- Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 6/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 51 (1, 1, 15, 34)
- Online trophies: 0 (Possibly every trophy, see below)
- Approximate amount of time to : 20-25 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1, although 2 is highly recommended (see below).
- Number of missable trophies: 5: Kitted Out, Raising the Bar, Infused with Greatness, Sightseer, Eavesdropper
- Glitched trophies: 0 (Some players are reporting that no trophies are unlocking. See note below.)
- Does difficulty affect any trophies: Yes, 1999 Mode must be completed.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No, the Konami Code can be used to unlock 1999 Mode and Should Auld Acquaintance... straight away.
BioShock Infinite is the long-anticipated third instalment in the BioShock franchise and finally sees the return of the same development team who created one of the most critically-acclaimed releases of recent times with the original BioShock. Once again the narrative focuses on a singular event within a wider conflict, as ex-Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt ascends to the floating city of Columbia to rescue Elizabeth, a girl with powers to manipulate the space-time continuum. In the meantime, Columbia is thrown into turmoil as the Vox Populi resistance group leads a revolt against the elitist, xenophobic Founders.
The vast majority of the trophies are straightforward and can be earned on your first playthrough, with many devoted to a certain amount of kills with each weapon and using various abilities a certain number of times. Difficulty trophies stack, so if you want to start 1999 Mode right away, you can do. Bear in mind that there are numerous collectables in this game, so it is highly recommended to do two playthroughs to get them out of the way first before solely concentrating on getting through the hardest difficulty.
BioShock Infinite is compatible with Playstation Move, but this guide was written exclusively using the Dualshock 3, and so all button configurations relate exclusively to that controller.
Note on Missable Trophies: Unfortunately, BioShock Infinite has an extremely user-unfriendly progress-tracking system when it comes to collectables. Whilst collectables are cumulative and carry over across your playthroughs, the game doesn’t keep track of which exact collectables you have collected. Therefore, unless you have a very specific memory or have kept a physical note of which Voxophones/Kinetoscopes/Telescopes you’ve found, you’re going to be doing a lot of pointless exploring to find the last few you need.
However, if you are only missing a very small number and have kept a note of which ones you still require, you can load up the specific Chapter that the collectable is located in by choosing “Chapter Select” at the Main Menu. Chapter Select in this game goes off your original autosave from the start of each Chapter rather than placing you at the start with a certain loadout, so you’ll be in exactly the same state as you were when you first reached that Chapter. However, your collectables will have carried over. Note that this will only work providing you do not delete any of your saves from your system. At the beginning of each Chapter, the game makes a brand new autosave (another unfriendly feature) rather than containing your progress within one profile save, meaning that after completing the game a couple of times you will have dozens of saves. Do not delete any until you have earned all the collectable trophies otherwise the Chapter Select feature will be inaccessible to you.
Although it is far more convenient to get them all in one playthrough, because of the ability to go back via Chapter Select the following trophies are only considered semi-missable:
The following trophies must be obtained in one playthrough and are not carried over, so these are considered fully-missable:
Raising the Bar
Infused with Greatness
Note on trophies not unlocking: There seems to be a serious issue where none of the trophies in the game will unlock despite the requirements being fulfilled. This issue seems to occur when you sign out of PSN (either physically or due to a connection issue) after being signed in. If this happens, no trophies will unlock. To combat this issue, either sign in before you load the game and stay signed in, or sign out/don't sign in to PSN before starting the game and stay offline. This personally happened to me on my 1999 Mode run, where near the end I disconnected from PSN and upon completing the game did not receive any difficulty trophies. I restarted my PS3, signed in to PSN, reloaded the game from the last checkpoint and completed the game again. Luckily, I received the trophies. If the same thing happens to you regarding a story-related trophy, reload the last checkpoint before it should have unlocked and try again, and if it's a trophy related to a cumulative number of actions, try performing the action once more.
Step 1 - Complete the game on Normal, obtaining all collectables and cumulative/miscellaneous trophies
Whilst you can dive straight into 1999 Mode by unlocking it with the Konami Code, it is highly advisable to play the game through on Normal first and enjoy its wonderful story and atmosphere whilst also facing a significant challenge. Whilst you could play on Easy and run through the game grabbing all of the collectables unopposed, this would leave you woefully unprepared for 1999 Mode. Transitioning from Normal to 1999 is far less severe and sets you in much better stead for your second run.
During this playthrough, focus particularly on the weapons trophies and don’t use the same weapon for too long. If you switch weapons after unlocking each weapon’s respective trophy, there will be more than enough enemies in the game to unlock them all in one run.
I heavily advise reading the information on missable trophies above if you haven’t already, so you know what to expect regarding collectables. Getting them all on this run will save you a massive headache later on, so make sure to make full use of PowerPyx’s Collectables Guide. Finally, keep an eye out for the few miscellaneous trophies. None should give you too much trouble.
At the end of this step, you will have earned:
Welcome to Monument Island
First Class Ticket
Working Class Hero
Blood in the Streets
The Bird or The Cage
Saw the Elephant
Should Auld Acquaintance…
It is also highly recommended that you earn the following:Industrial Accident
A Real Pistol
Big Game Hunter
On a Clear Day…
Here Little Piggy
Master of Pyrotechnics
Seasoned to Taste
More for Your Money
Mind Over Matter
Tear ‘em a New One
On the Fly
Bolt from the Blue
David & Goliath
Dress for Success
Raising the Bar
Infused with Greatness
The Roguish Type
Coins in the Cushion
Step 2 - Complete the game on 1999 Mode without purchasing anything from a “Dollar Bill” vending machine
This is where your true skills will be tested. Use all you have learnt from your first playthrough and rely on your most tried and tested methods. Be frugal with your ammo and remember that patience is the key. Your objective marker will not be available in this mode, which is where your previous knowledge will come in handy. If you have completed the original BioShock on Survivor Mode without using a Vita-Chamber, then you will be glad to know that this mode is easier and respawns are permitted, to a certain extent. Remember that you cannot buy anything from a “Dollar Bill” machine, so you will have to loot and use what’s available to you around Columbia.
Difficulty trophies do stack, so by the end of this step you will have unlocked the following trophies:
Auld Lang Syne
Step 3 - Clean-up
By now, if you have followed this Roadmap completely, you should have the Platinum. However, you may have missed one or two miscellaneous trophies or the odd collectable, so this is the time to go back via Chapter Select and mop them up. All trophies are cumulative across multiple playthroughs and difficulties, so if there is grinding to be done, it should be minimal. By the end of this step, if not earlier, you will have earned your Platinum trophy. Congratulations!
[PST would like to thank Darth_Krid for this Roadmap]
Clash in the Clouds DLC:
- Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 7/10 (Personal Estimate)
- Offline trophies: 10 (3, 7)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 10-15 hours (skill-dependent)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 for each of the four maps and at least a couple more of each for the Blue Ribbon Challenges.
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: Potentially every trophy, see the note in Introduction.
- Does difficulty affect any trophies: No, Hard is the default difficulty and cannot be changed.
Welcome to Clash In the Clouds, the first piece of DLC for BioShock Infinite. This add-on will appeal to those who were fans of the combat in the main game. It's basically a Horde mode that sees you defend yourself against waves of increasingly difficult enemies, across four different maps inspired by various locations in Columbia. This DLC is available for free if you have purchased the Season Pass, once downloaded it can be accessed by choosing "Downloadable Content" from the Main Menu then selecting Clash In The Clouds. This option will only be available once you have Patch 1.03 or higher installed.
9 of the 10 trophies should come pretty easily but the final trophy, Blue Ribbon Champ, will require a lot of patience, skill and some luck. None of your upgrades and money from the main game will carry over, nor will the bonus Infusions and items from the Early Bird and Columbia's Finest packs. Conversely, none of your progress in the DLC transfers to the main game so you can't grind the weapon or kill-related trophies from the main list in this DLC. The difficulty is set to Hard by default but you will earn a lot of money pretty quickly. By the time you have finished each map once, you will have enough money to buy all the upgrades you like (which will make things much easier) and everything in the Museum.
All the controls mentioned in this guide are based on the default setup. If you use a custom setup, you will need to check which button does which and change accordingly.
Note on trophies not unlocking: It appears that the issue that plagued the main game i.e trophies not unlocking despite the requirements being fulfilled, has not been eradicated for this DLC. This has been confirmed by myself and a few others on this forum. The exact problem and the fix for it is the same as the main game:
This issue seems to occur when you sign out of PSN (either physically or due to a connection issue) after being signed in. If this happens no trophies will unlock if you carry on playing. To combat this issue either, sign in before you load the game and stay signed in or sign out/don't sign in to PSN before starting the game and stay offline. This personally happened to me when I was trying to get The Ol' One-Two and Missile Defense System where I had disconnected from PSN and after completing the requirements for the trophies multiple times, they still would not unlock. I restarted my PS3, signed in to PSN, attempted to unlock the trophies again and after the first Vigor combination kill and RPG splash damage kill I received the trophies.
Another important warning is that you should never use the "Restart Checkpoint" option in the Pause Menu as that will boot you back to the Museum and you will lose all your current progress on that map (such as money, upgrades and Blue Ribbons). If you need to return to the hub, let yourself die from enemy attacks and select "Return To Columbian Archaeological Society". The only way to make a manual save is use the Book on the counter of the Ticket Office next to the double doors leading to the Museum.
Step 1 - Complete all four maps
In this step you should solely focus on completing all 15 waves in each of the four maps. Initially, only the first map will be open to you, but after you complete that you can buy the others very cheaply. You can try and complete any Blue Ribbon Challenges you come across, but don't worry too much about them as you'll likely die plenty of times and be too underpowered to seriously attempt them. You'll earn Infusion upgrades and Gear as you progress, and all the money you earn in this step should be spent on upgrading your favourite Vigors and weapons from the vending machines. You will only earn 28 Infusion upgrades, which is two less than you'd need to max out. I highly suggest maxing out Shield and Salts, as those will give you the best advantage when you come to completing the Blue Ribbon Challenges. If you die you have the choice of either continuing but forfeiting your Leaderboard score, restarting from Wave 1 or exiting to the Columbia Archaeological Society. Since continuing doesn't disable trophies (and there are no trophies attached to achieving a certain score or position on the Leaderboards), just keep selecting this option and you'll eventually pass the wave.
By the end of this step you will have earned the following trophies:
Duke or Dimwit?
Hand of the Prophet
Step 2 - Complete all Blue Ribbon Challenges
This is where you'll be spending most of your time in this DLC. You must earn all 60 Blue Ribbons by completing their respective challenges. You can check which ones you have already completed by looking at the plaque below the portrait leading to each map. The Ribbons are arranged in 3 rows of 5 so you can count along and find which wave numbers you are missing the Ribbons for on each map. A fair amount of the challenges will be pretty easy with your upgraded equipment, but some of them are still very tough. If you need help, please see the Challenge Guide posted underneath the trophy guide.
Alternatively, you can follow the exploit detailed in this thread for a much easier and quicker way to earn all 60 Blue Ribbons: Easy (Glitched) way to get Blue Ribbon Champ.
In this step you will earn the following trophy:
Blue Ribbon Champ
Step 3 - Miscellaneous trophies and buying everything in the Museum
It is highly likely that you will have earned some of the miscellaneous trophies naturally just by experimenting with the various weapons and Vigors. If you are still missing any, just replay a map until you fulfil the requirements. After running through each map multiple times for the Blue Ribbons, you will easily have enough money to purchase everything in the Museum. After you've done this, you will have earned the following trophies and your 100%:
The Ol' One-Two
Missile Defense System
[PST would like to thank Darth_Krid for this Roadmap]
Burial at Sea: Episode 1 DLC:
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (personal estimate)
- Offline trophies: 10 (7, 3)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 100% 2-3 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 0, Chapter Select is available.
- Glitched trophies: Possibly all of them, see the Warning below.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No so play on Easy.
- Do trophies stack?: No.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available.
NOTE: On the PS3 you must have the 1.05 or higher patch installed to play this DLC but the PS4 comes pre-installed with the main game.
Burial and Sea - Episode 1 is the first of two story-driven DLCs released for Bioshock Infinite, it brings players an interesting view of Rapture as it was a year before the events of Bioshock 1. You play as an alternate reality Booker DeWitt, a Private Detective who's employed by another familiar face in the Bioshock universe: Elizabeth. It's an interesting mix of Rapture and Columbia elements as well as a mesh of mechanics from both. It is currently unknown when Episode 2 will become available.
While you can miss some trophies in your initial playthrough, you can easily get them via Chapter Select. The counters for the non-story related trophies are cumulative across multiple playthroughs as well, thus making this even easier.
Warning about online and missable trophies:
The infamous logout trophy glitch is still active! If you start playing any part of Bioshock Infinite (either the main game or DLC) while logged into PSN, then you must continue to play while logged into PSN or your trophies will not pop. If you are concerned about connection issues causing you to miss trophies, log out of PSN before starting the DLC and play it offline. You can log in to PSN for other games but you must logout before starting the Burial at Sea DLC.
There are also other glitches and bugs present in this DLC, see the Glitches and Warnings post for more information: LINK
Important info about using Chapter Select:
The options in Chapter Select are generated for each section as you clear it. Each option is kept on your hard drive in the form of a save ile labelled "NAME OF SECTION - Bookmark" (for example: HOUSEWARES - Bookmark) along with a master Autosave file labelled "NAME OF EVENT - Autosave" (for example: VENT CLOSED - Autosave). In order to fully utilize the Chapter Select for trophy clean up, it is imperative that you do not delete any of these saves. On the PS4, all your saves for the game and DLCs are stored in 3 separate files called Settings, Auto Save and Bookmarks.
Step 1: Complete the DLC
There are no difficulty trophies for Burial at Sea: Episode 1 so I recommend playing on Easy. If you started on a higher difficulty and want to lower it, you can do so by pressing the button, going to Options, then Gameplay. Be aware that changing the difficulty will force a reload of your most recent checkpoint.
You can obtain all the trophies in a single playthrough, however, if you miss a few then you can use Chapter Select to obtain them. Chapter Select works on the difficulty setting of your last playthrough, which is why Easy is recommended.
When you've finished your first run, you will at the very least have the following trophies:
Down in the Briney
Burial at Sea
Step 2: Chapter Select (if needed)
If you need to do any clean up after your initial run, you can use Chapter Select since the counters for the trophies are cumulative. You should earn any missed trophies in no time:
Cook and Serve
Break the Ice
[PST would like to thank phoenragon for this Roadmap]
Burial at Sea: Episode 2 DLC:
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Personal opinion)
- Offline trophies: 10 (7, 3)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 4-8 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 on 1998 Mode (2 recommended)
- Number of missable trophies: 0 due to Chapter Select
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, you must beat the game on 1998 Mode
- Glitched trophies: Potentially all of them, see the note in the Introduction.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats
NOTE: You must download and install the 1.07 patch before you can play Burial at Sea - Episode II.
Welcome to Burial At Sea - Episode 2, the last of the Bioshock Infinite DLCs and the climax to the events of the Bioshock series. In this DLC you will play as Elizabeth after the events of Episode 1 as she attempts to unravel the mysteries of Raptures and perhaps discover her fate.
The gameplay in general feels the same as Bioshock Infinite except this time there is an emphasis on stealth since Elizabeth can't take as much damage. Therefore crouching and knocking out enemies from behind with your Air Grabber or taking out enemies with your Crossbow will make things easier. There are some new plasmids to play with too such as Peeking Tom which makes you invisible and can make life much easier for you. The other major addition is 1998 Mode which is a new mode that requires you to beat the game without killing any enemy, as a result you can only use your crossbow and the Air Grabber.
There are only 10 trophies in this DLC and all of them are relatively easy. 3 are story related, 1 is tied to collecting all the Audio Diaries/Voxophones, 5 miscellaneous trophies which are easy to do and 1 trophy is tied to beating the game on 1998 mode.
Note on trophies not unlocking:
It seems that the issues that have plagued the main game and it's subsequent DLCs is still at large in this DLC. This issue seems to occur when you sign out of PSN, whether it be of your own accord or due to a connection issue after being signed in. If this happens then no trophies will unlock if you continue to play. To combat this issue either, sign in before you load the game and stay signed in or sign out/don't sign in to PSN before starting the game and stay offline.
Step 1: Play the DLC on Normal difficulty first
I would recommend playing the DLC on Easy or Normal first. Normal would be preferable since it is a similar difficulty to 1998 mode and can help you prepare for 1998 Mode in Step 2 since you will know where to go. During this Step just play through the game and enjoy the great story. I would suggest getting all the Audio Diaries/Voxophones so you won't have to worry about them during 1998 Mode. You should be able to get the all miscellaneous trophies during this step since they are all pretty easy to do and many opportunities should arise to get them.
After this Step you should have:
Making Some Noise
Never Saw It Coming
Glutton for Punishment
The Whole Story
Up and Running
Paid in Full
Step 2: Beat the DLC on 1998 Mode and clean up
During this step you should play the game on 1998 Mode. Make sure not to pick 1999 mode else you will be sorely disappointed upon beating the DLC and not getting the trophy. The main things to keep in mind is to take it slow and take out enemies from behind with the Air Grabber if you can to conserve Crossbow ammo. If you can skip a fight, skip it since there is no point wasting time.
During this Step you can also clean up any trophies you haven't gotten already as they can still be done in 1998 mode. After this Step you should have:
[PST would like to thank mullinavat for this Roadmap]