Xbox One Achievements are getting a big upgrade. Gamerscore offers players a way to compare their Achievements with friends. For those who only play a small number of games, it doesn’t necessarily reflect their level of skill or the amount of time spent playing the game. Because of this, Microsoft has teased a change is on the way to better show a player’s Achievements.

Speaking to Windows Central, Xbox corporate vice president Mike Ybarra revealed that Microsoft is working on “something that fundamentally changes” its approach to Achievements. “We are working towards a bigger, more meaningful change about somebody’s gaming accomplishments in history, as a gamer on Xbox,” Ybarra said.

“We can do a lot more to reflect and let people show their gaming history and their status,” he explained. “Whether it’s somebody who only plays multiplayer in Halo 5 at a professional level, maybe they only have 2,000 Gamerscore, you want to be able to celebrate that person. You want people to be in the know. This person doesn’t play a lot of games, but they’re world top ten at Halo 5.”

“We’re going to go big in the area of letting people show off and represent their gaming history and the type of gamer that they are, far more than we do with Gamerscore,” Ybarra said. Ybarra did not offer many details about the new system. He did say it wouldn’t replace the current Gamerscore system, but complement it.

Achievements are not the only Xbox One feature getting improvements, a big update is in store for the console itself. Among different changes, Xbox will improve the Home screen, focusing on “speed, customization, and expression.” That update is scheduled for later this year.

Xbox One X

The Xbox One X is set to debut on November 7th, costing $500. Those who attend the Gamescom expo in Germany will have a chance to go hands-on with the system. Xbox has also announced that it will do a series of streams leading up to Gamescom.

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Katie is a Texan transplant living in Boise, Idaho. She's been playing video games since she was about 5 starting with Spyro on the PlayStation 1. A sophomore at Boise State, she's studying broadcast journalism. When not at school and work, she can be found inhaling coffee, playing video games, or chilling with her gecko.