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I seem to be having trouble getting the Magellan achievement, but I see a LOT that still have 0% on the global statistics for the game. Does anyone know if some of the achievements are bugged, or if it's just that the instructions are esoteric and unclear in their descriptions?!

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The good money is on the achievements being either bugged, have not been "activated" for earning, or something else entirely.

At any rate, they are currently un-earnable, though if the patch last week fixed them, all bets are off (and there's some evidence that it did, see comment below).

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Magellan is currently at 0.1% achieved, so it's at least possible now - I'm fairly sure it was bugged, and fixed in the 22nd October 2010 update, since it was at 0% before that (though there's no mention of it that I can see in the patch notes ) – therefromhere Oct 25 '10 at 8:44
@therefromhere -- yes, I agree with you, though I probably could have made that more clear. – Raven Dreamer Oct 25 '10 at 14:49
Almost all achievements only work in Singleplayer and, let's face it, that gets boring very quickly. I only play Multiplayer with friends, hence most achievements are still locked. – Sentry Apr 25 '13 at 8:39

I just won my first Victory with Harald of Denmark. No achievement.

My berserkers are currently headed towards Firaxis.

Also, I won on a huge map, by taking out everyone else... apart from the ones that died to others (like poor Gandhi who spawned next to the nice and peaceful Alexander the Great). I have a lot of heavily upgraded and very experienced berserkers...

Note: I specifically sent a ski infantry to get the biathlon one, worked right fine, a few turns before winning. So the achievement functionality is just fine, it's only working... not always.

Conclusion: two years later, the game is still buggy on achievements :D

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Jut got the biathlon. Appears that fast movement cannot be active. – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Oct 20 '15 at 0:12

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