore will carry over to the Xbox One.
  • Unlock bonus items: You will be able to unlock digital artwork, new maps, unlockable characters and temporary stat boosts via Achievements.
  • Two types of Achievements: There will be two types of Achievements: Achievements and Challenges – yes both are technically called “Achievements”.
  • Status of Achievements: “Achievements Achievements” will exist as they do currently – a goal or task to complete and a corresponding reward in the form of gamerscore points or a new unlock, as detailed above.
  • What are Challenges: Challenges are like temporary opportunities, or chances, to gain a new unlock (Challenges do not give you gamerscore). All Challenges will be time-limited – you can only unlock them during a specific time window.
  • DVR capture: When you successfully complete an Achievement or Challenge it will often be accompanied by a DVR capture, so you can show your friends exactly what you did (and why you’re better than them!).
  • Continuous additions: Developers can add more Achievements and Challenges after a game has been released.
  • Gamerscore: As noted above, only Achievements (which can be earned at any time and are NOT limited by time windows/do not expire) will give you gamerscore points.
  • Multiple game relations: Challenges can span across titles (for example, get a headshot in every single Call of Duty game within one weekend). Achievements are limited to individual games.
  • Community Challenges: Some Challenges require an entire community to unlock. For example, gamers must get 1 million headshots in Battlefield 4 over a weekend. If this is done, then every player who got a headshot in that period will get the Challenge reward.

So, having read our neat summary above, what’s your view on the Achievements system for the Xbox One?

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System Achievements confirmed with “Day One” Achievement

June 11, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 9 Comments

We now know that the Xbox One (X1) will be released during November this year with a price tag of $499 in the United States. You can check out more details here if you want.

In the box you’ll get the console with a 500GB hard drive, a Kinect 2 and a new X1 controller. However, if you preorder the system in order to reserve it for launch day, you’ll receive a special “Day One Edition” Xbox One package.

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The specifics of the X1 system itself won’t change with the “Day One Edition”, but you will get:

  • a slightly different controller (see above);
  • a special “Day One” achievement; and
  • pieces of exclusive DLC for a couple of games.

We actually predicted the Day One Achievement in this article here, and it seems to us a fairly clever/ruthless way for Microsoft to get a few extra X1 preorders under it’s belt – particularly from Achievement hunters. Imagine being an Achievement addict and knowing that you could never, ever get the Day One Achievement no matter what you did… it’s enough to drive even the most level-headed junkie insane!

It also marks the beginning of a new genre and type of Achievement – system Achievements that aren’t tied to a specific game. Again, we hinted at this possibility in an earlier article – make sure you read our thoughts there to get an idea of what could be on it’s way given these new Achievements.

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Potential changes with the Xbox One Achievements system

June 3, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 2 Comments

Microsoft is talking up a whole new ball game in terms of Achievements for the Xbox One, so far telling us that:

  • The new Achievements system has richer detail and spans across your games and experiences (Achievements are no longer confined to single games).
  • You will be able to earn Achievements in more ways, as new Achievements can be added dynamically any time.
  • A new official Achievements portal will track how you earned your Achievements (obviously in addition to what you have earned).

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We’re guessing that there will be a whole lot more to the new system as well, some of which might include the following:

Day One Achievements: if you play the game on the day it is released, then you get the Achievement. At the end of that day though, it can no longer be earned.

Veteran Achievements: these could span across game series (like Call of Duty) or across a specific publisher’s titles. So if you beat both Assassin’s Creed 4 and Watch Dogs, you get a non-game-specific Achievement from Ubisoft, or if you beat Black Ops 2 and then beat Call of Duty: Ghosts, you get a general Call of Duty Achievement.

Event Achievements: these can be used to celebrate or publicize different events or days of the year. For example, playing a game at midnight on New Year Eve might get you an Achievement (don’t think you actually want that one though lol), as might playing something on your birthday.

Sponsored Achievements: these might run for a set period of time, say one week, during which if you complete certain acts in a game (that might be aligned to the adverisers brand/marketing strategy) you’ll unlock Achievements that are named after or related to their products or services. Think Red Bull sponsoring a “four hour game session” achievement or similar.

TV Achievements: How about 100 points for every 100 hours of TV watched on X1 (suggested firmly tongue in cheek)?

In any event it’s clear that the world of Achievements on the X1 is set to get a shakeup and there will be more ways than ever to increase your Gamerscore. What ideas do you have?

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Xbox One to have dynamic Achievements

June 1, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment

You probably know that Achievements on the Xbox 360 are essentially static. Aside from new Achievements that might be added for a game by way of DLC, and maybe title updates, the Achievements programmed into the game from the time it is released are the only Achievements you’ll be able to earn. That is about to change with the Xbox One however.

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With the X1’s tight integration with the cloud (specific details yet to be revealed), Microsoft has said that as more and more people play a game and earn the Achievements within it, the Achievements available might alter in response to how people are playing, or other events. To give an example, Dan Greenawalt of Turn Ten Studios (developers of Forza) has talked about the “I took an arrow to the knee” meme that originated with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Given the popularity of that particular meme a new Achievement could be added to Skyrim whereby if you do actually take an arrow to the knee, it will be unlocked.

Whether this idea of essentially “moving the Achievement goalposts” will appeal to all gamers is another question though. Many so-called “Achievement Hunters” pride themselves on being able to get 100% Achievement completion for a title. If they do that and then a whole bunch of new Achievements get added, some are likely to be pretty unhappy – particularly if they’ve moved on from the game to something else, or sold or traded it.

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