|Trophies||20 7 6 1|
|Platinum time||40 – 60 hours|
|Playthroughs needed||1 – 3|
|Buy game from||Amazon|
|List of Trophies|
Bloodborne is an action role-playing game in the Soulsborne series of video games that was developed by FromSoftware. It has a unique Victorian Gothic setting, and it is known for having a steep learning curve and being quite challenging in general. It normally requires three playthroughs to platinum, but it can be platinumed in just one playthrough if the player backs up their save file to a USB stick or via PlayStation Plus cloud saves at a certain point in the game. The game features a large online component that can be used to play either co-operatively with other players or to play PVP multiplayer with them, but players can play completely offline if they prefer, and no trophies require the online components of the game.
The game also features a new "chalice dungeon" system, where players can use items that they find in the game to create new randomly-generated dungeons to explore. These dungeons are extremely difficult, have dozens of new bosses not found anywhere else in the game, and also contain items and weapons not found in the main game world. The game also has one downloadable content package.
Before you begin, you should know that the game auto-saves at all times, and only lets you keep one save file. Since there are three ending trophies for the game (Yharnam Sunrise , Honouring Wishes , and Childhood's Beginning ), the platinum normally requires three full playthroughs of the game. It is fairly natural to play through the game multiple times anyway, since it (just like the Souls games) has a very well-integrated New Game Plus mode that lets you carry over all items and experience that you earned in previous playthroughs. However, if you backup your save file (either on a USB stick or via PlayStation Plus cloud saves) just before the end of the game, it is possible to obtain every trophy in just one playthrough (plus some reloading). Whichever route you plan to take to the platinum, the following roadmap will guide you.
This guide will contain minor location and boss name spoilers, but will be as spoiler-free as possible other than that.
Step 1: Play through the game up until the point of no returnEdit
First, play through the game up until and including when you kill the "Mergo's Wet Nurse" boss (see Mergo's Wet Nurse ). After you defeat this boss the iron gate in Hunter's Dream will open, and you will be able to talk to the man in the wheelchair on the other side of that gate. Do not talk to him: talking to him is the point of no return. First, take care of things in Steps 2 and 3 (below).
An item needed for Childhood's Beginning is missable, but fairly spoiler-y. You can read that trophy for details, or just note this: there is a hidden path behind the dog cages in the Forbidden Woods that leads into a cavern. Do not take this path until after you have defeated Mergo's Wet Nurse. As long as you follow this advice, you will not miss the trophy. There is also one weapon in the game that is missable, but it is missable so early in the game that you can earn it within about 20 minutes of starting New Game Plus, so do not worry about it.
In this step, you will earn at least the following trophies:
Step 2: First playthrough cleanupEdit
Now we will take care of some trophies before the game's point of no return. Look at the individual trophy guides for each of the following trophies (you very well may have already unlocked at least a few of these):
In this step, you will also want to get all weapons except the Beast Claw and Burial Blade (and also except the Blade of Mercy, if you missed it). See Hunter's Essence for a list of weapons.
Step 3: Chalice dungeon runsEdit
This is the hardest part of the game, and it is the longest time investment in the game required for a single trophy, so brace yourself. You now have to go through several chalice dungeons (the only chalices that you really need are the Chalice of Pthumeru, which you earned by killing the Blood-starved Beast, and the Chalice of Ailing Loran, which you earned by killing Amygdala). Chalice dungeons are randomly-generated dungeons that you can create with chalices plus some other items (most commonly, Ritual Blood). Once you defeat the final boss of the fifth Pthumeru chalice dungeon, you will earn Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen (see that trophy's guide for more detailed information about how to create chalice dungeons and which dungeons you need to enter).
Alternatively, you can leave this step until after you have completed Step 4, since chalice dungeons do not get harder in New Game Plus, and chalice dungeon progress carries over. Just make sure that you get the Living String and Red Jelly items before starting New Game Plus (see the Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen trophy for their locations), since they are found very late in the game.
Step 4: Earn the ending trophiesEdit
Once you have completed the previous steps and earned every weapon other than the Burial Blade, you can proceed with earning the ending trophies (Yharnam Sunrise , Honouring Wishes , and Childhood's Beginning ).
- If you are planning on platinuming the game in just one playthrough, backup your save file now. Then earn all three ending trophies (see the individual trophy guides below for details about how to obtain them). When you earn your third ending trophy, do not quit out of the game, but instead actually carry on to New Game Plus (you will need to buy the Burial Blade in New Game Plus for Hunter's Essence ). Make sure that you do not earn the Yharnam Sunrise ending trophy last. It can be first or second, but not last (i.e., it can't be the ending that you carry through to New Game Plus), since only the other two endings will let you buy the Burial Blade in New Game Plus.
- If you are doing a full three-playthrough platinum, you should earn the "true" ending (see Childhood's Beginning ) first, or else you will have to re-play some (relatively minor) optional content on your future playthroughs. Then simply do a second and third playthrough (it does not matter which ending you get second and which one you get third).
DLC #1: The Old Hunters
|The Old Hunters|
|Trophies||4 1 1|
|100% time||10 – 15 hours|
|Number of playthroughs||1|
|List of Trophies|
As this DLC pack is quite challenging, it is recommended to not play it until you are at least level 70 (or level 120 if you are in New Game Plus). To gain access to The Old Hunters DLC, you must first perform these actions in the game:
- Defeat Vicar Amelia and activate her skull at the Grand Cathedral.
- Go back to the Hunter's Dream and receive an item called Eye of a Blood-Drunk Hunter from a messenger in the ground.
- Go to the Cathedral Ward, exit through the first door to the left and then go right. There will be a creature hanging on the wall, which will grab you and teleport to the DLC area.
Step 1: Play through the DLC and get the one missable weaponEdit
For the most part, you do not need to worry about the DLC's trophies yet, as the only missable is the single weapon Holy Moonlight Sword. Refer to Old Hunter's Essence to learn how to obtain it, so that you do not miss it. Otherwise, just play through the DLC and earn a trophy for each boss that you kill.
In this step, you will earn the following trophies: