Create and Track Your Xbox Gamer Goals with TrueAchievements - Here's How

By Dave Horobin,
The start of the new year gives us the chance to reflect on the previous 12-months of gaming. With the help of our annual summary, 2017 site leaderboards and individual gamer stat pages, we make it as easy as possible for you to look at the statistics that interest you the most and to make sense of all the numbers. It also gives us the perfect opportunity to create and track some personal targets for the coming year using our Gamer Goal feature.

While many of our site regulars will no doubt be fully aware of how to create and track Gamer Goals, hundreds of people register on TrueAchievements each day, many of whom create an account to use a single site feature without ever being aware of the many other benefits that signing up on TA can provide. This year we're hoping to fix that issue with a new site help system and a weekly news story that showcases some of our site features, starting with a step-by-step guide on how to create Gamer Goals, the various statistics that can be tracked, and how to follow your progress.

Site Help - Gamer Goals

How to Create a Gamer Goal

  • Click the My Goals link in the Statistics section of the Gamer Menu
  • Click the Create goal button at the top of the page
  • Choose the type of goal you would like to set: Personal target or Competitive goal
TA Pro members can set up to 100 active goals and regular members can have up to three.

Create Gamer Goals

How to Create a Personal Target Gamer Goal

  • Select Personal target from the dropdown menu
  • Select a statistic on which you would like to track your progress. You can choose from the following:
    • TrueAchievement Score
    • Gamerscore
    • TrueAchievement Ratio
    • Achievements Won
    • Challenges Won
    • Completed Games
    • Completion Percentage
    • Games Played
    • Site Leaderboard Position
    • Site Leaderboard Value
    • Complete Game
    • Win Specific Achievement
    • Achievement Streak Days

The next screen will display different options depending on the type of statistic you have chosen for your Gamer Goal:

Score Based Gamer Goals

  • You can set a Platform restriction or ignore to track your overall score
  • Enter your target in the Goal Value field and your current score will be shown to the right
  • Set target date by which to reach your goal or untick to leave it open-ended
  • Click the Create goal button once you are happy with the values entered
Create Score Based Gamer Goal


Site Leaderboard Gamer Goals

  • Choose the leaderboard on which you want to track your position or value — you must already be tracked on the leaderboard to choose it
  • Enter your target in the Goal Value field and your current score will be shown to the right
  • Set target date by which to reach your goal or untick to leave it open-ended
  • Click the Create goal button once you are happy with the values entered
Create a Leaderboard Gamer Goal


Game and Achievement Gamer Goals

  • Click Please enter a game and begin typing the name of the game
  • Select the game when it appears below
  • Achievements you haven't unlocked in the selected game will appear below if you are setting a win achievement goal
  • Select the DLC Settings you wish to use for game completion goals
  • Set target date by which to reach your goal or untick to leave it open-ended
  • Click the Create goal button once you are happy with the values entered
Complete Game Gamer Goal


How to Create a Competitive Gamer Goal

  • Select Competitve goal from the dropdown menu
  • Click Please enter a Gamertag to challenge and begin to type the Gamertag
  • Matching Gamertags will be shown below as you type with friends automatically appearing at the top
  • Select the person you wish to challenge
  • Select a statistic for which you would like to track your progress. You can choose from the following:
    • TrueAchievement Score
    • Gamerscore
    • TrueAchievement Ratio
    • Achievements Won
    • Challenges Won
    • Completed Games
    • Completion Percentage
    • Games Played
    • First to Complete Game
    • First to Win a Specific Achievement

The next screen will display different options depending on the type of statistic you have chosen similar to creating a Personal target Gamer Goal; however, you will be able to see your own score along with the person you are challenging. The person you challenge will receive a PM once the Gamer Goal has been created, giving them the option to accept or decline. If they accept, they'll also be able to track the goal progress. If they decline, they won't see it on their pages but you can continue to track the progress on yours.

Score Based Competitive Gamer Goals

  • You can set a Platform restriction or ignore to track your overall scores
  • Your current score and your competitor's score will be shown to the right
  • Both of your scores will update based on the statistic you have chosen to track
  • Set target date by which to reach your goal or untick to leave it open-ended
  • Click the Create goal button once you are happy with the values entered
Competitive Score Based Gamer Goals


Game and Achievement Competitive Gamer Goals

  • Click Please enter a game and begin typing the name of the game
  • Select the game when it appears below
  • Only achievements that you both haven't unlocked in the selected game will appear below if you are setting a first to win specific achievement goal
  • Select the DLC Settings you wish to use for First to Complete Game goals
  • Set target date by which to reach your goal or untick to leave it open-ended
  • Click the Create goal button once you are happy with the values entered
First to Complete Competitive Gamer Goals


Tracking Your Goal Progress

Once your goal has been created, it will appear on your friend feed:

Friend Feed

It will also be added to the My Goals page, which can be found in the Statistics section of the Gamer Menu.

Goals Page

Competitive goals will show both your progress and that of your competitor so that you can easily see who is currently closest to achieving the goal.

Competitive Goal Progress

You can also keep track of all of your goals in the My Gamer Goals and Goals Involving Me panels on the right side of your homepage. You can hide these and adjust the position on your homepage using the Customize My Homepage link in the My Account section of the Gamer Menu.

My Homepage Side PanelMy Homepage Side Panel

Will you be setting any gaming goals for 2018? If you are, let us know in the comments below what you're hoping to achieve during the year.

If you have a suggestion for any site features that you'd like us to cover in our new weekly site help stories, please let us know by posting in the comments below.
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.