Guide By: technole
There are 49 Trophies that can be earned in this title.
• It is recommended that your backup your Shift 2 save data often via removable media and/or the PlayStation Plus Cloud Service. There have been many confirmed reports of the game freezing during saving points as-of title update 1.02. If the game freezes during game saving, your could lose your career progress. Save yourself possible grief, and backup when possible.
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Legends Pack DLC
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Speedhunters Edition DLC
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|Unlocked all trophies in SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED|
|Reached Driver Level 5|
See Veteran trophy
|Mastered every location in day or dusk|
In each track location in the day or dusk setting, you will need to master it by driving around the track and achieving a 100% best racing line score after one full lap. You will also have to master each corner of that track to earn the track master badge for that track. This is accomplished by racing through the racing line in each corner with the proper speed, without going off-track, and hitting another object. You can always see what corners you mastered in-race in your race display and you will gain XP by mastering corners even if you already done so previously. You can progress on mastering tracks in any game mode such as quickplay or online
|Beat Jamie Campbell-Walker and won the FIA GT1 World Championship||(1)|
Just like with previous branches, you will need to win enough podiums in the GT1 series to unlock the GT1 World Championship. Jamie Campbell-Walker drives the Nissan GTR and you will have to beat him in this 10-race series and finish on top of the podium in 1st place to win this trophy. Be sure you have enough time to play 10-races straight in one-sitting for this championship series.
|Beat Patrick Soderlund and won the FIA GT3 European Championship|
Once you win enough podium finishes in the GT3 series, you will unlock the GT3 European Championship series. Patrick Soderland is a driver for Team Need for Speed and is also an executive at EA. He is your rival that you need to beat in this series, along with winning it altogether to win this trophy. If you made it to the GT3 championship series, you won't have too much trouble with this as everyone is using a GT3 car and Patrick is no different with his GT3 BMW Z4. Which will have a new home in your garage when you unlock this trophy!
|I. Am. Iron. Man.|
|Placed 1st in 5 consecutive Online events||(2)|
You just need to finish in 1st place in any five consecutive online events. This is confirmed to be obtainable in unranked, private matches. For an easier time, it is probably best to do this with a friend considering the nature of the online community. See the boosting thread to find a partner.
|Beaten all the Rivals||(3)|
You can keep track of your Rivals badges progress by going to your Autolog profile at anytime. These are the Rivals badges you will need to earn:
|Leno would be proud|
|Have at least one car from each manufacturer in your Garage||(3)|
The complete car manufacturer list of cars you need to have in your garage is below. You can also win cars by naturally progressing in your career so you don't necessarily have to buy them all with cash. For the optimal path to this trophy and to save the most money, here is a list of all possible reward cars:
|Earned $10,000,000 total during your career||(4)|
This one is a grind, and by-far the most time-consuming trophy in SHIFT 2, since by the time you complete your career you will not even get close to $10 million. You can continue to gain money however by winning races, finishing events with opponents, and playing online. Your best bet is likely to replay events you know you can get to the top of the podium in. Each career race shows the top of the podium, 1st place winnings and it gets less the further down you finish.
|Mastered every location at night|
See Daywalker trophy
|Reached Driver Level 15|
See Veteran trophy
|Won JR's GTR Challenge||(5)|
After the tutorial, you will race two laps in a Nissan GT-R against competition. It is important that you win the race in first place to unlock this trophy. If you feel you are not going to win the race, pause the game and restart the race. As explained in the roadmap, this trophy is missable. If you continue on without winning, you cannot retry the event unless you backup your save file, delete it, and start the game again. I've also made a video if you want to prepare for this race visually to unlock the trophy:
|Completed an event recommended by a Friend||(7)|
When you complete a career event, you can recommend that event to a friend by using the button after a race. This will add the recommendation to your friend's Autolog. Have a friend do the same for you and simply complete that event to unlock this. If you have several friends playing SHIFT 2 this is another good avenue to gain more XP faster. If you beat your friend's Autolog recommended records you will gain more XP for that race!
|Road to Glory|
|Beaten your first Rival|
As you progress in career-mode, you'll run into events that end in a championship race series. The first one that is possible is against Vaughn Gittin, Jr in the Drift branch. You have to win the championship series and beat your rival in that series to unlock this.
|Reached Driver Level 10|
See Veteran trophy
|Reached Driver Level 20|
To unlock these driver level trophies, you will need to level up to the appropriate driver level. Everything you do in-game will earn XP, i.e. following the best race line, mastering corners, being in the lead, etc. You will also earn more XP by finishing races and playing at harder difficulties. There are XP bonuses by completing race objectives that are shown on the race screen before you enter the race. As mentioned in the road-map, you can also earn double-XP in your first 24 hours after claiming your online pass, therefore making progress to level 20 much faster.
|Beaten Mad Mike Whiddett and won the Works Championship|
You will need to win enough podium finishes in the Works series to unlock the Works championship series. You will have to beat Team Need for Speed driver, Mad Mike Whiddett, and finish on top of the podium in 1st place in the series to win this trophy. Keep in mind like with previous races, Works has varied car performance indices unlike the GT3/GT1 series.
|Going the extra mile|
|Completed 250 Event Objectives|
When you start each event, on the loading screen you will see possible race objectives to accomplish during that race. These include a clean lap, which consist of going around the track without going off-course or making contact with another object. Leading a whole lap is another common objective, which will count upon one full resolution around the track from the point you took the lead. Beating a target track time is also another objective. Once you take the lead on the track, it becomes easier to accomplish the target track time objective since there will likely be less obstacles in your path to prevent you from slowing down.
|Won your first Event Set Badge|
This is likely one of your first trophies, all you need to do is get all podium finishes in an event set. The easiest path to obtaining this is to complete the initial D-class set that you start your career in.
|The Driver's Battle|
|Complete an event purely from helmet cam|
A new view in SHIFT 2 is the helmet cam that gives you the driving view directly from the helmet. Use the button before the start of your race to set this view. You can tell if you see your helmet at the bottom of the view. Complete the race event with only this view to unlock this.
|Place 1st in an event using Elite handling model|
Another new addition to SHIFT 2 is an immersive Elite handling mode giving the driver full control of their car without any assists. This trophy is designed to have you trial this experience. Under the options menu, set your handling to Elite. Complete and win a race in first-place. You can do this as soon as your first race in your career. Try doing this with the D-class car you start out with in one of the first races if you are having difficulty with this handling mode.
|Won 25 Career events on Easy difficulty or higher|
See Race License trophy
|Won 50 Career events on Medium difficulty or higher|
See Race License trophy
|Won 75 Career events on Hard difficulty||(4)|
When you first start the game and finish the introduction race, JR will present you with a difficulty setting that the game believes you are comfortable with. The difficulty setting affects AI behavior, time and drift targets, XP, and money you acquire in events. At this point you can keep the settings presented or change it to your liking. Ideally if you start out on Hard difficulty and win 75 career events in first-place, you can get all three difficulty trophies in one-go.
If you are having trouble with some events you can lower the difficulty without penalty and change it back to a harder difficulty afterward. It is also possible to start your career on easy or on medium, then later repeat and win events on hard difficulty. This will unlock the remaining difficulty trophies as the game keeps track of the highest difficulties you've won in first-place.
|Beaten the 1st Target Time in a Hot Lap event|
When you reach level 3, there will be hot lap events available to go for this. These events have three time attack target times (easy, medium, hard) to strive for to get a podium finish. You just need to beat the hard, or top target time, in an event.
|The World is my Oyster|
|Unlocked the FIA GT1 Branch||(2)|
FIA GT1 Branch is the final, top series in SHIFT 2. This will be unlocked automatically after GT3 Champion once you beat rival Patrick Soderlund and win the GIA GT3 series branch. Completing the Works branch is not required.
|Track Mastered your first location|
The term track master is used in SHIFT 2 to describe mastering all corners and achieving a 100% best race line score a track. This involves taking all sections and corners at the right speed, on the best race line, and without hitting any obstacles or cars. Stay on the best race line for one lap to achieve a 100% score, master all corners that are listed on the bottom left of your screen on one track, and this will pop at the conclusion of the race. If you are having trouble mastering certain corners, you can try using a slower D-class car. In this video I made below, I unlocked the trophy using the Scion tC as the first car I bought when I started my career at Monza GP:
|Competed at your every location in the game|
If you progress through the career mode in level order, you will attain this trophy naturally. Otherwise by the end of your career if you still do not have this unlocked, you can play any event in any mode (even quick mode) and it will count towards this trophy. See spreadsheet image for the complete list of locations and for all your track badge needs. This trophy will unlock upon completion of the last track on your list.
|Tic Tac Toe|
|Own a Modern, Retro, and Muscle car||(1)|
This involves owning three types of cars as listed. When you go to the car lot or garage, the type of car is listed. Simply just own one from each type to unlock. You are likely to earn this naturally as you'll need to purchase a retro and muscle car to compete in their respective series. If you want this trophy quicker and have $55039 to spend you can unlock this by buying the cheapest cars of each type:
$4,500 - Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GT1
$11,500 - Scion tC
$39,000 - Dodge Charger R/T
|Used On-Track Tuning to save a Tuning Setup for a car||(1)|
By going to your garage you can take a car onto the track to test and perform on-track tuning. This is an excellent option to test that new upgrade you just purchased. Just select a car you own in garage mode and go into tuning, then create. You can tune to your liking or choose a quick option. Next, you will be able to choose a track to test your car. After some distance on the track in your pause menu you will need to use the tuning option to make changes to "dial in" your car. Just save those changes. Check out my video to walkthrough this process:
|Upgraded 3 vehicles to Works spec|
Once you've put enough upgrades into an upgradable car, the upgrade progress bar will mention that a Works upgrade is available. This final Works upgrade can be purchased with the last upgrade option. You will need to upgrade three cars to this configuration. Even though you might acquire other cars in Works configuration, you will still need to build three yourself.
Keep in-mind you can still make more car upgrades even after the Works option becomes available if you still want to purchase them to continue to raise your car performance index. While each individual car upgrade is fully-refundable, once you upgrade to Works configuration it cannot be reversed.
|Completed JR's Grass Roots event|
Once you get to Level 5, you will unlock JR's drift event. He will give an introduction and tutorial on how to drift at a warehouse yard practice course. You will be given a series of drift targets you will need to complete to pass the tutorial. There is no time limit and you cannot be penalized if you make mistakes so you will have all the time you need to learn to drift successfully. Once you complete this, the trophy will unlock and you will have a new drifting car in your garage to enter the drifting series.
|Earned 10 Badges|
See Badge Collector trophy
|Earned 50 Badges|
See Badge Collector trophy
|Earned 100 Badges|
As you progress in your career and complete a "series" of events in a level you will earn a badge for that series. You will also earn badges by beating rivals, and mastering tracks in daylight and night time. You can always check your current badge statuses and ones you can work to unlock anytime by going to your profile in the Autolog menu. This will also come naturally if you are working on the mastering track trophies, Night Rider and Day Walker,as there 126 badges total to be obtained for those trophies.
|I'm Going To Hollywood!|
|Got through the Qualifying round in the Driver Duel Championship|
In the online menu, you will have the option to enter the Driver Duel championship. This is a blind auto-match series where you will be paired with an opponent in which you both will get a random car and track to race in a best of three series. Simply just win the qualifying round to unlock. As mentioned in the roadmap, don't always expect random opponents to play fair here. Keep in mind if any car gains a lead of several seconds on their opponent they will automatically be considered the winner for that round.
|Shared a photo or replay with others|
In-game all you have to do is pause and use the camera feature to take a photo to save to your PS3. After the race, go to your Autolog profile and you will have the opportunity to share photos you have saved. Simply share your photo with the world to unlock!
|Intercept & Pursue|
|Completed an Online Catchup Pack and Online Catchup Duel event|
These are two events new to the game. An Online Catchup Pack is an event where slower cars get a head start on the faster car. In the duel format, it is just between two players. This is confirmed to be obtainable in unranked, private matches. You just simply need to complete these events, regardless of how you finish. An online catchup pack event requires at least three players while a duel is simply just you and another player. If you are having problems with people joining in unranked matches, try setting up a ranked match as this will open up auto-joins.
|King Of The Hill|
|Won your first Driver Duel Championship crown||(6)|
You'll have to win seven races in a row after the qualifying match in a ladder-style online driver duel for a total of eight wins. The duel consists of two players being matched in a random car and track in a best-of-three driver duel battle. Each player will have the opportunity to start in the lead, and if a round 3 is necessary, the race will begin with both drivers getting the race green light while already driving. If you fail in any round, you will fall down to the qualifying round and have to start over the process again.
This mode cannot be boosted by practical means because it is a blind auto-match. Considering the small amount of players online this can also be frustrating for players because you will have to wait for someone available to play at your ladder level. Randoms playing this mode could resort to questionable tactics such as bumping you from behind and/or attempting to spin you out if they are close as they will not be disqualified for doing so. If the race leader gets too much of lead they will automatically win that round of the match. The best of three format benefits experienced drivers as it might help if you are playing catch-up and waiting for the player to make a single mistake.
Once you get to the championship round, you just need to beat your final matched opponent to take the crown. You also do not fall off the championship round after you win, only if you lose after winning the crown. This can be helpful to help others needing assistance with winning the crown in this round.
|In The Zone|
|Won an Online event from helmet cam|
You will need to finish on top of the podium in 1st place and complete the race entirely from the helmet cam view. Just use button prior to race start to set your helmet cam view. It can look similar to the dashboard view and you can tell if its helmet cam if you see the bottom of your helmet on your screen. If you are a creating a race, you can also lock down the entire field to using only helmet cam view to ensure you will be eligible for the trophy. This is confirmed to be obtainable in unranked, private matches.
|Played Online for over 10 hours total||(1)|
You can track your online time progress in your Autolog profile. Any events you play online will clock time for this trophy, ranked or unranked. Considering that you can obtain money and XP online, this is a good avenue to work on many trophies at once. It has also been reported that if you idle too long online, that you could get timed out by the EA servers. If that happens, the game will not save your time progress. You do need to complete the event for the game to save your time progress.
Setup a private match between you and your boosting partner(s). Start a time-attack race on any track you want, change the length to "long". I personally used the Enna P. track as the time-attack allotment is 20 minutes. At the end of the 20 minutes the match will end and you will go back to the lobby, whether you actually raced or not. When I did it we taped down the gas button (R2) just to be safe. If no one exits out of the lobby the timer will run down automatically and the game will start a new race without you having to do anything. You can leave your PS3 on all night this way and wake up to a new trophy.
Keep in mind you will also want to make sure both you and your partner(s) PS3 controllers are plugged-in if you are leaving your PS3 unattended for an extended period of time.
|DLC: Legends Pack|
|Cost: 9.99 Trophies: 2|
|Beat Matt Powers and won the Legends Championship|
You will need to playthrough the Legends Branch and win at-least 12 podiums to qualify to enter the Legends Championship to face your new rival, Matt Powers. When you are eligible to enter the championship series, you will need to complete six race stages consisting of the following tracks:
At the end of the event, you will need to finish on-top of the podium in first-place and defeat your rival, Matt Powers in the standings to win the championship and subsequently unlock this trophy.
|Won an Online event in a car from the Legends Pack|
For this, you will need access to the online mode in Shift 2, and you must win any online event, ranked or unranked, on top of the podium in first-place using any one of following cars from the Legends Pack:
You can also lock the lobby to limit DLC packs other drivers use, and this can be boosted in private, unranked matches.
|DLC: Speedhunters Edition|
|Cost: 9.99 Trophies: 6|
|Reached over 250mph in a Standing Mile event|
An easy method for this is to use the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Speedhunters Edition or Chris Rado's Scion tC as soon as you start the Standing Mile series. For drag racing, if you are using the standard control setup you will need to get a prompt start at the green light by revving up in neutral using the button. Then when the green light hits you will need to use to up-shift appropriately, keep up-shifting when in the green zone, and you should top 250mph. I have made of video of myself unlocking the trophy at the Agueda Aerodrome event:
|8 Second Club|
|Ran a Quarter Mile in less than 9 seconds|
You will want to use the best A-class car you can for this. For an easier time use the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Speedhunters Edition in your drag quarter mile races. For drag racing, if you are using the standard control setup you will need to get a prompt start at the green light by revving up in neutral using the button. Then when the green light hits you will need to use to up-shift appropriately, keep your steering straight, upshift when in the green zone to get to the quarter mile finish as soon as possible. I have made a video of myself unlocking this trophy in the Agueda Drag Strip quarter-mile event:
|Ready To Rock|
|Won an Online event in a Speedhunters Edition car|
You will need access to the online mode, and win any online event on top of the podium, in first-place. It can be ranked or unranked matches, and you have to win using at-least one of the following cars included with the Speedhunters Edition. For an easier time, see the boosting thread to find a partner with the Speedhunters Edition.
|Beat Chris Rado and won the 1320 Outlaws Championship|
Once you are eligible for the 1320 Outlaws Championship after compiling at least four podium finishes in the drag event series, you will need complete three stages and defeat Chris in the final-standings on top of the podium. For an easier time, consider using the The Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Speedhunters Edition in this event.
|Beat Koz and won the Standing Mile World Championship|
You will need a set of podium finishes to qualify for the Mile World Championship. Where you will face Koz in several events, and have to finish on-top of the podium to defeat him to unlock this trophy. The same methods that you use to win previous Standing Mile races applies here. You have three rounds to clock the fastest drag time. If you have gotten this far to the championship, the strategy is still the same. Use the fastest A-class performance car to beat your Rival, Koz to the top of the podium in the events.
|Completed a Career event in each of the Speedhunters Edition Cars|
Completed a Career event in each of the Speedhunters Edition Cars
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