Our latest community challenge has come to a close, so it's time to crunch the numbers as we look forward to the next one. Let us know what you thought of Link Frog and celebrate another successful contest with us!
For those of you that missed it, the Link Frog Challenge asked the community to string as many achievement unlocks together as they could, by matching the last letter of the previously unlocked achievement with the first letter of the next.
This time around the Link Frog Challenge had an impressive 2,739 registered participants. 1,376 gamers — almost exactly half of the pool of contestants — earned the Community Badge for this challenge, which means that they chained together at least 10 achievements. Congratulations to those of you that stuck it out, and particular congratulations to those 215 of you who have now completed all Community Challenges, earning rank 7 in your community badge.
Here are the top gamers for the event — those heroes that managed to link hundreds of achievements in just two weeks. Congratulations in particular to DwnTheRbbtHole8 who takes the top spot with a whopping 611 linked achievements — an average of almost 2 achievement unlocks every hour over the course of 14 days.
Top Gamers in the Link Frog ChallengeJust like our top 20 players, commonly used letters in the alphabet proved to be generally the most popular letter used to chain achievements, with "S" taking the top spot by some margin.
What games did participants typically go for? It seems a little surprising to see indie darling What Remains of Edith Finch up there, but its inclusion in Xbox Game Pass as well as a landslide of good reviews probably convinced people to give it a go. Otherwise, it seems that TA members stayed true to form and gamed the system as much as possible, spotting that some of the notoriously easy achievements in ACA NEO GEO titles also began and ended with "S", making it very simple to chain a bunch of achievements without even swapping games.
|Letter || #|
|S || 5055|
|R || 4762|
|E || 4087|
|T || 3530|
|D || 2738|
|N || 2450|
|Y || 1333|
|L || 1252|
|G || 1127|
|P || 782|
Overall, participants unlocked 31,619 achievements for 805,647 gamerscore and 1,418,203 TA Score.
|Achievement || Game || #|
|Everything Ends || What Remains of Edith Finch || 51|
|E E E || Halo: The Master Chief Collection || 42|
|Score 500,000 points || ACA NEOGEO ZED BLADE || 38|
|Score 1,000,000 points || ACA NEOGEO ZED BLADE || 37|
|Score 4,000,000 points || ACA NEOGEO SHOCK TROOPERS || 35|
|Score 6,000,000 points || ACA NEOGEO SHOCK TROOPERS || 35|
|Score 2,000,000 points || ACA NEOGEO SHOCK TROOPERS || 34|
|Score 1,500,000 points || ACA NEOGEO ZED BLADE || 33|
|Enamored || Halo: The Master Chief Collection || 31|
|Score 3,000,000 points || ACA NEOGEO WORLD HEROES 2 || 31|
Let us know if you enjoyed this event, share your stories and get hyped for the next Challenge. We'll let you know those details as soon as we have everything set up!
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