- Estimated trophy difficulty: 7/10
- Trophy Breakdown: 51 (42, 5, 3, 1)
- Offline trophies: 31
- Online trophies: 20
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: N/A
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1+
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Unobtainable trophies: 21 (20 online + Platinum)
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: N/A
- Do trophies stack?: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No Cheats
Be advised that the Platinum for Armored Core V is no longer obtainable. As of March 20th 2014, Bandai Namco shut down the online servers and thus made 21 of the 51 trophies unobtainable. The contents of this Trophy Guide, including the Road Map and Overview have been created on the basis that you will be aiming for 100% of the remaining trophies available.
Step 1 - Story Mode
There are 10 Story Missions in Armored Core V and they tell the tale of a resistance movement battling 'The Corporation' and a corrupt police force. In terms of difficulty, the game actually has itself assigned it's own difficulty ratings, but it's all relative to your skill level. The very first thing you should do before starting anything at all is create your own checklist or print out the table of subquests you will find in this guide (see the Subquest Master trophy for those and a breif on why this is required). Now you should tackle the Story Missions, and do your best to conserve as much credits as you can to go towards the Migrant trophy. Note also that you will get 'Ranked' on your performance for each completed mission, but pay no attention to these just yet.
Step 2 - Order Missions
There are 83 Order Missions which are like very small 'sortie' type affairs and only ever have a single objective. Most are quite easy and you will unlock a vast amount of emblems by destroying the various AC's along the way, as with story missions it is important to find the right loadout to make the shortest work of your enemies as possible. Again, you will find there are subquests which also require completion so once again make sure you have a checklist ready to mark off the completed subquests as you go to save you repeating them later on. Thankfully, there are no Rank based objectives to meet for any trophies here so don't worry about how you fared at the end.
Step 3 - Story Mode: Rank 'S'
This is going to be tough. Remember the Rank you got for completing each of the Story Missions? Well you need to obtain a Rank S, effectively meaning you have to 'Ace' each mission. See Story Master for an outline and videos to see how each mission should be tackled. Incidentally, getting a Rank S will by default contribute greatly to your subquest completion so don't forget to mark off the completed ones after each effort.
Step 4 - Subquest 100% + Sweep Up
Potentially the most labour intensive step is to go back through both Story and Order Missions and tag off the remaining subquests. You should by now have a list of the remaining subquests in each mission you need to do, and remember that for them to save. You have to complete the mission so don't just quit out once you see the notification pop up on screen. There should not be many remaining trophies at all and you will earn a ton of money from this step to take care of the 10m Au. trophy. Once you have 100% of the subquests, check your trophy list against the guide and see if you have any remaining that can be unlocked and see the trophy description for more info.
[PST Would Like to Thank smartbomb for this Roadmap]