- Estimated trophy difficulty: 6/10 (Personal Opinion) (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 35 (29, 4, 2)
- Online trophies: 17 (15, 1, 1)
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 150-200 hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1, plus numerous mission replays for gold medals
- Number of missable trophies: 5 - Lending a Hand , Breaking and Entering , Errand Boy , Give to the Poor and Friends With Benefits
- Glitched trophies: 1 - Breaking and Entering
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty settings
- Do trophies stack?: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: Yes. There is a Cheat menu and using any of the included cheats, will disable all trophies in the game.
- Additional peripherals required?: No but PS Plus is required if you want to play online.
Saddle up, boys and girls! We got ourselves a new Red Dead game! The long awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed western series, Red Dead Redemption II is actually a prequel, taking place before the events of the previous game. The game will put you in the boots of outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the infamous Van der Linde Gang led by Dutch Van der Linde. You'll reunite with familiar faces, and make new friends and enemies as you explore the ballad of Arthur Morgan.
To Platinum this game you're going to need some time. A lot of time. The requirements for this platinum are really beefy. While not overly difficult, it will test your patience and mental fortitude. You are going to be everything from bird watching to playing blackjack, not to mention an online mode on top of it all and waiting for you at the end of your long journey is a very rewarding Platinum trophy to send you off into the sunset.
[Introduction by mcolwander]
Walkthrough: - [by danc]
: Play through the game, making sure to obtain all missable trophies
For the most part, you'll be able to play the game however you like. However, there are a few missable trophies you'll have to look out for. If you're doing a lot of exploring and side stuff on your adventure, you may get all of them without trying but if you opt for a more direct route through the story, you might miss some. In short, you’ll want to:
- Do at least one companion activity per chapter until Friends With Benefits pops.
- Donate at least $250 to the gang tithing box by the end of chapter 4 for Give to the Poor
- Complete at least five companion fetch quests by the end of chapter 4 for Errand Boy
- Do at least 4 home robberies, making sure to fully loot each house for Breaking and Entering .
If you wish, you can also work on Gold Rush while playing through the game, either by looking up gold medal requirements on your first run through (at the risk of spoilers) or by replaying missions right after you finish them so you can get the Gold Medals while the missions are fresh in your mind. This can negatively affect your overall experience of the game however, so I'd suggest holding off on Gold Medals for now, but the option is there.
: Gold medals (if not done in step 1)
It should be noted that from here, the order you do things isn't really important. After completing the story, even if you spent a lot of time doing side stuff, you still have a long way to go. If you opted to just play through the story without stop-starting after every mission to get gold medals, you should probably go for them now while the missions are fresher in your mind.
In the mission lists in the main guide are difficulty ratings for each mission so you have a general idea of what missions to go for. Alternatively, the gold medals aren't tied to anything else for the Platinum so if you wanted, you could just start a new game and do the save and reload method, it's up to you.
: In-game 100% completion
There’s a bunch of stuff you need to do for in-game 100% completion, and a lot of things not encompassed within the requirements. Therefore, you can focus on one particular part of the platinum, or mix it up a little. For this part, you'll likely be spending the majority of your time on the challenges, collectibles and the hunting requests but there are a lot of other things you'll need to do so see the main guide for a full list. Some of the requirements are linked to other trophies so you'll knock out a few along the way.
: Studying and skinning every animal in the game
Another long and annoying part of the Platinum, you must track down and study every last animal found in the game world, skinning the eligible ones. There is a lot so it gets its own step. Depending on how much you studied and hunted throughout the other steps and your luck, this can take any amount of time. More info can be found in the main guide.
: Miscellaneous single player trophies
All this effort so far and you're still not done with single player! There are a couple of trophies you likely haven't earned unless you specifically went for them, most notably Bountiful and Grin and Bear it plus a couple of other ones that aren't technically required for other trophies but you may still need so get anything else that doesn’t specify Red Dead Online in the description!
: Starting out Red Dead Online and getting the simple trophies out of the way
In an ideal world, we'd be done after the insane amount of time we've put into the game so far but unfortunately, we're not really close. Additionally, the best part of the game is over, as Red Dead Online hasn't been getting the best reception but alas it's required for the platinum so let's get to work. There are a good number of trophies that can come fairly quickly with concentrated effort so see the Guide for the fastest methods. If you need to partner up for any of these trophies, see the Trophy Boosting Thread: LINK
: The Online Grind
This is the final step and it’s by no means a short one. You must reach rank 50 and if you have experience with GTA Online, you know that Rockstar won't make it quick or easy. RDR Online is constantly evolving so as time goes on, there will be more ways to gain XP. There are also some exploits you can use (which always get nuked by Rockstar so don't rely on them), though any way to rank 50 will be a grind. There are some other trophies that take time to unlock or are directly tied to rank progression so make sure to get those when you have enough money or xp to do so. The best way nowadays is through grinding collectibles, see Notoriousfor more details on that. Once you hit rank 50, it'll finally be over! Congratulations!
[PST Would Like To Thank mcolwander and danc for this Roadmap]