A Plague Tale: Requiem Trophy Guide
How long does it take to beat A Plague Tale: Requiem and unlock all trophies?
About 20-25 hours.
How difficult is it to beat A Plague Tale: Requiem and unlock all trophies?
Does A Plague Tale: Requiem have online trophies?
Does A Plague Tale: Requiem have difficulty-specific trophies?
Does A Plague Tale: Requiem have missable trophies?
Does A Plague Tale: Requiem have glitched trophies?
What is the minimum number of playthroughs required to unlock all trophies in A Plague Tale: Requiem?
One, followed by some New Game Plus..
Does A Plague Tale: Requiem have a Platinum Trophy?
Other Useful Guides:
A Plague Tale: Requiem Collectible Locations Guide
A Plague Tale: Requiem Trophy Guide and Road Map for PlayStation 5
Welcome to our A Plague Tale: Requiem Trophy Guide. A Plague Tale: Requiem is the thrilling sequel to the gripping “A Plague Tale: Innocence*.” With beautiful graphics and heart-stopping set pieces, Asobo have managed to successfully channel everything that makes Naughty Dog’s single-player experiences so great, despite being a far smaller team with much less time and money to invest.
The trophy journey is not too difficult, but the Skill Trophies can complicate things a little. However, I think it’s well worth the hassle because A Plague Tale: Requiem is a rare 11/10 game.
*If you feel like playing the prequel first, we have an A Plague Tale: Innocence Trophy Guide you can use too!
Phase One – Story and Collectibles
In this initial phase of our A Plague Tale: Requiem Trophy Guide, you will, unfortunately, need to be pretty strict about getting all collectibles.
You will need to collect 21 Souvenirs, 5 Flowers, 7 Feathers, 24 Tool Chests, 16 Old Protector’s Items, and open 10 Secret Chests. Secret Chests require Knives to open. Knives are so rare that they’re basically the whole reason we’re doing collectibles first.
You should play on the easiest difficulty (Narrative) because this difficulty has the highest knife spawns. Hell, even if you try to outsmart it and open all the chests in your second playthrough, the number of knife spawns are reduced in New Game Plus.
So, as you can see, it’s going to save you a lot of hassle and headache if you get all of the collectibles while playing through the story for the first time.
Don’t worry, though, we’ve got a comprehensive A Plague Tale: Requiem Collectible Locations Guide that you can follow as you play to ensure you leave no important stone unturned (without overturning every stone you see).
You will also be glad to know that not every collectible is as high-priority as the Missable Secret Chests. Other collectibles can be retrieved retroactively via Chapter Select if needed (before starting a New Game Plus save), but it cannot be used to track or retrieve missed Secret Chests, Knives, or Tool Chests. As such, it is still important to be strict about gathering those items. Especially knives…
You may even find yourself sometimes losing knives to enemies. Knives can be used for self-defense and are sometimes even consumed automatically to keep the protagonist alive in a close-quarters struggle. If this happens, it is best if you just load your latest save to undo it. You really don’t want to risk not having any knives when you next reach a secret chest!
Along the way, you will also naturally unlock 17 unmissable story-related trophies and I’ll ask that you look out for and try to achieve the Chapter-Specific Trophies. If you miss any, that’s okay as you can use Chapter Select to clean up later if needed.
Shoot all the pine cones
The Perfect Shot trophy can only be attempted during Chapter One. At a certain point, you will have followed Hugo down to a river, where he asks you to stand behind the log and use your sling to hit the “attacking” pinecones coming downstream.
Hold to aim and pull down for a couple of seconds at a time to fully charge your sling. Once the reticule’s charge animation ends, your sling is fully-charged, and you can fire with 100% accuracy. Firing before this time will result in dramatically reduced accuracy.
Now, you must use your Sling to hit every single pinecone. Don’t let any of them get past you. Don’t miss any shots, either. The minigame will end when the boy throws a large rock into the water, causing a big splash. The trophy should unlock here, but if there are still pinecones in the water when this cutscene triggers, you won’t achieve the trophy.
A missed shot or a missed pinecone will also result in failure.
To ensure success, take the time to fully charge every shot before firing and make sure you have “Aim Assist” turned on in the Gameplay settings. As soon as your shot is charged (haptic feedback on the gamepad will help with this), release it at your target so as not to waste any time.
If you do happen to fail, then you can quit back to the Main Menu from the Pause Menu and then replay the Sub-Chapter. Choosing “Restart Section” won’t work due to a checkpoint that saves as soon as the minigame ends.
Keep retrying until you achieve it, or come back later to acquire the trophy via Chapter Select. Once you’re successful in hitting every pinecone without missing a single shot, the Perfect Shot trophy will unlock!
Don’t kill the guard on the docks
The “Mercy” Trophy can only be achieved during Chapter Four, in the Sub-Chapter titled “Obligatory Cooperation.”
In this Sub-Chapter, after solving a large puzzle involving Tar Pools and lots of rats, you will come face-to-face with the guard who helped you with the puzzle.
In order to unlock the “Mercy” trophy, you will need to reach and open the door up the stairs to the left of this beach without killing the guard.
How you choose to do this is up to you, but a good method is to stun him by first hitting him with Ignifer, followed by a glob of tar. The bright combustion won’t kill the guard but will keep him and the rats busy for long enough that you can run straight past him and up to the door. Easy as that!
The trophy will unlock as soon as Amicia presses herself against the door. You can fail this section as many times as you need to without repercussions, just be sure not to kill the guard, that’s all it takes.
Successfully complete all throws in the Crowns game
The Crowns minigame can be found in the Seventh Chapter, Sub-Chapter “Celebration of the brighter days.”
When you leave the market square via the exit at the opposite side from where you entered, keep an eye out on your left for a set of stairs heading down to a smaller market area.
There, at the back, is a colorful stall with some hanging wreaths made of fall leaves.
To unlock the “Perfect throw” trophy, you will need to approach the manager of this stall and ask to play the game. You will then need to achieve a perfect game.
To get a perfect game, you must throw all four pots through all four wreaths from left to right. Make sure that your pot hits the tarp behind the crown and not the wall; otherwise, it won’t count.
This is very easy to pull off if you just aim with and take your time to ensure the reticule is flat against the tarp and that the guideline passes through the wreath before pressing .
Land all four throws, and the Perfect Throw trophy is all yours.
Interact with all the old protector’s items in the sanctuary
During Chapter Nine, you will find yourself exploring an old sanctuary while wearing a red robe. You’ll know when you reach the right place because Hugo runs off to go and sit under a tent.
At this point, you will need to make sure you interact with every interactable item from this point onwards. They’re not hard to find, and if you just make sure you don’t interact with Sophia until you’ve unlocked this trophy, you’ll be fine.
If you would prefer some more guidance, though, the Chapter Nine section of our A Plague Tale: Requiem Collectible Locations Guide has instructions for finding all 16 items!
Find all flowers
There are five Flowers to find in A Plague Tale: Requiem, which are part of Hugo’s Collection. You can use our comprehensive A Plague Tale: Requiem Collectible Locations Guide as you play to ensure you don’t miss any in your first playthrough.
If you do happen to miss any, then you can at least use Chapter Select to retrieve any you missed, using our guide for location guidance.
Once you have all five of them, the Herbalist trophy will unlock!
Find all feathers
There are seven Feathers to find in A Plague Tale: Requiem, which are part of Hugo’s Collection. You can use our comprehensive A Plague Tale: Requiem Collectible Locations Guide as you play to ensure you don’t miss any in your first playthrough.
If you do happen to miss any, then you can at least use Chapter Select to retrieve any you’ve missed, using our guide for location guidance.
Once you have all seven of them, the Ornithologist trophy will unlock!
Open all the secret chests
Secret Chests are locked workbenches that contain upgrade tools. There are only 10 of them to find, but each one requires a knife, with which you can break the lock.
Knives are scarce so you should be playing on Narrative difficulty to ensure a liberal distribution of them.
To help avoid any complications, just use our comprehensive A Plague Tale: Requiem Collectible Locations Guide as you play. It even includes Knife locations so you can be sure you’ll be ready and equipped when the time comes!
Once you’ve opened all 10, the Explorer trophy will unlock.
Recall all souvenirs
There are 21 Souvenir Collectibles to find in A Plague Tale: Requiem, which are heartwarming moments shared between the characters and stored as revisitable audio clips.
You can use our comprehensive A Plague Tale: Requiem Collectible Locations Guide as you play to ensure you don’t miss any in your first playthrough.
If you do happen to miss any, then you can at least use Chapter Select to retrieve any you’ve missed, using our guide for location guidance.
Once you have all 21 of them, the Immortal Memories trophy will unlock!
Not a toy anymore
Fully upgrade the sling
To unlock the “Not a toy anymore” trophy, and all other “Fully upgrade x” trophies, you will need to find “Tools.”
The tools are found inside Secret Chests as well as a few other select chests throughout the game world. The best way to ensure you don’t miss any Tools (required if you want every Upgrade Trophy) is to follow our comprehensive A Plague Tale: Requiem Collectible Locations Guide as you play.
Each upgrade will require you to have at least one tool as well as a set amount of “Pieces,” which are just scrap resources you can find throughout the game.
See the table below for details of every single upgrade in the game and their requirements.
Once you have every upgrade for the Sling, you will unlock the “Not a Toy Anymore” trophy. You should then repeat the steps above to purchase all other upgrades to receive the rest of the Upgrade-related Trophies.
You should gather more than enough resources throughout your first playthrough—especially if following our Collectible Guide—to be able to achieve 4 of the 5 upgrade trophies. You can then finish upgrading the final item through your future New Game Plus playthrough.
Alternatively, if you save up your upgrade tools and Pieces until you have at least 6 Tools and 175 Pieces, you can cheat a little.
Use the resources to purchase a full row of Upgrades (i.e., All 3 Sling Upgrades) and then immediately close the game when the trophy pops.
If you were quick enough, you should still have your upgrade resources when you load the game up again. This way, you can use your resources again to buy the next row of Upgrades.
Rinse and repeat until all 5 Upgrade Trophies have been unlocked!
Fully upgrade the crossbow
To unlock the “Improved Crossbow” trophy, you will need to use Tools and Scrap pieces to upgrade the Crossbow as much as possible. See “Not a toy anymore” for details on how to upgrade your gear and tools, including a cheat method for earning these trophies quicker.
Handful of pockets
Fully upgrade the gear
To unlock the “Handful of Pockets” trophy, you will need to use Tools and Scrap pieces to upgrade your Gear as much as possible. See “Not a toy anymore” for details on how to upgrade your gear and tools, including a cheat method for earning these trophies quicker.
Fully upgrade the instruments
To unlock the “Effective Instruments” trophy, you will need to use Tools and Scrap pieces to upgrade the Crossbow as much as possible. See “Not a toy anymore” for details on how to upgrade your gear and tools, including a cheat method for earning these trophies quicker.
Fully upgrade the alchemy
To unlock the “Pocket Laboratory” trophy, you will need to use Tools and Scrap pieces to upgrade your Alchemy as much as possible. See “Not a toy anymore” for details on how to upgrade your gear and tools, including a cheat method for earning these trophies quicker.
Under a New Sun
Complete chapter 1
The Under a New Sun trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter One.
Complete chapter 2
The Newcomers trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Two.
A Burden of Blood
Complete chapter 3
The A Burden of Blood trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Three.
Complete chapter 4
The Protector’s Duty trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Four.
In our Wake
Complete chapter 5
The In Our Wake trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Five.
Leaving all Behind
Complete chapter 6
The Leaving all Behind trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Six.
Complete chapter 7
The Felons trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Seven.
A Sea of Promises
Complete chapter 8
The A Sea of Promises trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Eight.
Tales and Revelations
Complete chapter 9
The Tales and Revelations trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Nine.
Complete chapter 10
The Bloodline trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Ten.
The Cradle of Centuries
Complete chapter 11
The Cradle of Centuries trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Eleven.
The Life We Deserve
Complete chapter 12
The Life We Deserve trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Twelve.
Complete chapter 13
The Nothing Left trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Thirteen.
Healing our Wounds
Complete chapter 14
The Healing our Wounds trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Fourteen.
Complete chapter 15
The Dying Sun trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Fifteen.
Complete chapter 16
The King Hugo trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Sixteen.
Complete all chapters
The “Knights!” trophy will unlock unavoidably at the end of Chapter Seventeen.
Phase Two – New Game Plus
After finishing the game and returning automatically to the Main Menu, press to return to the save selection. There, highlight your completed game and press to begin a New Game Plus save.
Note that New Game Plus also has its own difficulty level, higher than the standard “Hard” difficulty. If you are finding the game too difficult on this difficulty, do note that there’s an “Invincible mode” setting in the “Gameplay” tab of the Settings menu.
During this save, you will need to do two things. Firstly, if you didn’t unlock them yet, you will need to ensure you collect enough Pieces and Tools to upgrade your gear to the max and unlock the Upgrade Trophies.
Secondly, you will need to max out your skills. Now, doing this takes some explanation, so here’s a short guide on upgrading skills…
How to Level Up Skills in A Plague Tale: Requiem
To unlock the three Skill Trophies below, you will need to max out your Prudence, Aggressive, and Opportunism Skills. The way they’ve chosen to set this up in A Plague Tale: Requiem is actually a really interesting and fairly unique mechanic.
As a gamer, I love it and think it’s such a good system, but as a Trophy Hunter it turns my stomach a bit because it makes all of these trophies missable.
You can only complete one New Game Plus run, so if you reach the end of this playthrough without having all three trophies you will have to use Chapter Select to reset your skill progress to what they were at the start of that Chapter and then use enemy encounters to increase the required Skills.
Unlike in other games where you would use Skill Points or Ability Points to buy your Skills, Amicia earns her skills naturally by facing off against enemies.
Each enemy encounter will increase a different skill gauge based on the results of the encounter. This result is never shown to you, but you can check your skills after an encounter to see how you did.
Use the table below to carefully nurture Amicia’s three skills by using the encounters in your New Game Plus playthrough. How long this takes will depend heavily on how close you managed to get the three skills to max in your first playthrough of the game.
|Skill Type||Training Method|
|Prudence||The Prudence Skill will increase when you complete a fight quietly. |
If you absolutely must kill some enemies, as long as you kill less than 30% of the total number of enemies, you will still be able to maintain a Prudence ending to the encounter. However, the best way to guarantee your Prudence increases is to avoid detection completely.
|Aggressive||Your Aggressive Skills will increase if you approach an encounter as aggressively as possible. |
Kill as many enemies as you can. At least 75% of them to ensure an Aggressive skill increase.
Killing guards with Helmets is tough, you’ll either have to find something in the environment to burn them with, or use your Crossbow through their chest.
|Opportunism||This is the hardest skill to increase. It seems as though Alchemy kills would increase this stat but it’s not the case. Instead, you have to maintain a balance between stealth and combat.|
To guarantee an Opportunism skill increase, you will need to try and kill half of the enemies in an encounter while keeping the other half alive.
Once you have maxed out all three skills, you should have the three trophies displayed below.
Fully improve the Prudence skills
Max out your Prudence skill by following the instructions here to unlock the Sneaky trophy.
Fully improve the Aggressive skills
Max out your Aggressive skill by following the instructions here to unlock the Fighter trophy.
Fully improve the Opportunism skills
Max out your Opportunism skill by following the instructions here to unlock the Malignant trophy.
Phase Three – Chapter Select Cleanup
There’s a good chance you won’t need this final phase of ou A Plague Tale: Requiem Trophy Guide. Within, there are just a couple of miscellaneous and cumulative trophies which are likely to unlock naturally along the way.
If they haven’t, though, you can use Chapter Select to achieve them.
Extinguish 40 fires
Once you have access to Extinguis, you will be able to craft Extinguishing ammunition for your gear. When used on flaming objects, it will extinguish the fire.
If you tend to use this mechanic a lot during encounters, there’s a good likelihood that you will achieve this trophy naturally. However, if you do not, you can simply farm it via Chapter Select.
Load up the Chapter 3 Sub-Chapter “At the edge of the city.” During this section, there are plenty of guards carrying torches and a few braziers too.
Use Extinguis ammunition to take them all out and then reload the Sub-Chapter. Rinse and repeat until the Night Guard trophy unlocks once you have successfully extinguished 40 fires.
Craft 100 ammunitions
Throughout A Plague Tale: Requiem, you will be able to craft ammunition of four different types.
|Ignifer||Allows you to set certain objects ablaze.|
|Extinguis||Creates a smoke cloud that extinguishes fires.|
|Tar||Can be used to create flammable spots or intensify active flames.|
|Odoris||It’s strong odor attracts nearby rats for a short period.|
To unlock the Alchemist trophy, you will need to craft a cumulative total of 100 ammunitions throughout your playthrough. This is pretty much guaranteed to unlock naturally because you’ll need a lot of ammo throughout your playthrough.
Even if you somehow avoided earning the trophy in your first playthrough, you’d end up earning it in your New Game Plus run anyway.
Earn all “A Plague Tale: Requiem” trophies
Once you have acquired every other trophy in this A Plague Tale: Requiem Trophy Guide, the “Requiem” platinum trophy will unlock.
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