The TrueAchievements Winter Olympics 2018

By Rich Stone, 10 months ago
As most TA'ers will know, we love a community event here at TrueAchievements.

With the Winter Olympics starting this weekend, we thought we should create an Olympic-themed event for everyone to participate in!

The TrueAchievements Winter Olympics 2018

TrueAchievements Winter Olympics

Event Information

  • The event runs from 10am UTC on Thursday, February 8th to Monday, February 26th at 10am UTC
  • Registration is open now, and you can register throughout the event until 10am UTC on Sunday, February 25th
  • Anyone can enter, as long as they are registered on the site and have full tracking
  • Challenge Leaderboards and registration details are on the TrueAchievements Winter Olympics Hub

Valid Achievements

Achievements only count for the event if they are:
  • Won online
  • Not challenges
  • In games rather than apps

Event Challenges

The event is comprised of nine different achievement-related challenges. Six of the challenges are revealed now, with a further three challenges to be revealed at 10am UTC on February 16th.

Two of the challenges run throughout the entire duration of the event and will be automatically tracked without you having to do anything to start them (apart from register for the event). Those two challenges are:

Challenges
Long Track Speed Skating
This challenge is for earning the most achievements during the entire duration of the event. It does not need to be manually started.

Challenges
Ski Jumping
This challenge is for earning the achievement worth the most TrueAchievement score during the entire duration of the event. It does not need to be manually started.


The next 4 challenges have to be started manually from your personal Winter Olympic event hub — this is accessed from the tab with your GamerTag in on the Winter Olympic hub, or from the link on your Winter Olympic panel on your homepage.

Note: Only one of these challenges can be active at any time.

Challenges
Giant Slalom
This challenge requires you to unlock 10 achievements that are consecutively above and then below a 2.00 ratio.
To clarify:
  • Achievement 1 - ratio below 2.00
  • Achievement 2 - ratio of exactly 2.00 or above 2.00
  • Achievement 3 - ratio below 2.00
  • Achievement 4 - ratio of exactly 2.00 or above 2.00
  • Achievement 5 - ratio below 2.00
  • Achievement 6 - ratio of exactly 2.00 or above 2.00
  • Achievement 7 - ratio below 2.00
  • Achievement 8 - ratio of exactly 2.00 or above 2.00
  • Achievement 9 - ratio below 2.00
  • Achievement 10 - ratio of exactly 2.00 or above 2.00
The leaderboard will be ranked by the smallest cumulative difference between the achievements won and 2.00 — so the best possible score is 0.05.

Challenges
Cross Country Skiing
This is an achievement linking challenge — your first achievement can be anything you like, but your next achievement will need to start with the final letter of the first one. The next achievement will need to start with the final letter of that one, and so on.

The leaderboard will be ranked by the longest link of achievements.

Note: Only achievements that start AND end with characters A-Z will count for this. Achievements with accented characters or numerals as the first or last character will not count towards your chain.

Challenges
Chair Lift
Unlock as many achievements as possible with ratios increasing by at least 0.4 from the previous achievement.

Start low, climb high! The leaderboard will be ranked by the person with the most achievements, and then the highest ratio in the event of a tie.

Challenges
Biathlon
Spell the word BIATHLON using the first letter of achievement names, in order. The leaderboard is ranked by the highest TA ratio of the N achievement.

Achievements with accented characters or numerals as the first character will not count towards this challenge.

Invalid Achievements

If you have a challenge running and unlock an achievement that does not meet the requirements (so an achievement starting with the wrong letter in the Biathlon or Cross Country Skiing, an achievement the "wrong side" of the 2.00 gate in the Giant Slalom, or an achievement of an insufficiently high ratio in the Chair Lift) the achievement will not count but you will not be penalised for it. The challenge will just continue with the next achievement that IS valid.

Repeating Challenges

You only have one attempt at each challenge — please do not start them until you are ready to go.

Badges

Participating in the event adds to the colour of your Community Events badge. This is not a Community Challenge and will not count towards that badge.

Final Three Challenges Reveal

The rules for the final three challenges will be revealed at 10am UTC on February 16th.

Winners Panel

The top 3 in each event will receive a panel on their homepage showing off their medals!

Good luck!

Disclaimer
As you can imagine, there is an awful lot of new code for this event. We've done our best to test everything, but it's very difficult to recreate the situations caused by all of the achievements being unlocked by the thousands of competitors.

We'll be on hand to fix issues as they occur, but please be patient if you notice anything not working as expected, and please let us know in the discussion thread.
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Creator of TrueAchievements, TrueTrophies and TrueSteamAchievements. Writes site news and still finds time for the odd game here and there. Loves Racing games and Shooters, yet to be convinced that any RPG is worth the time investment!