- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Personal estimate; Platinum Difficulty Rating Thread).
- Offline trophies: 20 on PS4 and PS3 (9, 7, 4). 19 on Vita (3, 7, 8, 1).
- Online trophies: 6 on PS4 and PS3 (1, 2, 2, 1). 0 on Vita. All of these can be done solo.
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 10-30 hours (Very highly dependent on luck) (Personal estimate; Estimated Time to Platinum Thread).
- Minimum number of playthroughs: Highly variable amounts of exhibition and Diamond Dynasty games.
- Number of missable trophies: Game is not structured in a way that trophies are missable.
- Glitched trophies: See What I Did There? is beneficially glitched.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Not directly, but higher difficulty Diamond Dynasty games offer more stubs.
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, there are three separate trophy lists.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheat codes, but microtransactions do not disable trophies.
Welcome to The Show yet again for the PS3’s number one rated sports game series. The game saw its debut last year on PS4, but this year there are a number of improvements, and with a new game, comes a brand new trophy list. Actually, more than that; three to be exact, what with each version of the game containing its own separate trophy list. After the following step list, there’s a preface for new players to the series as well as how to set up the game with sliders and rosters. If you’re a veteran, you probably already know how to do this, but read on if you need a refresher. For new players, though, I recommend you read the entirety of the following before reading the trophy list itself; it will initiate you with how the game works and how rosters and sliders maximize your chances of earning trophies.
I give many of my thanks to PlaystationTrophies.org’s very own: PS4Trophies Wozamil, who provided some of the videos which will be used throughout the portion this guide. Also, thanks to M-Easy in addition to ch2423, who have uploaded sliders and rosters, which will be mentioned for use in this guide. Finally, I'd also like to credit MrMinderBinder for corrections regarding the Legends Never Die trophy.
If you’re playing the PS Vita version, skip this section and go straight to Step 2.
Diamond Dynasty Distilled is an overhaul of the series’ long-standing mode Diamond Dynasty, so of course they decide to throw in a few trophies for us to earn. It’s a mode similar to Fantasy Baseball in which you collect players, stadiums and gear, represented as cards, to build a baseball team. On the main menu, select Diamond Dynasty to get started. From here, you’ll select a team name and location and be given a few packs to start. You’ll be grinding by playing against the CPU to earn stubs, the form of currency used in the game. Using those stubs, you’ll be buying Colorado Rockies players on the marketplace to get a legends player on your team ,as well as opening packs and flipping cards on the marketplace. This one is the main grind of the game, but I have put it first since it’ll get you familiarized with the game’s mechanics. During this step, you’ll earn:
Legends Never Die (Absent on PS Vita)
Hoarder (Absent on PS Vita)
Trophy Hunter’s Trophy Trophy (Absent on PS Vita)
Supply or Demand (Absent on PS Vita)
Oh, It’s Perfect! (Absent on PS Vita)
This is where the frustration starts. You may have earned some of these trophies playing Diamond Dynasty, but trophies like Nope and Sorry Kid will require some real effort and luck to earn. You don’t have to earn the following trophies in any particular order, but the two I just mentioned will likely be your last given how frustrating they can be. During this step, you’ll earn:
Follow The Leader ( on PS Vita)
The Creative Director
Cut. It. Out.
Don’t Test Me ( on PS Vita)
Got Doubles? ( on PS Vita)
The “Me” In Team
A One, A Two… ( on PS Vita)
Nope( on PS Vita)
Feel The Breeze
Good Eye ( on PS Vita)
Crushed It! ( on PS Vita)
Graveyard Shift ( on PS Vita)
You’re My Boy Blue (Absent on PS Vita)
See What I Did There? (Absent on PS Vita)
A Complete Game
On the game’s difficulty:
This platinum's difficulty sits at about a 3 out of 10. One thing you should note is that this is the difficulty provided by other users on the forum, most of whom played MLB 14: The Show and versions before. As the people who have voted, including myself, are veterans to the series, you may find this game significantly more difficult to platinum if you are new.
Also, if you are new, navigate to Options on the main menu and click User Settings. Within this menu, select Gameplay Options. Within this menu, you can tune the game’s settings, but for the purposes of this guide, set every instance of any settings set to Beginner, to Rookie. Beginner is a dynamic difficulty that adjusts how the game works based on your performance. Every setting like this needs to be set to Rookie. I’ll assume you have done so for the rest of this guide. After changing all the settings, back out and click Set as Default to confirm them. Then back out again and click Apply Changes to save the settings.
That being said, while this game’s trophies are frustrating, they’re not inherently difficult. Difficulty would imply that the trophies are inherently hard in terms of skill. They just require absurd amounts of luck and patience. For the luck-based trophies like Nope and Sorry Kid, you’ll come close to earning them many, many times and may become frustrated at the fact.
On sliders and rosters:
If you’re new to the game, sliders and rosters are imperative to earning the trophies. Sliders modify game conditions, such as how fast fielders or baserunners run. Rosters modify the players themselves, changing their skill levels to make trophies easier.
For the majority of the trophies, you’ll want to download ch2423’s sliders and rosters from the vault, which can be found at the main menu. When looking at the list of rosters and sliders that the community has uploaded, ch2423’s will be near the top. Download both of them and apply them in the options menu on the main menu; select Load Data and load both the sliders and rosters. For most of the exhibition trophies I’ll assume you have both loaded and ready to go. Otherwise, I’ll mention in each specific trophy below whether to change something, or download a different roster.
On the PS Vita version:
The PS Vita version is different in a number of ways from its console counterparts. Most notably, it does not have any online content at all save for downloading the official live rosters, you’ll have to modify these settings yourself.
For the sliders, go to the options menu on the main menu and select User Settings, then My Sliders. Click Modify.
To their maximum (Yellow bar all the way to the right side):
Human Solid Hits
Human Starter Stamina
Human Reliever Stamina
Human Pitcher Control
Human Pitcher Consistency
CPU Foul Frequency
CPU Strike Frequency
To their minimum (Grey bar all the way to the left side):
Dynamic Difficulty Sensitivity
Human Foul Frequency
Baserunner Steal Ability
Baserunner Steal Frequency
After that, swipe right along the top bar to confirm the settings, then, when back in the options menu, Click Data Utility, then Save, then My Sliders to save.
For the rosters, you will have to travel to Create & Edit on the options menu. Here, select Edit Player. From here, you can pick any two teams, but for the purposes of this guide, We’ll be playing as the Red Sox against the Yankees. Use the right stick to find these teams. When you’re at the Red Sox, use and to see each player and their position. Navigate to starting pitchers and hover over Clay Buchkolz, then click Edit Player. Then, press to see his Attributes. Max them all out, then press again and do the same for his Pitching Attributes too. After you’re done, press to confirm that player’s settings. Do the same for every position player that is marked ‘MLB’ in this team.
For the Yankees, we’ll do the reverse, but not to such a harsh extent since we’ll still want them to be able to hit. Instead, we’ll dial their settings to about 33 each. Do the same for all Yankees position players. It is not necessary to do anything to their pitcher unless prompted.
After you have done everything mentioned above, back out and tap Data Utility on the right hand side of the options screen. Then, click Save, then Roster. Roster should have a tick next to it. Save it with an appropriate name. Whenever you boot up the game, you’ll have to load both the rosters and the sliders from the Data Utility menu, as they reset when you close the game.
That’s it. You’re ready for the rest of the guide. If you liked it or it helped with your platinum trophy, feel free to give me feedback as it's my first guide.
[PST Would Like to Thank BeforeJam for this Roadmap]