It took 8 years

It took 8 years, but someone just broke one million Gamerscore on Xbox Live

Published On March 13, 2014 | By David Wriglesworth | News

If you’ve ever dreamed of dustin’ off all those unfinished Xbox games and somehow becoming the first person to cross 1 million gamerscore: don’t bother — as of tonight, it’s been done.

For those unfamiliar with the Xbox gamerscore system: it’s a cumulative score of all the “Achievements” you’ve earned across any and all Xbox 360/Xbox One games. Each game has different challenges (somemuchharder than others), each worth a set number of points. Each game gets a maximum of 1,000 gamerscore to dole out to each gamer for the achievements they tackle, though they can bump that up a bit with downloadable content released after launch. In short: the more games you beat to absolute completion, the higher your gamer score.

For the past few years, gamers watched on as two particularly dedicated dudes raced for a million. In the last few months, though, it became clear that one of them — Stallion83, or, as he’s known when he’s not in front of a TV, Raymond Cox — was going to hit it first.

About The Author

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.