Achievements are starting to appear on the Epic Games Store

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Achievements have been on the Epic Games Store's "to do" list for well over a year now, and it looks like they're finally set to arrive. Epic said today that "certain games" on the store may now start to display achievements as they're unlocked.

It's not the most carved-in-stone language I've ever read, but it does appear to be happening: I haven't noticed any, but my PC Gamer pal Morgan said that one popped in Ark: Survival Evolved on the Epic Store yesterday.

It's good to see the Epic Games Store making progress, even though I think achievements are largely a scourge. Predictably, however, not everyone responding to the tweet is impressed with the fact that it took this long to happen, and there's also confusion about which games actually support them: The Ark store page, for instance, makes no mention of achievements, and they're not viewable in the game store. Still, one step at a time and all that.

While Epic hasn't said anything more than the above tweet about the implementation of achievements, the Epic Games Store roadmap on Trello lists them as "Up Next," along with mod support for games, a "Trending" category on the storefront, and dynamic price adjustments for bundles. 

Update: An Epic rep said that Ark: Survival Evolved is the only game that currently has active achievements. Hopefully we'll see that list grow soon.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.