- Estimated trophy difficulty: 9.5/10 (Dependent on skill).
- Offline trophies: 27 (11, 6, 9, 1)
- Online trophies: 6 (Legendary, Branching Out, Taking Risks, Building Steam, Arm Yourself and Victorious!). Note: Servers are closed.
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 40+ hours (Dependent on skill. Could very well take a lot more time).
- Minimum number of playthroughs: Numerous games across many modes.
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: None reported
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Generally no. However, Legendary increases difficulty as you progress. Trophies in Conquest mode may require you to play on specific difficulties en route to those three trophies.
- Do trophies stack?: Yes (PS4 and PS3)
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: There are no cheats.
PSA: The servers for this game are closed as of July 28, 2020. Thus, any online trophies are now unobtainable.
Welcome to the 2016 edition of MLB: The Show! Currently the only MLB sim on the market. This year's game boasts some new features such as ShowTime mode as well as the additions of Conquest mode and Battle Royale mode in Diamond Dynasty. Yes, there are trophies tied to all three of these modes.
Luckily, this year's trophies don't require you to edit stats or download a roster to make your life easier (though they can still help). Also, only one trophy I'd consider luck based. However, there are two trophies that are skill based making this one of the most difficult platinums in the series. Grab your favorite team, or build your own, and enjoy one of America's greatest pastimes!
Disclaimer: I have yet to earn Victorious!. Victorious requires a skill level currently above my own.
Step 1 – Pregame
Getting The Hang Of It, I'm A Show Vet and The Show Master are trophies that are earned by reaching certain levels of XP. You will gain XP doing virtually anything in the game. This XP is tied to a specific Captain in Diamond Dynasty. Reach a certain level and you'll have access to certain rewards. Your Captain is Josh Donaldson by default. You can change your Captain however, but before you start a new Diamond Dynasty.
Step 2 – Challenge of the Week
There's no right order to these steps as you can approach this however you want. There's only one trophy tied to this. I suggest keeping an eye out for Challenge of the Week match ups you may favor. Challenge of the Week is a mode where you try to build the largest hit streak possible. You have three outs to work with. Your streak will continue so long as you don't get a non-foul strike. You're allowed to take pitches for balls and foul off as many pitches necessary. After every three hits, the difficulty jumps up a rank. A new match up starts every Monday. I've placed this in Step 2 because I feel it really helps get a feel for batting in this game. The more you play, the better you'll get. It's a great way to improve and you'll have added pressure to boot.
Step 3 – Road to the Show (and Player Lock)
ShowTime is a new addition to year's game that will slow down time during key moments. There are four trophies tied to this. While there are no trophies tied to Road to the Show, the ShowTime trophies are easiest to obtain in that mode and may very well come naturally. You can start a Road to the Show as an infielder to get the defensive related ones within a few games. You'll also get a chance to bat for another trophy. Afterward, quickly start up a game while player locking as a pitcher. Finish off a strikeout using ShowTime.
Step 4 – Conquest Mode
A new addition to this year's game. This mode is within Diamond Dynasty and resembles the game of Risk. There are three trophies tied to this mode. If you capture a stronghold, you'll earn the other two trophies in the process. See Branching Out, Taking Risks and Building Steam for more details.
Step 5 – Battle Royale
There are two trophies tied to this mode. Start by drafting a team for Arm Yourself. You'll then need to take this team and win 20 games online. You cannot lose more than once or you'll have to start over. This trophy, Victorious!, is the hardest trophy in the game. Not many players will be able to earn this one.
Step 6 – Miscellaneous Clean Up
You may have some trophies remaining such as Strategic and All Me. Clean up any trophy you have remaining and the Platinum will be yours! You can earn these at anytime.
[PST Would Like To Thank mcolwander90 for this Roadmap]