On Wednesday, 21 November 2018, Ray “Stallion83” Cox broke the world record for the highest Xbox Gamerscore. He broke the previous record of 1,960,318 held by smrnov. Stallion83 was also the first person to reach the one million Xbox Gamerscore mark back in 2014. The year before that, at the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft awarded him with the Xbox Live Gold Lifetime Membership Award – the only one in existence.
Cox announced the news of his latest victory via his Twitter account.
13 years ago today I fell in love with Xbox achievements after unlocking “Cluster Buster” in Hexic HD for 5 G. Last night I unlocked this achievement in @Halo MCC that put me at exactly 2,000,000 Gamerscore. This is how I express my passion that burns from within for VIDEO GAMES pic.twitter.com/VymobeVZ5p
— Ray Cox IV (@Stallion83) November 22, 2018
According to True Achievements, only 50 Xbox players currently have over one million Xbox Gamerscore points. It is a tremendous achievement to accumulate so much points, let alone the time it would need!
When Cox reached the one million Xbox Gamerscore mark, Xbox gave him a special controller with that magical number engraved on it. He now also have an Xbox One controller with the two million engraving. In an interview with Guinness World Records, Cox explains that he uses these controllers only to reach a milestone, and thereafter, it goes into his display case.
Will his next achievement be to beat the highest Xbox Gamerscore and go for three million?
This I don’t know,. Two million has taken 13 years now. I got my first achievement on 22 November 2005. So, I did the 2 million almost 13 years to the day. I’ll always love video games and achievements and I’ll always be playing and going for them.
Cox featured in the 2010, 2011, and 2019 Gamer’s Edition of the Guinness World Records. He is the embodiment of what it means to be a Completionist. His favourite game franchise is, you guessed it, Halo. He is such a fan that he played Halo 2 multiplayer for over a year – only Halo 2 multiplayer. That same madness grabbed me when I played Team Fortress 2 and World of Warcraft. Have you ever only played a single game for a year or more?
I wonder what the highest South African Xbox Gamerscore looks like. If you want some pro tips to accumulate Gamerscore points, then you can check out Stallion83’s website where he breaks it down into categories.
To celebrate Black Friday on Xbox One he lists games according to hours played to unlock achievements. It’s pretty cool, check it out here. Don’t forget to also take a look at our Black Friday Sale on the Xbox Store.