Next week, the Epic Games Store will get achievements
There is some good news for achievement hunters. Epic Achievements will be added to at least six games on the Epic Games Store next week, with more to come in the future.
Epic revealed the new feature in a blog post published earlier today, detailing how its version of the popular feature will function. Epic Achievements grant varying amounts of XP, depending on which tier you are in: Bronze (5-45 XP), Silver (50-95 XP), Gold (100-200 XP), and Platinum (250 XP) are the four cheevo levels, with Platinum reserved as a once-per-game cheevo for accumulating 1000 XP in a single game. It is a similar concept to Sony's PlayStation Trophies system.
To begin with, your total XP score will primarily serve as a source of pride, with an account level based on how much you have earned. Epic, on the other hand, mentions "new social features and player rewards" implying that there may be more goodies in store for those with a lot of XP.
Mind you, Epic started messing with achievements last year. These old cheevos are referred to as "developer achievements" in today's blog post, and they will still be available on games that do not want to integrate with the new system. However, if a game does, any dev achievements you earn will be carried over into Epic Achievements, if applicable.
Epic Achievements will be available in Rocket League, Hades, Pillars of Eternity, Humankind, Zombie Army 4, Defense Grid, and more in the coming months, with plans to expand to even more games throughout the year.