GTASC 2015 Registrations Now Open: UPDATED

By Dave Horobin, 4 years ago
Another season of the GTASC (Great TrueAchievement Score Challenge) is upon us. The 2014 marathon has run its course and I've got nothing, but i'm cool with whatever. has been crowned champions.

Every year since its inception the contest has altered its format. This year is no exception. Not only has the team size decreased by 1 but there is also a single player aspect to it. That's right, this year you can have 2 contests for the price of 1.

What are the requirements for participating?

- Have a XBL GamerTag with at least 30,000 20,000 GamerScore.
- Have a TrueAchievements account in good standing.
- Read the GTASC 2015 Rules.
- Register on the contest hub: The Great TrueAchievement Score Challenge 2015 to enter the event.

Wait, 2 contests?

That's correct. The normal team based GTASC and a solo marathon as well. Elimination from one does not mean elimination from both. If you only wish to participate in the solo event, that is entirely your choice. Simply register for the event and you will be added to the single player side. Entry into the team contest will similarly enter you into the solo contest.

How does scoring work?

When you unlock achievements and then scan them into TrueAchievements, your score is recalculated and your score rises based on the new achievements earned. You will notice that your score on TrueAchievements changes from day to day even if you don't unlock any achievements. This fluctuation is also taken into account as regards your score for the period. New games often have TA scores that inflate rapidly and then slowly drop down as more and more gamers complete them. This needs to be taken into consideration when choosing which games to play and when. Also, any achievements unlocked while disconnected from LIVE will not count toward your score. You can play however and whenever you wish, but to keep a level playing field we are only counting achievements won while online in the contest.

All scores reset each scoring period at midnight GMT Sunday - which is usually 7PM US Eastern Saturday evening. At that time, the lowest scoring teams and individuals will be removed from the competition. It is up to each team or individual to keep themselves above the bar come the end of the period. Any teams or individuals below that bar at the end of the period will not enter into the next.

Will bonuses be back?

Bonuses will make a return in both the individual and team contests. These are specific challenges offered throughout the competition. They are announced at the beginning of a scoring period and if the requirements are met, those teams that earn them will be rewarded with a 1000TA point 'bonus' that they can use to boost their score where they feel the need.

So how do I make a team?

If you are looking to participate only in the solo event, simply registering will throw your hat into the ring.

If you are looking to participate as a team, one member will take on the role of Captain for the purposes of recruiting teammates. Team captains create a team on the Hub Page and invite teammates. Teammates are sent a PM and can join the team through that message.

Visit the GTASC Hub Page for more information and access to the leaderboard.

Registration is open until January 6th, 2015 at noon GMT. GTASC 2015 starts on Sunday the 11th of January at midnight GMT and ends on Sunday the 12th of December at midnight GMT.

UPDATE: The minimum GamerScore required to enter the contest has been reduced from 30,000 to 20,000.

UPDATE 2: Due to some registration issues we have extended registration for an additional 24 hours
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.