Does Xbox Games Pass for PC Have Achievements and How Does It Work Explained

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By Brian McCormick | More Articles Comic book geek and Magic: the Gathering player
April 07, 2021  05:37 PM



So you are thinking about buying Xbox Games Pass for PC? If you have questions, you are not alone. Xbox Games Pass works a bit differently than Steam. Instead of actually owning the games digitally, you are merely gaining access to them so long as they are a part of Games Pass for PC and you continue to pay your membership fees.

Here are some of the common questions regarding achievements and answers for Xbox Games Pass.


How do achievements work in Xbox Games Pass for PC?

Achievements work exactly the same for Xbox Games Pass for PC as if you had purchased the game. Your Microsoft account will still be credited with achievements as you unlock them. These achievement unlocks are permanent and do not go away if you cancel your Games Pass membership.

The ability to track and view achievements in Xbox Games Pass for PC became available in December of 2019.

Do Achievements work in Xbox Games Pass for PC in Offline Mode?

If you play in offline mode, you can unlock up to 50 achievements. When you go online, these achievements will sync with your account. Obviously, your account on other devices won’t show these achievements unlocked until you do go back online on your PC device.

What are the Best Games to Unlock Achievements in Xbox Games Pass for PC?

If you’re looking to unlock achievements as quickly as possible, here are some of the best games to play with a completion time of under 2 hours:

Fractured Minds
The Gardens Between
Donut Country
The Little Acre
What Remains of Edith Finch
Day of the Tentacle
Full Throttle Remastered

Is Xbox Games Pass for PC Worth it in 2021?

If you are on the edge of purchasing Xbox Games Pass for PC in 2021, I can say it is definitely worth the cost. You are getting access to over 250 PC games, many of them are high quality with hefty MSRPs. Not only that, you can get the first month for only $1. After that it is $9.99 a month. Some of the top titles include Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, Gears 5, No Man’s Sky, The Outer Worlds, Minecraft Dungeons, and more.

The Xbox Games Pass April 2021 new games added were also fairly interesting and included Zombie Army 4: Dead War, GTA V, and Pathway.

Do you have Xbox Games Pass for PC? What do you think of it so far? Leave us a comment below!


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