- Estimated trophy difficulty: 8/10 (Difficulty Poll)
- Offline trophies: 22 (14, 5, 2, 1)
- Online trophies: 11 (4, 3, 4)
- Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 150-200+ Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1+
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes (Elite Shadow Marshal)
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: There aren't any cheats but you can get every trophy, except "Finders Keepers", in private games against bots.
Killzone: Shadow Fall is the premiere next generation launch title for the launch of the PS4. Set 30 years after the events of Killzone 3, you will find the Helghast and Vetkan are living on the same planet separated by a gigantic wall.
The multiplayer really shines in this PS4 version. It runs at 1080p and a full 60fps with support for up to 24 players. The game ships with 10 maps and all future map DLC will be free. The unique thing about this multiplayer is that all weapons and abilities are unlocked to you at the beginning. You can complete challenges that will unlock attachments for the weapons such as flashlights and shotguns and then other challenges that will upgrade your class abilities.
While it's possible to get all the single player trophies in a single playthrough, the truth is that you'll probably need to do a second run of the game through chapter select and more than a few for each of the chapters.
Corrupted Saves - There seems to be a very small number of people who have experienced corrupted saves. This will require you to delete your save game. To do so, go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in System Storage > Delete. This will not delete MP progress as that's saved on their servers. If you are afraid of potential corruption, you can go to Application Saved Data Management and then Saved Data in System Storage and upload to the cloud or copy to a USB Storage Device.
Step 1 - Single Player Hard Playthrough - Start the game on hard difficulty. This is unlocked from the beginning. There are a few sections that might be troublesome, but this isn't the most difficult Killzone game in the series. You can choose to play on a lower difficulty first if you feel that you would benefit from having the knowledge of what to expect.
Make a considerable effort to not shoot any civilians as you play. If you avoid shooting any, you will earn Conscientious Killer. There is a trophy for completing the entire game without any deaths, but don't worry too much about that in this run as doing a second run on the Easy difficulty makes it much easier.
Also, try to get all the collectibles for The Knowledge. Outside of that, there are only a few trophies that you can get that aren't story related. You can attempt these during this playthrough, or get them through chapter select. Those trophies are:
Deniable - located in Chapter 2
New Shadow - located in Chapter 10
Violence is the answer? - located in Chapter 10
This Video Walkthrough of the campaign may help if you get lost at any point. Remember that if you hit , it will show you the objective marker.
Step 2 - Shadows Cannot Be Killed - You will need to complete the entire game with no deaths. Thankfully, you don't need to do a complete run from the beginning to the end without deaths. Deaths are recorded on a per section basis, so you can do this via chapter select. If you go to the chapter select screen it will show you how many deaths you had in each chapter, and then how many you've had in each individual section.
If you know you are about to die, make sure to quickly hit options and then select restart checkpoint before you die. Getting downed and being revived by OWL will count against you and dying to the environment or hitting something during a freefall section will also count as a death.
Step 3 - Multiplayer - This is where you will spend nearly 95% of your total platinum time. There are only two trophies you need to worry about. They are Jack Of All Trades and Weapons Specialist. Spend your whole time going for those. The rest of the multiplayer trophies will come along with them. See each of those trophy descriptions for full details on what you need to do to earn them.
Custom Warzones can make this a little quicker, as opposed to playing the default Guerrilla Games created Warzones. Custom Warzones (listed in white text in the list of games) allow you to tweak different gameplay settings. The problem with them is that only a few of them are well populated. Finding a game with low health settings, aka, Hardcore, can make all the drone kills easier plus make it easier to unlock attachments for handguns or any other gun you don't find easy to use.
*NEW INFO* - Patch 1.5 Enabled Challenge Progression in Online Botzone Matches
If you want to boost, you can find boosting partners in this thread: Trophy Boosting Thread (Read First Post!) - PlaystationTrophies.org. Just be careful as Guerrilla Games doesn't like boosting and are proactively looking for people who create their own Warzones for the purpose of boosting.
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- Estimated Difficulty: 7/10
- Approximate time: 10-25+ hours
- Trophy Breakdown: 7 (5, 1, 1)
- Offline: 1 (1)
- Online: 6 (5, 1)
- Minimum number of playthroughs required: 1 (Elite Mode)
- Does Difficulty Affect Trophies: Yes, Like a Boss must be done on Elite Mode
- Missable Trophies: N/A
- Glitched Trophies: 1 - New Toys!
- Cheats: N/A
Trophy Boosting Thread (Read First Post!)
The Insurgent Expansion is the first paid content for Killzone Shadow Fall, introducing its namesake class: the Insurgent. Alongside the Insurgent, it also introduces a new ability and weapon for the original classes, Online Collectibles, as well as a new difficulty for the main campaign: Elite Mode. Earning the online trophies can be a little tedious, but shouldn't take too long (particularly if you've done the abilities required for the platinum). They can be boosted, which makes some of them considerably easier.
Completing Elite will be doable if you've previously completed the game on Hard, but it still has several hurdles, so can still cause some issues.
Step 1: Elite Mode
Elite Mode is the new difficulty for the campaign available to you immediately, and it's essentially an "endurance" difficulty. Enemy AI are the same as they are on Hard difficulty, except now you only have three lives for the whole campaign, and there are no checkpoints in each chapter. This means if you die during a chapter, you'll have to start it from the beginning. Fortunately there is a workaround to save yourself from losing your lives when you die, making this more a case of trial and error rather than pure skill. See the Like a Boss trophy for details.
Upon completing Step 1, you will earn:
Like a Boss
Step 2: Online
If you've done the online trophies for the main game, you'll be stepping into familiar territory for these trophies. You'll mainly be tasked with reaching the maximum level for the two Insurgent abilities, as well as the new Scout, Assault and Support abilities. You'll also need to hunt down 25 Online Collectibles as you play, but this shouldn't be too concerning if you actively search for them.
Previously people have been temporarily banned for boosting in Killzone Shadow Fall, but it appears the moderators have eased up in regards to moderating boosters, so you should be safe to boost any of these trophies without issue. I boosted three of them without any issues whatsoever. If you do boost, I recommend the map Penthouse. It is the smallest map, making it a lot faster to get things done.
Upon completing Step 2, you will earn:
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- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 (personal opinion)
- Offline trophies: 7 (5 1 1 )
- Online trophies: 7
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 10-15 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 50 games of co-op
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty
- Do trophies stack?: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats
The second DLC for Killzone: Shadow Fall is a huge improvement over the first in terms of content, bringing a brand new co-op mode into the mix, complete with its own challenges and trophies. All of the trophies are reasonably straightforward and should all be earned on your path to 50 co-op wins.
Step 1: Role-specific trophies
While you play the new co-op mode, your long-term goal will be to earn 50 wins. I suggest playing the "quick" mode, which only requires a total 1500 banked points per game. You may be thinking "but I need so many banked points...", but don't worry about it. Each 1500 point game will take an average of 10-15 minutes depending on your group. For the purposes of this guide, I am assuming that you are playing with random people. If you have a core group set up, then your progress towards the 50 wins is likely to be quicker.
On the path to 50 wins, you will want to start with the each character-specific trophy, and getting 25 brutal melee kills with each class. As you go for these, the 2500 banked points per class will come naturally. Every trophy is cumulative across games, so just keep working at each one individually. Focus on fulfilling the requirements for one class at a time. So for each class, get their class-specific tasks completed first, while aiming for brutal melee kills whenever you see a solo Helghast (note that you can NOT brutal melee boss characters.)
Upon completion of this Step, you will have the following trophies:
High And Dry
Step 2: Focus on winning, quickly
Once you have completed step one, you should only have one more trophy left - 50 co-op wins. Focus up and do your best to earn the wins quickly. See the trophy guide below for tips on speeding up the process.
Upon completion of this Step, you will have the following trophies:
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