Recently a website uploaded Soulstorm’s achievements and while most of them aren’t that useful, there are a few very interesting names and events mentioned here. I’ll now go over these, but obviously this is deep spoiler territory. Leave now if you don’t wish to be spoilt. If you wanna see these achievements for yourself, you can do so here.
Of course nothing here is fact, just my hopefully educated guesses based on what we know and applying logic.
The name of the “orb” in Abe’s backpack
One of the achievements mentions the following:
Escaped The Mines:
Escaped the Necrum Mines with the Flagon’s Eye
Now, I’m inclined to think this is what we’ve believed to be an egg / orb slotted inside Abe’s bag. It makes sense as it’s the only vaguely eye shaped object we’ve seen over the years and it seems to be a major McGuffin. I have no idea what (or who) a Flagon is, the name is brand new.
The dark area in Necrum is called “Sanctum”
Complete The Sanctum without dying
The icon of this achievement is a flashlight. We’ve only seen a flashlight being used in the Necrum area with the shadow creatures. Hence I think it’s likely that this area is named Sanctum.
About the the shadow creatures
Many people thought the shadow creatures inside Necrum are so called “MeetleBats” based on the item name in Abe’s inventory, however, one of the achievements contradicts this:
The Light, It Burns!:
Scared off at least 500 Sleeches
So apparently these creatures are called “Sleeches” (an obvious callback to Exoddus’ Fleeches) and this is likely what Lorne Lanning meant back in 2019 when he said that the Fleeches undervent major changes:
Lorne Lanning: Last time you saw them they were in a larvae state. this time they have hatched into something way more creepy.
Abe The Healer:
Discover, craft and use the antidote on 15 different sick Mudokons
Apparently despite the fact that emotions are cut from the game, it seems like brew-sickness will return in some shape or form and Abe will be able to use an “antidote” to cure them.
Name of the final level?
I’ll admit I’m a bit shaky on this, but nonetheless, I think it’s plausible that the last level of the game is titled the “Eye of the Storm” as seen in this achievement:
Savin’ That Moolah:
Beat Eye Of The Storm without using a Vendo in that level
The image of this achievement is the same device that’s behind the Brewmaster in the State of Play trailer. And considering the Brewery is likely to be the last area in the game, I think it’s most likely that the achivement belong to its last level.
There are only two ladder sections in the game
This one is also heavy speculation, but I think it’s plausible that there are only two sections in the game where you have to defend Mudokons who are climbing up a ladder as there are only two achievements related to this mechanic:
Friend of the Mudokons, Part 1:
Rescued enough Mudokons for good Quarma in Reunion At The Old Trellis
Friend of the Mudokons, Part 2:
Rescued enough Mudokons for good Quarma in the Escape level
I am personally very much not a fan of these sections even by their looks, so I’d be very happy if they’re used extremely sparingly.
I find it weird that none of the achievements mention these “Chi-charms” which were mentioned previously. I wonder if they’re even in the game still. There is one called “Ch’i master,” but I’m unsure if it’s related.
I’m also a bit surprised there are only this few achievements as I would have imagined the game will have at least one for each location. I also find it curious how one of the achievements mentions Sekto Springs, a location in Stranger’s Wrath. I know the game isn’t explicitly retconned and it was said it could work in both continuities, but a direct callback is still unexpected.
The achievements also seem to imply there are only two endings as opposed to the commonly mentioned theory of having a good/neutral/bad one.
I also found the portal reference in “Now You’re Thinking With Bird Portals” mildly amusing.