After nearly three years, the achievements are finally arriving on the Epic Games Store, starting with titles like Hades and Rocket League.
Epic Games has announced that it will finally add Achievements to its storefront, starting the week of October 11.
The reveal was made earlier this week in a statement to the Epic Games website, where the company confirmed that the achievements will initially only be available for a number of games, including Rocket league, Underworld, pillars of Eternity, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Zombie army 4 and the recent release Alan Wake remastered. Epic has also confirmed that it will continue to add achievements to games on and off throughout the year.
“We are delighted to announce that the initial deployment of the Epic Achievements system is underway, including a set of tools that allow developers to quickly and easily activate platform achievements. This means that from next week you can start collecting XP by earning Epic. Achievements in some games, “reads the official announcement from Epic Games.
The achievements will be called Epic Achievements and appear to be a mix of familiar systems implemented by PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam. Epic Achievements will be divided into four levels based on in-game experience (XP) with a Platinum Achievement being awarded once players have earned 1000 XP. Epic has made public the XP values for each level of achievement. The values are:
- Bronze = 5-45 XP
- Money = 50-95 XP
- Gold = 100-200 XP
- Platinum = 250 XP
The news comes after Epic Games previously implemented an achievement system it dubbed “developer achievements” last year, where it provided studios with a set of tools to independently include the feature. . Epic Games has assured players that they won’t lose any of the Developer Achievements they’ve already earned, and will receive XP in retrospect if a developer agrees to bring their achievements into the new system.
“Keep an eye out for the updates you’ve been waiting for as we drop new social features and rewards for gamers later this year,” the post from Epic Games concludes.
Launched in 2018, the Epic Games Stores have steadily grown in importance as one of the leading showcases for digital games. The platform offers a variety of weekly free games to users with an account, including top titles like Grand Theft Auto V, Control, among us and Star Wars: Battlefront II. While the app was initially criticized by users for its blatant lack of features, including a wishlist option and missing achievements, the Epic Games Store has been steadily improved with several significant updates.
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