What is a Gamerscore?

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Question: What is a Gamerscore?

Answer: Your gamerscore is made up of all of the points you earn for earning achievements in Xbox 360 and Xbox One games. Each achievement has a certain number of points associated with it so your gamerscore is a way to show other people what games you have played and what you have accomplished. Each 360 game has around 1000 points to earn while arcade games originally only had 200, but now can have 400.

Gamerscores are a fun way to compare your devotion to your gaming with other people, but a high score doesn't necessarily mean you are a better gamer than someone else. Some games, such as King Kong, Fight Night Round 3, and all of the other sports games, have very easy achievements so it is easy to earn all of the points that particular game has to offer. Other games like Perfect Dark Zero, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, and Burnout Revenge give you very hard goals for achievements and require real dedication to get all but the easiest points. Once developers get into the groove of creating achievements, things will get better, but for now don't take gamerscores too seriously.

Xbox One - Achievements and Gamerscore are also on Xbox One, and any points you earn contribute to your overall combined score between X360 and XONE.  All Xbox One games have 1000 Gamerscore, but some can have more depending on DLC.

 Halo: Master Chief Collection actually has 600 achievements worth 6000 gamerscore, and the upcoming Rare Replay will have 10,000 points split between the 30 games in the collection.

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