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Next to each achievement in Overwatch there's a little number in a circle, what does that mean?

The numbers, what do they mean?!

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    Based on Blizzard's other games, I'd say "Achievement Points", but I'm not sure where your total store is displayed. Commented May 28, 2016 at 13:51
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    its the value associated with the achievement. the achievement score you unlock. Blizzard have utilised this mechanic as early as world of warcraft, where they first started using achievements.
    – user106385
    Commented May 28, 2016 at 13:53
  • This sounds like it is a platform-dependent question. Might want to add the PC tag, if that's the platform you're on, or at least specify the platform in the question body.
    – DCShannon
    Commented May 30, 2016 at 22:11
  • I didn't think it was platform-dependant at first, that's a good idea. Commented May 30, 2016 at 22:13

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The number signifies the amount of "Achievement Points" the achievement is worth. The amount of points directly corresponds with the Achievement's difficulty.

As of right now I cannot find a way to see all achievement points accrued. I don't like the current achievement menu; it shows you your 6 most recently earned achievements but you have no way of reading a description for them unless you find them on the drop down list. I would say achievement points are mainly for personal satisfaction; think of them as a reward for doing certain things. Some people may not feel like they have 'completed' a game until all achievements are unlocked. They give players something to use as a goal.

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  • Is there any way to see an account's total points? Does it do anything? Commented May 28, 2016 at 16:59
  • @DanmakuGrazer As of right now I cannot find a way to see all achievement points accrued. I don't like the current achievement menu; it shows you your 6 most recently earned achievements but you have no way of reading a description for them unless you find them on the drop down list.
    – ShadyBaby
    Commented May 28, 2016 at 17:09
  • @DanmakuGrazer I would say achievement points are mainly for personal satisfaction; think of them as a reward for doing certain things. Some people may not feel like they have 'completed' a game until all achievements are unlocked. They give players something to use as a goal.
    – ShadyBaby
    Commented May 28, 2016 at 17:10
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    Could you add that into the answer? Commented May 28, 2016 at 17:29
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    If you're playing on Xbox, those point amounts match up with the Gamerscore, so you can see the total by checking your profile for Overwatch achievements. No dice on PlayStation or PC, though.
    – user107692
    Commented May 28, 2016 at 17:32

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