inFamous 2

inFamous 2 Trophies
With Great Power Comes Greater Power
Unlock and purchase all powers.

New powers will be become available to you as you progress through the story, and by going up in your karmic rank. As with the first game, the type of abilities that become available to you will be dependent on your karmic rank. Leaning towards the Hero side and you'll be locked out of the Evil powers, and vice versa.

It is not recommended you mix and match, as in choosing to be a good guy in the beginning, and then deciding to be evil midway. Otherwise, you'll end up having to grind good/bad opportunities to reach max karma rank end game.

In addition, you are not required to purchase all powers on one save file in order to unlock the trophy. You only need to unlock and purchase all powers that are possible on your current save file. For example, if you're focusing on being a good guy on your first playthrough, you'll only need to purchase all the basic abilities and the good karma ones; evil abilities are not required.

Please note that Ionic Storm is required for this trophy, which you get as part of the story near the end of the game.

List of powers is as follows:

Alpha Bolt - N/A
- Unlocked automatically. You begin the game with this power

Pincer Bolt - 400 XP
- Unlocked for purchase after completing the story mission, "Evolution"
Artillery Bolt - 800 XP
- Get five Climbing Assault stunts

Magnum Bolt - 1,200 XP
- Reach Champion Karma Rank; Get 10 Head Shock stunts
Skull Bolt - 1,200 XP
- Reach Outlaw Karma Rank; Get 5 Clueless Enemy stunts

Bolt Stream - 2,800 XP
- Reach Hero Karma Rank; Get ten Stick it to Em stunts
Scythe Bolt - 2,800 XP
- Reach Infamous Karma Rank; Get a Astonishing! stunt

Alpha Blast - N/A
- Unlocked automatically. You begin the game with this power

Detonation Blast - 600 XP
- Get five Watch Your Step stunts

Graviton Blast - 1,200 XP
- Reach Champion Karma Rank; Get a Rubber Rocket stunt
Punch Blast- 1,200 XP
- Reach Outlaw Karma Rank; Get a Blast Party stunt

Shatter Blast - 2,800 XP
- Reach Hero Karma Rank; chose Kuo in "Storm the Fort"
Nightmare Blast - 2,800 XP
- Reach Infamous Karma Rank; chose Nix in "Storm the Fort"

Alpha Grenade - N/A
- Unlocked automatically. You begin the game with this power

Sticky Grenade - 1,400 XP
- Reach Guardian Karma Rank; Get five Enviro Kill stunts
Double Grenade - 1,400 XP
- Reach Thug Karma Rank; Get a CARnage stunt

Ice Grenade - 2,600 XP
- Reach Champion Karma Rank; chose Kuo in "Storm the Fort"
Napalm Grenade - 2,600 XP
- Reach Outlaw Karma Rank; chose Nix in "Storm the Fort"

Cluster Grenade - 5,500 XP
- Get ten Precise Head Shocks stunts

Alpha Rocket - N/A
- Unlocked automatically as part of the story

Redirect Rocket- 2,000 XP
- Reach Guardian Karma Rank; Get five Hit Flying Enemy stunts
Tripwire Rocket - 2,000 XP
- Reach Thug Karma Rank; Get a Rocket Party stunt; chose Nix in "Storm the Fort"

Sticky Rocket - 2,600 XP
- Get three Dead Eye stunts

Freeze Rocket - 4,100 XP
- Reach Hero Karma Rank; chose Kuo in "Storm the Fort"
Hellfire Rocket - 4,100 XP
- Reach Infamous Karma Rank; chose Nix in "Storm the Fort"

Kinetic Pulse- 600 XP
- Unlocked for purchase after completing the story mission, "Forward Momentum"
Lightning Tether - N/A
- Unlocked for purchase after completing the story mission, "Easy Going"

Ice Launch - 2,400 XP
- Reach Guardian Karma Rank; chose Kuo in "Storm the Fort"
Firebird Strike - 2,500 XP
- Reach Outlaw Karma Rank; chose Nix in "Storm the Fort"

Frost Shield - 2,500 XP
- Reach Hero Karma Rank; chose Kuo in "Storm the Fort"
Spikers - 3,000 XP
- Reach Infamous Karma Rank; chose Nix in "Storm the Fort"

Ionic Vortex - N/A
- Unlocked for purchase after completing the story mission, "Storm's Coming"
Ionic Freeze - N/A
- Reach Guardian Karma Rank; chose Kuo in "Storm the Fort"
Ionic Drain - N/A
- Reach Outlaw Karma Rank; chose Nix in "Storm the Fort"
Ionic Storm - N/A
- Unlocked for purchase after completing the story mission, "The Final Piece"

Melee - N/A
- Unlocked automatically. You begin the game with this power

Finisher Attacks - 600 XP
- Unlocked for purchase after completing the story mission, "Evolution"

Ultra Attacks - 1,200 XP
- Unlocked for purchase after completing the story mission, "Storm's Coming"

Ultra Drain -1,600 XP
- Unlocked for purchase after completing the story mission, "The Final Piece"
Quicker Combos - 3,000 XP
- Unlocked for purchase after completing the story mission, "Ray Field Energy"

Megawatt Drain - 500 XP
- Finish 10 side missions
Ionic Charge 2 - 1,200 XP
- Finish 20 side missions

Gigawatt Drain - 1,200 XP
- Finish 30 side missions
Ionic Charge 2 - 1,800 XP
- Finish 40 side missions

Precision Enhanced - 2,100 XP
- Finish 50 side missions
Blast Shard Sense - 2,500 XP
- Finish 60 side missions

There's an easy way to grind out XP, specifically on Mission 35. Credits to TigerLust for the following tip:

While playing missions 35, you will be climbing the ice tower. You will now have to turn some valves. Turn the first two, then kill yourself with some grenades.

  1. You will be at the second valve. Run around the corridor to the left, and around the bend. You will see a line of yellow boosting poles, jump on one of the middle poles, land on the next boost pole, then land on the roof.
  2. Run forward a bit and get the two guys to notice you, then back up to where you landed on the roof.
  3. Now spam grenades like mad. The best is cluster grenades, but if you don't have it spam whatever you can. Buy the grenade cluster upgrade as soon as you can. You will get more stunt combos than the game can display at one time! You can get a few hundred XP on hard in under a minute. Simply hit L2 to recharge your energy and your health (assuming you hit it before the screen turns white.). Kill everyone with the grenades. Don't be shy, you can hit the same guy with 5 grenades, and get stunt points for Each and every one.
  4. Do NOT turn the third valve. When all the enemies are dead, commit suicide with grenades. Repeat from step 1.

PS: this is also a great place to work any stunts you need to unlock powers or trophies

If you do not wish to earn your XP legit, you can abuse the following glitch and earn them like so:

Video courtesy of PowerPyx

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User Comments
 Comment #1 by Drowzee7
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 10:59:18 PM

Do they mean like on one save file? Like if your completely good and then you work hard to become evil would you have to purchase everything for the evil side and the good side on the same save file?

 Comment #2 by infavol
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 07:51:21 PM

You only have to purchase the powers to your karma. Good = the blue karma powers : Bad = the red karma powers

 Comment #3 by erdvilla
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 06:58:40 PM

Don't forget that you still need the story related trophies so don't panic if the trophy doesn't unlock when you get your final Good/Bad power, because the final power will unlock and be automatically earned until near the endgame.

 Comment #4 by voidofenigmas
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 11:16:26 AM

ya this trophy doesn't work for me I have all evil karma and positive karma abilities bought. and I have done all 60 side missions to get all those abilities. Any thoughts anyone run into this?

 Comment #5 by chenardizzle
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 10:48:39 AM


You didn't purchase the ability, you may have unlocked them all but you must not have purchased one.

 Comment #6 by Cop449
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 03:23:39 PM

How is it possible that i donĀ“t get this trophy? I have two seperate save files; good and evil. I have bought all the powers for those files

 Comment #7 by Wolokowoh
Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 07:38:33 PM

Hey if anyone needs a grinding spot for this and is evil, the evil side mission "Playing "Hero" is a great spot. I was 5300 short of all upgrades on my evil hard difficulty playthrough and only have 3 side missions(including this one)left and got that 5300 in less than an hour. Instead of ordering the monsters to attack, just glide into the middle of the crowd and use Ionic Drain. This will make you fail the mission and start over on the roof. Every time you do this you get close to 100xp(usually a little under but I got 102 before). Keep doing this and you'll get the trophy in no time.

 Comment #8 by garnsr
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 07:51:39 PM

Surprisingly it doesn't require getting all powers from each side, I figured this was one that would pop after the second playthrough. It's nice that the only trophies
you can't get totally going with one Karma you can get with a playthrough of the other,
not both together.

 Comment #10 by MetRx
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 02:00:54 PM

Okey. so now I have purchased all the powers, both good and evil after my second playthrough. The trophy still hasn't popped. Do I need to buy all the upgrades as well??

 Comment #11 by insanelanus
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 01:59:29 PM

@MetRx, yes, you have to purchase all upgrades as well before the trophy wil pop

 Comment #12 by SmbdyBttrThnU
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 07:28:45 PM

@#8 I was also surprised when I got this trophy after only my first play through and having bought all upgrades for all powers. This is going to make my evil play thorugh that much faster since I don't have to worry about unlocking all powers. Platinum, here I come!

Note to all that haven't started yet, DO THE EVIL PLAY THROUGH ON EASY FIRST and you will have an easier time getting this. VERY HARD TO GET XP AFTER YOU FINISH THE GOOD CAMPAIGN. I got lucky and found a couple of user made levels that produced some good XP for me.

 Comment #13 by SmbdyBttrThnU
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 07:32:04 PM

I also found a glitch that on some UGC levels you could purchase powers while in the level and it wouldn't deduct the XP used to purchase from your total XP allowing you to basically get powers for free. I played multiple levels and found that some worked and others didn't, but couldn't see any identifiable reasons why some would work and others wouldn't.

Hope this helps.

 Comment #14 by SmbdyBttrThnU
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 07:34:49 PM

@#13 One of the UGC levels that worked for me was "Zombie Apocolypse" near the central park area. I believe it showed up today under the newest filter.

 Comment #15 by VoltJolt112
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 01:14:41 PM

I think they patched the UGC free powers glitch. I just tried it, and it took my money. :(

 Comment #16 by VoltJolt112
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 03:17:00 PM

Wait, no they didn't. #14 has incorrect instructions. I watched a Youtube tutorial. First go to new mission, then hit play mission without doing anything, buy as many powers as you want as long as you have enough money for the most expensive one, and it won't subtract your XP. Exit to Edit Mission when you're done, and then hit Exit, dont' save, and then check your powers and XP to make sure. It worked for me!

 Comment #17 by KRAUSY13
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 12:41:03 AM

Okay, so I didnt buy 1 power from the good side before I did my second playthrough because I didnt think i could unlock the trophy until I had bought all the evil powers as well. Now on my good save file all the Evil powers are available to be purchased if I complete the stunts. Does anyone know whether this means I will now have to buy every single power?

 Comment #18 by mw30
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 03:59:52 PM

@ No. 7: you have to buy all the powers for either good or bad.

 Comment #19 by Mayhem126
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 07:45:47 PM

I beat the game twice and unlocked the use all powers plus 15k exp thing. I bought all blue and red karma powers but no trophy? Do i need upgrades also?

 Comment #20 by Eldermage
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 01:16:20 AM

As of the latest patch, the inf xp trick doesn't work on the UGC editor, just a heads up

 Comment #21 by Trickeymuppet
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 10:36:24 AM

hey guys, just for an xp help.. watch this and trust me its legit ino its bad quality but it really help :D!

 Comment #22 by alexanderkazu
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 03:48:52 PM

i have done every side mission, 50+ UGC mission and still, all shards, all messages, still 3500xp to get this trophy...

 Comment #23 by EXCellR8
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 10:58:18 PM

This trophy really f***ed me over bad. I didn't purchase all of the evil powers on my first play through, and now that i've beaten it twice all the good powers are available for both save files. This sucks, cuz not only do I have to buy every single power but I have all of the side missions done and i don't have nearly enough XP. WTF!!

 Comment #24 by ILikePS3
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 08:36:46 PM

I have botched this one up. On my first and second playthrough I tried both karmas and wasn't paying attention to this trophy. So I tried to buy both sets of powers for both playthroughs. I'm on my third playthrough now. Since I've messed up the first two will the trophy be locked now? I'm tthinking of deleting the first two playthroughs do one more evil playthrough. Then do as ppl above me are saying. This is the last on left until I get platinum

 Comment #25 by Jmech4889
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 11:12:42 AM

Anyone who is trying to farm exp through UGC missions listen up:
After the 1.2 patch you can't use UGC creator to spend free exp, and you can't delete the patch manually because it's needed to access the UGC menu.
Also, UGC missions are one use only it seems, meaning you can play them once for full exp but if you play the same level again you'll receive 0 exp when mission completes. However is you finish a mission, save, quit the game and start it again, this seems to be enough to get exp from missions you've already played. Keep this in mind.

 Comment #26 by H1DD3N
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 07:46:36 PM

i wish there was a straige for xp for good on hard

 Comment #27 by H1DD3N
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 06:23:38 PM

SOMEONE HELP. im on mission 37 on my evil playthrough
I have all good, amp upgrades, and upgrades bought EXCEPT CLUSTER GRANADE.
On evil file i have all evil powers and cluster granade but no trophY

 Comment #28 by H1DD3N
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 06:25:14 PM


 Comment #29 by griffinator127
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 02:20:40 AM

if you need to farm experience there is a UGC titled "Experience Farm" the user is MaltaBoi. It's extremely tedious but you actually keep all the experience you get within the UGC and you can keep going back to it and still get XP. hope this helps.

 Comment #30 by VitorHF
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 07:31:16 AM

If I do the Good Karma story and buy all the power ups and good powers and then do another save of bad karma, and buy only the bad powers, will I still get this trophy?

 Comment #31 by bigben10
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 01:05:11 PM

Just to let everyone know that is struggling with this. You have to go through the game and complete it doing all of one karma choice, so you end as either a hero or infamous. Then for your second run through, you have to do all the opposite karma choices. So if you did hero on your other save, you then need to be infamous on the current save. Once you finish story on the second save file, ALL the powers are unlocked and 15,000 xp bonus for completing each karma mode. You then have to buy all the powers on that second save file that ALL the powers are unlocked on.

* The 15,000xp bonus doesn't cover the cost of all the new powers you have to buy. I'm currently grinding level 30 with the tesla shot as their is a path that you can take that takes you through a group of 4 enemies then 9 gro

 Comment #32 by bigben10
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 01:50:53 PM

9 groups of three people. What gets me around 290xp each time.
Hope this helps.

 Comment #33 by Kretorika
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 02:28:36 PM

Could've gotten this trophy but didn't realize you didn't need for both karmas. So I wasted xp on good side powers...

 Comment #34 by misieque
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 02:16:45 PM

When you got 100% missions done you can destroy fuel tanks for 5 XP each. They're respawning quite fast.

 Comment #35 by URaLOZer
Saturday, June 23, 2012 @ 01:11:11 AM

Thanks for the help everyone! My brother has had trouble with this trophy, and I did not know what to do since I got it as soon as I beat the game the second time.

 Comment #36 by zfleeman
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 12:31:46 PM

We are certain that it's only purchasing powers for your karma, right? If so, I only have to buy the Freeze Rocket. If I have to buy the "quicker combos" and "blast shard sense" as well, I'm going to be upset. 1400 more xp to farm with the Experience Farm UGC.

 Comment #37 by zfleeman
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 05:18:37 PM

Okay, here's my plan.

I have one completed good play through on hard, with the "Quicker Combos" and "Blast Shard Sense" yet to unlock. I have a save with this good Cole right before the end. I figured it was pretty much impossible to unlock those last two at this point in the game.

I started my evil Cole on easy mode, and after I finish this play through, I thought I would have more than enough xp to purchase all of the upgrades. Then I realized I would have to do all of the side missions again in order to access a few of the upgrades. I'm not too inclined to do this.

My hope, which I'm hoping you all can confirm, is that the supposed 15,000 xp you get for unlocking both endings will be available every time I complete the game from here on out. So, I will use my good Cole save to

 Comment #38 by zfleeman
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 05:21:04 PM

(continued) get the 15k xp, and purchase the final two upgrades I have easily. I base this information off of this GameFAQs post.

Does anybody have information on how the 15k bonus works?

 Comment #39 by spectralheaven
Sunday, July 15, 2012 @ 04:02:11 PM

I finished game for the second time purchased all Good and Bad karma powers and guess what? NOTHING!
As it seems, once you finish the game for the second time at least you unlock all powers regardless of alingment, which means at this point you need to buy everything - doing a 3rd run on easy now to rack up massive XP, hopefully this time it will work.

 Comment #40 by NuKeHeaD
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 02:34:03 AM

Right so I was farming xp - UGC level - and got enough to purchase a power, went into the menu and purchased it with the XP being deducted as per the usual. Went out of the Powers menu and immediately went back in to discover the XP had magically reappeared. Haven't tested to see if it works in all levels but it worked more than once on the same level. Playing the fully-patched digital version (UK/ZA).

 Comment #41 by waverlock
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 09:50:42 AM

I found a way that worked well, since after the patch, the game limits the ammount of XP you can earn per second.

Go to UGC menu and search for mission that start with "XP". A lot of mission will appear.

Look for one that is near the water (the bottom half is water with a grey square). The description says something about kill the militia.

When you start you will see a wooden bridge ledding you to an arena with several orange militia guy. Just shockwave them once an the you automatically die and recover, die and recover... just wait the xp comming! :)

In my experience you can earn 305 XP per 5-10 minutes (i think this is the limit for a UGC mission), then just abandon and look for another one exactly the same.

It is the fastest, and less active way, if you already complete e

 Comment #42 by ImperatorA3
Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 06:06:44 AM

I noticed that when you buy a power while doing a UGC mission, you do get ALL the exp in that mission. That's how I did it.

 Comment #43 by Fantatier
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 02:02:58 PM

this is such bs...
they could have at least given us anything with a few more xp after the game is over...
why would they not, this is just leading to me hating that game because i have to grind it... -.-

 Comment #44 by twyz
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 09:35:15 PM

Argh! I had to grind 1200 xp at the end for this.

 Comment #45 by Charlyposho
Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 12:10:19 PM

The guide is wrong. You dont need tu purchase every single power of the game. You only need the ones available in a single playthrough, as a good guy OR as a bad guy. But not both karmic powers.

 Comment #46 by WarrantTrauma
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 04:05:49 PM

Highly recommend finding a UGC level where you can disable turrets. Each turret taken out awards full exp.

 Comment #47 by upstart
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 03:27:17 AM

i wish the guide could be edited just to mention that if you're playing on hard it's pretty damn difficult to get enough xp to purchase all the powers, regardless of karma, without grinding one of the missions. i did my first (negative) playthrough on hard and have already finished the game and all side missions and still need a couple thousand to buy the last 3 powers. i'm on my second playthrough now on easy but one of the powers only gets unlocked after doing 60 side missions, so i i wish i didn't have to go through all that again. :(

 Comment #48 by upstart
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 09:59:22 PM

a good mission for farming xp is "the dunbar beam." it ends when you take out the ice conduits, so just kill all the corrupteds and ravagers(?) you can with the spotlight, then abandon the mission and repeat until you feel you have enough. also, try and wait for the corrupteds to position themselves together to snag the 4-in-1, 5-in-1 multipliers. on easy you can rack up almost 1000 xp each go at it.

 Comment #49 by hindiactionhero
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 07:02:50 AM

I did my first playthrough as Good karma (on Hard) but didn't purchase all the powers when I finished it. The cluster bomb is about 5500XP and I wanted to get through my second playthrough on Evil in order to get the Platinum. Man! I got scared when I thought I might have to get both the good and evil weapons on my second playthrough, 'cause it was gonna just take hours to farm enough xp for that haha, but luckily once you get whichever karmic weapons you needed for that playthrough, in addition to the neutral ones- you're good to go! :P Just stick to whichever karma you chose (if you end up doing it in your second playthrough like me) and if you're Evil, you can go about (ionic) draining people, or knocking them down and healing them afterwards.

 Comment #50 by freakingmayhem
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 03:16:08 PM

I was stuck with this as my last trophy, but came up with a pretty fast trick (~300XP/15sec). It requires a 99 cent DLC. I posted about it here:

 Comment #51 by Misko1023
Thursday, September 05, 2013 @ 09:38:59 PM

Found out great way to farm this.
Must have ionic storm.
And be on good.

Do the side mission ICEBREAKER.
On the second group of baddies u fight with kuo.
Dont kill them all.
Instead kill the big ice guy in one hit with the storm
Itll get you about 100xp every time u do it.
Make sure u have a ionic charge going into the fight

Right after u kill the big icey guy
Jump in the water and kill your self

You will keep you points and start out right back on the rooftop next to ICEY

Kill him again. You should have another inoic charge(they give yours back)
For another 100 times

Wash rinse reapeat as many times as u want.
Try to get multi kills with the one inoic storm
Blast for more points.

Hope this helps.

 Comment #52 by the king of games vagos
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 @ 12:33:15 PM

Okay here is what happens. I completed both hero and infamous stories I have both good and evil powers in my second playthrough but I don't have the three upgrades for the opposite karma. So I thought you only have to purchase upgrades for one karma only. Help me guys

 Comment #53 by DanimalTAnimal
Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 05:05:54 PM

@50 I needed 6000 xp for this trophy and doing it with the DLC was a piece of cake. Thanks.

 Comment #54 by CryingWolfXIII
Monday, December 09, 2013 @ 11:29:45 AM

The only trophie I don't have, but i'm kinda lazy about it.

 Comment #55 by MrTJSeven
Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 12:53:12 PM

LOL Wow another stack of posts for a dead easy trophy!

Listen to how easy this is and forget pointless tasks like trying to boost as with ANY game... just play the game for what it is, do what's needed to be done like the story, side missions etc and you'll gain enough points to get this naturally.
I just finished my 1st playthrough and did everything on Good Karma and got this trophy without unlocking any Evil Karma upgrades.

Like most games, it's not hard to do, it just takes time and patience.

So many players on here make tasks look more difficult than they actually are so stop trying to work out boosting techniques etc that are pointless and a waste of a real gamers time because there are not needed.

There's more pointless posts on this game than there is on some of THE to

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Game Info
Sucker Punch


US June 07, 2011
Europe June 10, 2011
Japan July 07, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1
ESRB: Teen
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