Xbox update finally lets you reveal hidden achievements


Microsoft’s latest Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One update finally lets users reveal hidden achievements on the console and the official app.

These secret achievements, which are usually veiled by developers to avoid spoilers, previously told users “the more you play, the more chance you have of unlocking it.” However, for achievement hunters, that usually meant just searching for it on another device.

As announced on Xbox threadthe June update alleviates this issue, as users can now choose to reveal the hidden achievement, revealing details such as its title, description, and the amount of Gamerscore that will be awarded.

Xbox Achievement: Revealing the Secrets

Achievement can be hidden again or left open, and this feature will be added simultaneously to all Xbox consoles and apps on PC, mobile, etc.

Xbox was a bit behind with this feature as PlayStation received the ability to reveal hidden trophies a few years into the PS4’s lifecycle, in 2016. Microsoft first added achievements to its games in 2005 when the Xbox 360 was released, and the designer behind the system (alongside Game Pass and other features) left the company in April.

The June update also makes downloading updates more efficient on Xbox, as game patches will now apparently be more reliably detected and downloaded faster than before.

For all your achievement hunting needs, be sure to check out IGN’s Wiki for guides on maximizing your Gamerscore through games like Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and more.

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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who sometimes remembers tweeting @thelastdinsdale. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.


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