When Achievements first appeared on the Xbox 360, they started to change the way people played. No longer was finishing a game enough, Achievements encouraged gamers to experiment with aspects of games that they normally wouldn’t have been exposed to and to compete with other gamers for coveted Gamerscore points. Achievements added longevity to games and were incredibly addicting, eventually inspiring trophies for PlayStation games and Steam Achievements for PC titles available on Valve’s distribution platform. Even mobile platforms, like Google Play Games on Android, have added achievements.
Ascend: Hand of Kul contains 30 achievements for a total possible 400 Gamerscore. Fortunately, the vast majority of Ascend‘s achievements are attainable through intended gameplay, and should be unlocked gradually as you progress through the game’s story. While there are a few that require a deliberate effort to unlock, above and beyond natural gameplay, we’ve compiled every achievement below in alphabetical order with tips to help you along the way.
Please note that in some cases players’ achievement lists will be displayed slightly different as the “Dungeon Master” achievement was removed and replaced with the “Transcend” achievement after the initial closed beta.
UPDATE: We spoke briefly with a Microsoft Spokesperson. The official comment is: “On Xbox One games are games. All games follow the same policies for achievements and Gamerscore.”
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