Xbox 360 Gamerscore now counts toward monthly Xbox One leaderboards

Gamerscore is a great way to show the community how dedicated you are to gaming. Gamerscore is unlocked through achievements and can vary from five points to even a hundred. While the overall count tells other players about how many games you've played, the monthly leaderboards are more of an immediate competition. Each month, players try to beat each other for the top spot amongst their friends.

Many gamers play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, but for some odd reason the Gamerscore earned through Xbox 360 titles wasn't reflected in the monthly count. Luckily, that changed today as Larry Hryb, Microsoft's Director of Programming for Xbox Live, announced Xbox 360 and backward compatible achievements will now count towards the monthly Gamerscore leaderboard.

It's great to see that Microsoft is listening to customers and adding highly-requested features. However, the addition of Xbox 360 Gamerscore to the leaderboards seems like it should've accompanied the backward compatibility announcement all those years ago.

Microsoft recently made a lot of Xbox 360 games like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Red Dead Redemption Xbox One X Enhanced. This is bringing a lot of gamers back to these classics, including those who never played them on last-generation systems. Being able to earn leaderboard-compatible Gamerscore is another incentive to play them.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.