The dust of E3 has settled, and the quiet summer months of the gaming calendar are here. Does that mean you should go outside? Of course not, silly. It means you should close all the curtains, refuse all calls, crack open the backlog and take a sip. That's right, it's time for the tenth Annual International Bean Dive! Here's how you can join in with the event, which has just kicked off.
What is a Bean Dive?A valid question, truth-seekers. The Bean Dive is a community-wide event that was originally brought to life ten years ago by known scoundrel Beanpotter. The idea is that you add any games in your ever-increasing backlog to your Gamertag by popping a single achievement in each one. On the one hand it means you will finally try at least a little bit of all of those abandoned games in your hoard. On the other hand, your completion percentage is going to take a hit. Your goal over the next 12 months is to try and work your way through as many of those newly added games as possible, to try and recover your completion percentage to its former glory.
How to RegisterRegistration for the event has officially begun and will close on July 15th at midday UTC. To register, simply head over to the Bean Dive 2019 Hub and click the "Start My Dive" button once the event is officially underway.
Once clicked, we'll instantly capture your current TA stats and begin tracking your Bean Dive stats. To add a game to your Bean Dive simply pop one achievement (or as few as possible, but ideally one) in each of them, and they will automatically be included in your Bean Dive stats. Once you've added your last game, clicking the "Finished Dive" button in the Bean Dive Hub will allow the site to start tracking your road to recovery, and a message will appear on your friend feed with the total number of games added and your total completion percentage drop.
Useful LinksBean Dive 2019 Hub
Bean Dive 2019 Forum
Bean Dive 2019 FAQs
Bean Dive 2019 Leaderboard
#TABeanDive on Twitter
Bean Dive Guide
We'll post a reminder once registration opens, and then again a day or two before the registration closes, but in the meantime feel free to share your past Bean Dive day experiences and let us know how many games you intend to dive in the comments below.
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