Go for the Gold achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)

Go for the Gold

Win 8 gold Daily Challenge badges

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How to unlock the Go for the Gold achievement

  • TateyTatey1,287,346
    12 Feb 2017 13 Feb 2017 12 Dec 2019
    22 2 19
    **** 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.

    Steps
    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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    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 20 at 21:27
    l ROMANO lI refreshed the game right before I got each medal and it still isn't giving me credit... Have premium to.
    Posted by l ROMANO l on 14 Feb at 01:07
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  • KillaQueens515KillaQueens515150,047
    26 Nov 2016 28 Nov 2016 13 Jan 2019
    16 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
  • SanjoeSanjoe532,571
    25 Feb 2020 04 Feb 2020 23 Jan 2021
    4 0 0
    This solution is also good for the following achievements:
    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Go for the BronzeThe Go for the Bronze achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 84 pointsWin 12 bronze Daily Challenge badges


    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Go for the SilverThe Go for the Silver achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 129 pointsWin 10 silver Daily Challenge badges


    Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP)Diamonds are ForeverThe Diamonds are Forever achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (UWP) worth 93 pointsWin a diamond Daily Challenge badge


    All the solutions above have mostly only explained how to get to the previous months, but not how to get the medals the fastest way possible.

    1. I just got the monthly subscription to get more points. You should do the same if you want to take the FASTEST way!

    2. In the meantime, it is also possible to go to the previous months and years without any problems.
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    But what is now the fastest way to level?

    I guess...

    1. Go to January 2019

    2. Now start playing Klondike one day at a time. (Klondike is BY FAR the easiest mode you can play.)

    Now you have two different options.

    I do it so that I get all the BRONZE medals first. When I'm done with it, I'll go back to January 2019 and keep playing Klondike until I have SILVER and go to next month. I do the same with GOLD but from then on you probably have to switch to the other modes as well.
    Of course, you can also just get gold directly every month. Just play Klondike every day for the month and once there's no Klondike left you play another variation where you're good with.
    Why Klondike?
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    If you have any questions, suggestions, or critic, the best way to tell me is the comment-section :)
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