1

I've noticed that after a recent update to my Xbox One, some achievements are considered "rare." A diamond will appear in the notification for the achievement when it is unlocked. Some of these achievements I've seen the diamond on are rather easy, and I don't get how they are considered "rare."

What determines or at what point is an achievement considered rare?

  • 1
    If it's like Playstation it would be determined by the % of people who got it. an easy to get story progression trophies in a PS3, PS4 or PSVita game can be "rare" if people dropped the game and didn't play it through (ie. some Sword Art Online Hollow Fragment Trophies for clearing floors/Hollow Area Bosses or Persona 4 Golden Trophies for saving main characters) – Memor-X Nov 21 '16 at 1:05
6

In the patch notes video for this update it was stated that an achievement is Rare if less than 10% of all players (who have started that game) have gotten it. This means an achievement can be rare, and then as more people get it, it becomes a regular achievement.

I can't find an official MS post, but this post on trueachievements.com confirms that 10% calculation.

  • 1
    So in essence, it is rare simply because people didn't get it, and as more people chase these rare achievements, it gets... less rare. This is actually really funny. Probably drives OCD people insane. – Nelson Nov 21 '16 at 4:45
  • So, basically does it mean that after some time there will be no rare achievements? – Exerion Nov 21 '16 at 7:20
  • 3
    No, because there will always be achievements that not all players can get, and people will just simply stop playing the game. – Nelson Nov 21 '16 at 7:30

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.