How to reset steam game achievements

Resetting your Steam Achievements is more complicated than it seems. But don’t worry, we’ll guide you through the process.

Unlocking achievements is fun. Blocking them again isn’t that much fun, especially if the developer hasn’t offered the player the option to do so in the first place.

Fortunately, Steam has a general solution for resetting achievements for individual games.

Steam Achievements Reset

There is no simple switch to reset Steam achievements. Some games offer the option to reset player progress, and this may also include Steam achievements.

You’ll want to make sure this simpler in-game method isn’t available first.

In order to reset your progress for Steam achievements, we will need to use something called the Steam Client Console.

Enable Steam Client Console

The easiest way to open the Steam Client Console is by pressing Win + R to open the Windows Run Command dialog box.

If you can’t use this method to open the Run window, see our guide on how to open the Run Command dialog.

With the Run window open, enter the following command.


This will open Steam with a new tab available from the main window. the Console tab.

This is where we will enter our commands to reset the achievements.

Achievements and Stat Commands

The command we will need to use is achievement_clear. By itself, she does nothing. We need a couple of things first.

Go to Steam DBor the Steam database and find the game associated with the achievement you are resetting.

Copy the Application ID against your game. Keep this in mind for now. Scroll down the page and click the achievements tab.

This will list all achievements and their API names. Choose the achievement you want to reset and write down that name.

Now you have your command. Enter the information you have collected like this.

achievement_clear <AppID> <Achievement Name>

Using the example in our screenshots, the code should look like this.

You’ll know it worked if you see the message achievement_clear success.

There is a second command that accompanies the previous one. Entering reset_all_stats followed by an App ID will reset Steam stats for that game. For example, deaths or time played.

a complicated process

Ideally, there would be an easier way to reset achievements for any Steam game, since you never know when you’ll want to play a game from scratch again.

At least we have the option with the Steam Client Console.

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