Rare achievements glow in the new Steam library

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Steam's new library redesign, which is still in beta, changes what's visible on individual game pages (beware scrolling down if you don't want to see a bunch of guides and community content with spoilers), adds organizational options like dynamic collections, and generally moves toward a modern 'big portrait icon' style.

But as well as that, any achievement less than 10% of players have will now glow. This is visible only on said game's library page, so the effect won't show up if you check a game's individual achievement page or if you happen to have an achievement showcase on your profile, which is perfectly normal and not showing off. Oh, and the glow won't be animated if you selected "low performance mode" in the settings.

Anyway, it looks kind of nice I guess? And if you 100% a game you get a blue ribbon. You can see the glowing above in my achievements for Life is Strange. I was going to show you my achievements Divinity: Dragon Commander but nobody needs to know how many wives I collected in that game.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.