Tekken 8 Trophy Guide & How to Get Platinum

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The 8th mainline entry in the storied Tekken franchise is about to release and it’s already looking like a serious contender for fighting game of the year. Tekken 8 started its campaign strong with an impressive launch. Our review of the game has nothing but praise for its story and mechanics. Will Tekken be able to maintain its momentum and take it all? That will be largely determined by the quality of its DLC fighter packs launched throughout the year.

In this Tekken 8 trophy guide, I’ll tell you what you need to know to prepare yourself for the “King of Iron Fist Tournament”. Your training will include the destruction of arena walls, multiple laps of story mode, and hours inside the online gym.

There are a total of 47 trophies to collect on your way up the fighting brackets:

  • 1 Platinum trophies
  • 3 Gold trophies
  • 9 Silver trophies
  • 34 Bronze trophies

Tekken 8 Trophy List

Platinum trophy

  • A Fight is About Survival: Acquired all trophies

Gold trophies

  • Hope: Finished Chapter 15 of The Dark Awakens with Jin Kazama victories
  • Despair: Finished Chapter 15 of The Dark Awakens with Kazuya Mishima victories
  • Get Ready for the Next Battle!: Finished Arcade Quest

Silver trophies

  • Power Isn’t Everything: Finished 10 Character Episode stories
  • A New Star Rising in the World of TEKKEN!: Won the Arcade Quest Kobushi Dojo Tournament
  • Godfather: Defeated Harada_TEKKEN in Super Ghost Battle
  • Behold, the Fruits of My Labors: Dealt 70+ damage in an air combo (Excluding offline player battles)
  • Fear My Wrath: Dealt 20 Heat Smashes (Excluding offline player battles)
  • There’s No Way You Can Stop Me: Got promoted to Vanquisher
  • Your Money is My Money!: Obtained an overall total of 10,000,000G
  • I’ll Live On, Together With My Sins: Finished Chapter 12 of The Dark Awakens
  • I Would Do Well to Follow Your Example: Achieved a 30-hit chain during Operation Rebellion in The Dark Awakens

Bronze trophies

  • What a Rush!: Performed 5 Heat Bursts (Excluding offline player battles)
  • I’ll Give You a Rematch Anytime, Guv: Won a Player Match
  • Excellent!: Play a total of 10 online battles of any kind
  • Come, Humanity! Unleash the Dogs of War!: Finished Chapter 1 of The Dark Awakens
  • This Should be Fun: Finished 5 Character Episode stories
  • Congrats on the Victory!: Won the Arcade Quest Gong Tournament
  • The Fists Reveal the Fighter: Fought against your own Ghost
  • (Initiating Analysis): Defeated 10 CPU Ghosts in Super Ghost Battle
  • All is Vanity: Defeated a player’s Ghost
  • I’ll Put an End to This: Finished Arcade Battle
  • Do You Want to Learn Marshall Arts?: Completed 5 Combo Challenges
  • (This One’s in the Bag!): Practiced with the tips on in Replays & Tips
  • That Was Too Easy!: Achieved a perfect victory (Excluding offline player battles)
  • Outstanding!: Achieved a great victory (Excluding offline player battles)
  • (That’s How a True Champion Fights!): Dealt 20 Rage Arts (Excluding offline player battles)
  • Your Fate is Already Decided: Activated Heat 5 times in a Heat Engager (Excluding offline player battles)
  • You Think You Can Stop Me?: Performed 10 Heat Dashes (Excluding offline player battles)
  • Under the Divine Protection of Sirius: Healed an overall total of 500 damage in recoverable health (Excluding offline player battles)
  • I Aspire to Greater Heights!: Got promoted to Brawler
  • I’m Actually Pretty Strong: Got promoted to Warrior
  • …: Performed a Hard Floor Break (Excluding offline player battles
  • Resuming Mission: Performed a Wall Blast (Excluding offline player battles)
  • Sorry For Getting Rough Back There: Performed a Wall Bound (Excluding offline player battles)
  • Just Relax. You Can Do It: Won a Ranked Match
  • (You Never Learn): Performed a Floor Blast (Excluding offline player battles)
  • How Do You Take Your Coffee?: Breached the lowest area of the Ortiz Farm stage (Excluding offline player battles)
  • My Moves are Way Faster Than Yours: Performed 20 Devilish hits in Tekken Ball (Excluding offline player battles)
  • You’re in For It Now!: Save a custom character in Character Customization
  • Please Don’t Tell My Father: Won a Group Match
  • Let the Blistering Sands Consume You: Triggered 10 Tornados (Excluding offline player battles)
  • Come On, Just Try and Kill Me: Performed a Hard Wall Break (Excluding offline player battles)
  • No Pain, No Gain!: Dealt 2,000 damage in Practice mode
  • Now It’s Time to Destroy You: Dealt an overall total of 1000 damage while in rage mode (Excluding offline player battles)
  • You Aren’t Alone Anymore: Finished Chapter 7 of The Dark Awakens

The platinum trophy run for Tekken 8 looks to be a doable one. It’s definitely far easier than the grindfest that was Mortal Kombat 1. In many regards, it continued Tekken 7’s straightforward list of participation requirements over feats of mastery.

There don’t seem to be any difficulty-related trophies for any of the modes. Not even in story mode. There is, however, a series of trophies tied to what rank you achieve in the game. Naturally, the higher your rank is, the tougher the matches will be. Thankfully, the trophies stop at Vanquisher. Close enough to the top without asking the player to go all out.

You will unlock the There’s No Way You Can Stop Me Silver trophy after getting promoted to Vanquisher rank. Known as the 16th Dan, the Vanquisher rank is pretty high in the hierarchy. The fastest way to get to the rank is to challenge, and win, against opponents who have a higher rank than the one you are currently holding. This can be done in both offline and online play. I’m not quite sure which mode gives rank rewards more. But if you keep playing long enough, you will eventually hit the rank of Vanquisher.

Most of the trophies you will unlock naturally as you play the game. The ones that are acquired from matches such as the stage destruction ones and rage mode activations you can easily do with enough matches under your belt. You don’t even have to focus too much on them as opportunities for both are frequent in most matches.

As with most fighting games, Tekken 8’s online modes give players a chance to test their reflexes and battle knowledge against players of similar skill. Trophies such as I’ll Give You a Rematch Anytime, Guv, Excellent!, and Just Relax. You Can Do It are acquired from Ranked and online play in general.

All the game modes are part of the launch:

  • Arcade Quest
  • The Dark Awakens (Story mode)
  • Online Mode
  • Ghost Battles
  • Character Episodes
  • Tekken Ball
  • Practice Mode
  • Replay Mode
  • Character Customization

Arcade Quest is pretty much the Armode Mode from previous entries. Players go into a series of matches with a mostly random lineup of opponents. There are a couple of fixed battles that are crucial to the character’s side story. Winning all the battles will unlock the Get Ready for the Next Battle! Gold trophy.

The Dark Awakens is Tekken 8’s story mode. It follows the story from Jin’s perspective with a couple of jumps here and there to other fighters. Later chapters shift focus to either Jin Kazama or Kazuya Mishima. The Hope and Despair Gold trophies are rewarded to players who finish Chapter 15 as either protagonist.

Tekken Ball was a fan-favorite mode last seen way back in Tekken 3. To get the My Moves are Way Faster Than Yours Bronze trophy, you’ll need to perform 20 Devilish hits inside the mode. Each hit on the ball builds momentum. With enough returns, the ball will start dishing out some serious damage.

Character episodes are side stories that explore a different side of our beloved fighters’ lives outside of the arena. There are 32 character episodes in total but you only need to finish 10 of them to unlock the Power Isn’t Everything Silver trophy.

The last things to take about are Practice Mode and Character Customization. You get a handful of trophies for following directions in Practice Mode as well as having the tips screen active during your session. You get the You’re in For It Now! Bronze trophy for saving a custom character. (They are a much more serious about theirs compared to Street Fighter 6.)

And that’s everything I’ve got for this Tekken 8 trophy guide. At the end of the day, this is one of the easier Tekken trophies to get for a main line game. Don’t worry if you can’t speed run this right away. Just keep playing the game and every game mode and you’ll get the Platinum after matches, win or lose. That’s what it’s all about, right? Climbing the ranks and becoming a better fighter. The colorful cast of characters also helps.