In 2020, conquests began appearing in a small, select number of games on the Epic Games Store. In 2021, the Epic Store Achievements system went live. full release. And now, in 2022, you can finally share and compare your cheevo progress with your friends on the My Achievements page.
The My Achievements page in the Epic store launched in November 2021, but with that to update achievements can now be viewed publicly. It’s a pretty significant change – showing off your crazy gamer skills to the world is one of the main reasons for having achievements, after all. Those who prefer to treat achievements as a personal litany of achievements will be able to disable public accessibility through the Epic Store’s privacy controls.
“Anyone who visits your page will be able to see how many achievements you’ve unlocked, the games you’ve platinumed and your XP, right at the top of your page,” the update reads. “Going a little deeper, the Achievements tab will allow you to view your game-by-game progress, listing the number of achievements you’ve unlocked, the most recent, and whether you’ve reached the Platinum stage (unlocked all achievements).
“Public pages will show all elements of your page. They will see your achievements, progress and friends list. If you have set your account to limit access to those sections specified above, anyone outside of these groups will only be able to see your display name and avatar.”
The update also reveals Epic’s plans to incorporate ratings and polls into its launcher, which occasionally appear after a game closes. Players will be presented with a multiple choice or yes-no question about the game they just played.
“Answering these questions will provide other players with information about the game on your store page,” Epic said. “As more people respond to surveys, an overall community rating and suggestions will accumulate to help inform players about the game’s content.”
New features have been added to the Epic Games Store launcher and there are even more on the way! Read about the latest “My Achievements” update: https://t.co/Wb14a6ZAGk pic.twitter.com/obIVSRh2EnApril 4, 2022
Changes are also coming to EGS notifications: instead of different notifications appearing in different places in the launcher, everything will be contained in a “Notification Center” in the top right corner of the store page.
I like to have some fun with the relatively glacial release of new features on the Epic Games Store – I really enjoyed the addition of the “new and innovative ‘Add to Cart’ feature” in December 2021 – but joking aside, the store still clearly lacks some basic functionality. Omitting forums and user reviews is a defensible choice (and, frankly, one I support), but things like user profiles , avatars, following, and gifting are much more basic and fundamentally useful features that Steam has had for over a decade. It’s good to see progress being made, but the Epic Games Store has been around for over three years, and at some point, I think it’s fair to ask why some of these things are taking so long.
On the other hand, Epic has literally sunk a half a billion dollars this thing until now, and plans to continue bleeding money for another five years. The speed is apparently no of essence in this particular case – albeit with one more year of free games for everyone in progress, I suppose it doesn’t have to be.