All About Zwift’s Hidden “Extra Credit” Achievement Badges

All About Zwift’s Hidden “Extra Credit” Achievement Badges

If you click Menu>Badges in game, you’ll find a list of achievement badges you can (or have) earned, including the newly-added Route Achievements.

But did you know there is an entire set of “Extra Credit” achievements which are not visible on the list? That’s right, there are additional achievements which are only visible after you do them.

You might ask, “How do I chase the achievement if I don’t know it exists?” And we would answer, “… that’s a good question.”

So here’s the complete list!

When you receive one of these badges, they will show up in the “Extra Credit” section of your badges page:

How Close Are You?

This is the full list. How close are you to completing it? Comment below!

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Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Neil Owens
Neil Owens
1 year ago

Do we have the full list with avaialable XP?

Laura
Laura (@laura-young-9191)
1 year ago

Do you know if you have to be in km mode to get the 100km/hr one? I was at 64 mph and didn’t get it….

Mark Larson
Super Member
Mark Larson (@marklarson44)
1 year ago
Reply to  Laura

I did mine in MPH mode. Hit like 67mph on the Bologna DH after the TT race.

Kent S Harris
Kent S Harris
4 months ago
Reply to  Laura

I did mine coming down from the radio tower at 67 mph

A. Edh
A. Edh
1 year ago

Got 73 rideon’s at yesterdays ride but dimension not got the ”you’re famous” badge. How can i get it?

Scott
Scott
1 year ago
Reply to  A. Edh

One needs 100 Ride Ons in one ride to unlock it.

B B
B B (@benbliz)
1 year ago
Reply to  Scott

The listing said 30 in one ride yields “You’re famous,” and 100 in one ride yields “Bigger than Jensie,” so if A. Edh was accurate, they should have gotten the famous badge.

Simon
Simon
11 months ago
Reply to  A. Edh

They have to be given during the ride. You can check how many you have as you “end ride” but you can back out if you want to continue.

ScottS
ScottS
11 months ago
Reply to  A. Edh

I believe it does not count any rideon’s from people who are not riding. ie. From the companion app but not currently on an activity.

Adam
Adam
11 months ago
Reply to  ScottS

I got this one yesterday and was watching the number tick up on the Companion app; Ride Ons from people not currently in an activity themselves do count towards the 30, but any Ride Ons received after you finish your activity do not.

So if you finish in the high 20s and receive a few Ride Ons after the end of your activity (e.g. from people spotting your completed activity in the feed) then you can end up with over 30 but not receive the badge.

Hope that helps!

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Are group rides included to get the unemployed badge.

Thomas
Thomas
1 year ago

Hi all,
Last year I did a vEveresting on Alpe du Zwift and got the Everesting badge. But unfortunately those 8 climbs haven’t been added to the total climbs to the Alpe du Zwift, so I have to do some extra climbs to get the masochist badge. Zwift couldn’t explain the reason of this “bug”.
Does anyone know about this problem?

Ted Hohl
Ted Hohl
1 year ago
Reply to  Thomas

I’ve had some Zwift bugs force me to re-ride routes (Quatch Quest, etc…) before, but THAT is the worst bug, bar none.

Nigel Tufnel
Nigel Tufnel
11 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

My guess on this, which is strictly a guess, is that you may not have gone far enough past the bottom of the Alpe for Zwift to recognize that you were starting again. I think you have to go past the start marker at the bottom for a way, possibly even out to the dirt road, before turning around to begin your next ascent.

Buzz
Buzz (@jimbo_jim007)
11 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

How do you tell how many reps up the Alpe are counted by Zwift? Or is it because you thought you’d done 25 and didn’t get the badge that you know?

Emilio
Emilio
11 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

I have the same problem. Strava says clearly that I have climbed the Alpe Du Zwift course 25 times, but no badge in Zwift. It’s a bug!

Jonas Brz
Jonas Brz
1 year ago

Hey, does anyone know if you can get all cycling archivements and have a full bar in the badges list? I have 101/127 shown and there are only 5 cycling ones left. That means I can only archive all by running?

Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas Brz

21 or so are running

Billy REIS
Billy REIS
1 year ago

I completed the hilly Route two times yesterday and when I go on my badges page it doesn’t show completed
im trying to do as many as possible during the Quarantine

Kai
Kai
1 year ago
Reply to  Billy REIS

You need to ride until Zwift pops up the “Route complete” window. Which is *not* always at the distance the route selection says the length is. Today I got a badge at Volcano Circuit @km 5.5 of the 4.1km route.

Leonard
Leonard
1 year ago
Reply to  Billy REIS

Important – this caught me out a couple of times as well. Some routes have a long “run in” up to the triggering banner. The actual route only starts then. It also needs a banner to trigger the end of a route.

whereistherun
Member
whereistherun (@wheretherun)
1 year ago
Reply to  Leonard

I second this, the route does not start when you start your ride.

Paul Hillier
Paul Hillier
1 year ago

This explains some of my mystery badges missing but not all 19 that are still unaccounted for on my list!

Deborah Linder
Deborah Linder
1 year ago

Today I did my 14th day in a row of riding. When might I see the unemployment badge?

Brent Knutson
Brent Knutson
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah Linder

I believe you have to submit a copy of your unemployment check to the moderators.

Richard Thorpe
Richard Thorpe
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah Linder

I believe you have to complete a full lap each day. It can be as small as the volcano.

J-M Dardier
J-M Dardier
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah Linder

Have read bugs/ comments on this. 10k or 6.2 miles min per day for 14 days straight. So just to be safe around up the mileage and push to 15 days. That should do the trick.

B B
B B (@benbliz)
11 months ago
Reply to  Deborah Linder

Some of my badges in the “ride x days in a row” series came at the beginning of my ride the day after.

Did you get yours?

Antonio DalBello
Antonio DalBello
11 months ago
Reply to  Deborah Linder

when you start your next ride it will pop up.

LEWIS JOHN
LEWIS JOHN
11 months ago
Reply to  Deborah Linder

Rides need to be a minimum of 10km and normally you’ll get the badge the day after you ride your 14th day of riding

Greg
Greg (@ghilton)
10 months ago
Reply to  LEWIS JOHN

Rides can be 5km, check this article https://zwiftinsider.com/unemployed-badge/

Michael Hoult
Michael Hoult
1 year ago

Can there be a list of course on the companion app?
Can workouts be listed in the companion app so that they can be added to you schedule

B B
B B (@benbliz)
11 months ago

Are these still active and being awarded? I hit 100kph coming down from WKOM today, but just for the absolute shortest time — flickered 100 for maybe one refresh period and couldn’t get back above 99… and I don’t have the badge.

Simon
Simon
11 months ago
Reply to  B B

Got mine to 107kph off the radio tower with a Felt IA and aero power up. I’m 66kg and my max power is, briefly, 800w

David Cooper
David Cooper
9 months ago
Reply to  B B

Could be that you didn’t actually hit 100kph. As far as I can see, both the gradient and speed are rounded, so Zwift will show 100kph on screen for speeds between 99.50 and 100.49 kph.

Antonio DalBello
Antonio DalBello
11 months ago

If you ride 25 volcano laps at once do you get all three badges or do they need to be done on separate occasions?

Simon
Simon
11 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

I did this the other day. Very good cp day.

Simon
Simon
11 months ago

Got my No Big Deal, 100kph, Über Pretzel badges today and it mainly sucked. That is a tough course. Got 107kph off the radio tower with an aero power up on my Felt IA with 808/Super 9 (that’s a slippery bike).

I will probably never get the 900/1000/1100/1200w badges.

Simon
Simon
11 months ago
Reply to  Simon

Oh, thecNo Big Deal got me 750 xp

Indrek Mannik
Indrek Mannik
11 months ago

Should have all the cycling badges hidden and all except “masochist”. For some reason Zwift refuses to give it to me. By my and Strava calculations I have climbed the Alpe 26 times.

Dave Cooper
Dave Cooper (@davetheguitarfreak)
11 months ago

Has the list of extra credit badges been added to recently?
Looking at my achievement list it shows 74 out of 120.
From what I can see there are:
12 badges in the first section,
17 in Cycling achievements section,
67 Route Badges,
12 Extra Credit badges listed in this section.
That all comes to a total of 108, which leaves an additional 12 super secret extra extra credit badges….

Tristan Finbow
Tristan Finbow
11 months ago
Reply to  Dave Cooper

I was on here looking for the same thing, if anyone has any thoughts id greatly appreciate it.

Buzz
Buzz (@jimbo_jim007)
11 months ago
Reply to  Dave Cooper

Do you have any extra credits?

I have 3 extra credits and my total is xx/121. This means the total standard/visible is 121-3=118

12 standard (think these are in both), 17 cycling achievements, 67 routes = 96

11 running achievements, 11 routes = 22

96+22=118 visible achievements

118 + 12 secret = 130 total possible achievements

Buzz
Buzz (@jimbo_jim007)
11 months ago
Reply to  Buzz

Max possible just cycling is 96 + 10 secret = 106.

Maximum possible running is 22 + 2 secret = 24

Camel
Camel
11 months ago

Since this article was written it looks like there are an extra 10 secret running badges: Hot off the Line (You ran a mile in a single session) First Five (Run 5km in a single session) Gimmie Ten (Run 10km in a single session) Runners Dozen (Run a distance of 13.1 miles in a single session) Centurion (Run a total distance of 100 miles) Street Cred (Run a total distance of 500 miles) Pursuit of Happiness (Run a total distance of 1000 miles) Earning the Donuts (Run a mile in 9 minutes or less) Leg Warmer (Run a mile in… Read more »

Buzz
Buzz (@jimbo_jim007)
11 months ago
Reply to  Camel

Those are the standard run achievements. There are 2 secret ones above for running, and 11 route badges.

Buzz
Buzz (@jimbo_jim007)
11 months ago
Reply to  Buzz

Total 24 (might count wrong)

Camel
Camel
11 months ago
Reply to  Buzz

Thanks Buzz, may bad then … I didn’t realise as I guess I don’t see the standard run badges as I’ve never done Zwift running … only cycling. Cheers

Philip Scott
Philip Scott
11 months ago

Hi. I have completed 101 badges and there are three showing that are left to completed BUT it say 101 / 126. Any idea what the other 22 badges would be. Many thanks.

Joel
Joel
10 months ago
Reply to  Philip Scott

Running Routes?

Ken Mc
Ken Mc
11 months ago

I’m sure you already know this, but I believe I know why there is a 1.21 Gigawatts badge as opposed to 1,200 W…I was re-watching Back to the Future tonight and that is the power required to make the Delorean transport in time. 1.21 Gigawatts. So I am guessing it is an homage to that movie. Have you confirmed this?

Dave
Dave
11 months ago

i did the road to sky route and climbed alpe du zwift under an hour…. it’s now 3 days later and neither badge showed up yet.

Jared Gemmell
Jared Gemmell
10 months ago

Did the Alpe in 60 minutes and 3 seconds. With a 5 second stop a third of the way in. Next time…

Harry
Harry (@harrytozer505)
10 months ago

I have completed 2 without even realising it

David Stevens
David Stevens
9 months ago

wish they would include these within the companion app or viewable via your zwift.com profile

Hugh Grainger
Hugh Grainger
8 months ago

Knocked off all of the power badges today. However, this was due to some tech malfunction as my power went haywire at one point and the badges just kept appearing. Ride analysis shows max wattage of 723 (which is probably 200 higher than I actually put out) but the badges remain.

J Crume
J Crume
8 months ago
Reply to  Hugh Grainger

I got all of my pwer badges at once. It’s the only time I’ve cheated but I did it without realizing it. I was only a few days into my full membership when I thought I would show my grandson how much resistance the trainer provided. I let him run it for a short period with the resistance removed and then put it back on so he could compare. I wasn’t even looking at the screen. A little later I found the badges were credited and I had no idea they were even there. I would explode if I generated… Read more »

oscar shortt
oscar shortt
2 months ago
Reply to  Hugh Grainger

Same here. got 1.21 mega watt cruising uphill!

Allen Joo
Allen Joo (@allen_joo)
8 months ago

It feels unfair that the power related achievements are rewarded based on raw power numbers. As a 67kg rider, hitting 700 watts feels impossible. I was breaking the handle bar and tearing my quads to generate more power but I only got up to 6xx watts. Do other light weight riders experience the same or am I just a power-wimp. I am sure heavier riders can just do a small run standing up to hit 700 or higher. Yes, I am complaining and ranting about it. Any possibility that they change it to be based on watts per kilos?

L. S.
L. S.
7 months ago
Reply to  Allen Joo

You can do it! Im 73Kg’, 54 yrs, my FTP is only 200 but if you go very slow up the radio tower path, in a low gear: at the max incline (I think 14%?) give it your all!, I got all my power badges (wahoo kickr power), no cheating…just 5 seconds build up everything… the max power you can transfer is highest at the acceleration from the lowest speed vs. highest resistance

jack
jack
6 months ago
Reply to  Allen Joo

im 61kg 5’6 and able to get 720w. you might need to hit the gym or do some leg lunges.

Pawel
Pawel
4 months ago
Reply to  Allen Joo

I am 60kg and managed to push 1050 watts. There’s no way I’ll hit 1200w. Does the boost mode count towards this achievement?

Baz Anderson
Baz Anderson (@ianranderson)
3 months ago
Reply to  Allen Joo

For the power badges I used workout mode with workout editor and programmed in some short 5-10second sprints at the target powers. Works well with a smart trainer in ERG mode (although ground to a halt for the 1200w sprint) you don’t seem to need to maintain the power for long. Just remember to get that cadence really really high before the interval kicks in!!

Simon
Simon
1 month ago
Reply to  Allen Joo

Up your Zwift weight by 30kg, then try to ride up Alpe du Zwift in under an hour. There’s badges for everyone.

Lukasy
Lukasy
6 months ago

Hi Eric, many thanks. I have 101 badges earned out of 130 on my Zwift platform. I am missing 8 visible ones, for long routes such as 4 hoursemen, Uber Pretzel or climbing AdZ 25 times… And I am missing another 10, hidden ones, from the above list. If I get all of them, then I will have 119 badges out of 130. What are the others? I cannot figure it out.. It seems that the are another 11 ones, which are neither visible nor hidden… What are they? Thanks for any clarification.

David
David
5 months ago

I have 115 cycling badges. I don’t think there are any more to get.

rimisac
5 months ago

Nice !
Do we know how many xp points we get for each badge ?

Steve
Steve
5 months ago

Is there a minimum ride length for the power badges or something?

I did a quick sprint from the off, just to show my mate what my turbo set-up was like and what Zwift was, and hit the 800, 900 and 1000w achievements. I then only stayed on if for about a minute before stopping the ride (and not saving it).

The next few times I went on to Zwift, I could not see any sign of those achievements. =(

Steve
Steve
5 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Scratch that, being a numpty – didn’t realise they appeared in a different section below the routes 🤦‍♂️

Brian
Brian (@bjeeper)
4 months ago

Do you get the the route badge and points if you join a group ride that is using the rubber band effect? I got invited to do a group ride on a route I need the badge for trying to decide if I will join or try to meet them out there at the scheduled time. Thanks

J. L. Hansen
J. L. Hansen
3 months ago
Reply to  Brian

I completed “The Uber Pretzel” the other day in a meetup with rubber band, – and continued after the scheduled 132 km to 161 km (100 miles), – and during the ride I received more than 100 ride-ons. I received all 3 badges.

Brian
Brian (@bjeeper)
3 months ago
Reply to  J. L. Hansen

Thanks for the info!

Chris Penfold
Chris Penfold
3 months ago
Reply to  J. L. Hansen

Hi J.L. & @bjeeper – what is “rubber band” – can you please clarify. Thanks

J. L. Hansen
J. L. Hansen
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris Penfold

It’s the “Keep Everyone Together” feature possible in meetup events.
Description:

Everyone stays together in this virtual no-drop ride regardless of power output. You’ll be able to draft and move around in the group without fear of being dropped unless you stop pedaling.

Chris Penfold
Chris Penfold
3 months ago
Reply to  J. L. Hansen

Ah – thanks for the clarification

Danny (Brooklyn NY)
Danny (Brooklyn NY)
2 months ago

Is there a Zwift Badge for riding Alpe du Zwift 100 times?

Jackie Fraser
Jackie Fraser
1 month ago

Such a shame that so many are watts related rather than watts per kilo. I can never hope to get any of those badges as the lowest at 800 is still more than 17 watts per kg for me. Same with the 100kmph descent, even putting out over 7 watts per kg on the radio tower descent, I can’t hit higher than 82kmph even in a group.

This just means extra credit badges only apply to men.

Kenny Wilson
Kenny Wilson
1 month ago

Five watts off the Gigabyte, 2 minutes from the Lift off and a world away from Everested. Meantime, I’ll dream on and ride on.

MATHEW M ROSE
MATHEW M ROSE (@matrose617)
20 days ago

It appears that the high wattage extra credit badges aren’t worth any XP when you get them. My son just started Zwift and I told him to sprint to get what power badges he could, figuring it would give him easy XP. No such luck.

Frode Viberg Jermstad
Frode Viberg Jermstad
16 days ago
Jungle loop has an has a lap counter- how many laps give unlocked achivements?
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