PSA: Xbox Live Is Returning Achievement Unlock Timestamps That Are In The Future

By Rich Stone, 1 month ago
We received reports earlier today that timestamps for some achievement unlocks are returning with a time in the future.

This is resulting in our users seeing some strange things here on TrueAchievements:

Achievement unlocks in the future!Achievement unlocks in the future!

We just tested this in the TGN office, and played through the whole of Jack N' Jill DX Achievements in around 15 minutes.

As you can see from the timestamps, something very strange happened to the 10th achievement we unlocked, it's been recorded as unlocking 7 hours in the future!

The other 10 achievements all have the correct timestamps, which means the unlock order and total completion time are both incorrect.

Incorrect time and unlock orderIncorrect time and unlock order

Looking at our data, this issue is affecting at least 1,000 gamers and is across numerous titles and platforms.

Interestingly Redmond, Washington is 7 hours behind GMT - which suggests that it might be that some servers that have been mis-configured with UK regional settings.

We've reached out to Xbox for comment and will bring you more information as soon as we have it.
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!