Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Achievements


Complete 10 side quests  

What is a side-quest? Well, that’s a trickier question that it sounds… a side quest in Skyrim is a quest that is big enough that it’s not classed as a “Miscellaneous Objective,” a quest that isn’t a questline quest (i.e. main quest, guild quest and the civil war quests) or one of the many Daedric quests. It’s tougher than it sounds in all honesty and tricky to work out. Out of 86 quests (at last check), only 12 of those were side missions. As long as it doesn’t fall under the three points above though and is fairly substantial (they’re not short missions!), then it should register as a side-mission.

Things like the quest for the trader in Riverwood that sends you to Bleak Falls Barrow to retrieve the golden claw are side missions, visiting somewhere because someone told you to are not.

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Comment #1 by trex98
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 05:11:25 AM

Ah, finally, an achievement for side quests, not that I wasn't going to do them anyway.

Comment #2 by ServbotNamedSxE
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 10:11:17 AM

I wonder if this will count for every little thing like 'get me a bottle of booze' and 'take this letter to this person' kind small fry stuff?

Comment #3 by AfterTheFire
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 10:23:56 AM

@ #2
I am not sure either. What counts as a "misc objective" and what counts as a "side quest?"

Comment #4 by Grohlvana
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 06:02:58 PM

It will obviously be for any quest that's in your journal. Stuff like the attack on Fort Sutch in Oblivion (which was an unmarked quest) most likely won't be counted for this.

Comment #5 by ThePrince
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 05:12:40 PM

This shouldn't be that hard, I imagine.

Comment #6 by Jenna2784
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 12:33:20 PM

Says here in the SG that The Main Quest, Daedric Quests, Faction Quests,
nor Misc. Objectives count toward "Sideways".

Some quests that do include quests for temples, bard's college,
and "Dungeon quests".

On a sidenote, all those quests in "Misc. Objectives" are what count toward
another achievement: "Hero of the People".

Comment #7 by TERROR TAMMO
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 02:31:24 AM

#6 thanks had the same questions as the others :P

Comment #8 by Michael2k99
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 03:21:20 PM


Comment #9 by Shadow XBL
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 10:00:45 PM

man, I have like 5 side quests done after 100 hours. And I know i've done a TON of the ones not marked Misc. This is ridiculous.

Comment #10 by gamefreakx89
Monday, December 05, 2011 @ 01:53:03 AM

@9 same here 100 hrs 7 side quest. i'm currently doing every quest i have....

Comment #11 by Kallemall
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 @ 04:27:29 AM

Has anyone got like a list of 10 side quests and the locations? I have over 100 hours played and done 9, I have one in my log to find a redguard woman but I've looked everywhere for that and can't seem to do it.

Comment #12 by BlankRedMoonX
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 08:03:37 AM

Yea.. i have now like 50 hours and still have done 2..
Im really a questhunter and did many of them..
Wondering how long it should take for the next 8 :)

Comment #13 by Tibss
Monday, December 26, 2011 @ 10:28:50 AM

thats a list of all the side quests

Comment #14 by Lemon7777
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 02:48:07 PM

@Kallemall The red guard woman is the chief in the pub place in whiterun :)

Comment #15 by Mrryan12
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 12:10:45 PM

I have this one, here is a good link with all the side quests.

Comment #16 by solidsnake2662
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 08:20:44 AM

I've done about 40 hours of gameplay and the acheivment popped up last night, no idea what I did but I done it lol

Comment #17 by moonrad
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 08:16:09 AM

@11 the building you're looking for is the Bannered Mare (the Whiterun Inn)

Comment #18 by gundamcreed7
Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 04:42:55 AM

i just noticed the achievement guide option is available had a read for this one and the one thing that i was expecting to be there was at least 10 missions that work towards this achievement but no only 1 how is that ment to help people get the achievement. i don't plan on using guides but i know people that will use guides and I'm sorry to say but this is not a guide that people can use

Comment #19 by xDiesVirdis
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 03:38:57 AM

Here's the website for the side quests, and where you obtain them.

Comment #20 by FrumpyChip6
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 01:10:57 PM

I don't think someone has the same problem as i do but i did more than 10 side quests not the misc and i didn't get the achievement im trying to finish more quests.Are the deadric quests count like side quests ?

Comment #21 by archangel242
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 06:15:42 PM

only the ones with the flat hand looking things on the top count towards it

Comment #22 by catcher5.55
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 09:51:16 PM

If anyone still wants some tips for some easy gold late game. try the Missing In Action sidequest. The fort you have to raid is filled with bandits using all glass weapons and armor. If you loot everything in that fort you could probably sell it back for about 30,000 gold. Also, upgrade speech so you can invest in people and invest in the riverwood trader merchant. The game glitches and he ends up with 11,500 gold every 48 hours. That's who i sold all of my stuff to.

Comment #23 by Panders52
Monday, August 20, 2012 @ 01:40:58 PM

Everyone I know complains about this, do people really hate side quests so much?

Comment #24 by GrandTheftAuto
Saturday, December 22, 2012 @ 08:41:59 AM

it was my last achievement on the way to 1000 G - now its time for dawnguard

Comment #25 by PrayToSeeDeath
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 09:43:40 AM


Comment #26 by Xenocide CBK
Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 06:25:18 PM

Guys this is wrong. Basically all you have to do is go into every major city talk to everyone you can and some will give you a quest. I've already netted 13 of these. If it shows up in a tab of its own and not under miscellanious its a side quest

Comment #27 by xSAINTxGAMERx
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 01:51:46 AM

whatever comes up with a name on your journal that isnt main questline, Dark brotherhood, companions or College

Comment #28 by Drops1990
Thursday, October 31, 2013 @ 06:30:40 PM

@25 yes... just play, and you get this achive

Comment #29 by BuckWild4747
Sunday, December 08, 2013 @ 06:03:22 PM

All the quests you need you can acquire in riverwood and whiterun at the beginning of the game.

Comment #30 by Gamerkid24315
Sunday, July 17, 2016 @ 09:01:11 PM

Complete these quests. Follow the instructions to start them:
Blood on the Ice- enter and exit Windhelm 4 times and head to the graveyard and speak with the guard
The Forsworn Conspiracy- enter Markarth once and witness a murder, and speak to Eltrys and read his note.
No-one escapes Cidnha Mine- go with the guards at the end of the Forsworn Conspiracy
Laid to Rest- ask Jonna in Morthal's inn about the burnt house
Lights Out- speak to Jaree Ra next to Angeline's Aromatics
Promises to Keep- speak to Louis Letrush in the bee and barb in Riften
The man who cried wolf- speak to Falk Firebeard in the Blue Palace
The Wolf Queen Awakened- enter a city after completing the Man who Cried Wolf (but not Solitude).
Missing in Action- enter and exit the Bannered Mare 6 times and speak to Fralia

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US November 11, 2011

Kinect: Compatible
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