- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 0
- Online trophies: 51 (41, 7, 2, 1) (Sort of - see the Introduction for details.)
- Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 80-100 hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: Treasure Trove, Honeycomb Hideout, To The Dark and Back Again, Information Overload and Investing in the Future. Some other glitches can halt progression, see introduction for more details.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Holding it Down and The Best Around require playing on higher difficulties but the majority can be played on Easy/Challenge I
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, the PS4 and PS5 versions have separate lists
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: None known
- Additional peripherals required?: No
This will be a long Platinum. As with many loot-based games, you will have to grind to increase the power of your heroes and get the very best gear, plus there are a few trophies that force you to go out of your way to grind, such as completing 50 Hives. In regards to all 51 trophies being marked as online, this is because you must be online at least once before you can start the game, however once you have started you can play at least the story component and get some of the other miscellaneous trophies without an active connection. The post-story content, Avengers Initiative, requires an online connection to play and as such you will be unable to get a bunch of trophies without being online. However, despite the need for a constant online connection, you can get the Platinum completely solo, there is never a need to play with somebody else, though if you wish you can play a lot of the missions with a friend or random partners.
Finally a note on the glitched trophies. The four listed are the most noticeable ones but other trophies that require you to do or get x amount of something may pop a little later. It's been speculated that playing in co-op can be a cause of these glitches so remain wary of this (credit to snake2410 for this information). As for the game-breaking glitches, a few people including myself have run into an issue where a mission required for progression won't appear. For some they may show up after a couple of days waiting, another solution is to find someone with access to the mission you need and have them invite you to it. In the settings you can find a couple of backup saves. You can check these and see if one of them takes you back before the previous mission so you can try and progress properly.
While you can technically go into the Avenger Initiative section from the start, it is highly recommended to start with the Single Player to learn the ropes of the game and to avoid spoilers. You can simply follow the Reassemble mission chain in order to complete this step. You will get some side content along the way but for the most part, due to most missions simply scaling to your level, you don’t have to do any farming to power yourself for missions, completing these are optional. Doing so will reduce the need for grinding later however.
Difficulty wise, choose whatever makes you comfortable, I stuck with Easy/Challenge I and chose to get the difficulty related trophies later. You will be slower with getting better gear but I found higher difficulties weren’t worth the hassle. You’ll also have a choice whether to go straight to objectives in some missions or follow the black diamonds to find strongboxes and prisoners, again this is up to you and will reduce grinding later.
To make things as easy as possible later, don’t power up your gear (except maybe one uncommon item for Investing in the Future (Unobtainable) as it will waste precious resources that you will need to fully power up your main hero later, this is especially true for major artifacts. Once you have access to assignments, grab them when they refresh each day as you’ll require at least 5 real days of play to do enough, plus you get valuable resources from completing them. Finally, while you should be constantly dismantling gear you don't need, you may want to keep one legendary item of each type if you get them.
In this step you should earn:
Super Hero Business
Rough and Tumble
And That's How It's Done
Trying on Perfection
More Important Things To Do
The Best Defense
Odds and Ends
Investing in the Future - Unobtainable
Breaking and Entering
A Surprise Every Time
The Adventure Begins
Lost But Not Forgotten
A Little Bit Broken
From the Ashes
No Suit, No Problem
Gone To Ground
A Novel Way to Travel
Welcome Back, Old Friend
New Girl Makes Good
Step 2: Avengers Initiative Mission Chains
After completing the story, you should move on to the post-story content, Avengers Initiative. Your main goal for this step is to complete all of the mission chains, the main one being 'Reigning Supreme' which will have multiple smaller mission chains and missions to complete within. Like with the story you will have unlinked missions that you can do, again this is up to you. From this point you should choose which character you like the most and stick with them for as much of the post-game content as possible so you can work towards getting them to Power Level 150. You can power up one major artefact on your main character but continue to refrain from powering up other gear. Once you begin to hit the Elite missions you may need to farm gear and thus increase your Power Level before you can play them, this is why sticking to one character on this step is important. Near the end of the mission chains you'll unlock Hives and finally an Elite Heroic Hive that requires 130 Power, once this is completed this step is done. You'll likely unlock numerous other trophies along the way without trying and you will be in a better position to do some others once you’ve levelled enough such as the HARM Challenges.
In this step you should earn:
Time to Shine
Gold Star Success
Wanting for Nothing
Step 3: The Grind
Now all that's left is the grind. First off you should head towards Power Level 150 with your main hero. You will need to get epic or better Level 130 gear using that character, then fully upgrade each part 10 times. If you still need resources, you can get them with other characters. You'll also need to level up your other characters until you have earned a total of 250 levels between them. While you’re doing this you can begin to grind the 50 Hives and any other trophy you may need such as the Villain Sectors or prisoners. You should level up enough times and get all the resources you need to max out your main hero by the time you've ground out everything else. If you’ve done everything, congrats!
In this step you should earn:
On the Mountaintop
Back in Business
To the Dark and Back Again
Holding It Down
The Best Around
Old Fashioned Beat Down
Savior of the People
Omega Level Accomplishment - Unobtainable