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Scorn achievements teased, single playthrough takes six to eight hours

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Much like the game itself, the Scorn achievements are a mystery, but now, developer Ebb Software has slightly lifted the lid on what we can expect from its list and how long a single playthrough takes in the horror adventure.

Scorn is an Xbox Series X|S console exclusive that launches on October 21st and joins Xbox Game Pass on day one. The developers recently shared eight minutes of new Scorn gameplay, which didn’t really show or tell us much about the game. Now, participating in a Reddit AMA, Ebb Software developers have answered fans’ questions on the nightmarish horror adventure game, which has given us a few titbits regarding how long it takes to beat Scorn, the Scorn achievements, and more.

Scorn joins Xbox Game Pass on October 21st

According to Ebb Software, Puzzles are “the key for players to progress through the game,” and a single playthrough will take “somewhere between six to eight hours, but it can take much more if you explore the world and all the details it contains.”

Speaking more on the puzzles we’ll come up against, Ebb Software said, “Scorn is not a first-person shooter; it is an immersive, atmospheric horror experience. To emphasise this, puzzles within the game form an integral part of the story and are designed not to feel like they were added as an afterthought. They enrich the player experience, and as the game progresses, it becomes apparent that everything seems to have a reason, and a purpose… and the big mystery is uncovering what that is.” While puzzles will be the main focus of Scorn, there are some shooting elements that “come into play later in the game and are crucial for players’ survival.”

As for the achievements, Ebb Software said we’ll unlock some by progressing normally through the game, while others will unlock based on our decisions, which could mean we might have a few hard choices to make. “Achievements will be unlocked as you progress through the game, so progress related… and some are related to your decisions,” the devs teased.

Ebb Software also revealed that there is “not even the slightest possibility” of Scorn getting delayed at this stage, which is good to hear.

Scorn launches for Xbox Series X|S and joins Xbox Game Pass on October 21st. For more games coming to Xbox Game Pass, take a look at our everything coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2022 and 2023 article.

What are your thoughts on Scorn? Will you be checking this one out on day one? Let us know down in the comments.

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