Introducing Warboats - The Latest TrueAchievements Community Challenge

By Rich Stone,
It's time for another brand new community challenge - and this one will blow you away!


What is Warboats?

Warboats is a brand new single player community challenge in which you are given a grid of locked achievements from your Game Collection, behind which are three randomly placed CPU ships.

Your objective is to sink the ships in as few shots as possible, by unlocking the achievements on the grid. After each shot you'll be told if you've scored a hit or a miss, and can choose your next achievement based on where you think the ships are located.

You have until June 18th to sink all three ships, but a community challenge badge will be awarded as soon as you sink the first of them.

Sounds awesome, how do I register?

Head on over to the Warboats Hub and click on the Register button to be taken to the Warboats registration page.

Before you register, make sure you have updated your Game Collection to set games you don't want included to Not for contests - you can read more information on how to do that in this article.

Choose the platforms you want to play on, and whether to include games you haven't started yet from your collection, and then click on Register to be given your target grid:

Each square of the 6x6 grid contains an achievement from your collection. We've purposely chosen achievements that are at the low end of the ratio, and excluded certain flag types to ensure they are unlockable.

You can hover over the achievement icon to see the details, or there's a list at the side (or below on mobile) that gives you the full game and achievement name for each square.

Pick a square to go for, unlock the achievement, and when you scan your grid will update with either a HIT (an explosion) or a miss (some water). Depending on the outcome, decide where to aim next, and rinse and repeat!

How many ships are there?

There are 3 ships, two that are 3 squares long and one that is four squares long. Everyone has their own random ship positions so there's no benefit in looking at anyone else's grid for clues on yours!

Ships cannot overlap, extend outside the grid, or be placed diagonally. However, they can be directly adjacent to another ship.

For more details, please see the Warboats FAQ.


I want to thank the amazing TrueAchievements Community and Events Team for the Warboats concept, and also WebChimp UK for making the image I had in my head for the contest into a reality.
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!