How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

By Dave Horobin, 14 days ago
One of the most popular features here on TrueAchievements are our gaming sessions, which give community members the tools to easily team up with other site members to help each other unlock multiplayer and co-op achievements. They are so popular in fact that since the feature was first added to the site, over 560,000 sessions have been created.

This article will explain how and where to look for existing gaming sessions, how to create your own gaming sessions, how to keep track of the gaming sessions you have joined, how to leave gaming session feedback, and how to configure your settings so that you can be alerted when new gaming sessions are created for games you are looking to boost.

How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

How to Find Existing Gaming Sessions

Any upcoming gaming sessions can be viewed in three ways:

Game Pages

On game pages, you can see any scheduled sessions for that particular game in the Gaming Sessions panel on the right side of the page.

How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

Achievement Pages

On individual achievement pages, you can see any scheduled sessions that include that particular achievement in the Achievement Sessions panel on the right side of the page.

How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

Gaming Sessions Calendar

  • Click the Gaming Sessions link in the Gaming Sessions section of the Community menu
On the Gaming Sessions calendar page, you can see all of the upcoming gaming sessions that have been scheduled on the site, along with the following filter options to help narrow your search:
  • Sessions I'm In
  • Open sessions only
  • My games only
  • My boost list only
  • Achievements I need
  • A dropdown menu to narrow the list to individual games
You can also change the amount of time displayed on the calendar using the month, week, rolling week or day buttons, and the left and right arrow buttons to scroll through the calendar further.

How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

How to Create Gaming Sessions

If none of the existing sessions are scheduled for a time that you are free, you can create your own gaming sessions for other community members to join.
  • Click the Create Gaming Sessions link in the Gaming Sessions section of the Gamer menu
The new page will display a blank form that you can complete in order to set everything from the date and time to the achievements you'll be looking to obtain and the number of people required for the gaming session you wish to create.

How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

As soon as you choose a game from the dropdown list, the page will update and allow you to choose which achievements you are hoping to unlock during the gaming session. You can filter the list to show only the achievements you are yet to unlock or the full achievement list.

How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

Once you are happy with the details for your session, click the Create session button. When clicked, you'll see a notification informing you that your session has been successfully created, along with a link to view it.

How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

How to Track Your Gaming Sessions

You can keep track of all your upcoming gaming sessions in two places:

My Sessions Page

  • Click the My Gaming Sessions link in the Gaming Sessions section of the Gamer menu
On the My Gaming Sessions page, you can view all of your upcoming sessions in a list view. You can tick the Include historical sessions to show previous sessions, the Calendar view button to change from the list view to a calendar of only your sessions, and an Export to iCalendar to add the upcoming sessions to your phone or PC calendars.

How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

My Upcoming Sessions Panel

Any upcoming sessions will be added to the Upcoming Gaming Sessions panel that will be displayed on the right side of your profile page.

How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

Gaming Session Feedback

Once a gaming session has ended, everyone in the session will receive a PM asking them to leave feedback. By following the link in the PM, you will be able to leave a public note for each of the community members who took part in the session along with positive, neutral and negative feedback.

How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

  • Click the Feedback Given link in the Gaming Sessions section of the Gamer menu to view all of the feedback you have left for other community members.
Other participants from gaming sessions can leave you feedback.

How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

  • Click the Session Feedback link in the Gaming Sessions section of the Gamer menu to view all of the feedback you have received from other community members.

Gaming Session Settings

There are a number of settings available so that you can alter how the gaming session calendars are displayed by default, and how you are notified (if at all) for games on your boost list.
  • Click the Site Settings link in the My Account section of the Gamer menu
  • Click the Gaming Session Settings tab
How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements

If you select Yes for the Only notify me for sessions during the times below, you can tick the times when you are normally available for boosting in the grid below. Once saved, you will only receive a notification for sessions that are scheduled to take place in those times.

How to Create and Join Gaming Sessions on TrueAchievements


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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.