Abzu Trophy Guide
How long does it take to beat Abzu and unlock all trophies?
How difficult is it to beat Abzu and unlock all trophies?
Very Easy (1/10).
Does Abzu have online trophies?
Does Abzu have difficulty-specific trophies?
Does Abzu have missable trophies?
Does Abzu have glitched trophies?
What is the minimum number of playthroughs required to unlock all trophies in Abzu?
Does Abzu have a Platinum Trophy?
Abzu PS4 Trophy Guide and Road Map
Welcome to our Abzu Trophy Guide for PS4. In this guide, you will find strategies and tips for unlocking every trophy on your way to 100% completion. We have broken the journey up into easily digestible phases with expert information packed into each one. With this, anyone should be able to conquer this game and its challenges.
Phase One – Enjoy The Game
During this phase of the Abzu Trophy Guide, you should focus on playing through the game at your own pace. Abzu is a fantastic journey which you should take the time to absorb and enjoy. You can collect Sea shells, free trapped fish, and meditate on Shark statues as you like, but first and foremost, just enjoy the game.
Nothing is missable in Abzu as you have access to a Chapter Select feature once you’ve finished the brief story. Make sure you follow the Shark Statue, Ecosystem, and Shell tables to make sure you’ve found everything in each chapter as you progress or via Chapter Select and you won’t have any trouble.
Of course, you can just thoroughly explore each area as most of the collectibles aren’t hidden too well.
Leap from the water
At any point during the game, you can swim up to the surface (hold for a bit of extra speed) and breach the surface.
Perform a flip while riding a creature
At the beginning of the game, you will be given a tutorial on riding creatures by holding . While riding a creature, press to perform a barrel roll.
Burst 15 fish schools in the jetstream
Through the course of the game, you will encounter various jet streams that guide you to the next location. You will often spot schools of fish in these jet streams. Swimming through these schools will cause them to disperse and give you a speed boost. There’s plenty of opportunities to swim through 15 of them through the course of the game.
Witness predation while meditating
In Abzu, there are various statues that you can meditate on by pressing ; you’ll have to meditate on every statue for Zen Master. While meditating on one of these statues, you can observe the aquatic life around you. Find an observe a predator for a while until it eats some prey (it happens often).
Discover those that lurk in the abyss
At the end of chapter 4, after restoring the altar, some giant squid will swim up from below the altar. Swim-up to one, and press to say hello.
Ride the Great White Shark
Throughout the game, you will encounter a Great White Shark, however, you won’t be able to ride it until the very last chapter. When you encounter the shark for the last time, hold and ride it.
Breach the water on the back of a blue whale
At the end of the final chapter, you will be in an endless ocean with some whales. Swim up to one and hold to grab on. After a short while, it will breach the surface.
Discover the polar region
At the very end of the game, where you can ride the whales for Leviathan, swim to the left of the very last pyramid, following the wall, to find a small polar region.
Release fish from all the hidden pools
Throughout your journey, you will come across various red shards of coral sticking out of the ground. You can interact with these shards to release trapped fish. Release them all and this trophy is yours.
|Chapter 1||Trumpetfish||Upon entering the first seaweed section, you will see a rock archway you can swim through. Head left and you will see this first hidden pool.|
|Chapter 1||Hawksbill Sea Turtle||Same area as the fish above. Instead of swimming left, head right and you should see the pool fairly easily.|
|Chapter 1||Leopard Shark||At the Shark statue, face the same direction the statue is and swim down to the floor. A bit forward and to the left is a hidden pool.|
|Chapter 1||Leatherback Sea Turtle||When you reach a section with a deep dark sea and one of your drones gets eaten by a Shark, swim down to the sea floor and look straight ahead to spot this hidden pool.|
|Chapter 2||Grey Reefshark||At the starting area, to the left of where you enter.|
|Chapter 2||Pufferfish||At the starting area, to the right of where you enter.|
|Chapter 2||Vaquita||On the raised outer rim of the starting area.|
|Chapter 2||Thresher Shark||At the end of chapter 2, swim down to the bottom to find it.|
|Chapter 3||Scalloped Hammerhead||In the starting area, to the left of where you entered the area.|
|Chapter 3||Eagle Ray||In the starting area, swim down to the floor and check around the tall stone archways.|
|Chapter 3||Zebra Shark||In the starting area, to the right of the door, you have to unlock.|
|Chapter 3||Lionfish||After swimming through the unlocked door in the starting area, stick to the floor and you should spot it.|
|Chapter 4||Goblin Shark||In the area with all the sea mines. Swim to the bottom and you should see it.|
|Chapter 4||Tomopteris||In the sea mine area, turn left from the Goblin Shark hidden pool and follow some whale bones until you see it.|
|Chapter 4||Anglerfish||Next to the big cable that you have to interact with to progress in the sea mine area.|
|Chapter 4||Opah||Near the end of the chapter in the area with the altar. Check the rock formations nearby and you should spot it.|
|Chapter 6||Anomolacaris||After diving back into the water at the start of this chapter, you should see it near a structure.|
|Chapter 6||Hellcoprion||Turn right from the Anomolacaris hidden pool and swim until you see another hidden pool by some old bones.|
|Chapter 6||Dakosaurus||Near the end of the chapter you will have to interact with 2 small altars to progress. Swim to the left side to find another hidden pool.|
|Chapter 6||Dunkleosteus||In the same area as the Dakosaurus hidden pool, swim to the opposite side to find the last hidden pool.|
Find all the meditation statues
Abzu has 12 Shark statues that you must discover and interact with before you can meditate on them. Find all 12 for this trophy.
|Chapter 1||At the start of the first seaweed section, you will see a stone archway you can swim through. Swim through it and head straight through a patch of seaweed and you will see this Shark statue perched on the right.|
|Chapter 1||After activating your first altar, swim up and check the rock above the door.|
|Chapter 2||The starting area at the beginning of the chapter. It’s hard to miss.|
|Chapter 2||To the left of the Altar once activated.|
|Chapter 2||At the end of the chapter. Before entering the large metal pyramid, swim down and check the tops of the stone pillars.|
|Chapter 3||In the starting area at the beginning of the chapter. Swim up and to the left and you should spot it.|
|Chapter 3||After activating the Altar, swim up and to the right to spot it.|
|Chapter 3||At the end of the chapter. You will swim through some corridors with small altars that you have to press on. In the very last room before you leave, check the right corner.|
|Chapter 4||At the beginning of the chapter in the sea mine area. Swim left and look for it perched on an arch.|
|Chapter 4||Near the end of the chapter before you activate another altar. Swim down and you should spot it pretty easily.|
|Chapter 6||After diving back into the watver, swim forward past the first structure you see and you should spot it.|
|Chapter 6||Near the end of the chapter you will have to activate two small altars to open a large door. Check the area to the right of the door.|
Complete the adventure
As long as you finish the game, this trophy is unmissable.
Add all secret shells to your collection
There are 19 Shells to find throughout your journey. They’re hard to miss once you spot them as they’re fairly large and have a slight glow to them.
|Chapter 1||On the floor behind the large rock that the 1st Shark statue is perched on.|
|Chapter 1||You will use a drone to cut some red webbing that’s blocking your progression. Shortly after, you will see a shark. Head forward and swim across the chasm, to your immediate left will be a Shell.|
|Chapter 1||During the final section in the deep dark sea, swim down to the floor and swim forward past the hidden pool and check behind the last stone pillar at the back of this area for a Shell.|
|Chapter 2||In the starting area at the beginning of the chapter on top of a rock pillar.|
|Chapter 2||Keep an eye on the top left of the screen during the 2nd jetstream section. IT’s sitting on a ledge.|
|Chapter 2||At the end of the chapter, swim to the bottom and check the rock formation.|
|Chapter 3||In the starting area at the beginning of the chapter. Check the well behind a statue on the left side of the area.|
|Chapter 3||After the 1st area, you will come across a lopsided shark statue with a curtain of yellow weeds to the right. Check the gap to the left of these weeds.|
|Chapter 3||After activating the Altar, swim up and check behind a wall with two windows.|
|Chapter 4||In the first area, swim left and up until you see some old whale bones.|
|Chapter 4||After helping the shark, swim forward and check the areas to the right. You should spot it easily.|
|Chapter 4||Before activating the Altar, swim down to find another shell on a little outcropping.|
|Chapter 6||After diving back into the water, swim forward to the back of the area. Breach the surface and you should spot some stairs that lead to a Shell.|
|Chapter 6||From the last Shell, look for a waterfall with a stone ledge covered in moss. Climb it and follow the route until you spot another Shell.|
|Chapter 6||Near the end of the chapter, you will have to dive from a broken bridge back into the water below. Before you dive, you should be able to spot a circular platform to your right. The Shell is on that platform.|
|Chapter 7||At the beginning of this chapter. Breach the surface and look to your right. You should see the Shell on an outcrop.|
|Chapter 7||At the end of the chapter, swim up to the surface and look around to the left of the wall. You should spot a small icy island. The shell is on there. This is also the island needed for Arctic Explorer|
|Chapter 7||In the same area as above. Instead of swimming left of the wall, swim to the right and you should see a Shell on an outcropping. You will have to press and breach the surface at speed to get enough height to collect it.|
|Credits||During the end credits sequence, you will see a Shell. It’s in plain sight so you shouldn’t miss it.|
At this point you should have unlocked every trophy and earned yourself a wonderful 100% completion.
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