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Information Posted on 02 June 19 at 18:12
fallouthirteen has just submitted some Achievement Flag Info for Outer Wilds Achievements:

fallouthirteen said:
Outer WildsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Outer Wilds worth 301 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Not Main Storyline - a completely optional "bad ending" unlocks this

Outer WildsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Outer Wilds worth 387 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Missable - needs to be done on first loop. If you die once before getting it you have to restart your save which resets "Archaeologist" progress.

MichalKV
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MichalKV
Posted on 03 June 19 at 06:55
Thank you for the submission fallouthirteen. We have changed the flags as you suggested.
Information Posted on 03 June 19 at 16:44
fallouthirteen has just submitted some Achievement Flag Info for Outer Wilds Achievements:

fallouthirteen said:
Outer WildsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Outer Wilds worth 301 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Not Missable. You can do this on any game loop (first, last, in between, after you finish all others, etc). Even if you do it and get the "bad end" you can just reload after so it doesn't even lock you out of other achievements. Only thing this will do is end current loop forcing you to select "load previous expedition" from menu. Only truly missable one is Beginner's Luck and only one that absolutely can't be done in one loop is Archaeologist.

MichalKV
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Posted on 04 June 19 at 06:21
Thank you fallouthirteen. We have removed the Missable.
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Information Posted on 04 June 19 at 14:17
King fiShiZ has just submitted some Achievement Flag Info for Outer Wilds Achievements:

King fiShiZ said:
Outer WildsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Outer Wilds worth 387 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

I don't think this should have the missable Flag. You can't compare this to a Game that have missable Chivos where you to play 20 hours again to unlock it. There is no way that would get this on your first try (without a Guide)

fallouthirteen
Posted on 05 June 19 at 04:43
You need to start a new save though to get Beginner's Luck if you don't get it on first loop. That either requires you to delete your save or do cloud manipulation. That's like the definition of missable, you need to start a new file to get it.
MichalKV
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MichalKV
Posted on 05 June 19 at 07:29, Edited on 05 June 19 at 07:30 by MichalKV
Thank you for the submission King fiShiZ. As fallouthirteen already wrote, there is a point of no return, after which you have to start a new save game from scratch. The time or effort required to reattempt the achievement does not factor in this. For this reason we are keeping the Missable flag.
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Information Posted on 23 June 19 at 06:14
xPut Name Herex has just submitted some Achievement Flag Info for Outer Wilds Achievements:

xPut Name Herex said:
Outer WildsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Outer Wilds worth 72 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

+ Buggy-

I personally just did the requirements for this achievement and it did not unlock, and the comments on the top solution indicate similar issues with unlocking.

Information Posted on 24 June 19 at 21:10
Ashen Seraph has just submitted some Achievement Flag Info for Outer Wilds Achievements:

Ashen Seraph said:
Outer WildsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Outer Wilds worth 301 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Time/Date

If you don't start a cycle immediately setting out to do this, you won't have enough time to reach the required area before being blocked by sand.

Outer WildsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Outer Wilds worth 304 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Time/Date

If not done early enough in the cycle, the sun will swell up and swallow the station.

Outer WildsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Outer Wilds worth 387 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Time/Date maybe?

This is essentially a speed-run achievement in everything but name.

Outer WildsDie HardThe Die Hard achievement in Outer Wilds worth 90 pointsHidden Achievement

Time/Date

This is going to require a full 22 minute cycle.

Outer WildsGone In 60 SecondsThe Gone In 60 Seconds achievement in Outer Wilds worth 45 pointsHidden Achievement

Time/Date

It's kinda in the name.

Outer WildsArchaeologistThe Archaeologist achievement in Outer Wilds worth 228 pointsHidden Achievement

Time/Date

Many entries are time sensitive.

MichalKV
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MichalKV
Posted on 15 August 19 at 09:49
Thank you for the submission xPut Name Herex and Ashen Seraph.

Outer WildsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Outer Wilds worth 72 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
Though couple of people are having difficulties unlocking this, it does not seem to us as an issue with the achievement itself. It looks like more, that the conditions of the achievement are not very clear considering the very big range of distances when the achievement unlocked.

For the time/date achievements. The only achievement with clearly defined time limit is Gone in 60 Seconds. All other achievements do not have any limit tied to them. The requirement to do something within one run/iteration/loop is not enough to flag these achievements as time sensitive.
xPut Name Herex
Posted on 15 August 19 at 11:14
I will say when I finally unlocked "It was worth a shot", I had traveled less distance away from the solar system than two of the times it did not unlock. This indicates it is buggy, as I had done "less" of an escape, and comments note the same issue.

Based on the achievement description, if you escape the destruction of the solar system itself (the supernova has a limited range), then you should unlock this as your character will freeze to death. Multiple people have escaped the solar system, frozen to death, and not unlocked it.
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Information Posted on 21 August 19 at 06:37
WhyattThrash has just submitted some Achievement Flag Info for Outer Wilds Achievements:

WhyattThrash said:
Outer WildsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Outer Wilds worth 387 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

Time/Date?: A game loop is of a fixed time length, and the game needs to be cleared from start to finish within that time frame. Unsure if that’s applicable, even though no time frame is actually presented to the player?

Outer WildsGone In 60 SecondsThe Gone In 60 Seconds achievement in Outer Wilds worth 45 pointsHidden Achievement

Tim/Date: Since there’s a time limit (die within sixty seconds upon waking up)

Outer WildsArchaeologistThe Archaeologist achievement in Outer Wilds worth 228 pointsHidden Achievement

Buggy-: The developer is working on a fix, byt until it’s released it can become unobtainable requiring a save game wipe/restart (see last comments in solution thread)

WhyattThrash
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WhyattThrash
Posted on 21 August 19 at 06:42, Edited on 21 August 19 at 06:50 by WhyattThrash
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Outer WildsSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Outer Wilds worth 387 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
I just want to clarify: this is a hard time limit, although an invisible one. If you don’t clear the entire game from starting a new game to clearing it from start to finish without dying/time running out, you will need to start an entirely new game. That’s also why it’s Missable.

So there is a very real and hard time limit of 22 minutes to clear the entire game in. The player just doesn’t know about it unless they have previously have time run out on them/found out about it from outside the game. Hence also why the solution for the achievement is a speedrun walkthrough of the entire game.
MichalKV
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MichalKV
Posted on 22 August 19 at 06:29
Thank you for the submissions WhyattThrash and xPut Name Herex. We have flagged some of the achievements as you suggested.

Buggy- on the Archeologists and It was worth a shot was applied. Also the T/D on the Gone in 60 seconds.

As for the beginner's luck. Even though the length of one loop is known, it is not clearly defined or presented anywhere in the game. For this reason it does not fit into the definition of T/D.
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