Microsoft Ultimate Word Games

Microsoft Ultimate Word Games Achievements

A Year Long Excursion

Complete 12 Adventure Maps in any single mode.

Note that completing an Adventure Map just means opening the final gate. You do not need to earn every star for this achievement.

As the description says, you need to complete 12 Adventure Maps in either one of the three game modes, but it has to be all in the same game mode. This would mean that, in theory, this achievement is unobtainable until March 1st, 2018, a year after the game has been released. Thankfully there is a glitch/exploit that you can take advantage of to unlock this achievement after completing a single Adventure Map.

The trick to this glitch is that when you complete an Adventure Map (open the final gate to get to the last chest) and the banner pops up saying congratulations and counts up your stars, this counts as one map completion towards the achievement. So there is a way to continually make this banner pop up for the same map, making progress towards the achievement over and over until it unlocks. Here's how to do it:

1) Reach the end of an Adventure Map in any game mode. Open the final gate to make the banner pop up that says congratulations and counts your stars up.

2) The banner gives you two button options: open more maps to complete more, or continue earning stars on the existing map. DO NOT CHOOSE EITHER OPTION. Instead, close the game app completely.

3) Open the game app back up, and go to the game type whose Adventure Map you just completed. Upon opening that game type you should immediately get the congratulations banner again saying you completed the map. This will again count towards the achievement.

4) Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the achievement unlocks.

Since this requires you to perform an exploit just after completing a map, if you have completed all available maps already, you'll have to wait until the next month to get a new map and complete it.

As far as which game type to use, you will unavoidably need to complete many Crosswords Adventure Maps to reach level 80 anyway, so it is most efficient to perform this exploit when you complete a Crosswords Adventure Map.

As soon as the completion banner pops up for the 12th time, the achievement will unlock.

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Comment #1 by crazypath yetti
Sunday, July 16, 2017 @ 03:01:19 PM

Probably a stupid question, but I assume since it says "in any single mode", it has to be the same game type all 12 times? So, in other words, I can't do 4 Wordament maps, 4 Jumble maps, and 4 Crossword maps, for a total of 12, can I?

Comment #2 by crazypath yetti
Saturday, September 09, 2017 @ 03:48:40 PM

Came back to answer my own question in case anyone else was wondering. It does NOT have to be 12 of the same game type. I've finished 1 Wordament & 1 Jumble map so far, and it shows I have 2/12 progress for the achievement.

Comment #3 by crazypath yetti
Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 07:13:49 PM

So I'm guessing the update that the game forced on me has changed my previous post. I have done 5 Wordament maps and 2 Jumble maps, but it only shows I've done 5 total maps. So looks like they fixed it where you have to do 12 of the same.

Comment #4 by madcowjay
Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 10:37:48 PM

Since the update that split the maps into "Adventure Maps" and "Extra Maps", the "Extra Maps" are not counting towards this achievement for me. Can anyone else confirm?

Comment #5 by madcowjay
Monday, April 02, 2018 @ 08:10:11 PM

Hmmmm - now it's April and I have no World 4 for Crosswords, but I do for the other two game modes. Is this a glitch for me? I tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail.

Comment #6 by crazypath yetti
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @ 05:40:40 AM

@4 - The Extra Maps DO count, as I just got my achievement doing an Extra Map on Crossword. I can also confirm per my original posts that it does not need to be 12 maps in the same game type. I did a mixture of all 3 game types to get it, but it does seem glitchy because I definitely did more than 12 cumulative before getting the achievement. I 100% did not do 12 in any one game type.

Comment #7 by Tsaheylu
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 08:56:21 PM

I have completed 15 maps 100% according to the statistics but the achievement tracker has me stuck at 4/12 anyone else have this glitch.

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