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The TrueAchievements Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge Returns for 2020
It's fair to say that 2020 has been more than a little bit unusual. But one thing that isn't going to be different this year is your favourite Xbox website giving you a fun and festive way to game through December.

Yes, you guessed it – the TrueAchievements Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge is returning for 2020 – and it's starting this Tuesday, December 1st.

TrueAchievements' 12 days of Christmas

What is The Twelve Days of Christmas Community Challenge?
Each day starting from Tuesday, December 1st through to Saturday, December 12th, the TA Community and Events team are going to reveal a new challenge at 10:00am UTC. The mini challenges will involve unlocking certain types of achievements – for example unlocks from a certain genre, or achievements that have a certain flag or gamerscore value. Each consecutive challenge will require one more achievement to be unlocked than the last, just like the Christmas carol. You can keep track of each new daily challenge by checking the news story on the TA homepage, or by checking the event hub once the challenge is live.

To make things a little easier, you have until the end of December to complete the full set of 12 challenges – you don't have to complete them on the day they come out. You also don't need to worry about other unrelated achievements you unlock on the way to completing a certain challenge – you won't break your challenge streak by unlocking something that doesn't meet the requirements. However, you do have to complete each challenge in order to unlock the next one – achievements won't count towards the challenge for Day 8, for example, if you have only completed up to Day 4.

Once you've registered for the event you will find a panel on your homepage that will always display the current challenge you are working on. Underneath will be a link to all of the locked achievements in your Game Collection that could satisfy the current requirement.

How to Register for The Twelve Days of Christmas Community Challenge

Registration for the Twelve Days of Christmas Community Challenge is now open!

Just head over to the Twelve Days of Christmas hub and hit the "Register now" button on the right-hand side of the page to join in.

Players can continue registering throughout the event but all of the daily challenges must be completed by 01:00am UTC on January 1st for them to count.

Is There a Prize?
Everyone who manages to complete the entire list of challenges before January 1st at 01:00am UTC will get a Community Challenge badge on their profile (or a colour upgrade to the existing badge, for those that have participated in our challenges in the past).

Useful Links
Twelve Days of Christmas Community Challenge Hub
Twelve Days of Christmas Community Challenge Leaderboard
Twelve Days of Christmas Community Challenge Forum
Twelve Days of Christmas FAQ

We hope you enjoy this festive event from the Community and Events Team. Happy Holidays!
Added by TrueAchievement at 14:16:36
Black Friday: TrueAchievements Pro account sale live now
Today is Black Friday — the time of year when you can normally find some pretty good bargains.

We thought it would be a good idea to join in the fun and so we are offering a great deal on TrueAchievements Pro accounts!

You can currently get three years of Pro for only $45/£30/€45 — that's a saving of 50% compared to purchasing consecutive 6 month subscriptions!

What is a TrueAchievements Pro account?
A TrueAchievements Pro account is an upgraded account on the website that gives you a whole host of additional functionality and features:

Super-fast scanningWhen you have a Pro Account, you get moved onto a super-fast scanner that checks your Gamerscore and updates your achievements every half an hour. You are also automatically queued for a scan the second you log into the site, so most of the time you'll not be needing to click the update button on your gamer menu to see your stats in real-time. But if ever you do want to update manually, you can force an update as many times as you want.

No advertsMost people don't like adverts, but they help to cover the costs of running the website. Pro account holders don't see any ads on the site, which makes the browsing experience faster and more pleasant, especially on a mobile device.

Custom gamer page backgroundsPro account holders can set the background image on their gamer page to the main image from any game, not just show the one they most recently played.

Access to the TA Pro Discord serverEveryone has a Discord server these days, but only TA Pro account holders have access to this one!

Game collection perksPro users can download a backup of their game collection, as well as their compare their collection and game progress with up to 5 gamers at one time.

Expanded functionality across various aspects of the sitePro users also have multiple expanded features compared to regular accounts:
Up to 70 items in your Trophy Case
Up to 20 un-registered friends in your feed
Up to 100 active Gamer Goals at any one time
Up to 50 site leaderboard tracking bots
Up to 1000 items in your To-Do List
Up to 6 series panels on your homepage
Voting on up to 15 site wish list ideas

To upgrade your account to a Pro account now, please click here.
Added by TrueAchievement at 16:24:48
#MyXboxStory — check out your personal Xbox history as we enter the next generation
As we approach the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, we thought it would be the perfect time to take stock and look back at everything each of us has done on the Xbox platform since the first games with achievements were launched back in November 2005.

We've created MyXboxStory — a personalised and easily sharable infographic containing cool stats and interesting information based on all of your Xbox gaming for the last 15 years.

The best way for you to explore the data is to use the link above to go to the page and check our your own graphic, but some of the highlights include:
Your first and rarest achievements on each platform
Your first, fastest, slowest and rarest game completion on each platform
A heatmap calendar showing your most active months for achievements won since the Xbox 360 launched
Your longest achievement streak (consecutive days of earning at least one achievement)
The total value of the games you've played (based on their price at launch)
The total hard disk space you would need to install all of the games you've played
Your most played series
A breakdown of the genres you've played the most

If you don't have a TrueAchievements account, you can click on Log in with Xbox Live and we'll gather your data and let you know as soon as your infographic has been built (it should be ready within minutes).

Here's an example infographic from long-term TrueAchievements member Clever Jake:

Undecided whether you will be joining us in the next generation? Check out our Xbox Series X review.
Added by TrueAchievement at 12:52:54