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Halloween Party

On October 31, 2014, everyone together has to get 1,000,000 headshots.

30 Oct 2014 until 01 Nov 2014

Halloween Party
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Headshots can be performed by shooting in the head of a monster. Everyone on the earth has to reach together the amount of 1 000 000.

If you're using the new TA App and want to unlock achievements in that simultaneously, have this solution pinned while you complete the challenge and you'll unlock:

TrueAchievementsAdvanced ReconThe Advanced Recon achievement in TrueAchievements worth 0 pointsViewed 100 different achievement solutions


TrueAchievementsA New Challenger Appears!The A New Challenger Appears! achievement in TrueAchievements worth 0 pointsView a currently running challenge


As mcnichoj says :

During chapter 12 there is a good segment where a bunch of enemies spawn.

The sniper should be able to take out the head with one shot on casual or two/three with pistol/shotgun unless you have them upgraded.
mcnichojDuring chapter 12 there is a good segment where a bunch of enemies spawn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EqcXKTErro
The sniper should be able to take out the head with one shot on casual or two/three with pistol/shotgun unless you have them upgrded.
The tracker for community challenges isn't working right now, not sure if it's functional or visual.
Posted by mcnichoj on 30 Oct 14 at 15:04
Legal IntegrityI think we all needed to know that a headshot can be performed by shooting an enemy in the head...this shouldn't even be a solution. warning
Posted by Legal Integrity on 30 Oct 14 at 15:05
mcnichoj^ Feel free to write a new one with my info.
Posted by mcnichoj on 30 Oct 14 at 15:05
Darth Maul FTSAnybody know what time zone this starts and ends in
Posted by Darth Maul FTS on 30 Oct 14 at 18:52
Samarin6i think most challenges start at 8pm est, at least thats what ive noticed for Kinect sports, fantasia and a few others.
Posted by Samarin6 on 30 Oct 14 at 19:09
mcnichojAs you can see right next to the challenge name, it says "2 days to go" meaning it already started but it's not tracking anyway so I guess that's moot.
As for when it ends, we have less than 48 hours.
Unless Microsoft fixes the community challenges AND Bethesda extends the amount of time we get, we won't be getting this challenge or that sexy wallpaper art.
Posted by mcnichoj on 30 Oct 14 at 19:38
Dexter XBADo community challenges even support tracking?
And if they do it'll take 10,000 kills before we get 1% so perhaps we haven't reached it yet (since the challenge went live just a few hours ago).
Posted by Dexter XBA on 30 Oct 14 at 19:58
Legal IntegrityI don't need to write one. By stating that you need head shots to get a community challenge for headshots and then further state that you can get headshots by shooting enemies in the head you are merely restating the challenge. Information that would be helpful would include whether or not the challenge is being tracked, whether "together" refers to all regions or players within one region, and anything else that isn't self explanatory.
Posted by Legal Integrity on 30 Oct 14 at 20:18
Dexter XBAHere ist all the info I could find in the challenge code about the exact start/finish dates:
"timeWindow":"startDate":"2014-10-30T11:00:00.0000000Z",
"endDate":"2014-11-01T10:00:00.0000000Z"}

Does it mean 10 a.m. on November 1st? I'm not sure about the time zone, if these times depend on my time zone (which is plausible because I think the challenge went live 11 a.m. today in my time zone) it's GMT+1 / CET -> http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/europe/european-u...
Posted by Dexter XBA on 30 Oct 14 at 20:20
Dexter XBAHere is a countdown timer I've made:
http://www.webcountdown.net/?a=sDvGcBF&k=E7Zh

Currently we have 1 day and 12.5 hours left
Posted by Dexter XBA on 30 Oct 14 at 20:33
HellCreeper666Is the tracker moving??? I'm still at work.
Posted by HellCreeper666 on 31 Oct 14 at 04:13
TCSTRNGMust be on Oct 31 but today is 30 have to wait until at 12 am start it
Posted by TCSTRNG on 31 Oct 14 at 04:41
Darth Maul FTSnot yet
Posted by Darth Maul FTS on 31 Oct 14 at 04:46
regret@Legal: I don't care about your excuses

On topic, I don't think this is going to track like you guys hope it would because the challenge is already active, and only because in some parts of the world it has already been the 31st. Also, Sunset Overdrive has a challenge where we all must kill 1.5 billion ODed, and thats been active since the 28th and still at 0%. Given how easy it is to kill enemies in that game it should easily be past 0%. My guess is these community ones don't track in real time. We just have to go for head shots and hope enough of us are doing it to get it to work.
Posted by regret on 31 Oct 14 at 05:07
HellCreeper666Thanx smile
Posted by HellCreeper666 on 31 Oct 14 at 05:23
Legal Integrity@Infamy: Grow up

Why do you feel the need to include me in your comment? Is it to provoke me? As for your comments, why don't you find a source and substantiate them instead of guessing as to how these challenges work. Solve the problem instead of causing more problems with me. As for my opinion, there is simply not enough information to determine if head shots are counted region by region or by all regions. "Together" is used vaguely in the description. The fact that the achievement began before October 31st indicates that this challenge is misleading.
Posted by Legal Integrity on 31 Oct 14 at 05:28
BeanpotterMOD EDIT: Bickering removed. Keep your opinions on topic, please.
Posted by Beanpotter on 31 Oct 14 at 08:47
Dexter XBA@Legal Integrity: The participation type of this challenge is "global" so I think it's safe to assume that all regions are included. Japan may not count though as they have their own version of the game but I can't confirm that.
Posted by Dexter XBA on 31 Oct 14 at 09:19
Legal IntegrityThanks Beanpotter. smile

@Dexter XBA, I would normally agree with you, but do you think the first inconsistency of the start date not being on Halloween might take some of the common sense away from this challenge's requirements? I would have believed that too, but we really don't know how these challenges are tracked since the indicator isn't moving and no one from the company has responded to questions about this particular challenge..
Posted by Legal Integrity on 31 Oct 14 at 11:44
Dexter XBAYes that's true but I think it's not that unusual that a challenge starts a bit early especially since the requirements are pretty extensive here. And I'd say it's plausible that community challenges don't support tracking (because that would be rather complex compared to normal achievement tracking for individual users). Furthermore the other 2 challenges worked perfectly fine and none of the achievements in the game is glitched. So I think we should try our best in the remaining 21 hours wink.
Posted by Dexter XBA on 31 Oct 14 at 12:11
Legal Integrity@Dexter XBA

I agree completely with you on that. I love completions (with challenges), but if we all do our best moving forward, we will have done all we can as a community to meet this challenge, and if that it is not enough, I think we should walk away with or without this challenge with that knowledge. Good post Dexter, I like the positivity. smile
Posted by Legal Integrity on 31 Oct 14 at 12:41
WhiterValkyrieWe can see that challenge like that : if 100 000 players play the game today, each has just to do 10 headshots.

Even the players who are not aware of this challenge can do headshots ! And like the community will farm headshots, i have good hopes. :)
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 31 Oct 14 at 12:47
Legal IntegrityI hope for the best too! I think anyone that contributed should feel good about helping no matter what happens. We can all do the best we can and nothing more. Once again, I like the positivity. smile
Posted by Legal Integrity on 31 Oct 14 at 13:02
WhiterValkyriePersonnaly, i have done like 500 headshots since this morning ! I do my job at the end of chapter 5.
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 31 Oct 14 at 13:14
Anomaly XVIIWhere is the kill count progress?
Posted by Anomaly XVII on 31 Oct 14 at 14:34
regretThanks Beanpotter, as usual! ;)

Like I predicted, this isn't going to track, much like Sunset Overdrives community challenge. It may be unable to track community challenges for an unknown reason but I have a good feeling we will still unlock it. Get to those headshots!
Posted by regret on 31 Oct 14 at 15:47
mcnichojHere's the thread I made:
http://forums.bethsoft.com/topic/1509692-is-the-halloween-pa...

It doesn't update in real time.
Kills should count for all regions except Japanese version which had a separate challenge.
Posted by mcnichoj on 31 Oct 14 at 16:29
regret^ Thanks for the confirmation, let's get grindin
Posted by regret on 31 Oct 14 at 17:24
Mak Me A SamichThere are less than 6 hours left. I played this game a ton today and I am really surprised it didn't pop. Hopefully, it will in the next hour or two.
Posted by Mak Me A Samich on 01 Nov 14 at 04:08
HiddenPrecisionWell I did about 1000 headshots. Hopefully we get it.
Posted by HiddenPrecision on 01 Nov 14 at 04:09
mcnichoj^ If that's true and the devs can verify it, you deserve the challenge even if we don't hit the goal.
Posted by mcnichoj on 01 Nov 14 at 04:10
regretI don't think the devs will care about our individual statistics (especially seeing their responses in the topic you made on their forums). Nothing we can do but keep on grinding and maybe message others we know to do the same.

I don't understand why they made this challenge when the game isn't lighting up the sales charts and on a day many people are out having fun/trick or treating with their kids etc. Should have been like Sunset Overdrive where they gave us a long time to accomplish a community goal.
Posted by regret on 01 Nov 14 at 04:36
TCSTRNGwe won't get it cause there still not showing red bar tracking : (
Posted by TCSTRNG on 01 Nov 14 at 05:03
MORBSTAIt'll pop when the timer expires shop worrying guys ??
Posted by MORBSTA on 01 Nov 14 at 05:38
TCSTRNGi don't think so lol
Posted by TCSTRNG on 01 Nov 14 at 06:59
GAMERJET XBLIf everyone has put forth a decent effort, we should unlock it.
Posted by GAMERJET XBL on 01 Nov 14 at 08:05
New ParalyzerNothing yet huh?
Posted by New Paralyzer on 01 Nov 14 at 08:12
regretI guess we'll find out. If nothing comes from this we should all probably go to the link mcnickoj posted and ask the devs ourselves. Maybe they'll extend it if we're really close.
Posted by regret on 01 Nov 14 at 08:24
Legal IntegrityDevelopers have responded to complaints by gamers regarding achievements and challenges in other games like Killer Instinct by reducing the threshold requirement. Perhaps the best course of action also applies here. I would start now though before the challenge ends. I can see an argument being much more persuasive if made before the fact than after the fact.
Posted by Legal Integrity on 01 Nov 14 at 08:58
CyberneticHFXIn about five minutes it shall be completed, that Challenge. And afterwards the relative Xbox Achievement unlocks upon having The Evil Within running, regardless of your personal contribution regarding the relative tasks progress. There is no doubt about success, since that product has been sold in relative numbers, and was played as well by a great mass.
Posted by CyberneticHFX on 01 Nov 14 at 09:57
HellCreeper666Ahhhhh....shit cry
Posted by HellCreeper666 on 01 Nov 14 at 10:01
True XenoBladeNothing for me either, well i guess we tried didn't we? Really sucks...
Posted by True XenoBlade on 01 Nov 14 at 10:02
TCSTRNGno achievement : /
Posted by TCSTRNG on 01 Nov 14 at 10:02
Darth Maul FTSWell we tried
Posted by Darth Maul FTS on 01 Nov 14 at 10:03
WhiterValkyrieNothing poped ! Shit ! But like the administritor on bethesda forum said, the update is not real time so maybe it will unlock later ! :/
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 01 Nov 14 at 10:03
Darth Maul FTSWell we tried
Posted by Darth Maul FTS on 01 Nov 14 at 10:05
WhiterValkyrieI'd like to see the stat...
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 01 Nov 14 at 10:07
WhiterValkyrieThey haven't unlocked the challenge in the jp version...
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 01 Nov 14 at 10:10
New xDante1986this was to me the worse trick on gamers...they made 1 day challenge and ask for 1 000 000 headshots...without tracking...okay we can beat it and simply don´t get it...don´t understand .... we even don´t know how much we were

a lot of people I believe go for last hour only to one level and grind if we were only 30 000 headshots far from it... 30 000 for 100 gamers is only 300 per gamer... which is quite simple in right level and enough bullets.
Posted by New xDante1986 on 01 Nov 14 at 10:41
CyberneticHFXIt will be unlocked later.
Posted by CyberneticHFX on 01 Nov 14 at 11:39
Dexter XBAI really hope it unlocks sometime today :(. This is the reward we'd have gotten:
The Asylum http://images-eds.xboxlive.com/image?url=z951ykn43p4FqWbbFvR...
Posted by Dexter XBA on 01 Nov 14 at 11:56
mcnichoj@WhiterValkyrie, even though the JPN version was a 20th the amount of the global version it was still too many kills to ask with how poorly the system sold there. Achievement hunting is more niche than trophy hunting is there and challenege hunting is extremely niche.

@CyberneticHFX, do you have any informtion to back that up or are you just guessing?
Posted by mcnichoj on 01 Nov 14 at 12:42
Mak Me A SamichI really find it hard to believe that the community as a whole missed this mark......
Posted by Mak Me A Samich on 01 Nov 14 at 14:40
True XenoBladeWell give it some more time, maybe we'll find out some more information or something. Otherwise i'll be completely bummed if we didn't all get this :/ and kinda annoyed too the tracker didn't work so we have no clue how close we got!
Posted by True XenoBlade on 01 Nov 14 at 14:41
Lordwinter666I gave a shot also two hope achievement will unlock sometime in the future.
Posted by Lordwinter666 on 01 Nov 14 at 16:01
CyberneticHFXIt is logical that this Challenge's task has been fulfilled, and therefore we will get its relevant rewards as planned by the project leader. On the next business day perhaps only, flags for unlocking the relative Xbox Achievement, might be set up.
Posted by CyberneticHFX on 01 Nov 14 at 17:07
REPOMAN NLWhat a bullshit challenge without a tracker or any official info.. Shame would be a good addition to the 1000G i got for it... :(
Posted by REPOMAN NL on 01 Nov 14 at 17:08
TCSTRNGsame thing happen when Assassin Creed Black Flag challenge that didn't unlock it and it was no event there : / that happen same thing to halloween party achievement
Posted by TCSTRNG on 01 Nov 14 at 22:37
UNeakOneI hope the devs drown.
Posted by UNeakOne on 02 Nov 14 at 00:39
MORBSTAArseholes
Posted by MORBSTA on 02 Nov 14 at 01:15
I Dr Assassin IIt was just too much... 500,000 would have been enough
Posted by I Dr Assassin I on 02 Nov 14 at 01:22
angry oftenWhere can I find the developer who made this, so I can shoot HIM 1 Million times in the head?

I could tell over a month ago, that they were clueless and didn't have a handle on things. From there being like 10 stacks on Playstation (Korea/China/Japan/PS3/PS4/ ETC.) and 4 Xbox stacks, I knew there would be issues with this challenge.
They probably weren't even aware that Japan has their own 1 million, it was obligatory to add it in from copying the same list to that stack. How careless and shameful.

Time to be more careful with which games to start, and blacklist this developer/publisher for their unobtainable/glitched challenges, along with Ubisoft (for Rayman and AC:IV) SquareEnix (for Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider), etc, the list goes on.
Posted by angry often on 02 Nov 14 at 02:30
HellCreeper666^^^You are funny!!! 30% completion on a 100 games and you wanna blacklist developers for challenges laugh
Posted by HellCreeper666 on 02 Nov 14 at 03:09
mcnichoj@angry often
Actually, if you read my above link a staffer did know about the different challenges and they weren't simply copy/pasted as the Japanese version was WAY lower but still too high.
Posted by mcnichoj on 02 Nov 14 at 04:01
angry oftenWhatever, they better STOP with these community challenges, what a horrible idea.
SunsetOverDrive, Just Dance, Zoo Tycoon, are hopefully the last ones that ever have them.
Posted by angry often on 02 Nov 14 at 04:14
regretAre they gonna update the post in that topic? Because they said we will know by the end of the challenge and its been a whole day now without any word.
Posted by regret on 02 Nov 14 at 04:41
New Paralyzerwow crazy we still don't have this.
Posted by New Paralyzer on 02 Nov 14 at 07:06
Sandman PrimeCommunity challenges are a fantastic idea but they shouldn't make them live without at least testing them
Posted by Sandman Prime on 02 Nov 14 at 08:18
CyberneticHFXDo not aggressively offend the developers of The Evil Within like that. It is very unfair. They finally try to respond to our cry out for a video game that gets back closer to Resident Evil 4. And Challenges are anyways ultra difficult to constantly stress for with. Your disappointments are understandable, but if you are strong you would either believe greater, or be being able to accept a very little fail.
Posted by CyberneticHFX on 02 Nov 14 at 10:29
Chronic KillerCommunity challenges are retarted, how do we know if its even tracking progress. I figured once the challenge ended, everyone tat played befoe that date would automattically get it once they boot the game up. How do we know they even tracked it.
Posted by Chronic Killer on 02 Nov 14 at 11:46
New xDante1986cybernetic...nobody complaints if there will be tracking, but sorry 1 000 000 in a day and no tracking? everybody who wants this will make harder to get it, but without it.... how you want to handle... if they at least do... get 1000000 as community or 500/1000 as yourself to unlock this challenge...everybody who wants that can easily go for 500 in a day
Posted by New xDante1986 on 02 Nov 14 at 13:19
GrislyGrizzly@Chronik, yes that's exactly how community challenges are supposed to work but you're wrong about this one being expected to automatically pop for everyone. The problem here is that we failed to reach 1 million headshots, which is what was required.

I'm sure that either Tango, Bethesda or Microsoft had a method somewhere of tracking this, but it's likely a (current) hardware limitation that prevents community progress from tracking in real time in the Achievements app.

Tango shouldn't have put all their eggs in one basket. The Evil Within is a good game but it didn't exactly crush sales anywhere and I think a lot of people would rather spend Halloween taking their kids out or getting wasted at a costume party than grinding headshots in a video game that doesn't even show the world's progress toward 1 million. That and Japan's headshots were presumably not being counted.

We had pretty much everything working against us here.
Posted by GrislyGrizzly on 02 Nov 14 at 14:54
mcnichoj^ Japans kills were counted but for their versions challenge as it has its own achievement list and counts as a different game.

Although I'm starting to think with all these community challenges that we're just chasing rainbows. I don't think they have a system in place at all for these to work/unlock and so they set these insanely high numbers so when they end and we don't get it they can just be like "aw, well better luck next time" and when asked about tracking they all tell us it's fine but we have no proof that's the truth.
Posted by mcnichoj on 03 Nov 14 at 04:56
New xDante1986Unlocks to me now :)
Posted by New xDante1986 on 03 Nov 14 at 18:10
Trickayeah same, just unlocked for me now randomly while playing another game
Posted by Tricka on 03 Nov 14 at 18:12
New xDante1986Think Bethesda finished counting of Headshots :D
Posted by New xDante1986 on 03 Nov 14 at 18:16
Testavegot it, nice!
Posted by Testave on 03 Nov 14 at 18:36
WhiterValkyrieI haven't got it yet... Hope it will be soon :p
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 03 Nov 14 at 18:39
Chronic KillerWow now its popping after I traded the game in to amazon. Imgoing to be mad if I never get this achievement. I got a bunch of headshots during the challenge period too. Did this pop for alot of people while playing a differwnt game or game because I dont want to look at this game for at least another year lol.
Posted by Chronic Killer on 03 Nov 14 at 23:56
Chronic KillerGame or app*
Posted by Chronic Killer on 03 Nov 14 at 23:59
angry oftenSo this is how community challenges are handled?
Almost 4 days after the expiration date (and being left in the dark),
some people get it today with a late unlock.

This challenge system/community challenges is some dangerous territory. What a mess.
Posted by angry often on 04 Nov 14 at 00:05
regretAnd some haven't even gotten it yet. What a fucking mess
Posted by regret on 04 Nov 14 at 00:18
Legal IntegrityIs it still popping for people? I haven't received mine yet either. If you got it, when did it pop?
Posted by Legal Integrity on 04 Nov 14 at 00:36
G1zmoGMine just popped while i was playing Sunset Overdrive.
Posted by G1zmoG on 04 Nov 14 at 00:54
Legal IntegrityJust got it! Good job everyone!
Posted by Legal Integrity on 04 Nov 14 at 00:56
Chronic KillerWow just got it while playing sso
Posted by Chronic Killer on 04 Nov 14 at 02:02
Chronic KillerI wonder if this pops for anyone that didnt get any headshots during challenge period, thats would likely prove they werent tracking it.
Posted by Chronic Killer on 04 Nov 14 at 02:04
Chronic KillerI wonder if this pops for anyone that didnt get any headshots during challenge period, thats would likely prove they werent tracking it.
Posted by Chronic Killer on 04 Nov 14 at 02:41
regret^ I doubt they were really even tracking this, seeing how glitchy it was. Mines popped early this morning but I know people who still haven't gotten it yet.
Posted by regret on 04 Nov 14 at 03:15
WhiterValkyrieWarning : mines haven't poped but i've got it anyway !
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 04 Nov 14 at 06:05
True XenoBladeAs in it didn't pop up saying you have unlocked the challenge but when you went to check on it you have it?
Posted by True XenoBlade on 04 Nov 14 at 06:07
WhiterValkyrieYes i have but i've never seen it pop !
Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 04 Nov 14 at 11:20
GAMERJET XBLI never saw mine pop either. Just was checking my achievements and saw it unlocked. Says it unlocked on November 1, but didn't find it until today.

Congrats everyone! I knew we could do it. clap
Posted by GAMERJET XBL on 04 Nov 14 at 12:35
MC PHILABUSTAThanks to everyone who went far beyond and put in all the effort for the challenge toast
Posted by MC PHILABUSTA on 04 Nov 14 at 17:26
True XenoBladeOh, mine apparently unlocked too. Hadn't last night when i went to bed but there you go, you guys want to know the interesting part? While i had played for maybe an hour during the challenge period I DIDN'T GET ANY HEADSHOTS wink So technically, if this is true it should unlock for every single gamer! We'll see how it goes though with everybody's still popping
Posted by True XenoBlade on 05 Nov 14 at 03:06
Chronic Killer^^^^ Ahhh I knew it. What would be the point of tracking it if no one can see the progress.
Posted by Chronic Killer on 05 Nov 14 at 11:49
Chronic KillerI wonder is if it unlocks for people that didnt even play during the challenge period.
Posted by Chronic Killer on 05 Nov 14 at 11:50
True XenoBladeThat would be the next test, for people that weren't online with Evil Within during the Challenge period. Thank you to everyone that contributed though, well done and thanks for the Challenge!
Posted by True XenoBlade on 05 Nov 14 at 12:00
ДжэйThey've sure tracked head shots, if the challenge in the list, but we don't know if we reached the goal, maybe they decided let it be unlocked for everybody done a headshot and we put 13:00 (strange?) as there were 2000000 headshots everybody play our game (RE4 is better).
Posted by Джэй on 06 Nov 14 at 11:33
MORBSTAIt popped for me and I didn't even know so thanks to all the gamers who put in a effort,great job guys.
Posted by MORBSTA on 07 Nov 14 at 00:45
GreyfalkenThere must have been some requirement other than just playing online during the challenge period. I played for around an hour (all I had time for) on Halloween and the challenge hasn't unlocked for me.

Maybe you had to have an achievement already unlocked for the server to recognize that you should get credit for the challenge? It was my first time playing on Halloween and I didn't get any achievements that day. The first one I managed to get was last night after coming back from a business trip. Did anyone actually get credit for the challenge without having any other achievements unlocked?
Posted by Greyfalken on 07 Nov 14 at 15:26
True XenoBladeI was about to say i didn't unlock an achievement on the 31st, but i did unlock one. I definitely didn't get any headshots i know that much. 23% of people have now unlocked the challenge, maybe report back to us in the next few days as that is a high number so far.
Posted by True XenoBlade on 07 Nov 14 at 15:36