Uncharted 4 has a lot of trophies that you can obtain between the DLC and the normal game. If you are aiming to get the platinum trophy, you must obtain all the other trophies in the game except for the DLC ones. You can see a list with all the trophies in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End here.
You do not need to get the following Uncharted 4: Survival trophies for the platinum:
- Get Train Rekt
- The Mad City
- Great Escape
- In for a Penny, In for a Pound
- Those Who Prove Worthy
- Cliffs and Caves
- Another Lost City Destroyed
- A Pirate’s Life For Me
- Without a Paddle
However, all the rest must be obtained before the Platinum would pop.
How difficult is it to get the platinum in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End?
Getting the Platinum trophy in this game is hard. Not impossible, just hard. The main reason is that aside from getting all the trophies, you must also complete the game on Hard and Crushing difficulty for the platinum.
And not only that, but you must also get the Charted! – Speedrun trophy for completing the game in 6 hours or less. This trophy is Ultra Rare at only 0.9% achievement rate. You can imagine that platinum isn’t an easy task.
Not to mention that completing the game on Crushing difficulty without cheats will crush you.
You also need a series of online/multiplayer trophies for the platinum which means that if you wanna get the platinum on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, you MUST have a PlayStation Plus subscription because otherwise, you cannot play multiplayer.
Mandatory Multiplayer Trophies
The following trophies are only obtainable in multiplayer and thus require an active PlayStation Plus subscription:
- Medic! – Revive 10 Allies in Multiplayer.
- Friends Forever! – Spawn 10 Sidekicks in Multiplayer.
- Trials by Fire – Complete all trials on Moderate (difficulty) in Multiplayer.
- Get in the Game – Complete 5 matches in multiplayer.
- Continue the Adventure – Complete Uncharted Multiplayer Introduction.
TIP: If you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription and you plan to get the Platinum in the distant future, do yourself a favor and start with the online/multiplayer trophies to avoid the well-known situation where multiplayer servers shut down because of a lack of players and you are forever locked out of the platinum.
It did happen with many titles. Usually, these story-based games like Uncharted or Tomb Raider aren’t exactly very popular in multiplayer after a few years. They see a spike in players in the year of the release, but then the multiplayer component dies down fast.
This happened to me with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. I got all the story-related trophies but because of a few that required playing online, I am forever locked out of the Platinum because nobody plays Tomb Raider Definitive Edition online these days.
A particularly annoying trophy
Another hard-to-get trophy that you must obtain in order to get the platinum is the “Best Score!” trophy which requires beating Elena Fisher’s best score in Crash Bandicoot. Her score is 3500 so good luck with that.
You play the retro videogame twice during a normal Uncharted 4 playthrough. Once in Chapter 4 – A Normal Life, and then again in the Epilogue as Cassie. It’s paramount to mention that you can only beat Elena’s high score in the Epilogue because there’s an extra life crate that gives an additional 500 points.
You still need to complete Crash Bandicoot to the destination though which can be tricky.
The Sharpshooter Trophy
This trophy can be tricky. It requires you to finish the game with at least 70% shot accuracy. My strategy was to do this on Explorer mode, with aim assist ON, and get up close and personal with the enemy. Try to shoot from far away as little as possible unless you really have to.
Strategy: Complete the game first on any difficulty mode (Light recommended) so that you get access to Tweaks, and then enable Infinite Ammo from Gameplay Modifiers, and get the Barok .44 pistol from Weapons. That pistol is a one-shot kill weapon, and with infinite ammo, you will basically waltz through the game. This should allow you to get >70% accuracy without difficulty.
The Swordmaster Trophy
This is another complicated trophy to do. For this, you need to perfectly parry Rafe in the sword fight from Chapter 22 without getting hit at all. It’s doable on Explorer because he doesn’t do spin attacks as he does on Hard, but if you cannot get it, there is a trick.
Strategy: After completing the game on any difficulty, go to Encounter Select and go to the Chapter 22 fight on Explorer mode. Now go to Options, Bonus, then Tweaks and enable Slow Motion in the Gameplay Modifiers. Rafe’s attacks will now be in slow motion, so you will have more than enough time to see which direction he attacks from. If he attacks from the right you spam Triangle, if he attacks from the left, you spam Circle. When he is stunned after he misses 2 attacks, spam Square to punch him.
The trophy should be pretty easy with this method and can be done with Encounter Select, you don’t have to play the whole chapter.
The rest of the trophies in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End are just pure grind. Finding all the collectibles (Journal Entries, Treasures, Optional Dialogues), pulling 20 enemies from a cliff, beating Rafe without getting slashed/stabbed, etc. All of these can be done with enough grind.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Platinum Difficulty Score
5.5/10 – Difficult + PlayStation Plus Required
Other Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Guides
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – How Many Chapters Are In the Game
- Uncharted 4 – The Cross Puzzle Solution – Chapter 9: For Those Who Prove Worthy
- Uncharted 4 – Hangman’s Bullet Trophy Guide – Perform 20 headshots from the rope
- Uncharted 4 – Butterfingers Trophy Guide – Make 10 enemies drop their grenades