Left 4 Dead 2 and Halo Waypoint Have Avatar Awards, Nerds Rejoice

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As the self-explanatory title above states, both Left 4 Dead 2 and the upcoming Halo Waypoint, your X-Box hub for all things Halo, are going to feature Avatar Awards, little pieces of clothing and other accouterments that your creepy cartoon doppelganger can sport.

Avatar Awards are earned by completing specific achievements in the corresponding game; i.e. getting the “Dark Times” achievement in Halo 3: ODST will unlock an ODST hoodie. Tougher achievements will earn you some cooler pieces like a Drop Trooper helmet or the body armor.

This strikes me as a better endeavour than the current model of paying for Avatar items. Sure, a lot of people don’t really care about their Avatars, but I’m glad to finally be getting something back for putting in all that time to getting those achievements, or “cheevos”, as the kids are calling them now.

What do you guys think? Are Avatar awards a good way to start giving back to the gamers, or would something else intrigue you? What kind of games would like to see star giving awards? I’d like a Brotherhood of Steel power armor suit for my Avatar personally.

Source: Kotaku

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5 thoughts on “Left 4 Dead 2 and Halo Waypoint Have Avatar Awards, Nerds Rejoice”

  1. I wish Sony would have implemented Home like this. I, as far as I’m aware of, have the highest trophy count in my school. I WANT REWARDZ! There is a multiplayer skin (Marco Polo’s skeleton) in Uncharted 2 for achieving a platinum trophy, but that’s all I can think of.

  2. Hey, awesome. I just read about the ODST awards in the Bungie Weekly Update and having all the achievements in ODST, i’m getting all of the stuff once it becomes available. Of course, once I get L4D2, that stuff is going on my Avatar and the ODST stuff will be shelved forever. Valve game avatar clothing > EVERYTHING. …IMO.

  3. Quite honestly, I would like the ability to buy these items. I bought L4D2 on PC, but it doesn’t mean I don’t wanna sport some L4D2 clothing on my Xbox Avy.

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