- Estimated Difficulty: 9/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Approximate time: 125-150+ hours
- Trophy Breakdown: 49 (38, 7, 3, 1)
- Offline: 33 (29, 2, 2)
- Online: 16 (9, 5, 1, 1)
- Minimum number of playthroughs required: 1
- Difficulty Trophies Stack: No difficulty trophies
- Missable Trophies: All except Story Trophies and Online Trophies
- Glitched Trophies: 5: "Messenger", "Safari Tour", "The third faction", "Wages of Conflict", "Weapon Specialist".
- Cheats: Yes, there are passwords to unlock bonus missions that do not disable trophies. They don't provide any noticeable rewards or anything that will help you attain any of the trophies any easier. If you want to do these bonus missions, all the passwords and other details can be found here.
Trophy Boosting Thread
War Party Trophy Boosting
Far Cry 2 is (funnily enough) the second Far Cry game, though unlike the first, was developed exclusively by Ubisoft Montreal - Crytek no longer owns the right to the Far Cry franchise. The game takes place in a fictitious modern-day East African nation in the middle of a war. The player controls a mercenary on a long quest to locate and assassinate the Jackal, a notorious arms dealer.
Earning the Platinum in Far Cry 2 is no easy feat. You'll be required to scour the map in single player for the many collectibles and side missions, whilst online you will need to spend at least 75 hours working towards the highest ranks and unlocking field manuals. This Platinum is no walk in the park - you have been warned.
Step 1: Complete all Side Missions/Collection Trophies in Leboa-Sako - the Northern Territory
First things first, start a game on the lowest difficulty as your choice of difficulty will not affect your trophies whatsoever. Feel free to choose a higher difficulty but you may as well make things easier for yourself. Before you advance through the story, you'll want to complete all available missions and work towards all the collection and miscellaneous trophies. This is so that you can be very well geared for the story missions, and so that you won't have to do a second playthrough for any of the collectibles. This will mostly include unlocking all the Safe Houses, completing the convoy missions, completing the assassination missions, rescuing the buddies that aren't story-related and finding all the diamonds. You will have to repeat this once you reach Bowa-Seko - the Southern Territory as well.
Upon completing Step 1 you will earn:
Lent a hand
Out of the frying pan...
...into the fire.
Good night sweet prince
Step 2: Complete the Story Missions and Underground Missions in Leboa-Sako - the Northern Territory
After you've done everything to be done on Leboa-Sako, start with the story missions. While doing these, make sure to do a mission for the opposing faction for the "Playing both sides..." trophy, as well as subverting every story mission for the "The best laid plans" and "Ruthless" trophies. Also, when the underground missions become available to you, ensure you do them as soon as possible as the rewards are vital.
Upon completing Step 2 you will earn:
Playing both sides...
The best laid plans
On the run
Stickin' it to the man
Down but not out
Step 3: Complete all Side Missions/Collection Trophies in Bowa-Seko - the Southern Territory
Once again, simply complete the side missions and collect the collectibles before advancing too far through the story missions. The point of no return is when you enter the Heart of Darkness so if you haven't yet finished some of the side missions or gotten all the collectibles by the time you reach this mission, make sure to complete them before advancing into the Heart of Darkness. You'll know when you're about to enter the point of no return as you will receive an on-screen message saying something akin to this: "The area ahead is treacherous and difficult to traverse and cannot be returned from".
Upon completing Step 3 you will earn:
The third faction
Dr Livingston, I presume
Wages of Conflict
Step 4: Complete the Story Missions and Underground Missions in Bowa-Seko - the Southern Territory
Now that you should have everything out of the way, simply complete the remaining story missions, once again remembering to do a mission for the opposing faction for the "...against the middle" trophy and subverting every story mission for the "Cold Blooded" trophy. Once again, complete the Underground missions as they unlock through progression.
Upon completing Step 4, you will earn:
...against the middle
Dawa ya moto ni moto
Last man standing
Heart of Darkness
The horror... the horror...
Step 5: Reaching Rank 20 and earning all Field Manuals in Ranked Match
Here's the biggest grind of the game: reaching Rank 20 for "Mercenary" and earning all field manuals for "Soldier of Misfortune". Using the boosting methods listed under the "Soldier of Misfortune" trophy, this should take anywhere between 75-100 hours. Try and get all the miscellaneous online trophies out of the way whilst doing this step, including the two Map Editor trophies. Make sure to re-host the lobby every 4-5 matches to avoid server errors, as this can get very frustrating when it occurs. See "Soldier of Misfortune" for more details on such errors.
NOTE: The Far Cry 2 servers are particularly unstable and can crash and cause you to lose progress if you play too many rounds back to back. Because of this it is highly recommended you re-host the boosting lobby every 3-4 rounds to avoid losing any progress. This applies to every online trophy, with the exception of the "Mapper" and "Adventurer" trophies.
Not only are the servers unstable, they are also incredibly glitchy. Alongside experiencing potential loss of ranks, you may experience glitches such as players falling through floors, downed players moving when being revived, to even being completely unable to revive a downed player. While these glitches aren't especially detrimental, they can still cause problems.
Also note that changing your PSN ID will wipe all of your MP stats and delete your uploaded maps so change it either before or after getting the - not in the middle of trying to get it.
Upon completing Step 5 you will earn:
Best in Class
First Response Team
Soldier of Misfortune
Step 6: Reaching Rank 30 in Ranked Match
Lastly, there's reaching Rank 30 for the "Warlord" trophy. Normally this could take 400+ hours of boosting to achieve but thankfully there is a glitch that will save you this time. See the "Warlord" trophy for details on this glitch.
Upon completing Step 6 you will earn:
Which will ultimately unlock: