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Rock Band 3

Rock Band 3 Trophy Guide
Guide By: atirador
There are 50 Trophies that can be earned in this title.


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Estimated difficulty: 9.2/10
Offline trophies: 50 (33 15 1 1)
Online trophies: 0
Estimated time to platinum: 50-100 hours (depends on your skill)
Minimum number of play-throughs needed: 1
Missable Trophies: None.
Glitched Trophies: None.
Do cheats disable trophies?: There are no cheats, but you can use the "No Fail" modifier and still get the trophies
Does Difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, Some of the trophies requires a minimum difficulty (see trophy description for more details)

Hardware Required

Rock Band 3 is possibly the most expensive Platinum ever. You're going to need at the very least:

- 1 Guitar
- 1 Rock Band 2 / The Beatles Rock Band Drumset with the RB3 Cymbal expansion or Rock Band 3 Drumset
- 3 Microphones (almost any USB mic will do)
- 1 Pro-Guitar (MadCatz Mustang)¹
- 1 Keyboard (you can unlock the ability to play regular Keys with the guitar, but you'll need the Keyboard to play Pro Keys)²

¹: The Fender Squier (PRO Guitar) will be available in March of 2011

²: By 5-starring 50 songs on Medium Guitar (or 3-starring on a Higher difficulty) you'll unlock the ability to play the normal Keys with the guitar (2 trophies are related to Normal Keys), but you still need to play any song on the actual Keyboard for the trophy to pop after completing the goal using the guitar.

Roadmap

Intro

There are three easy trophies that you can get as soon as you start the game by callibrating your system, creating a character and giving a name for your band. Doing this will give you:

Tune Up
Self-Made Dude or Lady
Best. Name. Ever

Rock Band 3 doesn't have the traditional Career encountered on previous itterations of the series, so all of the remaining trophies will be divided in the three categories described below.

Trainers and Lessons

By succesfully completing the trainers and lessons for Pro instruments, you'll receive the following trophies:

Drum Trainer Initiate (Pro Drums)
Drum Trainer Graduate (Pro Drums)
Power Chords (Pro Guitar)
Complex Chords (Pro Guitar)
Pro Keys Graduate (Pro Keys)

IMPORTANT: You can use the "Pause/Rewind Trick" on all trainers and lessons. More details on the Trophy Description for "Pro Keys Graduate"


Road Challenges

New to the Rock Band franchise, Rock Band 3 brings you the Road Challenges. Each Road Challenge consists of a series of setlists that can be pre-defined, random or user created. Each setlist is attached to a specific goal (reach a certain note streak, deploy Overdrive as much as you can, etc).

By succesfully completing these goals you'll receive "Spades". The more Spades you get on a Challenge, more rewards you'll get at the end of the Challenge.

These are the goals you'll encounter on Road Challenges:

All For One: You have to hit almost every note on each section of a song. If you're playing in a band, all members must hit a high % of notes on each song.

Overdrive Chain: You must maintain overdrive (OD) for as long as possible. If you're playing solo, wait until your OD bar is full before activating it. If you're playing in a Band, you can alternate the activations, just make sure that at least one member has OD activated.

Overdrive Overload: You must activate OD as many times as possibles. As soon as you get a 50% bar, activate it.

Overdrive Streak: Here, you're rewarded for using Overdrive without breaking streak. Try to keep a streak while overdrive is activated.  Only the first streak counts, so if you miss the first note after activating, you lose the entire activation.

Optimized Overdrive: You must activate your OD only when you're on the max multiplier (6x for Bass and 4x for all the other instruments).

Share The Spotlight: You have to keep a streak of notes when you're in the spotlight. If you're playing solo, the spotlight is always on you.

Streakmania: You (or another member of your band) have to keep a streak of notes.

TIP: You can do the Road Challenges on any difficulty. Try them on Easy or Medium if you're having trouble getting 5 Stars and/or 5 Spades.

The following trophies are related to Road Challenges:

Hometown Threwdown
Real Nor'easter
Wilderness Survival
Party Animal
Mile High Club
Hell Defrosted
Major Mileage
The Connoisseur's Connoisseur
Ultimate Road Warrior

Miscellaneous Trophies

These are the trophies related to specific instruments, star rating on songs among others, including the infamous Endless SetList III.

In the Trophies Section, these miscellaneous trophies will be separated by instrument.

See the description for each trophy for more information.

[PS3T Would Like to Thank atirador for this Roadmap]



Rock Band 3 Completionist
Won all Rock Band 3 trophies. 
Tune Up
Calibrated your system for optimal performance with Rock Band 3. 

When you first start the game you'll be asked to callibrate your system (you can calibrate later, in the Options Menu). Just callibrate automatically (if you have a guitar with this funcitionality), callibrate manually or enter the callibration numbers directly.

Self-Made Dude or Lady
Created a Character. 

You can create a character as soon as you start the game by selecting Customize -> Create Character.

Best. Name. Ever
Renamed your band. 

By default, your band name is your PS3 user name. Just rename it going to Customize -> Customize Band -> Edit Band Name to get this trophy.

The Endless Setlist III
Successfully completed 'The Endless Setlist III'! 

Unlike previous iterations of Rock Band, the Endless SetList is available to you right from the start by going to Career -> My Goals -> Rock Band -> Epic Rock Band 3.

You just have to complete it on any difficulty with any instrument. You can pause and take breaks between songs, but if you exit the SetList you'll have to start it all over again. You can use the No Fail modifier too, so it's not as difficult, just time consuming (about 6 or 7 hours).

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Maintained overdrive for 60 Seconds. 

You can do this trophy alone in some songs, like "The Kill" by 30 Seconds to Mars (DLC) or you can use 2 or more people in your band alternating the OverDrive (OD) activation. Here's how to do it:

Get 2 or more people in your band; all players can play on Easy. As soon as everyone has full OD, let the drummer or the vocalist activate first. Before his/her OD runs out, another player should activate theirs. The trick is to keep OD activated on only one player at a time.

Another easy way requires the song "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" from Rock Band 1. You can play guitar on Easy. Wait until the first time you have a full bar, play 2 of the green notes then activate your overdrive. If you don't miss the following OD phrases, you'll get the trophy.

Millionaire Club
Got 1,000,000 on one song. 

You can't get this one alone. You'll need at least a 2-person band, but it's easier with 3 or 4. It's recommended to have all the players on Hard or Expert. Choose a song that everyone can play without making too many mistakes.

Also, make sure that everyone activates overdrive at the same time, to increase the score multiplier.

Rock Band Master
5 Starred on Medium (or 3 Starred on a higher difficulty) 50 Rock Band 3 songs. 

See Rock Band Immortal

Rock Band Legend
5 Starred every song in Rock Band 3 on Hard. 

See Rock Band Immortal

Rock Band Immortal
5 Starred the Rock Band 3 disc on Expert. (1) 

There are 83 songs on Rock Band 3. You can use the No Fail modifier on the hardest songs, then you can save your Overdrive for sections where you can keep a good streak instead of using it to pass difficult sections.

If you're playing solo, you can get 5-stars on any song and it will count. If you're playing in a Band, only your Band stars count for the trophy, so make sure you get 5 star for the band (doesn't matter how much stars each individual player gets). Don't forget that every Band member must be on Expert too.

You can follow your progress by going to:

Career -> My Goals -> Rock Band -> Epic Rock Band 3 -> Rock Band Master

Alex's Luggage Combination
Beat a Rock Band 3 score of 12,345,678. 

Don't worry, this is your band's accumulated score, so you can easily get this trophy just by playing the game.

Hometown Threwdown
Completed the 'Hometown Throwdown' Road Challenge. 

On the Main Menu just go to "Road Challenge" and choose this one.

You just need to complete it on any difficulty and instrument. You can use the "No Fail" modifier too. You'll unlock more challenges as you gain more fans.

Real Nor'easter
Completed 'The Wicked Awesome Tour'. 

On the Main Menu just go to "Road Challenge" and choose this one.

You just need to complete it on any difficulty and instrument. You can use the "No Fail" modifier too. You'll unlock more challenges as you gain more fans.

Hell Defrosted
Won all rewards on the 'Hell Freezes Over' Road Challenge. 

On the Main Menu just go to "Road Challenge" and choose this one.

You just need to complete it on any difficulty and instrument. You can use the "No Fail" modifier too. You'll unlock more challenges as you gain more fans.

Wilderness Survival
Completed the 'Through the Wilderness, Eh?' Road Challenge. 

On the Main Menu just go to "Road Challenge" and choose this one.

You just need to complete it on any difficulty and instrument. You can use the "No Fail" modifier too. You'll unlock more challenges as you gain more fans.

Major Mileage
Got 90 or more spades on 'The Long Drive South' Road Challenge. 

You must get at least 90 out of 120 possible spades on this Road Challenge. You can play on Easy to get all the Stars and Spades easily.

Party Animal
Completed the 'Total Debauchery' Road Challenge. 

On the Main Menu just go to "Road Challenge" and choose this one.

You just need to complete it on any difficulty and instrument. You can use the "No Fail" modifier too. You'll unlock more challenges as you gain more fans.

The Connoisseur's Connoisseur
Got 90 or more spades on 'The European Connoisseur' Road Challenge. 

You must get at least 90 out of 120 possible spades on this Road Challenge. You can play on Easy to get all the Stars and Spades easily.

Mile High Club
Completed the 'Really Frequent Flyers' Road Challenge. 

On the Main Menu just go to "Road Challenge" and choose this one.

You just need to complete it on any difficulty and instrument. You can use the "No Fail" modifier too. You'll unlock more challenges as you gain more fans.

Ultimate Road Warrior
Won all awards on the 'Really Frequent Flyers' Road Challenge. 

You must get at least 180 out of 200 possible spades on this Road Challenge to win all rewards. You can play on Easy to get all the Stars and Spades easily.

HOPO-cidal Maniac
Killed 53,596 Hammer-ons and Pull-offs. (3) 

You must do this on Guitar. Bass HOPOs does not count for this trophy. You can check your progress by going to Career -> My Goals -> Guitar -> Epic Guitar Goals.

If you play the game a lot, you'll get this eventually. If you wanna speed things up, you can play Guitar on Expert (use the No Fail, if necessary) and choose songs that have a lot of HOPOs, like:

Rock Band 3 songs:
Free Bird
Everybody Wants to Rule The World
In the Meantime

DLC:
Less Talk More Rokk by Freezepop

Imported from RB1:
Green Grass and High Tides by The Outlaws (easier if you have a Rock Band guitar, use the solo buttons)

IMPORTANT: HOPOs that you strum do not count for this trophy.

** Thanks to eburkulosis and Jaxelrod for the songs **

Bleeding Fingers
Get 85% on all Guitar Solos in Rock Band 3 on Hard or Expert. (1) 

There are 37 songs with Guitar Solos in Rock Band 3. If the song has more than one solo, you only have to get 85% on one of them. I recommend doing this on Hard, unless you're very good on guitar.

You can follow your progress and play the songs in:

Career -> My Goals -> Guitar -> Guitar Solo Goals

Guitar Perfectionist
Get 100% accuracy on Expert Guitar. 

If you're not so good on guitar, you're gonna need to pick a low tier song and practice. I recommend "Low Rider", since it's very slow and easy even on Expert.

Guitar Apprentice
5 Starred on Easy Guitar (or 3 Starred on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 

Nothing too difficult. Just don't forget that it must be 25 songs out of the 83 on-disc songs (DLC and imported songs doesn't count).

Bass Streaker
Get a streak of 500 notes on Bass. 

You can get this trophy on any difficulty, but most of the songs don't have 500 notes on Easy or even Medium.

An easy song is "Smoke on the Water" on Medium. It has 532 notes.

See Most Authentic Strummer

Most Authentic Strummer
Hit 100% of the notes, only strumming up, on Hard Bass. 

Just pick a low tier song on Hard or Expert Bass and try to hit all of the notes without making a mistake. Don't forget to only strum up.

Tip: The easiest on-disc song is "Imagine."

Bass Apprentice
5 Starred on Easy (or 3 Starred on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 

Nothing too difficult. Just don't forget that it must be 25 songs out of the 83 on-disc songs (DLC and imported songs doesn't count).

Drum Roll, Please!
Nailed a drum roll. 

Drum roll is a new game mechanic on Rock Band 3. You'll need to play on Expert to get this one. It can't be done on Pro Drums. Just play "Low Rider" and you'll see a drum roll right after the cowbell section.

Ignore the green notes at the start (cowbell) and wait for the drum roll to come up. Just concentrate on the blue pad and use both drumsticks to hit the pad as fast as you can. You'll know if you nail the drum roll by looking at your multiplier. If you nailed it, you'll have a 3x multiplier. If you don't hit the pad fast enough you'll lose your streak at some point during the drum roll.

You'll need to complete the song to get the trophy.

Fastest Feet
Hit 90% of the Kick notes in a song on Hard Drums. 

Using the No Fail modifier, choose any song on Hard and concentrate only on hitting the Kick Notes.

Drums Apprentice
5 Starred on Easy Drums (or 3 Starred on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock band 3 songs. 

Nothing too difficult. Just don't forget that it must be 25 songs out of the 83 on-disc songs (DLC and imported songs doesn't count).

Keys Streaker
Get a streak of 350 notes on Keys. 

This can be done in any difficulty. Just make sure that the song you're choosing has at least 350 notes on the difficulty you're playing. If you miss a note or "overstrum", you'll lose the streak and have to start from 0 again.

I recommend playing "Smoke on the Water" on Easy. If you keep a streak from the start until at least right before the Keyboard solo, you'll get the 350 notes. Just finish the song to get the trophy.

See the note on Keys Apprentice

Keys Apprentice
5 Starred on Easy Keys (or 3 Starred on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 

Nothing too difficult. Just don't forget that it must be 25 songs out of the 83 on-disc songs (DLC and imported songs doesn't count).

**IMPORTANT: By 5-starring 50 songs on Medium Guitar (or 3-starring on a Higher difficulty) you'll unlock the ability to play the normal Keys with the guitar, but in order to get this trophy you'll have to play any song on the actual Keyboard afterwards.

Pro Bass Apprentice
5 Starred on Easy Pro Bass (or 3 Starred on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 

Nothing too difficult. Just don't forget that it must be 25 songs out of the 83 on-disc songs (DLC and imported songs doesn't count). For most people, doing 3-star on Medium (with No Fail activated) is easier than to 5-star on Easy.

Drum Trainer Initiate
Completed the introductory Pro Drum Trainer lessons. 

You'll need the Rock Band 2 or The Beatles Rock Band drumset with the RB3 Cymbal expansion kit or the Rock Band 3 drumset to play Pro Drums.

You must do these 3 sections (Easy Lessons):
- Introduction To The Kit (5 lessons)
- Basic Beats (5 lessons)
- Basic Fills (10 lessons)

You can use a partner to help you by doing the kick pedal. You can also use the pause/rewind exploit detailed in the Pro Keys Graduate trophy. You must do the Lessons on 100% speed.

Drum Trainer Graduate
Completed the final Pro Drum Trainer lessons. 

You'll need the Rock Band 2 or The Beatles Rock Band drumset with the RB3 Cymbal expansion kit or the Rock Band 3 drumset to play Pro Drums.

You must do these 3 sections (Expert Lessons):
- Advanced Techniques (22 lessons)
- Advanced Beats (40 lessons)
- Advanced Fills (15 lessons)

You can use a partner to help you by doing the kick pedal. You can also use the pause/rewind exploit detailed in the Pro Keys Graduate trophy.

On some of the trainers (the hard ones), the pause/rewind exploit will be easier if you can get someone to help you by pressing the button.

If you choose or are forced to do the trick alone, you'll probably need to use the face buttons on the drumset in order to hit 2 pads/cymbals and pause at the same time.

The buttons work as follow:

Blue
Yellow
Green
Red

You can't use the buttons to hit any of the cymbals or the bass pedal. But you can use one hand to hit the cymbals and the other hand to hit the pads on the buttons and press start. It's tricky, but doable.

I was able to get this trophy by myself using this method.

You must do the Lessons on 100% speed.

 

Play a Real Guitar Already!
Played 'The Hardest Button to Button' on Pro Guitar. 

You'll need the MadCatz Mustang Pro guitar for this. You can use the "No Fail" modifier and still get the trophy.

Pro Guitar to the Max
Maxed out your Score Multiplier meter on Pro Guitar. (1) 

You'll need the MadCatz Mustang Pro guitar for this. Just keep hitting the notes without making a mistake until you reach the 4x multiplier.

An easy song for this trophy is "The Hardest Button to Button" on Easy Pro Guitar.

Power Chords
Completed the 'Power Chords' lessons in the Pro Guitar trainer. 

You'll need the MadCatz Mustang Pro guitar for this. You can also use the pause/rewind exploit detailed in the Pro Keys Graduate trophy. You must do the Lessons on 100% speed.

Complex Chords
Completed the 'More Chord Holding and Arpeggiation' Pro Guitar lessons. 

You'll need the MadCatz Mustang Pro guitar for this. You can also use the pause/rewind exploit detailed in the Pro Keys Graduate trophy. You must do the Lessons on 100% speed.

Pro Guitar Apprentice
5 Starred on Easy Pro Guitar (or 3 Starred on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 

Nothing too difficult. Just don't forget that it must be 25 songs out of the 83 on-disc songs (DLC and imported songs doesn't count).

For most people, getting 3-star on Medium (with No Fail activated) is easier than to 5-star on Easy.

Pro Keyboardist
Hit at least 90% of the notes in 3 songs on Expert Pro Keys. 

This one will need a little training since Expert Pro Keys are quite hard. Try to do this on 3 of the low tier songs on Pro Keys.

"Need You Tonight" is the easiest Pro Keys songs, since it's only the same chord repeating throughout the song, so it's a good starting point. Other recommended songs are:

Whip It
Werewolves of London
Before I Forget
Living in America

I did it on "Need You Tonight", "Whip It" and "Before I Forget".

Pro Keys Graduate
Completed the final Pro Keys trainers. 

You only need to do the final set of lessons (Expert Lessons) for this trophy and you have to do them on 100% speed.

If you try to do this "legit", it will be real difficult and you'll need a lot of practice to memorize the hardest parts.

If you don't mind "cheating" a little bit, there's an "alternate" easy way of doing it:

As soon as you see the first note/chord coming up, pause the game. Now you have time to put your fingers in the right place. Un-pause the game and right after you hit the note/chord, pause again. Now you can reposition your fingers to hit the next note. Unpause the game and you'll see that each time the game "rewinds" the note track, but the notes that you've already hit disappear.

Just make sure to use the "pause and un-pause trick" until you see the note disappear before going to the next note.

If you miss a note (the percentage of notes hit flashes red), you'll have to start the lesson again. Press or to choose another lesson then go back to the lesson you are trying, thus restarting the lesson.

You can do this trick to hit all the notes in each trainer and get 100% on them. You'll probably gonna need a friend to help you by pressing while you use your two hands on the keys, especially on those 4-note chords.

Here's a video explaining this method:

Pro Keys to the Max
Max out your Score Multiplier meter on Pro Keys. 

Just pick Easy Pro Keys and try to hit the notes without making a mistake until you reach a 4x multiplier.

Pro Keys Apprentice
5 Starred on Easy Pro Keys (or 3 Starred on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 

Nothing too difficult. Just don't forget that it must be 25 songs out of the 83 on-disc songs (DLC and imported songs doesn't count). I think it's easier to 3-star the first 25 songs on Medium than it is to 5-star the same songs on Easy.

Turn "No Fail" on and just concentrate on the notes that you can consistently hit, don't try to hit all the notes if you're not good at Keys. Use your Overdrive wisely to maximize your points. You can get 3 stars with very low percentages (aroung 60 to 70%, depending on your OD usage).

Triple Awesome
Get a Triple Awesome while playing with Vocal Harmonies. 

You'll need 3 microphones and, probably, 3 vocalists to hit a Triple Harmony part. You get a Triple Awesome when all the 3 players hit a phrase (section of the song) perfectly.

See Is This Just Fantasy?

Is This Just Fantasy?
Nailed all triple awesomes in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. 

This one is quite hard too. You'll need 3 microphones and 3 people that can sing very well to get this trophy. Although the trophy description doesn't say it, you'll need to play at least on Medium to get the trophy.

There's an alternate method for this one, using one or two computers/audio players:

**BIG THANKS TO RYRYANROBO**

Place two microphone against two different computer or headphone speakers. Start up Bohemian Rhapsody on medium harmony vocals and just as the first line of the song is about to start press play on this video. Sing the blue part of the song and your other two microphones should be hitting the other sections. Providing you hit all your lines, the goal should unlock at the end of the song.

  
If you can't or don't want to sing the blue part and have another computer/laptop/audio player, you can use the video below to "sing" the blue part for you:
    
   
I had to restart a few times, trying to synchronize the 2 videos and adjust the volume and proximity of the mics and speakers. But I got the trophy using this method on a PC and a notebook, so it really works.

It's important to keep the speakers and mics far apart from each other, to prevent crosstalk.
Vocal Showmanship
Deployed overdrive four times in a single song as a vocalist. 

You can do this on almost any song (unless it's a really short song). Just try to activate the OD as soon as you get 50% on your bar.

Tambourine Master
Hit 100% of the notes in a percussion section. 

Percussion section is that part where you have to tap the mic to hit the circle notes on vocals.

Vocal Virtuoso
Earn an Awesome rating on at least 90% of the phrases in 6 songs on Hard Vocals. 

Choose 6 low tier songs for this one.

Vocal Apprentice
5 Starred on Easy Vocals (or 3 Starred on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock Band 3 songs. 

Nothing too difficult. Just don't forget that it must be 25 songs out of the 83 on-disc songs (DLC and imported songs doesn't count).


 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Harmonix
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
Genre:

Release:

US October 26, 2010
Europe October 29, 2010

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1-7
Online Players : 2-7
ESRB: Teen
Collection:545
Wishlist:67
 
 
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