Epic Games Store enables the scourge of gaming

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Epic is finally publicly testing achievements on the Epic Games Store client. As of now, only Ark: Survival Evolved has them, but according to the brief announcement, it’s a work-in-progress. It’s been on the software roadmap for over a year, but better late than never.

Judging by the replies to the announcement, a lot of gamers think achievements are annoying or a plague on the hobby. Obviously, the “gimme” ones for sleeping through a tutorial or the impossible ones that sit forever in your incomplete box can be aggravating, but not all achievements are useless. Smart developers use them to lead players towards alternate goals or even different modes of play. You’ll get that one for killing all the pigeons in Grand Theft Auto IV yet!