Go for the Gold achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Go for the Gold

Win 8 Gold Daily Challenge badges.

Go for the Gold0
4 guidesOnline Game Mode - These achievements require a connection to live services, such as Xbox Live, for playing an online game mode, for sharing content, accessing leaderboards, or validating data with a server.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Time/Date - These achievements require you to play the game or perform actions at certain times, within a time limit, or on specific dates.

How to unlock the Go for the Gold achievement

  • TateyTatey1,034,332
    12 Feb 2017 13 Feb 2017 12 Dec 2019
    18 1 18
    **** This is for the iOS and Android versions of the game ****

    ****EDIT ****
    There has recently been an update allowing you to revisit previous months so buying one month of premium will allow you to get all badges. Thanks to Dr Tinus for the info. I will leave this solution up in full in case its ever reverted.

    You will need either your free month of premium or to purchase at least 1 month of premium for this to work correctly, I understand there are guides out there that will be fairly similar i.e changing date however this is to ensure that you can use your premium at the same time as changing your date.

    1. Open Solitaire on your device
    (Doing this will ensure the game syncs the data and signs you in correctly as it seems to be
    a bit hit and miss when the date is set incorrectly)
    2. When signed in and you are on the home screen press the home key on your device and go
    into settings > Date/Time and set the date to the last day of the month you wish to work on
    e.g November 30th (This will allow you to work on the entire month of November without
    having to keep changing your date)
    3. Go back into Solitaire and you will see that your premium has disappeared. This is because
    the subscription is based off the start date and you are currently before this date. You will
    also see the Daily Challenges with today's date on it. Don't worry about the date shown,
    tap Daily Challenges. Using the example above you will load into the
    Daily Challenges for November 30th, you can tap the calendar tab and have access to the
    entire month too.
    4. Once in Daily Challenges press the home key and change your date back to the correct one.
    5. Go back into Solitaire and you will see the little premium badge reappear at the top right
    but the calendar will remain in November.

    Now this is how you set it up and you can begin to pop challenges left, right and centre earning you double coins for each one completed. This is by far the fastest method I have found and saves you from having to purchase premium for a full year providing you can get it done within a month, if not just buy another month.

    As I said I know there are similar guides but I couldn't find one for this specific method so here it is. Let me know in the comments if there are any additions that need to be made!

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    TateyThanks Scorpion, have already put an edit at the top of the solution
    Posted by Tatey on 17 Dec 19 at 10:23
    GYS GHOSTI m so happy now thank you for let me know this super news!
    Posted by GYS GHOST on 17 Dec 19 at 21:59
    el tebyBe sure to refresh the game BEFORE getting any medal. This helped to make sure the medal counted ESPECIALLY when I got one month of premium when they stopped counting and had to repeat a couple of medals.
    Posted by el teby on 19 Feb at 21:27
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  • KillaQueens515KillaQueens515130,136
    26 Nov 2016 28 Nov 2016 13 Jan 2019
    15 3 25
    *** This solution is intended for the PC version of the game. ***

    This achievement can be attained while working towards the "Go for the Silver" and "Go for the Bronze" achievements.

    With Microsoft Solitaire Collection closed, change your computer's date to one year prior (So the same month you're currently in but last year. I usually chose the 25th of the month to have enough days available). Next start up Microsoft Solitaire Collection. ** If you want to get the achievements quicker I recommend buying the Premium Edition. ** Now start doing the Daily Challenges starting from the first date of the month. Try to do all five challenges for each day. If you are stuck on a challenge, skip it to save yourself the time. Assuming you've purchased the Premium Edition it will take you about 10-12 days of challenges to get the Gold Badge. Now close Microsoft Solitaire Collection and change the date to the following month. Reopen Microsoft Solitaire Collection and repeat the process until you have received the Gold Badge for eight months.

    Once you've done 8 months of Gold Badges you can start working towards Silver Badges. You will only need to do so for 2 months since you've already received 8 Silver Badges while working towards Gold. Silver Badges take you about 5-7 days of challenges, assuming you've purchased the Premium Edition. Once you've done the Silver Badges you can do 2 more months of Bronze Badges only. This should take you 2-3 days of daily challenges.

    If for some reason the achievement doesn't pop, close Microsoft Solitaire Collection and change the date back to today's date. Reopen Microsoft Solitaire Collection and the achievement should pop right away.

    ** Some people have reported glitches on getting the achievement to pop. I have never had this issue on any Microsoft Collection I played, so I cannot confirm whether it is "glitchy." **

    ** I don't know if this method would work on a mobile device. I cannot confirm whether it does or not. **

    ** 2019 Update - A user has stated that they cannot use Premiums services on the prior months. I no longer have Premium, so I cannot confirm this. Either way the solution works but it will take longer. **
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    tjw CENA2000Taras Buria I got bronze this morning, an only my bronze medal status updated correctly somewhat. Am now sitting at 8/12 although its post to be 9/12 but it did count this months bronze medal. If gold is the last one you need then you may need to earn the last 2 medals naturally. My silver, an gold didn't update when i got bronze. Only bronze did kinda
    Posted by tjw CENA2000 on 02 Oct 19 at 23:48
    mrbellekJust got my last Bronze medal. In the end, only the ones I unlocked naturally counted, and none of the ones I did on PC with the clock set back. My stats say 13 bronze medals unlocked.
    Posted by mrbellek on 04 Dec 19 at 16:54
    tjw CENA2000I noticed my bronze medal randomly went up 1 today. So, i completed jan. 2019 an popped a silver medal an then the silver achivevment popped. did the same for dec. 2018 am then my bronze achievement popped. It appears previous months medals are now working again for these achievements
    Posted by tjw CENA2000 on 23 Dec 19 at 06:15
  • Woolyguy24Woolyguy24480,757
    26 Aug 2019 25 Jul 2019 25 Jul 2019
    1 0 8
    New solution following KillaQueens515 PC method as of 2019

    KillaQueens515 gave a good method however since about a year or two ago your premium cannot follow to previous months. But I have found a workaround to help speed this grind up.

    1.) Make sure you are premium. It is 1.99 membership that blocks ads and give extra coins.

    2.) Change date to any prior month.

    3.) Open Daily Challenges under your non premium month you chose (ex. Im doing June 2019). DO NOT START ANY GAME YET OR BACK OUT TO MAIN MENU!

    4.) Switch the date back to the current date and voila!!!!!!! You have premium for the previous months. Downside is that every game(day) you finish, it takes you back to the current month dates but you just use this method every time as long as you are a premium member.

    ALSO from what I heard if achievement don't unlock, just get a medal in current time to sync up with servers.toast
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    Woolyguy24@xd4rKeNx Reread solution. Its for PC.
    Posted by Woolyguy24 on 01 Nov 19 at 01:04
    x d 4 r K e N xok sorry
    Posted by x d 4 r K e N x on 01 Nov 19 at 01:11
    x d 4 r K e N xok sorry
    Posted by x d 4 r K e N x on 01 Nov 19 at 09:25
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