Xbox adding Rare Achievement notifications

achievement unlockedAs part of a new preview update for Xbox One, it appears that for the first time since 2005 when the Xbox 360 launched, a new Achievement ‘plink’ will be added to the Xbox One for the most difficult, or hardest earned Achievements in your games.

A new gameplay clip taken from Forza Horizon 3 shows the Achievement pop-up in action, for driving on all of the roads in the game world. I can assure you that Gears of War 4’s Seriously 4.0 Achievement will also feature as one of these Rare Achievements. Those are some of the toughest challenges in an Xbox title.

Why it released in the Preview Program is a bit odd, because it’s a new feature which wouldn’t exactly require much feedback or ironing out of bugs, surely. Anyway, it will roll out by the end of the month to all Xbox One players so try not to unlock those hard Achievements just yet, and save them for when you will be greeted by this new sound.

Major Nelson was heavily involved with the initial Achievement Unlocked ‘plink’ back in the day, and on Twitter yesterday, revealed how happy he was to be involved with this new addition, 11 years later.

If you’re the type of gamer who likes using the unlock sounds as text message alerts (there are a few of you, surely), you can add this new Rare one to your phone via SoundCloud.

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