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PlayStation Trophy system updates announced – new levels, calculation structure, and level icons [Update 2]

PlayStation Trophies

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced changes coming to the PlayStation Trophy system rolling out later tonight in North America and on October 8 in Europe and Japan.

Get the details below, via Sony Interactive Entertainment product management director Aoki Toshimasa on the PlayStation Blog.

New Trophy Levels

The first thing you’ll notice is the big change to your Trophy level. We’re increasing the Trophy level range from the current “1 to 100” to “1 to 999,” so following this update, your Trophy level will automatically be remapped to a new level within this new range based on the Trophies you’ve earned to date. For example, if your current Trophy level is 12, your new level will jump to somewhere in the low 200s. The exact level will depend on the number and grades of trophies you’ve acquired. There will be no changes to the Trophies already earned or Trophy information, such as unlock requirements.

New Level Calculation Structure

We’ve implemented a new Trophies level calculation system that is more optimized and rewarding. Players will progress quicker through the early levels, and levels will increase more consistently. Platinum trophies will count more toward your level progression, making them even more valuable.

PlayStation Trophies

New Trophy Level Icons

With an expanded level range, we’re also updating the trophy level icon on PlayStation 5, as well as PlayStation App at a later date. Currently the Trophies icon is just a single gold star, but we’re adding a few variants:

  • Bronze: Levels 1 to 299
  • Silver: Levels 300 to 599
  • Gold: Levels 600 to 998
  • Platinum: Level 999

The icons will also have a subtle distinction to visually suggest how close you are to the next level.

Your Trophies Come with You to PlayStation 5

Lastly, just for clarity, Trophies that you’ve earned on previous PlayStation systems will come with you to PlayStation 5, just as they have in previous generation transitions. The new Trophy levels will be reflected in all locations that Trophy levels are shown, including past systems, PlayStation App and My PlayStation.

Update 10:30 a.m.: The PlayStation Blog France post detailing these changes includes one additional section: track individual Trophy progress on PlayStation 5.

Track Your Progress on PlayStation 5

On PlayStation 5, you’ll be able to track your progress towards earning individual trophies for compatible PlayStation 5 games. For example, sometimes you’ll see how many artifacts you have left to collect, or how many armor upgrades you need to get before unlocking the Trophy.

Update 10:55 a.m.: The Trophy progress tracking section has been removed from the PlayStation Blog France post.

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