Love collecting PlayStation trophies (I sure do)? Then prepare for some big changes arriving very soon for Sony’s achievement system. PlayStation announced a bunch of changes coming to the levelling as well as announced that the PS5 can track progress across individual trophies.
The new trophy level is the first big change. Sony announced they are increasing the current level from 1-100 to 1-999. Following in this update, all users will get bumped up a few levels to align with the new system. Sony says if you are on current level 12 then you will get bumped to somewhere in the low 200’s. Your new level comes from by the number of trophies unlocked.
This leads to the next change. Sony is making big changes to the way trophies get converted into XP for your level. In addition, the company is changing how rewarding they are for players in the early levels compared to when they are high up in their ranks. Of course, Platinum Trophies count the most towards your level progression now more than ever.
Sony is also adding players to ranks and giving them a fancy new icon depending on their level. If your level is 999, then you will have a Platinum icon to show it off. Sony claims these new icons appear on PS5 as well as the PlayStation App. It will also help players determine how far they are in their progression to the next rank. Take a look at the breakdown below.
The company confirmed that trophy earning and progression is still going to carry over across all PlayStation systems. This includes PS3, PS Vita, PS4 and PS5. The new trophy levels will be reflected in all locations that you can view trophies on.
Lastly, the company announced that the upcoming PS5 is able to track individual trophy progress while you play. So if you are playing Demon’s Souls and need to kill all the bosses for a trophy, it will show how many you are on. This is not a confirmed feature in the game. Just a rough example. You can read about all the changes in the blog post.