Jack and Geoff bring you the latest achievement updates in the Achievement Hunter Weekly Update!
Achievement Hunter Weekly Update, or simply AHWU, is a weekly series published by Achievement Hunter. It is hosted by Geoff Ramsey and Jack Pattillo along with a selection of other Achievement Hunter or Rooster Teeth staff members, who give the fans the latest updates on the Achievement Hunter and Lets Play channels. It features a rundown of important game releases as well as what videos will be released over the next week. It airs Mondays on AchievementHunter.com as well as Achievement Hunter's YouTube channel (formerly on the Rooster Teeth channel). As of February 27, AHWU has begun to focus less on news and more on opening gifts sent to Achievement Hunter by fans.
Segments and FormatEdit
The show "Achievement Hunter Weekly Update" opens with a 5-10 second clip introducing the show that is created by a different member of the RT community each week. The content of this clip varies from week to week and may be 3D computer animation, a song, or clips from previous AHWUs.
The show then has someone proclaim what the episode number of the show is. Originally this was announced by a member of the RT staff or famous members of the gaming community, but recently this has shifted to members of the RT community sending in clips of themselves saying the number in notable locations, such as on the Great Wall of China or in front of Old Faithful.
Formerly, Geoff then gave a brief rundown of any new games and any new DLC packs coming out that would add new achievements. During this segment, Geoff chose an "Achievement of the Week", one achievement coming out that week (either in a new game or DLC) that he found particularly notable for some reason. For the second half of the video, Jack discussed notable news in the gaming world as well as his opinions on the news The final section included Geoff announcing the "video of the week," which was usually a Let's Play that was aired that week. The episodes then closed with several fan-submitted videos filmed for AHWU.
In AHWU #358, Jack announced sweeping changes for the future of AHWU due to low viewership. It was announced that only the release of the most significant games would be read and that the show would primarily become an unboxing session of the gifts that fans send to the new AHWU PO box. Although it was not formally announced, this also began the phasing out of the Achievement of the Week.
Due to uncontrollable amounts of gifts being sent to be opened during AHWU and not enough time to open them all during the show, Achievement Hunter began doing periodical AHWU unboxing streams on May 17, 2017. These streams last up to several hours each.
AHWU News/Team Lads Action News/Dynamite NewsEdit
Team Lads Action News is what usually happened to AHWU when Jack wasn't present. Michael Jones, Gavin Free, and Ray Narvaez, Jr. took the camera and microphone and ran around the Rooster Teeth office, asking about what's going on and just generally annoying people. Team Lads Action News normally visited Lindsay and Ryan, along with going upstairs to check on the store. They also visited several other places at the RT office.
The first episode to feature the segment was AHWU #158. It returned for AHWU #170, #187, #191, #195, #233, and #251.
In AHWU #195, Gavin apparently chloroformed Jack to get TLAN running for the day. In the same episode, JJ, Blaine, and others created a barricade with their chairs to prevent the lads from escaping, although the lads easily managed to get through it.
In AHWU #260, Ray announced his departure from Achievement Hunter, having transitioning away to Twitch in order to become a full-time Twitch live streamer. He said that he would still continue to show up in Achievement Hunter and Rooster Teeth's YouTube videos from time to time, continue fully portraying his character X-Ray in the show X-Ray and Vav and still attend RTX 2015. This would be his last AHWU ever.
As of AHWU #282, TLAN appears to have been replaced with Dynamite News, starring Gavin Free and Michael Jones following the departure of Ray from Achievement Hunter.
- Ryan is the only Achievement Hunter main host to not serve as a main anchor. Since the wave of changes announced in AHWU #358, Ryan has begun to appear much more frequently.
- In 2014, LeVar Burton had a guest appearance in an introduction section for the 200th Episode of AHWU.
- Lads Action News was featured on an RT Life episode from the perspective of the victims from AHWU 195.
- In AHWU #352, Ryan Haywood made his first proper appearance on AHWU, even though it was brief.
- In AHWU #416, the gang has started to print out the comments left by fans in the previous week's video so they can read it aloud in the following week's video.