Something went wrong. Try again later

    Unattainable Achievements

    Concept »

    Unattainable or broken achievements are achievements that no longer unlock, never unlocked from the start, or require an online component to a game that no longer exists.

    Short summary describing this concept.

    Unattainable Achievements last edited by solidejake on 05/19/22 12:22PM View full history


    There are a few reasons why an achievement is no longer attainable. Sometimes, the multiplayer servers are shut down for older games, which results in certain online achievements becoming defunct. In some extreme cases, the achievements can no longer be acquired because the game can no longer be played, such as online-only Xbox Live Marketplace game 1 vs 100. As the game was only available during times set by Microsoft, and the game has been discontinued, these achievements can no longer be gained. Full House Poker has achievements that were only attainable during certain "seasons" of the game, like "Spring 2011."

    These unattainable achievements, as well as other online-only achievements, are often used by Microsoft to detect accounts that are manipulating their Gamerscore.


    This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

    Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

    Comment and Save

    Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.