Xbox gamers have the opportunity to obtain an extremely rare achievement
Xbox gamers have the chance to acquire the exclusive Six Degrees of Schafer achievement in Brutal Legend by participating in multiplayer mode alongsi...
Xbox gamers have the chance to acquire the exclusive Six Degrees of Schafer achievement in Brutal Legend by participating in multiplayer mode alongside either Tim Schafer himself or someone who has already obtained the achievement.
Double Fine has announced that Tim Schafer will be actively participating in matches today, coinciding with the game's 14th anniversary. This presents completionist players with the exciting opportunity to earn the achievement by facing off against Schafer himself.
While fans are thrilled about the achievement event, they also ponder whether a sequel to Brutal Legend is in the works. Double Fine has responded by stating, "It would be a cool thing," hinting that they have not abandoned the idea of a sequel.
Xbox gamers are in for a treat as they have the chance to earn one of the most elusive achievements, Six Degrees of Schafer, in Brutal Legend. This achievement played a part in Tim Schafer's induction into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame earlier this year. The game has attained cult classic status among gamers and offers both a single-player and multiplayer mode.
The highly sought-after achievement can only be obtained by delving into the PvP (Player vs. Player) aspect of the game. To unlock the incredibly rare Six Degrees of Schafer achievement, players need to engage in a multiplayer match where they either encounter Tim Schafer himself or team up with someone who has already earned the achievement. Brutal Legend is a real-time strategy game where players assume the role of Eddie Riggs, a roadie for a heavy metal band. The objective is to assist Riggs, voiced by the iconic Jack Black, in battling supernatural creatures alongside other human characters, utilizing a combination of a battle axe and an electric guitar. In 2019, Jack Black played Brutal Legend on his YouTube channel, Jablinski Games, with the Let's Play video amassing over 4 million views.
Double Fine, the developer behind Brutal Legend and the critically acclaimed Psychonauts 2, took to Twitter to announce that Tim Schafer would be actively participating in matches throughout the day to celebrate the game's 14th anniversary. In a subsequent tweet, Double Fine advised fans to stay tuned to social media for updates on the specific times when Schafer would be playing, providing an opportunity for players to match with him and potentially earn the achievement. Dubbed "Rocktober 13," this event gives completionists and anyone interested in the achievement a unique chance to face off against Schafer himself and earn the coveted reward.
Although it is possible to earn this achievement at any time during the year, fans are particularly thrilled because it is not every day they get the opportunity to challenge their skills against the game's director. In response, Schafer tweeted that players who are aiming for the achievement have a good chance of obtaining it if they are matched with him, as he typically wins "one match a year."
Naturally, following the event announcement, fans began to speculate about the possibility of a Brutal Legend sequel. Double Fine addressed this question in a response to their Twitter post, stating, "It would be a cool thing." While not a definitive answer, when coupled with Schafer's statement at E3 2017 about the potential for a Brutal Legend 2 in the future, fans can take solace in the fact that both Schafer and Double Fine have not abandoned the idea of a sequel.
Brutal Legend is out on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.