The PlayStation trophies have been a big thing since PS 3, allowing players to showcase their progress and achievements with other players around the globe, and had remained unchanged for a long while now. However, Sony has made some tweaks to the trophies.
A few days ago, the Japanese tech giant rolled out an update to the trophy system ahead of next month’s launch of the PlayStation 5. The changes aren’t that huge, as they mostly focus on the Trophy levelling system.
The new update doesn’t affect how the PlayStation Trophies are earned or how developers implement them in their games but instead, the changes made are limited to your larger Trophy profile and level. The update was implemented hours ago for the US and EU, with the Trophy level range changing from 1-100 to 1-999.
Sony will automatically update everyone’s Trophy level to fit this new range. “For example, if your current Trophy level is 12, your new level will jump to somewhere in the low 200’s,” Sony wrote today on the PlayStation Blog. “The exact level will depend on the number and grades of trophies you’ve acquired.”
Sony makes changes to PlayStation trophy system, making tweaks to levelling
With this new levelling system, Sony says that players will progress through early ranks faster, and level through the entire range more consistently. Platinum Trophies will count toward your overall level even more than they used to.
Sony has also made changes to the Trophy icons, which you can see in the image above. These new icons will even come with a “subtle distinction” that will suggest how close you are to the next level.
The company also made reassurances that all Trophies will transfer to the PlayStation 5 for those players who decide to switch to the new generation of consoles come launch day, just as promised when players made the transition from PS3 to PS4.
The update may not be a major one but at least we now know that the trophy system remains almost unchanged, and those worried about losing their trophy ranks don’t have to panic anymore.
Source: Slash Gear
Author: Allan Bangirana
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