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

Twitch is a dedicated streaming platform for gamers, so what better way to access it than via a web browser that is also made for gamers?

Opera GX fits the description perfectly, as it is the world’s first web browser for gamers. It has a neat-looking UI powered by Razer Chroma, and it features native Twitch integration so that accessing and using Twitch is made faster and more efficient.

More so, if you start gaming yourself, you can rest assured that Opera GX will not hinder your experience, since it comes with a RAM and bandwidth limiter in it as well.

Given the Twitch integration, achievements may update faster when using Opera GX. If not, you still have a very fast and gorgeous-looking browser.

Opera GX

Opera GX

Watch streams in full HD and 4K at 60 FPS with the best web browser for gamers that features native Twitch integration.

2. Wait for a few days

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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

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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.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.