Solving Metro 2033 Achievements Issue Requires "Your Patience"
Written Wednesday, August 25, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
With Metro 2033's 'Ranger Pack' DLC came an added patch to support it, which had an adverse effect on the game's achievements. That was three weeks ago, when the problem was first acknowledged and subsequently noted as an issue by Microsoft.
In those three weeks, THQ has told Joystiq that it is still "investigating" the issue, but it seems that the publisher isn't much closer to reaching a resolution just yet. So, what can we do? Just sit tight for now, apparently according to a statement issued by THQ:
"We understand some people are still experiencing issues with achievements unlocking in the Metro 2033 Ranger Pack DLC. We are currently working with Microsoft to ascertain whether this is due to a code related issue with the DLC itself, or an error in the Marketplace process whereby the DLC was added to Xbox LIVE Marketplace before the new achievement data was added - this exact issue has happened to other games in the past, but we need to be sure that this is what's happening here. We realise this is frustrating for those of you who have been waiting to enjoy the Ranger Pack DLC, and we ask for your patience as we try to pinpoint the exact issue and solution."
We'd recommend holding off on downloading the DLC for now then, unless you already have, in which case it's too late. Metro 2033 minus the DLC still works fine however, as the issue is confined to the Ranger Pack itself. Here's hoping THQ find a solution soon.