- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 37 (28, 4, 4, 1)
- Online trophies: 8 (6, 2)
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 100+ Hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
Minimum of 3 months play time required. See Community Ambassador for more information
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 3. Zero To Hero, Hall Of Fame and I Am The 5%
- Glitched trophies: 1. Community Ambassador. See trophy description for more information.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes. I Am The 5% requires altered driving aids.
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, depending on the order in which you earn them.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A
This first step does not take long, however it is important given that if you do not do the correct things at the beginning of the game, you can miss a few trophies.
After inputting information like your name, you will be given a choice of disciplines to start racing in. In order to earn the Zero To Hero and Hall Of Fame trophies, you Must start in Tier 8, which is the Kart One championship. Starting in any other discipline will prevent you from earning these two trophies.
In order to maximize your efficiency in the Career Mode and make things as easy as possible, you will want your Options and Help settings to look like this (unless a trophy specifies otherwise):
- Steering Assistance: No
- Braking Assistance: No
- Driving Assists Allowed: All
- Anti-Lock Brakes: Yes
- Stability Control: Yes
- Traction Control: Yes
- Damage: Off
- Mechanical Failures: Off
- Tire Wear: Off
- Fuel Usage: Off
- Auto Start Engine: Yes
- Flags & Penalties: Off
Prior to starting each race, you want the following settings:
- Session Length: 0%
- Opponent Skill: 0 (Beginner)
- Allow Restarts: Yes
Tip: If you are struggling with wheel spin, or if some cars feel like they constantly want to spin out of control(e.g. Mclaren F1), try editing your Tuning Setup prior to a race. If you set Traction Control Slip to 1%, you should get noticeably better traction.
Step 2: Completing the Career
This will be the longest step of the game. Here you will be progressing from season to season with the ultimate goal of entering the Hall of Fame. Along the way, there are a few things to be wary of. Firstly, you will need to make sure that you progress from Tier 8 Karts to Tier 1 LMP1 within 10 seasons to earn the Zero To Hero trophy. This shouldn’t pose too much of a challenge provided you are progressing to more advanced racing disciplines at the end of every season when new contract offers become available. Once you have made it to LMP1, you can start focusing on other trophies like Defending Champ and Triple Crown. To replay lower Tiered Classes and Disciplines, wait until it becomes time to select a new contract. By scrolling across to Contracts only in your Inbox, you will be able to view all the previous contract offers you have received throughout your career and still be able to accept them.
Once you have completed these trophies, you can start completing the various disciplines that you have yet to complete so that you can earn their respective Gold Accolades towards the Fully Loaded trophy. You should also earn the following miscellaneous trophies at some point in your career (please see their trophy descriptions for more information):
Conquered. All. Races. Seriously
No “I” In Team
Taylor Would Be Proud
Keep Calm And Race On
My Little Friend
A Day In The Life
Do You Smell Somethin’?
On Your Left
Credit Where Credit’s Due
Lap Time Wizard
Step 3: Complete the Miscellaneous Trophies that are Associated with Quick Race Weekend and Time Trial
Now you should be left with a few trophies that can only be earned in Quick Race Weekend, Time Trial or you just never got around to achieving during the Career. For more information, please see these individual trophy descriptions:
To Affinity And Beyond
Home Field Advantage
Half Racer, Half Demon
Ready To Pounce
Consistency Is King
No Roads Needed
Eastbound & Down
Step 4: Multiplayer
Here you will be completing the various multiplayer trophies. These typically revolve around you winning a certain number of races and completing races without crashing. For more information, please see the individual trophy descriptions:
Player 1 Versus The World
I Am The 5%
Clean As A Whistle
Step 5: Community Ambassador
This final step gets its own step because it requires 2–3 months of play for you to achieve. You are required to participate in 20 Community Events, however only 1–3 events are available at any given time, with new ones being cycled in on roughly a weekly basis. In order to earn this trophy, you will have to return to the game and complete each new Community Event as they become available until you have participated in 20. In this step, you will earn the following trophies:
One More For The Road