Alpe du Zwift climb badge

Does Zwift look at your Strava Alpe du Zwift segment data to award you the ■■■■■■■■■ badge? I have not been uploading my recent Alpe du Zwift rides to Strava. Will that impact my ability to get the ■■■■■■■■■ badge?

This post is related to the badge for climbing Alpe du Zwift 25 times. The Zwift forum apparently censors the word used for this badge name.

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No. Zwift badges are based and awarded off the data Zwift has.

Strava can be helpful to show you how many times you’ve climbed AdZ.

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…And unfortunately there is no tracking of those climbs visible within the game to a user who relies on Zwift alone.
I don’t use Strava and kept tabs of my AdZ in a spreadsheet and was relieved to receive the badge-that-must-not-be-named a few weeks ago on my 25th passage through the arch at the summit. At least Zwift’s internal tally is accurate. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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For some of us, it’s not. There used to be a bug where it didn’t reset correctly after passing the start line when descending the mountain. So if you did a U-turn to go back up again, it didn’t register unless you’d gone almost all the way to the gate.

I’ve lost at least two ascents to that, but it’s fixed now.

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And if you did a U-turn when it was just launched it would not count.