There's something alluring about the hardest of the hard. It shows how skilled you are at a certain game - or simply that your patience level can outlast those around you. You did what was seemingly impossible. You put in the incredible amount of time no one would dare invest simply to complete one task.
Why? For the bragging rights, of course.
Achievements have evolved over the years, too. At first, they were pretty simple, "beat the level" or "beat the game", but now they range anywhere on the difficulty scale from hitting a single button, to playing Beethoven's 5th Symphony blindfolded while someone punches you in the back of the head.
It's the latter of the two that I'm focusing on, as thanks to a recent update on Xbox One, we can now see exactly how rare achievements are to unlock. No longer are we just saying "that's impossible," we know just how little of the gaming community were able to accomplish a certain achievement.
These are just those impossible tasks that have been set in 2017, and there's still plenty of time left for something to come out that puts the following brain-twisters on this list to shame. For those after a challenge, look no further than some of the hardest achievements to come out this year.