The level range is being widened to “1-999”
Sony is set to roll out a new update which drastically changes the PlayStation Trophy system.
The feature currently awards players a trophy level based on their performance, however, the level raises slowly fairly early on. To combat this, Sony will be updating the system later today (October 7) in the US and tomorrow in Europe (October 8) to make trophies more rewarding.
The level ranger is being expanded from the current “1-100” to “1-999”, to give players more sense of progression. Sony detailed the new implementation in a PlayStation Blog post, explaining its rationale for the change, as well as an example of how it will affect current levels.
“If your current Trophy level is 12, your new level will jump to somewhere in the low 200’s,” product management Toshimasa Aoki explained. “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.”
The trophies themselves will also have new variations, as opposed to the single star that they currently showcase. Now icons have also been introduced within different tiers, which goes from Brozen, Silver, Gold to Platinum.
Sony explained that the new icons, which have “a subtle distinction”, will help “visually suggest how close you are to the next level”. Part of the changes will include a new level calculation system to propel players through ranks at a much faster rate.
Alongside unveiling a new trophy system, Sony also released a teardown video for the PS5, diving into the architecture behind the console and detailing previously unknown features.