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New Xbox Update Finally Gives Players Feature They've Been Waiting For

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New Xbox Update Finally Gives Players Feature They've Been Waiting For

Xbox fans are in a nice little position right now. The Series X/S console shortage seems to have drawn to a close, and Game Pass continues to offer a range of incredible titles. In case you missed it, Assassin’s Creed: Origins is set to join the Game Pass line up very soon.


On top of that, some fun little rumours have been swirling about in recent weeks. It looks like Xbox could be launching a streaming device to permit cloud streaming gaming-on-the-go, and a custom UI app is also reported to be in the works. In the meantime though, June’s Xbox System Update has revealed a brand new feature that’s certain to be hugely welcomed by fans.

Take a look at Xbox icon Master Chief brawling with God of War's Kratos in this bizarre mash-up below.



Xbox players can now reveal details about secret achievements including the title, Gamerscore, and achievement description, which saves you from scouring the internet to find out all of the hidden ones you’ve missed. I call that a win.

Speaking about the changes, Xbox engineering lead Eden Marie said, “If you don’t mind spoilers and want a hint on any of the achievements in the games you’re playing, it’s easy to find the secret achievement details on your Xbox. From within a game, open the guide and go to Game activity [then] Achievements. When you see a secret achievement, you can now reveal details like the title, achievement description, and Gamerscore. And after you peek, you can go back and hide it or continue to display the details.”

Secret achievements tend to be, well… secret because they contain spoilers which is fair enough, but when you’ve completed a game and you’re trying to find out which achievements you’re yet to unlock, the secrecy just becomes a somewhat annoying barrier, so I’m certain that this feature is going to get a ton of use.


PlayStation introduced a similar update on the PlayStation 4 back in 2016 and whilst it underwent a few changes, the feature is also present on the PlayStation 5. Xbox may have taken a little bit of time to catch up but the feature is now widely available across the Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Xbox app and via your PC Game Bar so go get unlocking those secret achievements.

Featured Image Credit: Microsoft, Nickelodeon

Topics: Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Microsoft

Kate Harrold
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