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The Ultimate Guide to Duolingo Achievements

If you’re wondering what Duolingo Achievements are and how to earn them, this Guide is definitely for you! Want to know your weekend warriors from your sharpshooter? Want to know the difference between wildfire and streak society? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! 

In this awesome guide, I will go through each Duolingo Achievement that is currently available on Duolingo and what you need to do to get it. It’s worth mentioning that Duolingo Achievements come and go all the time, so I’ll try to keep this updated as the Duolingo teams add or remove the different achievements. So, without further ado, let’s dive in and find out more! 

What Are Duolingo Achievements

Honestly, Duolingo Achievements are pretty straightforward. They’re badges and awards that you’ll receive for completing certain tasks or hitting certain levels. 

They’re super similar to the badges you get when you play games on the Xbox or on Steam. You can collect different achievements and they can help keep you coming back and learning more of your target language each and every day!

There are plenty of different kinds of achievements, and I’ll go into each one in more detail further down in this guide, including the requirements that you need to meet to win them!

Where to Find Duolingo Achievements

To find Duolingo Achievements on the app, you head to the Profile tab which is a little head on the bottom of the screen.

Duolingo profile

After you click on that tab, it’ll take you to your profile. From there, just scroll down until you see “Achievements.”

It’s pretty straightforward and you can come back at any time to see what new and wonderful achievements you’ve gained in the past few days or weeks!

If they don’t pop immediately, either close the Duolingo app and reopen it again, or you can check the desktop version of Duolingo as it might have updated there.

If all else fails, you can always delete and re-download the app. Sometimes it just needs to be updated and then you’ll have access to a whole host of new achievements as well!

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Duolingo achievements

What Are All of the Duolingo Achievements That You Can Earn?

Here is a list of all the Duolingo Achievements that you can currently earn on Duolingo.

As I’ve mentioned, these can come and go over time, so although some might be listed as removed, they can come back over time or in other forms.

Also, if you haven’t updated your app in a while, you might still have some of the removed ones but not currently have access to the newer Duolingo achievements. 

There are a ton of different Duolingo achievements, here they all are:

  • Legendary
  • Challenger
  • Wildfire
  • Sage
  • Quest Champion
  • Nocturnal
  • Scholar
  • Champion
  • Sharpshooter
  • Winner
  • Unrivaled
  • Friendly
  • Weekend Warrior
  • Photogenic
  • Page Turner (removed)
  • Regal (removed)
  • Conqueror (removed)
  • Strategist (removed)

How Do You Earn Achievements on Duolingo?

Each Achievement has different criteria required before you can earn it. Some even have different levels that you can earn before the Achievement turns “gold.”

Once it turns gold, it means that you can accomplish all of the requirements and you don’t need to do anything else!

A lot of the time, you’ll earn achievements from just doing what you’re doing on Duolingo.

For instance, there are achievements to do with streaks, leaderboards, or just consistently showing up over a long period of time.

All the achievements are designed to reward you for continually turning up and trying to learn your target language, in a fun and reinforced way! 

Is It Easy To Earn Achievements on Duolingo?

Well, with so many different achievements on Duolingo, it’s worth mentioning that some are way easier to earn than others.

There are certain achievements that can literally be earned at the tap of a button, while some can take months to earn through XP gathering and leaderboard climbing.

It all depends on the individual Duolingo Achievement.

One of the good things about the various Duolingo Achievements and the fact that some are easier to get than others means that you’re constantly getting new achievements throughout your Duolingo journey.

Each couple of lessons or weeks you can earn new achievements without having to actively go after them.

Some you’ll earn purely by just going about your usual language-learning business, while some take a little more thought.

For instance, you can easily earn the Strategist achievement, but the Unrivaled achievement is going to take a whole lot more work as it revolves around not only making your way to the Diamond League but winning the whole thing.

It’s not a quick or easy achievement to get by any means! 

So, some Duolingo Achievements are super easy to earn and some take a lot of work.

You’ll pick up a ton of achievements throughout your Duolingo journey, which will keep you coming back for more and improving your language skills at the same time.

Can You Lose an Achievement?

It is possible to lose an achievement on Duolingo, but only because Duolingo sometimes gets rid of Achievements.

Duolingo is always adding and taking away Achievements.

I also wouldn’t be surprised if Duolingo added more levels to certain Achievements in the future.

In that case, you would lose the “gold”, but you wouldn’t lose the levels that you have already accomplished.

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Why aren’t my Duolingo Achievements Showing Up?

If you followed the instructions above on where to find the Duolingo Achievements, try quitting Duolingo and opening it again. If this doesn’t work, you might need to delete the app and re-download it.

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If they still aren’t showing up, head to the Desktop Version of Duolingo and see if they show up there.

Just click on your profile picture in the top right then click on the Profile tab and scroll until you see the Achievements.

Duolingo Achievements on the Desktop Version of Duolingo

Do your Duolingo Achievements Matter?

There are so many different reasons why Duolingo Achievements matter to users. It’s like getting a gold star or recognition for showing up day after day.

Learning a language can be tricky and takes a lot of commitment, so getting rewarded for your persistence feels really good, especially if you’re struggling from time to time.

This reassurance keeps users coming back for more and helps individuals achieve their language-learning goals on a long-term basis!

Is It Easier To Earn Duolingo Achievements With Super Duolingo?

While you can earn plenty of Duolingo Achievements on the basic Duolingo free plan, it’s often a lot easier if you’re a paid Super Duolingo premium subscription holder.

The reason behind this is that a lot of the different Duolingo Achievements revolve around earning a lot of XP over a certain amount of time.

It can be really tricky to earn a lot of XP when you have a limited amount of hearts and can’t level up quite as quickly. 

You can get many of the Duolingo Achievements very easily, but having Super Duolingo definitely helps you gain the more intensive achievements a lot quicker and a lot easier.

Of course, you need to compare the cost of Super Duolingo with how much you want to earn Duolingo Achievements and quickly progress through your chosen language learning course. 

How Do Achievement Levels Work?

Once you get an achievement in Duolingo, that doesn’t mean that your work is completely done. Many of the Duolingo Achievements actually have a series of levels within them.

Some, for instance, like Friendly or Unrivaled, only have one level because you can only really hit the criteria once. However, some have multiple levels that you can achieve.

For example, both Scholar and Champion have 10 levels within them. Each time you complete a level, you’ll receive a new achievement relative to that level.

Once you’ve completed all the levels within that achievement, you’ll have reached the Duolingo Gold Achievement! 

Like with many features in Duolingo, once you achieve something over and over again, the badge will have a shiny gold color to it.

It’s similar to when you complete a lesson over and over again and it turns gold too. 

This essentially is the ultimate achievement for each individual achievement!

You’ll need to check each individual achievement category to see how many levels there are for you to complete. 

Are Your Duolingo Achievements Shared Across Multiple Languages?

If you are using Duolingo to learn multiple languages, that’s awesome! Becoming multi-lingual is a great way to become a global citizen, and I’d definitely recommend it!

However, when it comes to Duolingo Achievements, they’re tied to the individual language track that you’re working on at the time.

While certain Duolingo Achievements like the Photogenic Achievement will automatically work across all your language tracks because it’s tied to your profile, not the individual course, many lessons, or XP-driven Duolingo Achievements only apply to specific language tracks.

So, this does mean that you can earn the same Duolingo Achievement again and again on different tracks, which is great to keep you coming back and learning more and more languages further down the road.

For instance, you might be a Sage when it comes to French, but you’re more of a Page Turner when it comes to Japanese.

Achievements are a great way to encourage you to continue learning languages and give you a nice little mood boost every time you earn a new badge or achievement! 

What Are the Requirements for Each Achievement?

Alright, now let’s go over each Achievement and how you can earn it!

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The Legendary Achievement

Okay, so the name of this particular achievement might be a bit confusing. That’s because the Unrivaled Achievement used to be called the Legendary Achievement, but now it’s not.

Instead, Duolingo has renamed the old Legendary Achievement and released a new Legendary Achievement that has nothing to do with the old one. Confusing, I know, but this is how you can earn the new version of the Legendary Achievement.

The new Legendary Achievement is all about the new learning path setup that’s been a little controversial in the Duolingo world. So once you complete an ordinary level, you then have the opportunity to complete a legendary level.

Once you’ve completed a few legendary levels, you can work your way up through the legendary tiers and keep going through the progress bars until you level up and earn even more achievements! 

The Challenger Achievement

The first Achievement on Duolingo is “Challenger.” This is a newer achievement since this is a relatively new feature in the Duolingo Leagues section of the app.

This Achievement on Duolingo is “Challenger.” In order to earn this Achievement, you need to earn 40XP in the leaderboard’s timed challenges. This means you would go into the Leagues tab and do a timed challenge there.

Challenger, Wildfire, Sage, and Scholar Achievements on Duolingo

The Challenger Achievement has 5 levels, each upping the number of XP that you would need to earn in the timed challenges.

  • Level 1: Earn 40 XP
  • Level 2: Earn 120 XP
  • Level 3: Earn 500 XP
  • Level 4: Earn 1000 XP
  • Level 5: Earn 5000 XP
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The Wildfire Achievement

The next Achievement is the Wildfire Achievement. This one is broken up into levels and you will need to complete all the levels in order to earn it and turn it gold.

The Wildfire rewards you for keeping your streak on Duolingo (which means using Duolingo every day).

To find out more about how to maintain your streak and go up in Wildfire levels, read this blog post where I give you the exact way that I have done it!

But here are the Duolingo Wildfire Levels in order:

  • Level 1: 3 Day Streak
  • Level 2: 7 Day Streak
  • Level 3: 14 Day Streak
  • Level 4: 30 Day Streak
  • Level 5: 50 Day Streak
  • Level 6: 75 Day Streak
  • Level 7: 125 Day Streak
  • Level 8: 180 Day Streak
  • Level 9: 250 Day Streak
  • Level 10: 365 Day Streak

One of the other cool things about earning the Wildlife Achievement is that it grants you access to Duolingo’s super secret Streak Society. While you don’t get any boosts, freebies, or badges, you do get a spotlight feature on your profile so that everyone knows that you love going after a streak, and you’re super consistent when it comes to learning your target language!

The Sage Achievement

The Sage Achievement means that you have earned at least 30,000 XP on Duolingo. This is between all of the courses that you are in, so they total all of that XP together.

30,000 XP is a ton of XP!

Here are the Levels for the Sage Achievement:

  • Level 1: Earn 100 XP
  • Level 2: Earn 250 XP
  • Level 3: Earn 500 XP
  • Level 4: Earn 1000 XP
  • Level 5: Earn 2000 XP
  • Level 6: Earn 4000 XP
  • Level 7: Earn 7,500 XP
  • Level 8: Earn 12,500 XP
  • Level 9: Earn 20,000 XP
  • Level 10: Earn 30,000 XP.

To find out how much XP you currently have, read this post for the exact instructions on where to find your XP, what it is, and how to earn more of it!

This includes tips about how to make the most out of Duolingo Happy Hour, how Duolingo Super Subscriptions can help boost your daily XP, and about setting alerts to keep coming back for more and earning all that precious XP.

The easiest way is to scroll up to the top of the Profile tab and you’ll see the number in your Statistics. I currently have just over 50,000 XP.

my Duolingo profile

The Scholar Achievement

In order to earn the Scholar Achievement, you’ll need to have learned at least 2000 words in a single Duolingo course.

So that means that it is not totaled between all of the courses that you are currently enrolled in.

Here are the levels that lead up to finishing the Scholar Achievement. Remember that these are for a single course, not all of them added together:

  • Level 1: Learn 50 new words
  • Level 2: Learn 100 new words
  • Level 3: Learn 175 new words
  • Level 4: Learn 250 new words
  • Level 5: Learn 450 new words
  • Level 6: Learn 500 new words
  • Level 7: Learn 750 new words
  • Level 8: Learn 1000 new words
  • Level 9: Learn 1500 new words
  • Level 10: Learn 2000 new words

One way to check how close you are to this achievement is by using the Duome website.

In order to find the number of words you have learned per course, you need to type duome.eu/yourusernameonduolingo. In my case, this is duome.eu/dayna255732.

If you are learning more than one language on Duolingo, all you need to do is go into the app, switch to your other language course, and then refresh the Duome page and it will show the stats for that language.

You can scroll down and the number next to the small “W” is the number of words you have learned in that course.

Duome Website

The Champion Achievement

The Champion Achievement is earned as you go up leagues, which you can read about in this post.

Here are the 10 levels you’ll need to complete to get the Champion Achievement:

  • Level 1: Unlock Leaderboards by completing 10 lessons
  • Level 2: Advance to the Silver League.
  • Level 3: Advance to the Gold League.
  • Level 4: Advance to the Sapphire League.
  • Level 5: Advance to the Ruby League.
  • Level 6: Advance to the Emerald League.
  • Level 7: Advance to the Amethyst League.
  • Level 8: Advance to the Pearl League.
  • Level 9: Advance to the Obsidian League.
  • Level 10: Advance to the Diamond League.

The Sharpshooter Achievement on Duolingo

The Sharpshooter Achievement is earned by completing lessons without making mistakes. The more lessons you complete in a row, the faster you move up these levels. There are 5 levels total in this achievement.

Here are the levels for the Sharpshooter Achievement:

  • Level 1: Complete a lesson with no mistakes.
  • Level 2: Complete 5 lessons with no mistakes.
  • Level 3: Complete 20 lessons with no mistakes.
  • Level 4: Complete 50 lessons with no mistakes.
  • Level 5: Complete 100 lessons with no mistakes.

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The Winner Achievement

The Winner Achievement is earned by finishing #1 in the League (also known as leaderboard).

It’s pretty straightforward, but in order to finish the week as number one in your league, you’re going to have to keep on coming back and improving your XP to stay competitive. 

It’s also worth trying to take advantage of Duolingo’s Happy Hours so that you can earn double XP for the same amount of learning.

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It’s definitely one of the easiest ways to stay on top of the leaderboard and snag that Winner Achievement badge!

Read this post to help you strategize and earn this achievement much faster!

Winner, Legendary, Strategist, Friendly, Weekend Warrior Achievements on Duolingo

The Unrivaled Achievement (Formerly the Legendary Achievement)

The Unrivaled Achievement is earned by finishing #1 in the Diamond League, which is the highest League available on Duolingo.

This is super difficult to achieve, but the best way to do this would be to get into the Diamond League but stay toward the bottom of the leaderboard.

You’ll want to be as far down as you can without getting demoted.

The reason for this is that Duolingo will be more likely to put you in a leaderboard with fewer active users the next week which will make it easier to rise to the top.

However, even this week, you’ll want to earn fewer points at the beginning of the week and just try to stay in the top 10.

On the last day, that’s when you’ll want to stay glued to the leaderboard and keep completing lessons or stories until you hit #1.

Good luck!!

The Friendly Achievement

The Friendly Achievement is super easy to attain, all you need to do is follow 3 other people!

I’d love to be one of them, follow me at dayna255732! (:

If you want, you can even follow some of the best users on Duolingo! Check out who has earned the most XP and who has the longest streak on Duolingo.

The Weekend Warrior Achievement

The Weekend Warrior is another easy Achievement to earn. Just complete a lesson on Saturday and Sunday this weekend and you’ll be golden (literally!).

If you want to earn an easy achievement simply spend 10ish minutes on each weekend day and you’ll be on your way to becoming an Achievement addict!

The Nocturnal Achievement

Do you consider yourself to be a bit of a night owl? Well then, the Nocturnal achievement is going to be made for you. Essentially, this Duolingo achievement can be earned by completing just three lessons after 10 pm.

So, if you like learning before you go to bed or you like leaving your streak to the last minute, this achievement is going to be a great option for you!

Again, this is one of the newer achievements, so it might not be open to everyone just yet, so keep your eyes peeled on your achievement section in your profile. 

Of course, you don’t want to leave it too late and miss your opportunity to increase your daily streak by completing your lessons after midnight. So, make sure you pencil in your Duolingo sessions between 10 pm and 11.59 pm if you want to earn the Nocturnal achievement badge! 

The Photogenic Achievement

The last Achievement on Duolingo is the Photogenic Achievement. Just add a profile picture to your profile! If you’re brand new to Duolingo, check out my Duolingo Tutorial which will walk you through exactly how to set up your profile.

Photogenic Achievement on Duolingo

Again, this is another super easy achievement to get so if you’re looking to earn your first couple of achievements and haven’t earned thousands of XP yet. Just adding your photo also helps when you’re trying to build a community in Duolingo, which can also help you get the Friendly Achievement as well! 

Ready to Start Collecting Duolingo Achievements?

So, now that you know absolutely everything there is to know about Duolingo Achievements, you can go out into the world and absolutely smash your language learning journey! 

While I love the idea of Duolingo adding more achievements and features to keep us engaged and keep learning fun, the fact that some achievements are being removed without any notice can be a little disheartening, especially if you’ve been working towards a specific achievement.

There are a ton of new features being added to Duolingo all the time, especially for some of the more popular language tracks, so there have never been more ways to enjoy your Duolingo experience. Gamified learning is really great for engaging users and helping us make a habit out of learning a new language, which makes us stick with it long-term! What’s not to love about that?

If you want to supplement your Duolingo language learning with another learning method that focuses more on speaking and listening, like iTalki or Pimsleur, these can be great options for giving you a more well-rounded approach to learning your target language!

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Britt

Sunday 18th of June 2023

Hi, I read somewhere that Strategist, Regal, and Conqueror were removed. I don't see any of these as options on my list (I joined July 2022 but only started using it recently), however my mom has Strategist at gold on her list. So they may only be removing them if they weren't at gold?

Dayna Brockbank

Tuesday 20th of June 2023

Hey Britt! Looks like they have been removed on my app and I checked my husband's app and they've been removed there as well! Duolingo seems to be constantly adding achievements and taking them away, so I guess we shouldn't get too attached to any of them lol! Have you checked to see if your mom's app has been updated recently? Maybe it will go away after the new update. Dayna

Smiles

Saturday 18th of March 2023

Had bagged legendary achievement over a year ago. Just updated my Duolingo app and found that the new nocturnal has appeared and my legendary is back to 0/1. I’ve got a 400+ day streak going but my paid membership for a year ended in January. So just saying certain achievements can be without prior notice revoked.

Hakim

Saturday 14th of May 2022

Just to point out, the Challenger achievement is only available for iPhone users at the moment. Although I wonder why.

Jeffrey Niles

Wednesday 19th of January 2022

Missed a hidden one: Page Turner Level 10 for completing 150 stories in Duolingo Stories.

Thanks for the tip on Challenger. I didn't know about that one.

Pepijn Ekelmans

Thursday 24th of February 2022

Yes, I also saw that one. Unfortunately the language I'm learning has like 28 stories so I am only to get the first achievement.