In the lead-up to the launch of PS5, Sony is implementing changes to how PlayStation Trophies are calculated. Specifically, they are adjusting Trophy levels.
Anyone who owns a PS3, PS4, or PlayStation Vita knows how Trophies work. You earn them playing games similar to Xbox Achievements. They are unlocked when you accomplish a specific goal in a game. That’s not changing, and the Trophies that you’ve already earned are yours to keep.
What is changing is how they calculate the Trophy levels. Here are some more details on the changes that are coming from the PlayStation Blog:
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.
So the takeaway here is that you’ll notice that your Trophy level jumps as a result of the changes. Also, Sony adds that Trophies earned on previous PlayStation platforms carry over to the PlayStation 5. Trophy hunters out there can rest assured that their collection isn’t going anywhere.