Platform-wide achievements are coming to the Epic Games Store next week

midian182

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In context: While the Epic Games Store might offer a better deal for those who create the titles, its features list pales in comparison to that of rival Steam. Now, three years after it launched, Epic is about to receive a gaming staple: a proper achievement system.

Some games on Epic's store have featured achievements for over a year, but this has been an early version implemented by developers on certain titles. These will remain under a new name—Developer Achievements—but devs will have the option of converting them into the new platform-wide Epic Achievements while also maintaining player progress.

The new Epic Achievements will award users points (XP) and have four tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum. Bronze achievements get you between five and 45 XP, silver offers 50 – 95 XP, gold is worth 100 – 200 XP, and Platinum, awarded upon earning 1,000 XP in a game, grants an addition 250 XP. Sony fans will recognize it as being similar to the company's Trophy system.

There will only be a few games that support Epic Achievements initially, including Rocket League, Hades, Pillars of Eternity, Kena, Zombie Army 4, and Alan Wake Remastered. Supported titles will have a new Achievements detail page where users can share and track their progress. Epic Achievements and progress will also be displayed in players' libraries, where they can track progress in specific challenges.

There are account levels linked to player scores, so they'll initially be little more than status symbols, but Epic says it is adding "new social features and player rewards" that will likely utilize earned points.

Platform-wide achievements are definitely a step in the right direction for Epic users clamoring for more Steam-like features, even if they have taken three years to arrive.

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sagbobbit

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Ah yes, of course, more important than an actual download queue system. It took Steam long enough to get there, but at least you could SEE the order of downloads and kinda change it. With Epic, not only can you neither see nor edit the download queue, uninstalls are placed in the queue AT THE BACK so you have to wait for a game to finish downloading before uninstalling. And then the whole thing of cancelling downloads when the launcher is closed . . . (still better than paying for GTAV :p)
 

psycros

Posts: 4,331   +6,320
Yes, focus on features that absolutely no one cares about. That's the industry standard, after all.
 

MaitieS

Posts: 170   +186
Yes, focus on features that absolutely no one cares about. That's the industry standard, after all.
Sure buddy "no one cares" meanwhile if they wouldn't add it you would be the first one to laugh how shitty Epic Client is... These comments are always so funny to me... imagine being so attached to a software that you have to protect it...
 

Sausagemeat

Posts: 1,597   +1,422
Epic is better than steam for me right now. It has better deals generally. The launcher isn’t amazing but it works so seriously who cares. Also you get free games, sometimes they are quite good.
 

BSim500

Posts: 906   +2,131
Platform-wide achievements are definitely a step in the right direction...
You know what I like about GOG offline installers? Not getting interrupted by stupid *bleep* achievements...

even if they have taken three years to arrive.
Well it took Steam 4 years (2008), so...