In 2020, Achievements began appearing in a small, select number of games on the Epic Games Store. In 2021, the Epic Store achievement system fully launched. And now, in 2022, you can finally share and compare your Cheevo progress with your friends through the My Achievements page.
The Epic Store My Achievements page went live in November 2021, but with that To update the achievements are now publicly viewable. That’s a pretty significant change – after all, one of the main reasons for achievements is to show the world your crazy player skills. Those who prefer to treat achievements as a personal litany of achievements can turn off public access via the Epic Store privacy settings.
“Anyone who visits your page can see at the top of your page how many achievements you’ve unlocked, which games you’ve made platinum, and how much XP you have,” the update reads. If you dig a little deeper, the Achievements tab allows you to view game-by-game progress, listing the number of achievements you’ve unlocked, your most recent one, and whether you made it to the platinum level (all achievements unlocked).
“Public pages show every element of your page. You’ll see your achievements, progress, and friends list. If you’ve set your account to restrict access to the sections above, anyone outside of those groups can only see your display name and avatar.”
The update also reveals Epic’s plans to integrate ratings and polls into its launcher, which occasionally pop up after a game is closed. Players are presented with either a multiple choice or yes-no question about the game they just played.
“Answering these questions will provide other players with information about the game on the store page,” Epic said. “As more people answer the polls, more community reviews and suggestions will be collected to educate players about the game’s content.”
New features have been added to the Epic Games Store Launcher, and more are on the way! Read more about the latest My Achievements update: https://t.co/Wb14a6ZAGk pic.twitter.com/obIVSRh2EnApril 4, 2022
There are also changes to EGS notifications: instead of different notifications appearing in different places in the launcher, everything will be contained in a “Notification Center” in the top right corner of the store page.
I like to have a little fun with the relatively icy launch of new features on the Epic Games Store – I appreciated the addition of the “innovative new Add to Cart” feature in December 2021 – but, jokes aside, the store is still missing a few pretty basic features. Leaving out forums and user ratings is a viable choice (and frankly one I support), but things like user profiles, avatars, following, and gifts are much more basic and fundamentally useful features that Steam has had for over a decade. It’s good to see progress being made, but the Epic Games Store has been around for well over three years now, and at some point I think it’s fair to wonder why some of these things are taking so long.
On the other hand, Epic has literally poured half a billion dollars into this thing so far and plans to continue making money from it for five more years. speed is apparently not Crucial in this particular case – while another year of free games for all is underway, I suppose it doesn’t have to be.
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