Now here's a clever way to stop piracy: lock achievements to post-launch patches. Very, very clever. While the Xbox One hasn't been cracked (yet) there are already some nifty new ways that developers are utilizing and leveraging the software side to ensure that only legitimate players will get the most out of the game.

Over on the official Halo Waypoint website, 343 Industries revealed that in addition to the 400 available achievements already included in the Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle, they also have additional achievements scheduled to go live post-launch.

As noted in the post...
“Halo: The Master Chief Collection ships with 400 achievements worth 4000 gamerscore. However, your journey through Halo: The Master Chief Collection is an ongoing one, and as part of our launch content update, we will be rolling out another 50 achievements worth 500 gamerscore. For this round of achievements, we wanted to focus on community and the new multiplayer features being offered by the new maps and modes within Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer.”

I think it's an interesting tactic by developers and publishers to ensure that you still have to log online to get the full experience. That's not to mention that the game has a massive day-one patch that clocks in at 20GB.

This is what I like to consider as future-proof digital rights media. Cracking the Xbox One and making copies of a game like Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be rendered useless without the 20GB day-one patch and other features locked behind a DRM wall, such as additional achievements that can only be accessed via having a legitimate box that can log into the Xbox Live servers.

I imagine we'll be seeing a lot more digital rights management methods of this sort implemented into games throughout eighth-gen gaming.

So enough talk about DRM... most of you came here to see what the achievements look like for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. You can check out the full list of the achievements below from Halo 2: Anniversary Edition. The full game is scheduled to go live on November 11th, exclusively for the Xbox One. You'll be able to get a glimpse at Halo 5: Guardians' multiplayer a day before with the Halofest Event. For more information about the game be sure to pay a visit to the official website.

Custom games & misc.

• Game Master: Created and saved 5 Custom Game types: 5 GS

• Master Forger: Created and saved 5 Custom Maps in Forge: 5 GS

• Bite the Hand: Kill a 343 developer in matchmaking or someone who has this achievement: 10 GS

Halo: CE
• Goat Roped: Halo CE: Complete all Halo: CE Legendary campaign missions in under 3 hours: 30 GS

Halo 2
• Monopolized: Halo 2: Complete all Halo 2 Legendary campaign missions in under 3 hours: 30 GS

• Destination Vacation: Halo 2: View one of the seasonal signs on Zanzibar in classic multiplayer: 10 GS

• Why So Serious: Halo 2: View the smiling face in the classic multiplayer map Coagulation: 5 GS

• Why Am I Here?: Halo 2: View this hidden message on the classic Beaver Creek map: 5 GS

• Animal Habitat: Halo 2: Spot the hippo on the walls of Headlong in classic multiplayer: 5 GS

• Sid Graffiti: Halo 2: Spot the Sid graffiti on the walls of Coagulation in classic multiplayer: 5 GS

Halo 2: Anniversary
• Invaders Repelled: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: In King of the Hill, kill 5 opponents within your controlled hill: 10 GS

• Triple Threat: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: In Ricochet, pass once, score once, and kill at least one enemy in the same match: 10 GS

• Bombing Run: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: In Assault, take, plant, and score from the bomb spawn without dying or dropping the bomb: 10 GS

• Cold Fusion: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Kill an opponent by detonating a Fusion Coil: 5 GS

• Counter-Sniped: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: With a Sniper Rifle or Beam Rifle kill an enemy that was zoomed in: 10 GS

• Eminent Domain: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: In Territories, control any 3 Territories simultaneously for 30 seconds: 10 GS

• Stayin' Alive: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: In Juggernaut, survive as the Juggernaut for 30 seconds: 10 GS

• Top Gungoose: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Get a kill with the Gungoose while airborne: 10 GS

• Bloody Thirsty!: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Found and destroyed the BLAST soda can on Bloodline: 5 GS

• Thirst Locked Down!: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Found and destroyed the BLAST soda can on Lockdown: 5 GS

• Rule Your Thirst!: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Found and destroyed the BLAST soda can on Warlord: 5 GS

• High Altitude Thirst!: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Found and destroyed the BLAST soda can on Zenith: 5 GS

• Worship Your Thirst!: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Found and destroyed the BLAST soda can on Shrine: 5 GS

• Gate Your Thirst!: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Found and destroyed the BLAST soda can on Stonetown: 5 GS

• BLASTacular!: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Destroyed all the Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer BLAST soda cans: 15 GS

• The Goose is Loose: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Get 25 kills with the Gungoose in multiplayer: 10 GS

• Shook the Hornet's Nest: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Get 30 kills with the Hornet in multiplayer: 10 GS

• Skeet Shooter: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Killed 15 opponents that were airborne from a Man Cannon: 10 GS

• Red vs Blue: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Win 10 matches on Bloodline in multiplayer: 10 GS

• Cold as Ice: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: On Lockdown, kill an opponent with the hanging ice: 10 GS

• Power Play: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: On Warlord, get 5 center powerups that become available in a single game: 10 GS

• Shields Up!: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: On Zenith, personally activate the center energy shield 3 times in one matchmade game: 10 GS

• Wetwork: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: On Shrine in CTF, activate the enemy base waterfall and, before it stops, grab the flag: 5 GS

• MVP: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Finished as the top player on your team in a matchmade game: 5 GS

• Grand Theft Halo: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: In one match, steal a total of 5 occupied vehicles from opponents: 10 GS

• Tour of Duty: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Complete a game in every one of the 6 updated Anniversary MP maps: 10 GS

• Double Down: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: In Anniversary multiplayer, receive 2 or more Double Kill medals: 10 GS

• Warden: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: In Anniversary matchmaking, stop the killing spree of another player: 10 GS

• Blown Out of the Sky: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Blow up the Banshee or Hornet in flight while piloted, with the Rocket Launcher: 10 GS

• Decorated Warrior: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Get awarded at least 10 different medals in one non-team multiplayer game: 10 GS

• Ninja Redux: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Kill 5 people with melee from behind in Anniversary matchmaking: 10 GS

• Flaming Ninja Anniversary: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Kill an opponent that has the Ninja Redux achievement in Anniversary matchmaking: 10 GS

• Legend Slayer: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Kill an opponent that has the Legendary Anniversary achievement: 10 GS

• Zealot: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Win 10 multiplayer games as an Elite: 10 GS

• Put Up Your Dukes: Halo 2: Anniversary MP: Get 25 melee kills in multiplayer: 10 GS

Halo 3
• Devastating: Halo 3: Complete all Halo 3 Legendary campaign missions in under 3 hours: 30 GS

• Man on the Moon: Halo 3: He's watching you: 5 GS

• Hippo Hero: Halo 3: Who DARED to discard this brave animal? 5 GS

• Elder Signs: Halo 3: View 2 different sigils on Valhalla: 10 GS

Halo 4
• You're Joking: Halo 4: Complete all Halo 4 Legendary campaign missions in under 3 hours: 30 GS

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