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PlayStation Trophy System Changes Coming This Week

PlayStation Trophy System Changes Coming This Week - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 November 2020 / 1,990 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment product management director Aoki Toshimasa on the PlayStation Blog announced the PlayStation Trophy system is getting overhauled later today in North America, and tomorrow, October 8 in Europe and Japan.

Here is an overview of the changes:

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 “1-100” to “1-999,” 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 200’s. 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.


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 1-299
  • Silver: levels 300 – 599
  • Gold: levels 600 – 998
  • Platinum: level 999

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

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, PS App and My PlayStation.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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axumblade (on 07 October 2020)

Yay! My ePeen will seem a lot more impressive now

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Zkuq (on 07 October 2020)

Indeed. It's too bad I'll still probably be bronze-level, which... is not that impressive. Play more then, I suppose? At least it ought to feel more rewarding as far as trophies are concerned, as you get levels more quickly too.

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AFattyGamer (on 07 October 2020)

Good news for the trophy hunters :) Although I'm happy with my 5 platiniums right now lol

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Vendrom (on 07 October 2020)

Cool. I wonder if that also includes some more features like the progression of trophies

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Blood_Tears (on 07 October 2020)

It does on PS5.

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Zkuq (on 07 October 2020)

They'd probably have mentioned if it did, but that would definitely be cool.

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S.Peelman (on 07 October 2020)

I think I’m still in the first Bronze level lol. If I’m lucky the second.

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DonFerrari (on 07 October 2020)

Will probably be silver, but at least my number will really increase.

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