Achievements aren’t unlocking on Twitch? Here’s a quick fix


Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Fix Twitch achievements not updating

Twitch TV is a popular online platform that helps to connect the game streamers with their audience. Previously, game streaming was only restricted to YouTube.

However, we can see that the live gameplay is now considered as an industry itself. Many people are now using the Windows 10 application offered by Twitch to do the same, while others are sticking to the web-based app.

The user reports suggest that achievements not updating or unlocking for Twitch users. Apparently, it is a widespread issue and affected a good number of users. One of the users explained the problem on Reddit:

I know this is almost 2 weeks old, but im having trouble unlocking the most basic of achievements, so far i havent unlocked any of the ‘it begins’ achievements though i have done everything the achievements ask of me to do (seems a bit petty when i write it out but they are starting to bug me lol) i dont suppose you had this difficulty as well?

If you are on the same boat, we have listed some simple steps that you can use to resolve the issue.

What to do if my achievements aren’t updating on Twitch?

1. Try accessing Twitch from a different browser

UR Browser Achievements aren't unlocking on Twitch

This might be a browser bug, so be sure to log in to Twitch with a different browser and check if the issue persists.

You can use any browser for this task, but we would recommend UR Browser since it’s privacy-oriented.

UR Browser is similar to Chrome, but it has a built-in VPN and malware scanner. In addition, there’s a phishing and privacy protection features available, so if you need a reliable browser, UR Browser will be perfect for the task.


2. Wait for a few days

wait for a few days twitch achievements not updating

You need to understand the fact that the number of new affiliates is growing with each passing day. Therefore, you might need to wait for a few days to unlock the achievements.

Many users confirmed that the achievements unlocked after waiting for a couple of days. Simply give it time and wait patiently until the achievements are updated.


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3. Contact customer support

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However, if you think that the achievements are still stuck even after waiting for a week, you should contact customer support. It is pretty much possible that the problem is at their end.

Write an email to the customer support explaining the problem and they will resolve the issue. This process will speed up the process for you and resolve the issue quicker.


4. Check for GMT time zone

check timezone twitch achievements not updating

Many people don’t know that time-based achievements use the GMT time zone. For instance, you are streaming from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM according to your local time. When the clock strikes 8:00 PM as per your local time, it is equivalent to the midnight GMT.

There are situations when you are streaming on the next day according to your time zone but it’s actually the day based on GMT time zone. So, it will not be counted as a unique day because you have already streamed on that day.

Which one of the aforementioned solutions worked for you? Let us know in the comments section below.

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